Florence Knoll

An architect turned furniture designer Florence Knoll was born on 1917 in Saginaw, Michigan. She explored the furniture-making industry from 1936-1937 but left as World War II was spreading. After marrying Hans Knoll in 1946 she moved from being an architect to being a furniture designer and founded the Knoll's furniture. Many of her designs were highly revered and celebrated because of her attention to detail and eye for proportion. Her great command of modern aesthetic has brought about many legendary legacies like tables, desks, chairs, sofas, benches and stools. Her architectural training and interest were merely reflected in her designs. Sleek silhouettes and geometries were the distinctive features of Knoll’s design. In 1965, Knoll retired from the company but her contributions on the rise of modernism in America, are immeasurable.

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