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  • Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America Opens at the Cranbrook Art Museum

    Features Jun 26, 2013

    Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America, highlights the industrial and design history that positioned Michigan at the epicenter of mid-twentieth century modern design. Now on display at the Cranbrook Art Museum.

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  • 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".

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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.

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  • Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America Opens at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

    Features May 26, 2014

    Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America, an exhibition that highlights the industrial and design history that positioned Michigan at the epicenter of mid-twentieth century modern design, is now on display at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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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

 

1956 The Model 1500 Series

Knoll introduces the Model 1500 series desk by Florence Knoll. The desk, initially designed for IBM in 1952, features a metal frame to which various attachments are fitted, depending on the application. This component-based idea makes the 1500 Knoll’s first furniture system.

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