Florence Knoll 1917–2019

Florence Knoll (née Florence Schust) was born in Michigan in 1917. As a child, she was enrolled in the Kingswood School, a division of the Cranbrook School of Art. Eliel and Loja Saarinen, parents of architect Eero Saarinen, quickly noted her talents, and she became a close friend of the family often joining them on vacations to their summer home in Finland. In 1935, Knoll studied urban planning at Columbia University and continued her degree at the Architectural Association of London from 1938 to 1939. World War II brought Knoll back to the United States where she finished her degree in architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago studying under Mies van der Rohe. After graduating, Knoll moved to Massachusetts to work in the office of Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer.

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FLORENCE KNOLL, Executive Office cabinet | wright20.com

Florence Knoll

Executive Office cabinet

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $17,500
FLORENCE KNOLL, credenza | wright20.com

Florence Knoll

credenza

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $11,400
FLORENCE KNOLL, custom cabinet | wright20.com

Florence Knoll

custom cabinet

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $11,250
FLORENCE KNOLL, Executive Office cabinet | wright20.com

Florence Knoll

Executive Office cabinet

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $11,250
FLORENCE KNOLL, cabinet, model 122 | wright20.com

Florence Knoll

cabinet, model 122

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $10,000
FLORENCE KNOLL, cabinet | wright20.com

Florence Knoll

cabinet

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $10,000
FLORENCE KNOLL, Custom cabinet for Alcoa Headquarters, Pittsburgh | wright20.com

Florence Knoll

Custom cabinet for Alcoa Headquarters, Pittsburgh

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $9,750
FLORENCE KNOLL, triple cabinet | wright20.com

Florence Knoll

triple cabinet

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $9,600
FLORENCE KNOLL, credenza | wright20.com

Florence Knoll

credenza

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $9,600
FLORENCE KNOLL, credenza | wright20.com

Florence Knoll

credenza

estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $9,600
FLORENCE KNOLL, Cabinet, model 541 | wright20.com

Florence Knoll

Cabinet, model 541

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $9,375
FLORENCE KNOLL, credenza | wright20.com

Florence Knoll

credenza

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $9,375