Sideboard in Marble and Rosewood by Florence Knoll for Knoll International

£5,000.00

A truly iconic piece of furniture.

1 in stock

Description

An iconic sideboard in rosewood with chromed base, designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll International. This minimalistic designed sideboard has modernist details, such as the chromed base and handles. The sideboard has a beautiful marble top piece and fantastic storage space. To the right and left, there are two double cupboards with shelves that can be easily height adjusted or removed. The cupboard doors have gorgeous little chromed handles.

Florence Knoll was trained as an architect and had a sense of style from a very young age. During her schooltime at Cranbrook, Eliel Saarinen (then the headmaster) and his family included her in their family. In 1936 she met Alvar Aalto and was trained by Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe. Although barely out of her teens, she was educated by the best of the European modernists. When she arrived in New York she worked on interior projects and met Hans Knoll. Florence also made sure that the designs where more ‘American Modernist’ instead of Scandinavian. Her long list of architect friends designed many famous pieces yet her own imprint on the company had the greatest impact.

Knoll International was founded in New York by the 26 year old German Hans Knoll in 1938. Hans’ father, Walter Knoll, was a true modernist and furniture manufacturer who had a reputation for quality. When Hans Knoll died at a young age his wife Florence took over and the company flourished and created its best designs. She designed and led the company where she cooperated with talented designers such as Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Richard Schultz and Harry Bertoia.

The marble top piece can be lifted off of the sideboard for easy transportation.

W190 x D45 x H65cm

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