Knoll. Designers and design-lovers know the name well. It may not ring as familiar to the everyday ear but chances are high that you’ve seen, sat on or perhaps even owned a Knoll piece in your lifetime.
For more than 70 years, this iconic furniture powerhouse has brought many notable names from the world of mid-century design to the masses. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona collection, Eero Saarinen’s Tulip chair and tables and Harry Bertoia’s wire chairs are merely a few examples of Knoll’s vastly recognizable goods.
Knoll: A Modern Universe by Brian Lutz with a foreword by Reed Kroloff, a new book released this month celebrates the rich history of this seven-decades-old company, showcasing the many products and names for which the company is so well known (as well as those lesser known).