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Knoll International

Nexclusives regularely sells (Vintage) Knoll furniture. When an item isn't in stock, we can try to buy an item from online auctions, surplus stock, or private individuals. We try to offer Knoll furniture for competitive prices. Without spending lots of money on peripheral matters like a big physical store, expensive advertising, etc.

Knoll International - at that time Hans G. Knoll Furniture Company - was founded in 1938 by Hans Knoll, who, as the son of Walter Knoll, had grown up with a strong relationship to the furniture industry, specifically the Bauhaus movement had a strong influence on him and he would come to count Bauhaus pioneers Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer among his circle of acquaintances. Driven by the idea that modern architects needed modern furniture, he hired room designer and designer Florence Schust, who with a degree from Cranbrook Academy in Michigan, a degree in architecture from the Architectural Association in London, and experience from the architecture offices of Gropius and Breuer had an impressive, modernist, CV.

 

Following their marriage in 1946 Florence Knoll and Hans Knoll founded Knoll Associates and retained the Bauhaus approach, but through cooperating with Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Jens Risom and Isamu Noguchi also guided the company in a more international direction. To this day, Knoll International is one of the most renowned manufacturers in the design furniture industry and counts design classics like the Barcelona Collection by Mies van der Rohe, the Saarinen Tulip Chairs by Eero Saarinen, the Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer and the well-known Diamond Chairs by Harry Bertoia among its exclusive portfolio.

Sustainability

Knoll has long demonstrated a high level of sensitivity in the areas of climate responsibility, certification and sustainable design; which means, amongst other aspects, the company tries to make the entire manufacturing process as environmentally friendly as possible, from material procurement and packaging through to sales. Through the use of recycled, recyclable or similar sustainable materials, Knoll International aims to minimise environmental impact. Something reinforced by the particularly high quality of Knoll furniture, which can ideally be passed on from generation to generation due to their long service life.

 

The manufacturer has received several awards for its environmental and conservation efforts and was the first furniture company to have ISO and ISO 14001 certification in the US and Europe. In 2004, Knoll was also founding sponsor of the Modernism at Risk Program of the World Monuments Fund, an initiative dedicated to preserving modern buildings around the world that are in danger of deterioration and demolition.

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