Mid-Century Large Executive Desk or Dining Table by Florence Knoll


Versatile table designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll International in the United States circa 1960s. This iconic design features a solid oval walnut wood top that sits over a chromed metal post with four-star base perfectly proportioned to stand the test of time. Incredibly durable construction that has been beautifully restored and is ready to complement your Mid-Century Modern home with a piece of furniture history. The top shows a fine-grained surface resulting in a harmonious decorative detail. Its versatility allows it to serve as a beautiful desk or conference table.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Country
Manufacturer
Date of Manufacturer
Period Style
Materials

Walnut Wood, Chrome Metal

Condition

Excellent

Extra Conditions

Newly Refinished, Newly Polished Chrome Base

Number of Items

1

Dimensions

29in H x 84.25in W x 47.75in D

ID Number

5580

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MEET THE DESIGNER

Florence Knoll

From designing buildings to designing furniture and interior spaces, Florence Schust-Knoll, was a pioneer in American mid-century modern design. Her sofas, chairs and credenzas exemplify her attention to detail and modern aesthetic.

Born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1912, Knoll’s story emerged from tragedy. At age 12, she was orphaned and admitted into an all-girls boarding school by her caretakers. The school, designed by Eliel Saarinen, is where Knoll became interested in design and architecture. She quickly caught the attention of the prominent architect and Eliel eventually became her mentor. As extended family to the Saarinens, she often vacationed with them, becoming lifelong friends with their son, the now distinguished architect, Eero Saarinen.

Knoll attended Cranbrook Academy of Art with Eliel Saarinen as a teacher. There, she received serious training in design and architecture. At Cranbrook, Knoll met Harry Bertoia, whom she would later collaborate with. Her training would lead her to opportunities like studying at the Architectural Association in London and the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Her teachers and mentors included significant figures of the Bauhaus like Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, and Mies van der Rohe.

In 1941 Knoll moved to New York where she met Hans Knoll, owner of a third generation furniture manufacturing company, whom she married in 1946. Her prodigious skills helped the company gain worldwide success. With her connection to talented colleagues and friends, Knoll was able to commission the likes of Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia and Mies van der Rohe, to design collections for Knoll Associates.

Knoll eventually started designing modernist furniture, inspired by Mies van der Rohe, to add them to the company catalog. She also established the Knoll Planning Unit, an interior design division of the furniture company, creating mid-century modern interiors for corporate offices like IBM and CBS. In 1947, she established KnollTextiles, an extension of the company that offered fabrics for contract furniture upholstery which would produce several signature fabrics.

Knoll, one of the few women in mid-century modernism, was pivotal in the trajectory of the movement and it’s continued influence today. She is widely recognized as one of the most talented and influential pioneers of mid-20th century design and is still admired by entrepreneurs, architects, and designers alike.



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PRODUCT CARE

Wood

  • Keep the furniture in a cool, dry place
  • Avoid furniture's direct exposure to rain, sun or wind
  • Avoid placing hot objects directly on the piece to prevent undesirable marks or permanent circles.
  • Avoid placing objects that may cause scratches to the surface
  • Clean using water only in small quantities and apply it with soft, damp cloth
  • After damp cloth wipe with a soft, dry cloth
  • You can use other liquids that are especially for cleaning wood furniture. Take into account the type of wood and follow the manufacturer's instructions

Chrome and Brass

  • Avoid spilling grease on chromium or brass.
  • Clean the chrome or brass at the time it is stained.
  • Clean chrome or brass frequently with rust preventative lubricant.
  • Apply a special wax layer to add luster.
  • Use a damp and soft cloth, then use a dry and soft cloth.
  • To preserve the nature of the chrome or brass, use only cleaning products that are specific to this type of material.
  • When using chemicals for chromium or brass, follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Mid-Century Large Executive Desk or Dining Table by Florence Knoll

SOLD






Read about our product, customer service, quality, and shipping.


Versatile table designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll International in the United States circa 1960s. This iconic design features a solid oval walnut wood top that sits over a chromed metal post with four-star base perfectly proportioned to stand the test of time. Incredibly durable construction that has been beautifully restored and is ready to complement your Mid-Century Modern home with a piece of furniture history. The top shows a fine-grained surface resulting in a harmonious decorative detail. Its versatility allows it to serve as a beautiful desk or conference table.

SPECIFICATIONS




SHOPPING WITH DANISH MODERN L.A. MEANS


Quality Management

Our quality management system allows us to provide you with exclusive products of a very high caliber.

Pro Customer Service

Friendly assistance through efficient communication focused on providing you timely information.

Authenticity Guaranteed

Each product is meticulously evaluated by our team of experts, guaranteeing you top quality authenticity.

Secure Online Purchasing

With our online shopping system, you can acquire precious treasures in a comfortable, safe and reliable way.

SHIPPING

Shipping around the world

RETURNS ACCEPTED

All items can be returned or exchanged

ONLINE PAYMENT METHODS

We accept the following methods

Visa Logo Master Card Logo Pay Pal Logo American Express Logo Discover Logo Affirm Payments

MEET THE DESIGNER


Florence Knoll



From designing buildings to designing furniture and interior spaces, Florence Schust-Knoll, was a pioneer in American mid-century modern design. Her sofas, chairs and credenzas exemplify her attention to detail and modern aesthetic.

Born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1912, Knoll’s story emerged from tragedy. At age 12, she was orphaned and admitted into an all-girls boarding school by her caretakers. The school, designed by Eliel Saarinen, is where Knoll became interested in design and architecture. She quickly caught the attention of the prominent architect and Eliel eventually became her mentor. As extended family to the Saarinens, she often vacationed with them, becoming lifelong friends with their son, the now distinguished architect, Eero Saarinen.

Knoll attended Cranbrook Academy of Art with Eliel Saarinen as a teacher. There, she received serious training in design and architecture. At Cranbrook, Knoll met Harry Bertoia, whom she would later collaborate with. Her training would lead her to opportunities like studying at the Architectural Association in London and the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Her teachers and mentors included significant figures of the Bauhaus like Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, and Mies van der Rohe.

In 1941 Knoll moved to New York where she met Hans Knoll, owner of a third generation furniture manufacturing company, whom she married in 1946. Her prodigious skills helped the company gain worldwide success. With her connection to talented colleagues and friends, Knoll was able to commission the likes of Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia and Mies van der Rohe, to design collections for Knoll Associates.

Knoll eventually started designing modernist furniture, inspired by Mies van der Rohe, to add them to the company catalog. She also established the Knoll Planning Unit, an interior design division of the furniture company, creating mid-century modern interiors for corporate offices like IBM and CBS. In 1947, she established KnollTextiles, an extension of the company that offered fabrics for contract furniture upholstery which would produce several signature fabrics.

Knoll, one of the few women in mid-century modernism, was pivotal in the trajectory of the movement and it’s continued influence today. She is widely recognized as one of the most talented and influential pioneers of mid-20th century design and is still admired by entrepreneurs, architects, and designers alike.

Read More...


PRODUCT CARE


Wood

  • Keep the furniture in a cool, dry place
  • Avoid furniture's direct exposure to rain, sun or wind
  • Avoid placing hot objects directly on the piece to prevent undesirable marks or permanent circles.
  • Avoid placing objects that may cause scratches to the surface
  • Clean using water only in small quantities and apply it with soft, damp cloth
  • After damp cloth wipe with a soft, dry cloth
  • You can use other liquids that are especially for cleaning wood furniture. Take into account the type of wood and follow the manufacturer's instructions

Chrome and Brass

  • Avoid spilling grease on chromium or brass.
  • Clean the chrome or brass at the time it is stained.
  • Clean chrome or brass frequently with rust preventative lubricant.
  • Apply a special wax layer to add luster.
  • Use a damp and soft cloth, then use a dry and soft cloth.
  • To preserve the nature of the chrome or brass, use only cleaning products that are specific to this type of material.
  • When using chemicals for chromium or brass, follow the manufacturer's instructions.