Feb 8th 2019

FLORENCE KNOLL: MODERNIST DESIGN PIONEER

Florence Knoll Basset (BS ARCH ’41) recently passed at the age of 101.

© Knoll, Inc.

Knoll studied at IIT Architecture under Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, worked with Bauhaus architects Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, and later became a Modernist master herself by creating the iconic aesthetic and design of mid-20th-century American office interiors. 

Florence Knoll's clean, functional forms were definitive of the Knoll Associates brand, and her two decades of creative direction established Knoll as one of the most prestigious and recognizable design firms in the world.  

© Knoll, Inc.

On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019, at 6 p.m. in S. R. Crown Hall, IIT Architecture and The Mies van der Rohe Society will host Liz Zaczek from Knoll Inc., for the Florence Knoll: Defining Modern lecture. This lecture will examine Florence Knoll’s contributions to Interior Architecture and Design and the Knoll brand.  Click here to RSVP.