Own a piece of iconic mid-century modern American design with this rarely seenteakFlorence Knoll Credenza for Knoll Associates. It served duty at the iconic Xerox Tower in Rochester, New York for more than 50 years.
It has four spacious bays with four large solid-oak dovetailed drawers, and three shelves. A sliding shelf, additional shelves, or a filing cabinet option can be configured. Restored; the credenza also retains its original black leather door pulls.
Architect, furniture designer, interior designer, entrepreneur — Florence Knoll had a profound influence on the course of mid-century American modernism.
Florence, orphaned at age 12, was sent to Kingswood, a boarding school that is part of the Cranbrook Educational Community. Her keen interest in design brought her to the attention of Eliel Saarinen, the Finnish architect and head of the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Saarinen and his wife took the talented child under their wings, and she became close to their son, the future iconic architect Eero Saarinen. While at Cranbrook, Florence befriended Harry Bertoia and Charles and Ray Eames. Later, she then studied under three of the Bauhaus masters who emigrated to the United States - Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer; and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe taught her at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Very good refinished condition. Retains original Xerox inventory tag.