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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Last month, we once again had the special privilege of welcoming Anna Lenti from “Paola Lenti” back to dedece Sydney.
Anna last visited dedece in March, 2012 to help us launch the memorable Paola Lenti collection aboard the “The Island” on Sydney Harbour – the perfect location to showcase Paola Lenti’s Aqua Collection’s gorgeous textured outdoor floorcoverings, ottomans, lounges and armchairs in a host of divine colours
This time around, she was here to help us launch the stunning 2014 / 2015 Paola Lenti collections in Dedece’s beautiful Liverpool street, Darlinghurst atrium showroom space
Typically, an architect designs a house. Afterwards, an interior designer takes care of the walls, rooms and decor. They design from large to small, from outside to inside
Robert Bronwasser takes the reverse approach. In the eyes of this industrial designer, the furniture and products that people enjoy using every day – are what make up a house.