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  • Knoll at NeoCon 2014: r/evolution workplace™

    Features Jun 09, 2014

    The Knoll Showroom at NeoCon 2014 opened today at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

  • Knoll Presents a Range of Immersive Planning Solutions at NeoCon 2017

    Press Releases May 10, 2016

    Knoll Inc., a constellation of design-driven brands, will showcase a range of Immersive workplace planning solutions at NeoCon 2017.

  • Elle Decoration Hails Florence Knoll as a Design Hero

    Features Jun 15, 2012

    Elle Decoration calls Florence Knoll a "design hero" and hails her as the "first lady of America's mid-century modern movement".

  • House Beautiful and Architectural Digest Showcase Knoll Classics

    Features Apr 23, 2012

    The April 2012 issues of House Beautiful showcases the Connecticut home of John Edelman, CEO of Design within Reach, a Knoll Space retailer.


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1961 Executive Collection

Florence Knoll designs a new Executive Collection. She replaces the traditionally massive executive desk with a simple, elegant table. The table, she asserts, is better suited for personal communication — the executive’s primary function. Filing and storage are moved to a credenza behind the desk. This new concept quickly becomes the standard executive layout. The redefinition of the executive office was one of Florence Knoll’s pioneering contributions to mid-century office planning. Learn More


1946 Florence Knoll Furniture Designs

As the Planning Unit takes on more work, Florence designs furniture as projects demand certain pieces. Most of the early designs are desks and credenzas used to fill in spaces in Planning Unit interiors. The Model 75 stacking stool – a design Florence had initially explored at Cranbrook – is a stand out piece.

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