Florence Knoll studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art Architecture and Design with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen. Together with her former husband Hans Knoll she founded a furniture factory and designed various furniture designs in the 1950s, that have become design classics because of their timeless rational style. Knoll's artistic work has been heavily influenced by the Bauhaus style. She knew how good beyond measure, not to look at her furniture in an isolated way in regard as a part of an interaction between architecture, decoration and lighting.
Florence Knoll always believed that good design also had a thriving business result. And she was right, because even today her impressive work adorns not only the famous MoMA in New York, but has, inter alia, been used by Saarinen, to beautify the imposing CBS building.
The armchairs and sofas designed by Knoll are continuing the tradition of the Barcelona series of Mies van der Rohe by elegantly and timelessly reflecting the modern approach of rational and expedient shape in accordance with quality workmanship.