The history of Knoll is the history of modern design. Founded in 1938 by Hans Knoll and joined by his wife, Florence Knoll, the company is credited for bringing European modern design to America, then nurturing the best homegrown talents at mid-century to build the most successful and prestigious high-end furniture company in the world. Throughout its history Knoll has been at the forefront of cutting-edge and chic design, the first company to produce Mies van der Rohe’s and Marcel Breuer’s tubular furniture for a receptive domestic market, making Bauhaus ideals a reality to an American audience.Comprehensive in narrative and scope, this monograph will be a classic in its own right with images and texts on furniture, furnishings, systems, graphics, and unique insight into the modern world that is Knoll. Brian Lutz is the author of the first full monograph on the furniture of the Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen. He worked in the Sales divison at Knoll in 1978. After this he worked as the export manager for Artek in Finland. Now based in Pennsylvania where he works as the US marketing manager for Lammhults, Sweden Reed Kroloff is the Director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan Brian Lutz Rizzoli Intl Pubns ISBN-10: 0847831868 DESIGN ISBN-13: 9780847831869 Hardcover English 2010
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James Irvine: an Englishman in Milan – A tribute to the designer and to the relationship with Milan.
This project is a homage to the designer James Irvine who died suddenly and unexpectedly, in Milan in 2013
Curated by Maria Cristina Didero and Marco Sammicheli, the pieces on display were chosen from James’s studio and personal collections, precisely because they are tied to Milan, and able to tell that special relationship made of small habits, meetings and collaborations that Irvine had established with Milan.
Bruno Munari was an artist, intellectual, refined designer and teacher, with a love for lightness. He was sharp intelligent, elegant, congenial, irrepressible, creative, driven by experimentation and authentic eclecticism, moved by curiosity about things, for the world, for the people.
He used art as an original form of expression . Even before his graphics, design, pedagogy and publishing, art continuously guided his creative genius.
Around 700 designers aged under 35 exhibited at this year’s edition, which has in the past proved a springboard for now-established designers
The 5th edition Salone Satellite Award and the 15th edition German Design Report Award both individually selected the best product introductions at the Satellite from participating Satellite designers