An integral element of the much celebrated Florence Knoll collection, the Florence Two Seater Sofa is an object filled with a deep sense of history and heritage. With its simple, geometric profile, a nice example of the rational design approach that the designer was noted for, the Florence sofa is upholstered in luxurious Cato fabric in a series of expressive finishes. The Florence sofa is presented here in its relaxed configuration, and is capped off with stamps of both the famous KnollStudio logo and Florence Knoll’s signature on the base of each frame, guaranteeing authenticity.
While a student at the Kingswood School on the campus of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Florence Knoll Bassett (nee Schust) became a protege of Eero Saarinen. She studied architecture at Cranbrook, the Architectural Association in London and the Armour Institute (Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago). She worked briefly for Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Wallace K. Harrison.
In 1946, she became a full business and design partner and married Hans Knoll, after which they formed Knoll Associates. She was at once a champion of world-class architects and designers and an exceptional architect in her own right.