Our Knoll Annual Sale has just begun, presenting a rare chance to own authentic, groundbreaking modern furniture by some of design world’s storied figures and rising stars. Now, through September 27th, save 15% on all Knoll chairs, tables, and storage pieces from Mid Century giants, like Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia, and Eero Saarinen, and more recent creations by contemporary designers, like David Adjaye and Barber Osgerby. Along with a 15% reduction, this event features complimentary white glove delivery, as well. Shop the Knoll Annual Sale here >
Finnish born Eero Saarinen, created dramatic architectural landmarks—the TWA Flight Center at New York’s JFK Airport and the St. Louis Gateway Arch—and transcendent furniture designs. His elegant pedestal-based Tulip collection, and the sculptural Womb Chair are amongst the most recognized symbols of the Mid-Century era, and, arguably, more well known than his buildings. “The underside of typical chairs and tables makes a confusing, unrestful world. I wanted to clear up the slum of legs,” Saarinen told Time magazine in 1956, when explaining his iconic pedestal table design. The graceful, sinuous base was said to be inspired by “a drop of high viscosity liquid.”
A sculptor and jewelry maker long before he became a furniture designer, Harry Bertoia nevertheless created a modern furniture collection for the ages. Bertoia’s ‘wire’ collection of chairs and lounge seating—a graceful synthesis of form and material—remains a gleaming symbol of 20th Century industrial design, introduced by Knoll in 1952, and in continuous production since. To mark what would have been the designer’s 100th birthday this year, Knoll has introduced a golden edition of the Bertoia Diamond Chair, its famous undulating shape now plated in 18 carat gold.
The Washington Prism Collection for Knoll marks David Adjaye’s first foray into furniture design, and transforms the British architect’s instinct for the built form into handsome objects for the home and office. A suite that consists of lounge chair, ottoman, and side table, the Washington Prism Collection applies geometry and pattern towards defining form. Designed to be viewed from any angle, each piece from the collection is meant to be as much sculptural object as functional furniture.
The sofa collection that Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have created for Knoll was introduced at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair, and extends Knoll’s tradition of collaborating with prolific contemporary designers. A suite of streamlined sofas, lounge chairs, and ottomans, the Barber Osgerby sofa collection bears the designers’ signature elements, including geometric forms, soft contours, and subtle detailing—while effortless complementing the classic modernist profiles of Knoll’s Mid Century collection.