Florence Knoll 1917–2019

Florence Knoll (née Florence Schust) was born in Michigan in 1917. As a child, she was enrolled in the Kingswood School, a division of the Cranbrook School of Art. Eliel and Loja Saarinen, parents of architect Eero Saarinen, quickly noted her talents, and she became a close friend of the family often joining them on vacations to their summer home in Finland. In 1935, Knoll studied urban planning at Columbia University and continued her degree at the Architectural Association of London from 1938 to 1939. World War II brought Knoll back to the United States where she finished her degree in architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago studying under Mies van der Rohe. After graduating, Knoll moved to Massachusetts to work in the office of Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer.

Upcoming Lots Florence Knoll

FLORENCE KNOLL, Hanging cabinet, model 121 W-1 | ragoarts.com

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Florence Knoll

Hanging cabinet, model 121 W-1

estimate: $1,500–2,000
FLORENCE KNOLL, Hanging cabinet, model 121 W-1 | ragoarts.com

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Florence Knoll

Hanging cabinet, model 121 W-1

estimate: $1,500–2,000

Auction Results Florence Knoll

FLORENCE KNOLL, Executive Office cabinet | ragoarts.com

Florence Knoll

Executive Office cabinet

estimate: $500–700
result: $975
FLORENCE KNOLL, dresser | ragoarts.com

Florence Knoll

dresser

estimate: $450–650
result: $1,300
FLORENCE KNOLL, Sliding door cabinet | ragoarts.com

Florence Knoll

Sliding door cabinet

estimate: $2,500–3,500
result: $2,875
FLORENCE KNOLL, Cabinet | ragoarts.com

Florence Knoll

Cabinet

estimate: $2,500–3,500
result: $4,063
FLORENCE KNOLL, Cabinet | ragoarts.com

Florence Knoll

Cabinet

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $1,875
FLORENCE KNOLL, Cabinet | ragoarts.com

Florence Knoll

Cabinet

estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $2,000
FLORENCE KNOLL, sofa and occasional tables, pair | ragoarts.com

Florence Knoll

sofa and occasional tables, pair

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $975
STANLEY, end tables, pair | ragoarts.com

Stanley

end tables, pair

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,500