Founded in New York in 1938 by Hans Knoll, the US manufacturer of design furniture for the office and home, it boasts products included in museum collections such as the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the MOMA.
The brand has revolutionized the way of creating the office space design: the most interesting insight concerns the open space work station.
Hans Knoll was born in Stuttgart in 1914; son of a furniture manufacturer, he grew in contact with the world of furniture and design, developing a critically constructive attitude towards family activity, started two generations earlier by his grandfather Wilhelm Knoll. The turning point came in 1943, when Florence Schust (shortly afterwards Florence Knoll), convinced her future husband to involve her in the project to bring the company to extraordinary levels of competition. She involved many of her fellow architects, such as Harry Bertoia, Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames and Isamu Noguchi, whose creations became design icons of the twentieth century.
In 1955, after the premature death of her husband due to a car accident, Florence took over the management of the company. Many of her projects such as chairs, tables, sofas and desks are still icons of design appreciated all over the world even today..
In line with the ambitious personality of its founder, the company offers creations that can inspire, creations that last over time and evolve. The ultimate goal in every project is to adapt the furnishing elements to the continuous change of lifestyles, both at home and in the office. The brand pays particular attention to the most diverse work requirements, designing modern work environments that respect the ecology pr