florence knoll


florence knoll

USA (1917 - Current):

An early protégée of Eero Saarinen who she met at Cranbrook Academy of Art. While in Chicago, she studied with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and briefly for  Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. She is famous for her philosophy of "total design," and as the director of the Knoll Planning Unit she revolutionized interior space planning. Her approach of embracing everything about a space – architecture, interior design, graphics, textiles and manufacturing.

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