The Florence Knoll oval table is a perfect example of Florence Knoll's style, where every detail is in its right place and there is nothing unnecessary. The table can be used as a dining table or a desk, and the oval shape allows it to be easily adapted for different settings.
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 fill-in pieces has allowed them to stand the test of time.
Suitable as dining table or executive desk.