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.
Knoll authentic designs are sold exclusively on knoll.com, 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.
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.
Hans and Florence Knoll and their many collaborators inaugurated a new era of integrated design based on principles that remain vital today.