Understanding and then respecting the dimensions, degree of curve, angle and pitch of the original, is necessary to create a quality reproduction. There are certain modern classic pieces...
Understanding and then respecting the dimensions, degree of curve, angle and pitch of the original, is necessary to create a quality reproduction. There are certain modern classic pieces that have many of these elements in inherent in their design, such as this piece originally created by Florence Knoll. If the dimensions, curves and angles are not fully understood and followed closely, the chair takes on a much different appearance than the original. We understand the intricacies in depth. We are proud to offer this meticulous reproduction version upholstered with Top Grain European Aniline Soft Leather. Available in individual pieces or the entire Sofa, Loveseat, Chair, Bench and Ottoman set. Read more on leather types below.Matching Florence Knoll - The aesthetically correct FK Bench features: High Polished #304 full length external stainless steel base frame ensures no chipping or rusting. Reinforced inner cushion platform, rest your feet, use as an extra seating option or even a coffee table. Houndstooth Twill Fabric in a premium Cotton Blend. 35% Cotton 65% Synthetic Fiber Corner Stainless Steel base joints are fully welded, grind, sealed and sanded Multi density foam cushion wrapped in silk layer provide comfort and cushion structure memory Bench Dimensions: height 17-1/4 x depth 19-1/2 x width 36 Complete with floor protection pad caps on legs Completes the look. Matches the armchair (1 seat), loveseat (2 seater), Sofa (3 seater), Ottoman and Sofa Sectional 1 year limited manufactures warrantyAbout the Houndstooth Twill Fabric: An interwoven knit fabric usually seen in a multi-tone cotton blend thread. Houndstooth features an uneven, random and whimsical cross hatch design where the thread takes turns in an over and under weave forming a crooked yet overall lineal rectangle pattern. The pattern exists but appears random and texturized. The cotton blend provides for a comfortable yet durable upholstery with the breathing advantages of natural fiber.FLORENCE KNOLL HISTORYThe Florence Knoll Sofa, Chair and Loveseat is a design icon. The original design was conceived in 1956 by Florence Knoll, a world class architect and designer. It is a relatively simple design as it was originally meant to complement the classic innovations of Saarinen and Bertoia. The Knoll philosophy of furniture design solves practical and aesthetic design problems. The philosophy results in minimalist beauty, lasting durability and luxurious comfort in one complete package. It is well known that Knoll studied and collaborated with Mies Van Der Rohe. Knoll designed the classic trio using a durable stainless steel frame with minimal materials. Cubic cushions featuring compressed buttons in a purposeful and logical layout provide style and comfort to the supporting thin armed, minimalist frame. Do you notice the similarities in design philosophy to the Mies Van der Rohe's Barcelona Chair? Acquire your own piece of history by purchasing this auction or call us at 877.844.4988. History of the Designer, Florence KnollFlorence Knoll is an American architect and furniture designer. Florence Knoll's design flair began at the age of 14 when she designed her first home. A minimalist to the core, she pioneered the concept of open plan living and working spaces. The question Knoll asked prior to the design phase of the Classic Knoll Sofa & Chair: How can a piece of furniture support luxurious upholstery, yet take up as little space as possible? Her American interpretation of minimalist, rationalist design theories is clearly evident in her pieces. In her early years, Knoll studied under Mies van der Rohe. Some say a quick glance at the Knoll Sofa and Chair reveals the influence of Mies van der Rohe via his iconic Barcelona Lounge Chair. It is true that both the Knoll sofa and chair share a similar square button impressed cushion design. Many view the Knoll full size sofa, love and chair collection as the expression in full scale living room furniture wh