Warren Platner, in 1966, the Platner Collection captured the "decorative, gentle, graceful" shapes that were beginning to infiltrate the modern vocabulary. The iconic pieces are created by welding hundreds of curved steel rods to circular frames, simultaneously serving as structure and ornament.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ca.1929 One of the most recognized objects of the last century, and an icon of the modern movement, the Barcelona Chair exudes a simple elegance that epitomizes Mies van der Rohe's most famous maxim - "less is more." Each Barcelona piece is a tribute to the marriage of modern design and exceptional craftsmanship.
Harry Bertoia 1952 The graceful Diamond Chair is an astounding study in space, form and function by one of the master sculptors of the last century. Like Saarinen and Mies, Bertoia found sublime grace in an industrial material, elevating it beyond its normal utility into a work of art.
Joseph Paul D'Urso 2008 The D'Urso Swivel Chair strikes a playful balance between formality and whimsy, offering a modern twist on the classic cocktail lounge chair.
Marcel Breuer ca. 1925 Marcel Breuer was an apprentice at the Bauhaus when he began experimenting with tubular steel as a way of building a more transparent chair. Inspired by the frame of a bicycle and influenced by the constructivist theories of the De Stjil movement, Breuer reduced the form of the classic club chair to its elemental lines and planes.
Jens Risom 1943 Jens Risom's furniture, the first collection designed for and manufactured by Knoll, helped establish the company as an early provider of modern design in America. The Lounge Chair's combination of gentle curves and geometric angles exhibit Risom's Scandinavian design sensibilities.
Eero Saarinen 1948 Eero Saarinen designed the groundbreaking Womb Chair at Florence Knoll's request for a chair that was like a basket full of pillows, something I could really curl up in. The fiberglass design supported multiple sitting postures and provided a comforting sense of security, hence the name.
Eero Saarinen 1950 Featured in nearly all Florence Knoll-designed interiors, the Saarinen Executive Chair remains one of the most popular Knoll designs. Introduced in 1950, the chair transformed the notion of what executive seating could be with its sculptural form and modern finishing.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1927 Designed in 1927, the Krefeld Collection features the pure composition and sobering simplicity characteristic of all of Mies van der Rohe?s work. The classic detailing, clean lines and exceptional comfort make the Krefeld Collection at home in any d?cor.
Don Chadwick, 2009. The Spark Series Lounge Chair brings energy to every room, or patio, with its bright colors and unique personality. A perfect balance of design and utility, the chairs are pleasing to the eye, comfortable and versatile.