Founded in New York in 1938, Knoll is still recognized all over the world as a leading player in the design of residential and office furnishings, thanks to products that are constantly inspiring, evolving and timeless.
The firm’s founder Hans Knoll belonged to the third generation of a family of furniture makers from Stuttgart, who had moved to the United States with the aim of transferring the ideas and forms of European design overseas. With the precious contribution of his wife Florence, an active participant in the cultural movements of the time, Hans Knoll had from the outset the fundamental goal of producing furnishings with modern, exclusive design, made with the greatest care from the finest selected materials.
Furniture for the office or the home that stands out because of its unique personality and design and be capable of interpreting or even forecasting the evolution of lifestyles. The permanent collection of Knoll includes furnishings designed by some of the most famous designers of all time such as Franco Albini, Gae Aulenti, Harry Bertoia, Frank Gehry, Alexander Girard, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Eero Saarineen, Warren Platner, Charles Pollock, Richard Schultz all the way to more recent contributions of David Adjaye, Barber & Osgerby and Piero Lissoni.
In 2004 Knoll Inc. was listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), and today the firm has 16 monobrand showrooms in the United States and Canada, in cities including; New York, Chicago, Washington DC, San Francisco and Boston, and with three proprietary showrooms in Europe: Milan, London and Paris.
Knoll has received many prizes and honors for its activities, including the National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement from the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in 2011.
In 2018 Knoll celebrated 80 years of design, based on a modernist avant-garde vision that extends to contemporary design for the home and office.