designed by Florence Knoll
At A Glance:
Florence Knoll built the Knoll Sofa as a lasting piece of comfortable art. Her success can be measured by the huge number of Knoll Sofas sold, critical praise, and the countless designers who still draw inspiration from the sofa's form. The Knoll Sofa sits on exposed steel legs, can be upholstered in a wide range of fabrics, and stands as the modern ideal of living room furniture design.
What's To Like:
- Straight lines, simple materials, pedigree beyond compare.
- Low profile and wide variety of color options help it to enhance, not distract from, your decor.
- It's comfortable! Modern doesn't have to hurt your hindquarters.
What's Not to Like:
- Price could be a sticking point - it's not cheap.
- If you need a wood base option, this isn't the sofa you're looking for.
- But if you love the Knoll Sofa's polished base and clean looks, it's a great choice.
The Bottom Line:
When put together with the Knoll Settee and/or the Knoll Lounge Chair, the Knoll Sofa makes a wonderfully crisp-looking modern living room set. Alone, it's a long, low sofa that's great for most any living space.
Customer's own material may be used on the Knoll Sofa after being approved. In addition, many of Knoll's other fabric lines are available upon request. Please call a Smart Furniture salesperson at 888-467-6278 to get started!
- Overall dimensions: 31.25" h x 90.5" w x 32.25" d
- Seat height: 18.25"
- Arm height: 23.5"
- Polished or satin chrome stainless steel base
- Inner frame is solid wood
About the Designer
Florence Knoll is the founder, along with her husband Hans, of Knoll furniture and manufacturing. Her designs were and are the gold standard for interior design in this country. She loved to design and build the little and plain things, what she called the "meat and potatoes" of a home, and make them more than what they appeared, and more than what most designers could imagine. Her chairs, tables and credenzas all fit this mold, and her inimitable stamp is forever imprinted on the trade of furniture making and design.
Born as Florence Schust, she studied under Mies van der Rohe and Eliel Saarinen (the father of Eero Saarinen). In 1943, Florence teamed with Hans Knoll and helped expand Knoll's presence in the interior design market. In 1946 she married Hans, and together they founded Knoll Associates.
About the Manufacturer
Founded in 1938, Knoll has nurtured many of the most inspiring and iconic furniture designs of the last century. With an extensive collection of modern classic furniture for the home as well as cutting-edge office furniture with a focus on functionality as well as aesthetics, Knoll is at the forefront of how furniture interacts with us and affects us in our daily lives.
Materials & Measurements
The Knoll Sofa's inner frame is solid wood. The exposed metal frame and legs are heavy gauge tubular steel in polished or satin chrome finish. The Lounge Collection has chrome-plated adjustable glides used for levelling.
Overall: 31.25" h x 90.5" w x 32.25" d
Seat height: 18.5"
Arm height: 23.5"
The Knoll Sofa is Greenguard certified.