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Butler Rectangular Coffee Table

from Knoll

butler rectangular coffee table

butler rectangular coffee table

Design Lewis Butler, 1953
Oak or beech wood base, particle board, high gloss laminate top
Made in USA by Knoll

Pratt Institute graduate Lewis Butler, was one of the first designers who came to Knoll specifically to work for the Planning Unit - Florence Knoll's revolutionary design consultancy devoted to office interiors. His tables reflect Florence's attention to detail and design sensibilty, taking simple forms and refining them to perfection.

An early member of the Planning Unit and protege of Florence Knoll, Lewis Butler originally designed this low table in the 1950s. With simple, clean lines, the re-introduction is available with natural oak or ebonized beech legs and white and black high gloss laminate tops. Tops can be specified in either all white, all black or white/black. Also offered in a square version.

54" w | 24" d | 16" h | 44 lbs.

$1,342.00 + plus shipping
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this special table to be created and shipped to your location)


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Hans Knoll, the son of a pioneer German furniture manufacturer, founded the Knoll company in New York City in 1938, one year after immigrating from Germany. He hired Florence Schust, a Cranbrook graduate who had worked for Gropius and Breuer, and the two were married in 1946. The next year, they opened a textiles division and showroom that was flanked with some of the worlds leading designers. Knoll would triumph thanks to impressive international contacts, gaining exclusive rights to the works of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and producing them to their original specifications. This included the 1929 Barcelona Chair. They also commissioned Eero Saarinen to design the now iconic Tulip chair, and hold the rights to Marcel Breuer's seminal Wassily Chair. Artists such as Harry Bertoia, Jens Risom, and Isamu Noguchi would also collaborate with Knoll.


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