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Original Design

Since the company was founded in 1938, Knoll has worked with the world’s most renowned furniture designers, from Eero Saarinen and Harry Bertoia, to David Adjaye and Marc Newson, to create original modern furniture for homes and offices worldwide.​


KnollStudio Authentic Saarinenn Tables
Saarinen Tables
Eero Saarinen, 1957 Shop Now
KnollStudio Authentic Barcelona Chair
Barcelona Chair
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1929Shop Now

Why is Original Design important?​​

When you purchase an authentic piece from Knoll, you’re investing in heirloom quality design that has longevity and lasting value. Through many decades of manufacturing and design, Knoll has perfected each and every piece that bears the Knoll name.​

KnollStudio Authentic Cesca Chair and Barstools
Cesca Chairs
Marcel Breuer, 1928Shop Now
KnollStudio Authentic Barcelona Chair Signature Detail

How do I identify an authentic Knoll design?​

Knoll authentic designs are sold exclusively on, through Knoll stores and via authorized third party dealers and retailers. Imitation products use language like “reproduction” or “inspired by”, meaning that they are selling non-authorized versions or “knock-offs” that do not reflect the intended quality and design integrity of the original. Often, they are also selling copies illegally. Authentic Knoll designs bear the Knoll logo and, in many cases, the designer’s signature.​

KnollStudio Authentic Womb Chair
Womb Chair
Eero Saarinen, 1948Shop Now

What is Be Original?​

​Knoll is part of Be Original Americas, along with Alessi, Flos, Fritz Hansen, Herman Miller®, Vitra and others who work to educate design professionals and consumers about the economic, ethical, and environmental value of authentic design.​

KnollStudio Authentic Platner Collection
Platner Collection
Warren Platner, 1966Shop Now
KnollStudio Authentic Bertoia Chairs
Bertoia Collection
Harry Bertoia, 1952Shop Now
Knoll Authentic Design
Attention to Detail
Eero Saarinen and Florence Knoll review the Pedestal Collection.

The Archive

Hans and Florence Knoll and their many collaborators inaugurated a new era of integrated design based on principles that remain vital today.

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