florence knoll three seat bench
Like so many of her groundbreaking designs that became the gold standard for the industry, Florence Knoll's signature bench is characterized by the objective perfectionism of mid 20th-century modern design and architecture. Consists of distinct, individually sewn squares of upholstery attached to a chromed steel frame. The knoll bench has a versatile aesthetic which is Ideal in both formal and informal settings.
While a student on the campus of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Florence Knoll Bassett became a protegé of Eero Saarinen. She worked briefly for Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Wallace K. Harrison. In 1946, she married Hans Knoll, after which they formed Knoll Associates. As a pioneer of the Knoll Planning Unit, she revolutionized interior space planning with her belief in "total design" - embracing all aspects of design principles which were radical departures from the standard practice in the 1950s, but were quickly adopted and remain widely used today. For her extraordinary contributions to architecture and design, Florence Knoll was accorded the National Endowment for the Arts' prestigious 2002 National Medal of Arts.