Florence Knoll studied architecture alongside Eero Saarinen and Charles Eames, under the teachings of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Thus, she proposed for her husband’s company a forefront elegance design influenced by the idea of creative elevation of industrial production by the fusion of art and technology. Today the company preserves and enhances its cultural heritage through faithful reproduction of modernist design icons.
Among the most celebrated products, everyone remembers the Barcelona armchair designed by Mies van de Rohe for the Universal Exhibition held in the homonymous city in 1929, the Tulip chairs and tables, the Womb chair, passing through the tables of Eero Saarinen, the Platner collection, the Harry Bertoia collection and the Marleen Breuer’s Wasilly chair. Years later the collaboration with the arch-star Frank O Gehry started for a seat project that embodies the concept of deconstructivist architecture in the product design.