Having studied architecture with Eliel Saarinen at Cranbrook and with Mies van der Rohe in Chicago, Florence Schust was working for Marcel Breuer and Walter Gropius when she was introduced to the charismatic businessman Hans Knoll. They married and formed Knoll Associates in 1946 when they were in their twenties.
As well as commissioning furniture from her Cranbrook colleagues she designed her own furniture, modestly calling it the fill-in pieces that nobody else was doing Eero and Bertoia did the stars. The simple, elegant design of her in pieces has allowed them to stand the test of time.
Like so many of her groundbreaking designs that became the gold standard for the industry, the 1961 executive collection including this credenza has made its way into the pantheon of modern classics.
Base is welded square steel tube in polished or satin chrome. Body and door/ drawer fronts are constructed of wood veneer with polished aluminium pulls. Top is laminate, wood or marble with square edge detail. Marble is coated with transparent polyester, wooden top is finished with transparent polyurethane.
The Florence Knoll Low Cabinets comes in a variety of body and top veneers, and in a range of marble tops. The base is available in either polished chrome or satin chrome.