The history of Knoll
Hans G. Knoll Furniture Company
In 1938, Hans G. Knoll founded the Hans G. Knoll Furniture Company in New York. Hans Knoll is the son of a German furniture maker and follows courses in Switzerland and England. In these special 20s and 30s, he comes in contact with the famous ideas of Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Mies van der Rohe. He was inspired by them and decided, together with the factory, to promote the new way of thinking in the field of interior design. During the Second World War Hans Knoll comes into contact with his later wife and design talent Florence Schust
Together they stand at the helm of the company and changed the name of the company to Knoll Associates. The Knoll's appear to have an excellent network, for they know how to commit big names to their brand. As a result, they soon have a leading collection of designs by architects Eero Saarinen, Franco Albini and artists Harry Bertoia, Jens Risom and Isamu Noguchi. It is noticeable that many designs are inspired by the Bauhaus and Scandinavian flow. Nowadays, many Knoll furniture from the fertile 50s are eye-catchers from the better mid-century design interiors.
Knoll at De Machinekamer
De Machinekamer also has a selection of Knoll chairs, view the current selection online or visit our store in Zaandam.
Well-known Knoll models
Some models of Knoll are: Executive, Diamond, Tulip