Knoll Textile Archive Inspired Collections

Just before NeoCon this year Florence Knoll Bassett turned 100. Her career and influence on the development of interior design as a profession is well known and documented. At a time when women architects were extremely rare, she graduated with a degree in architecture from what is now the Illinois Institute of Technology; headed at the time by Mies Van der Rohe. Before she reached the age of 25 she had grown up with, studied under or worked for Eero Saarinen, Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, and Marcel Breuer. When she was 26 she joined Hans Knollā€™s fledgling company and founded one of the earliest entities offering interior design services to corporations, the Knoll Planning Unit. Take heed, oh you innovative Millennial disrupters! Dedicated to bringing modern design and modern furniture to the offices of companies building or occupying modern buildings, Mrs. Knoll could not find suitable upholstery fabrics …