Founded in New York City in 1938, Knoll furniture was started by Hans and Florence Knoll. Later the company moved to Pennsylvania where it is currently headquartered.
Knoll is best known for the Knoll Tulip table, which has a table base resembling a stem, and a large table top. It was designed by Eero Saarinen in 1956, which is where many Knoll furniture pieces get their names! The tulip table is iconic and a silhouette many other designers have tried to replicate since, taking over 4 years to design!
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If you’re shopping for a dining room table, and need the perfect centerpiece for your dining room furniture, look no further than the Knoll tulip table. If by some manner you’re not as captivated by this style table as we are, it’s totally fine. We have a few other recommendations as well. The Knoll Saarinen walnut top dining table (did we mention Eero Saarinen is a childhood friend of Florence Knoll? Small world, right?) or the Saarinen round dining table are also great choices. We also dig the Noguchi cyclone dining table, round polished marble table and Antenna table as well. Of course all great dining rooms need dining chairs, and we really love the Italian leather dining chairs as well as the Bertoia chrome dining chairs. If you want to shake things up, take the Cesura Marcel Bretteur cane chairs and sit them opposite a Florence Knoll bench for an added flair.
Next, we move into the knoll living room. If you have a small apartment, we love the Kardiel Florence knoll leather loveseat. The Jane Florence leather black sofa is also a great choice, complimented by the knoll velvet chair chrome armchair. If you’re a fan of the Bertoria Knoll furniture, the chrome side chair is also a great choice. Complete your knoll living room with a Saarinen oval pedestal side table (the knoll Pedestal collection is iconic), Jensen mid century armchair, or the infamous Eero Saarinen womb chair and ottoman!
Ok — we’re almost done talking living room furniture but one more thing. Coffee tables! If you’re looking for a knoll coffee table, we recommend the Florence knoll glass coffee table, or the acrylic coffee tables if you’re looking for something that’s less space visually! The warren platter coffee table is also a great choice.
We talked about chairs a little bit earlier, but if you grab the tulip table, you must get the Saarinen tulip armless chair as well. The knoll lounge chairs are also a standout, as well as the Harry Bertoria chairs. If you need outdoor seating, also check out the knoll spark outdoor lounge chair! A few more knoll chair stars? Try the Thonet Café Chairs, Modern Windsor Chairs. Hans Wegner Wishbone Chairs and Louis XVI Side Chairs.
If you’re looking for a brand with history and style, look no further than Knoll!