Seating / Lounge / Florence Knoll Bench

The bench has a metal frame and legs in heavy gauge square-section steel, finished in polished chrome. Seat cushions in multi-density foam core may be upholstered in fabric or leather.

Florence Knoll created what she modestly referred to as the "fill in piece that no one wants to do." Florence Knoll's designs are reserved and cool, severe and angular, reflecting the objective perfectionism of the early 1960s.

Florence Knoll (née Schust, 1917- 2019) studied architecture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art – considered the birthplace of American modernism – where she became a protégée of Eero Saarinen. She worked briefly for Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer before joining the offices of Hans Knoll in 1943. She became a business and design partner and as husband and wife they established Knoll Associates in 1946.

Knoll products are defined by a distinct modern sensibility. From classics by the likes of Mies van der Rohe to ground-breaking designs by contemporary creatives including Marc Newson, David Adjaye, Barber Osgerby and Rem Koolhaas.

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