Knoll’s history is the history of modern design in America. In 1938, Hans Knoll founded the company based on the conviction that good design enriches our lives. In 1943, he was joined by his wife, Florence, founder of the Planning Unit, a consultancy devoted to office interiors—the first of its kind, and revolutionary for being run by a woman. Its pioneering analysis of work patterns continues today as Knoll reimagines furniture for the ever-changing workplace and sets standards for sustainable design. Throughout its history, Knoll has fostered innovative designers with one constant goal: a genuine balance of art and industry.

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