Florence Knoll Executive Walnut & Chrome Desk


Elegant executive desk designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll Associates Inc. circa 1950’s. This practical design features a newly refinished walnut wood body with chromed steel feet. Five drawers glide open smoothly to reveal generous space for storage but can all be locked shut with the set of keys. The chromed details highlight the beauty of the wood grain detail over the entire desk. A functional and luxurious desk that will serve as the ideal addition to your workspace.

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SPECIFICATIONS


Manufacturer

Knoll Inc.

Country

United States

Date of Manufacturer

1950-1959

Materials

Walnut Wood, Chromed Steel

Period Style

Mid-Century Modern

Condition

Excellent

Extra Conditions

Newly Refinished, Polished Chromed Steel

Dimensions

29.25in H x 76in W x 36in D

Number of Items

1

ID Number

5408

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Florence Knoll

From designing buildings to designing furniture and interior spaces, Florence Schust-Knoll, was a pioneer in American mid-century modern design. Her sofas, chairs and credenzas exemplify her attention to detail and modern aesthetic.

Born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1912, Knoll’s story emerged from tragedy. At age 12, she was orphaned and admitted into an all-girls boarding school by her caretakers. The school, designed by Eliel Saarinen, is where Knoll became interested in design and architecture. She quickly caught the attention of the prominent architect and Eliel eventually became her mentor. As extended family to the Saarinens, she often vacationed with them, becoming lifelong friends with their son, the now distinguished architect, Eero Saarinen.

Knoll attended Cranbrook Academy of Art with Eliel Saarinen as a teacher. There, she received serious training in design and architecture. At Cranbrook, Knoll met Harry Bertoia, whom she would later collaborate with. Her training would lead her to opportunities like studying at the Architectural Association in London and the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Her teachers and mentors included significant figures of the Bauhaus like Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, and Mies van der Rohe.

In 1941 Knoll moved to New York where she met Hans Knoll, owner of a third generation furniture manufacturing company, whom she married in 1946. Her prodigious skills helped the company gain worldwide success. With her connection to talented colleagues and friends, Knoll was able to commission the likes of Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia and Mies van der Rohe, to design collections for Knoll Associates.

Knoll eventually started designing modernist furniture, inspired by Mies van der Rohe, to add them to the company catalog. She also established the Knoll Planning Unit, an interior design division of the furniture company, creating mid-century modern interiors for corporate offices like IBM and CBS. In 1947, she established KnollTextiles, an extension of the company that offered fabrics for contract furniture upholstery which would produce several signature fabrics.

Knoll, one of the few women in mid-century modernism, was pivotal in the trajectory of the movement and it’s continued influence today. She is widely recognized as one of the most talented and influential pioneers of mid-20th century design and is still admired by entrepreneurs, architects, and designers alike.



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Florence Knoll Executive Walnut & Chrome Desk

$ 2,895





  43 customer reviews

Read helpful customer reviews
from Etsy.com


Elegant executive desk designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll Associates Inc. circa 1950’s. This practical design features a newly refinished walnut wood body with chromed steel feet. Five drawers glide open smoothly to reveal generous space for storage but can all be locked shut with the set of keys. The chromed details highlight the beauty of the wood grain detail over the entire desk. A functional and luxurious desk that will serve as the ideal addition to your workspace.

SPECIFICATIONS






SHOPPING WITH D.M.L.A. MEANS


Quality Management

Our quality management system allows us to provide you with exclusive products of a very high caliber.

Pro Customer Service

Friendly assistance through efficient communication focused on providing you timely information.

Authenticity Guaranteed

Each product is meticulously evaluated by our team of experts, guaranteeing you top quality authenticity.

Secure Online Purchasing

With our online shopping system, you can acquire precious treasures in a comfortable, safe and reliable way.

SHIPPING

Shipping around the world

RETURNS ACCEPTED

All items can be returned or exchanged

ONLINE PAYMENT METHODS

We accept the following methods

Visa Logo Master Card Logo Pay Pal Logo American Express Logo Discover Logo

MEET THE DESIGNER


Florence Knoll



From designing buildings to designing furniture and interior spaces, Florence Schust-Knoll, was a pioneer in American mid-century modern design. Her sofas, chairs and credenzas exemplify her attention to detail and modern aesthetic.

Born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1912, Knoll’s story emerged from tragedy. At age 12, she was orphaned and admitted into an all-girls boarding school by her caretakers. The school, designed by Eliel Saarinen, is where Knoll became interested in design and architecture. She quickly caught the attention of the prominent architect and Eliel eventually became her mentor. As extended family to the Saarinens, she often vacationed with them, becoming lifelong friends with their son, the now distinguished architect, Eero Saarinen.

Knoll attended Cranbrook Academy of Art with Eliel Saarinen as a teacher. There, she received serious training in design and architecture. At Cranbrook, Knoll met Harry Bertoia, whom she would later collaborate with. Her training would lead her to opportunities like studying at the Architectural Association in London and the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Her teachers and mentors included significant figures of the Bauhaus like Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, and Mies van der Rohe.

In 1941 Knoll moved to New York where she met Hans Knoll, owner of a third generation furniture manufacturing company, whom she married in 1946. Her prodigious skills helped the company gain worldwide success. With her connection to talented colleagues and friends, Knoll was able to commission the likes of Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia and Mies van der Rohe, to design collections for Knoll Associates.

Knoll eventually started designing modernist furniture, inspired by Mies van der Rohe, to add them to the company catalog. She also established the Knoll Planning Unit, an interior design division of the furniture company, creating mid-century modern interiors for corporate offices like IBM and CBS. In 1947, she established KnollTextiles, an extension of the company that offered fabrics for contract furniture upholstery which would produce several signature fabrics.

Knoll, one of the few women in mid-century modernism, was pivotal in the trajectory of the movement and it’s continued influence today. She is widely recognized as one of the most talented and influential pioneers of mid-20th century design and is still admired by entrepreneurs, architects, and designers alike.

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