THE CREATIVE LIFE PERSPECTIVE

A trailblazer for Mid-century Modern design, Florence Schust Knoll, nicknamed Shu by her childhood friend Eero Saarinen, took her exquisite taste and showed the world how to design a life well-lived through the perennially chic "Knoll Look".

We look to Shu in everything that we do—and that's why we've named our seasonal online magazine in her honor. Shu shares how others take a cue from her philosophy today. Because we can all learn from Shu.

LIVING WITH

How NBA Star Mo Bamba Created a Home Personal to His West African Roots

Discover how David Adjaye influenced the design of his space.

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LIVING WITH

Design Values Take Center Stage in Cathy Bailey and Robin Petravic's Home

See how the team behind Heath Ceramics approach their home and work life.

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DESIGN ROOTS

Why Florence Knoll Made No Compromises When it Came to Design

Ana Araujo's new book explores Florence Knoll's impact on the workplace and home.

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LIVING WITH

Jodi Levine Creates Crafts with a Cool Factor at Home

See how she balances a simplicity, character and the occasional burst of color.

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DESIGN ROOTS

How Florence “Shu” Knoll Created the Look That Changed Everything

The pioneering woman in design defined contemporary interiors—and designed iconic furniture of her own.

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WORKING WITH

How Benjamin Pardo Stays Creative Working from Home

Our design director on creating a versatile space where innovation flourishes.

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IN THE DETAILS

Shells, Stools and Sides

Three Types of Chairs for Everyday

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MORE TO READ

  • The Studio Edit - Spring/Summer

    Inspiration June 02, 2020

    The Studio Edit showcases how Knoll furniture comes together to create inspired spaces made for living.

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  • David Adjaye's Ruby City

    Inspiration November 08, 2019

    David Adjaye designs the crimson red Ruby City in San Antonio, Texas—a “little temple for art” and vision of the late Linda Pace.

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  • A Modernist Rural Retreat

    Inspiration June 07, 2019

    ARO designs a modern marvel in the Northwest Hills of Connecticut with beautiful views and a minimalist design.

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  • Beverly Twitchell on Harry Bertoia

    Inspiration May 13, 2019

    We sat down with author Beverly Twitchell to learn more about her new book and time spent with Harry Bertoia himself.

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  • The Cree House

    Inspiration February 15, 2019

    Once an enigma, “the Forgotten Frey,” as it has become known, will welcome the design community for the first time over Modernism Week.

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  • Marc Newson for Knoll

    Inspiration June 04, 2018

    Meet Marc Newson's Aluminum Chair for Knoll - a forward-looking expression that synthesizes simplicity, material and precision.

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