Modern Icons: Florence Knoll Table Desk

Whenever Florence Knoll saw a gap in the furniture market, she would fill it herself. Her meat-and-potatoes creations were frequently basic pieces that could perform several functions and fit in with a number of other contemporary pieces. Seeing a lack of choices in the office furniture market, she made the 1961 Executive Collection and revolutionized office design. Here’s a peek at a primary part from the group, the Florence Knoll Table Desk, plus some gorgeous rooms that show off its own stylistic and functional versatility.

Dufner Heighes Inc

Knoll’s strategy to office furniture design revolutionized contemporary office area from the early 1960s. The table desk comes in several sizes and can function as a conference table or desk at offices, in addition to a dining table in the home. Here the table is paired with her mentor and friend Eero Saarinen’s Executive Chairs, that were also originally designed as office furniture. Knoll’s table and Saarinen’s seats equally transition to the house with ease.

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Florence Knoll Table Desk – $4,066

The Table Desk comes with an unadorned solid modern shape, made up of an oblong shirt combined with an angular metallic foundation. Tops can be found in a wide variety of finishes including white laminate, natural woods, wood veneers as well as marble.

Winn Wittman Architecture

Office chic from the dining area abounds in this spacious floor plan. With so many individuals working from their homes now, creating a dining space that easily transforms into a seminar space or a desk is a very practical and stylish solution.

Winn Wittman Architecture

A dark, glossy oval table paired with reddish Eames Aluminum Management Chairs revs office up design.

Winn Wittman Architecture

The same mixture of furniture takes on a very different look in chrome and white.

Kathryn Waltzer

Here’s a peek at a marble-topped Table Desk with tall white task chairs at a minimalist office area. If I were the office supervisor, I would prohibit all Sharpies within this area.

Gary Hutton Design

The easy shape makes it an ideal option in a room full of legendary mid-century furnishings.

Foursquare Builders

A wood-topped version used as a dining table adds heat to this two-story, completely open area. This room features quite a collection of legendary pieces, including a Corbusier Chair, and Eames Compact Sofa, a trio of Nelson Pendant Lights, Saarinen’s Tulip Armchairs and Side Table, and Mies van der Rohe’s Brno Chairs.

Webber + Studio, Architects

Note how well the finish on the legs of this table work with the finish on the Brno Chairs. Knoll designed with Bauhaus principles in mind, making this Knoll/Mies van der Rohe pairing superbly simpatico.

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