The name Knoll is synonymous worldwide with the best in modern furniture design. Visually exciting, comprehensive in content, this new book documents the modern furniture sold and produced by Knoll from 1938 to 2005. A detailed timeline organizes the history of Knoll furniture with illustrations, from its roots at the Bauhaus, to New York City, through Knoll International. This book showcases over 560 beautiful color and black and white photographs of dynamic and practical seating, tables, beds, desks, cabinets, and accessories by many leading architects and furniture designers. Knoll furniture includes trend-setting designs by Marcel Breuer, Mies van der Rohe, Jens Risom, Florence Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Richard Schultz, Charles Pollock, Warren Platner, Fritz Hansen, William Stephens, Gae Aulenti, Charles Pfister, Otto Zapf, Niels Diffrient, Ettore Sottsass, Andrew Morrison, Frank Ghery, and many more. Historians, curators, dealers, and collectors will enjoy complete documentation of the furniture, including designer, years of design and/or manufacture, materials, and dimensions.
Architects and designers will delight in the classic modern forms and innovative concept ideas that evolved as new materials came into use.