On January 25, 2019, Florence Knoll passed away at her home in Coral Gables, Florida. She was nearly 102, and left behind an extraordinary body of work created during a life that has forever shaped exclusive design. She also developed a new approach to domestic architecture and interior design. Because of her remarkable furniture designs and her spatial awareness, Florence Knoll has left us with an unforgettable legacy.
In 1951, Knoll Associates became Knoll International, with Florence’s success reaching far beyond the US borders. Even after the death of her husband in 1955, the company’s creations continued to grace salons around the world. Modernity, original composition and use of texture and colour distinguished Knoll furniture. Although she retired as company director in 1965, the designs of Florence Knoll and her collaborators are still owned by famous people and found in prominent museums of contemporary art, such as MOMA in New York.
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