Out of the 1938 founded company Knoll became a worldwide working manufacturer of office furniture today, committed to excellence of design.
The aim of the company Knoll International is to offer elegant shaped products for private rooms as well as offices to the customer.
As worldwide renowned design leader, Knoll received hundreds of design awards for products that are in collections of namely art museums of the whole world. Especially proud Knoll is about 30 products that are in the design collection Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
The KnollStudio collection of modern classics includes seating furniture, tables and desks for executive offices as well as elegant homes. KnollStudio represents selected shaped and signed designs that are developed with leading architects and designers of the world and embodies elegance, handicraft and emblematic details.
The Knoll office products line includes office-systems, office-seating furniture, wooden desks, deposits and desks out of metal, office accessories, fabrics and leather.
The Knoll design philosophy is strongly anchored in the demands of the customer.
One combines solid working place research with innovative thinking at Knoll, to design characteristic working areas for highest performance that fulfil unique and constantly changing business demands.
Knoll has representations all around the world. Knoll is represented with showrooms and distributors in all big cities in Europe. Knoll offers a network of more than 300 distributors that are supported by 100 showrooms and regional offices for their customers in North America.
Knoll customers in the states of Latin America and Asia are attended by independent licensees. Knoll possesses production factories in Folingo and Graffignana in Italy, East Greenville in the US-state Pennsylvania, Grand Rapids and Muskegon in the US-state Michigan as well as in Toronto in the Canadian state Ontario.
Knoll is characterized by worldwide certificates according to ISO 9000 and ISO 14001 which it got as first company manufacturing Office-Furniture. In Europe Knoll is certificated according to ISO 9001/2000, in North America according to ISO 9001.
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Eero Saarinen (1910 – 1961) was born as son of the architect and director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Eliel Saarinen and his wife Loja in Finland and he soon emigrated to the USA, where he embossed the Scandinavian vision of “International Style”.
George Katsutoshi Nakashima was born in 1905 in Washington and passed by in 1990. The architect, furniture designer and craftsman is considered one of the fathers of American handcrafted arts.
Harry Bertoia (1915 – 1978) was inventor of forms and enriched furniture design by the introduction of a new material: He made industrial steel wire rod a design icon.
Jens Risom was born in Copenhagen in 1916. From 1935 to 1938 he attended the School for Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen where he trained under the furniture maker Kaare Klint and his fellow students included Hans Wegner.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was born in Aachen on 27th March 1886 under the civil name Maria Ludwig Michael Mies. Not until around 1921 he appears under the name "Mies van der Rohe".