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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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  • Knoll Featured in Interior Appeal's Spring|Summer 2017 Issue

    Features Aug 04, 2017

    Interior Appeal features the recently introduced enhancements to the Florecen Knoll Collection.

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  • Florence Knoll in Metropolis Magazine

    Features Dec 20, 2017

    Paul Makovsky list ten takeaways from Florence Knoll's meticulous and determined practice as an architect and interior designer.

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  • Knoll Showcases Immersive Planning at NeoCon 2017

    Features Jun 12, 2017

    Knoll presents a range of Immersive planning solutions. Raised Anchor Storage wins Best of NeoCon Gold.

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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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