Knoll Office Goods
Company: Knoll Office Goods
Founder: Hans Knoll
Industry: Office and Household Designing and Manufacturing
Knoll is a design company that specializes in producing office seating, tables and desks, systems, textiles, and accessories, files and storage for office and home. The company is considered as one the world’s leaders in office and household designing and manufacturing. Some of the company’s bestselling furniture are those designed for the home by designers such as Maya Lin, Florence Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Frank Gehry and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Knoll was given exclusive manufacturing and sales rights to van der Rohe’s furniture, including the Barcelona chair designed for the 1929 Barcelona pavilion in 1953. Likewise, the company holds production rights to Marcel Breuer’s Wassily Chair.
In 1947, Knoll obtained exclusive U.S. production rights of Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy’s Butterfly chair.
Many of Knoll’s products are displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Founded in New York City by Hans Knoll, the company’s production facilities were transferred to Pennsylvania in 1940. After the death of Hans in 1955, the company’s leadership shifted to his wife, Florence Knoll.
Knoll’s headquarters is located in East Greenville, Pennsylvania, while its manufacturing sites can be found three areas: in Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Toronto. Today, Knoll maintains its vision of monitoring the dynamic taste of modern office arrangements by responding to evolving needs.