Book: “Knoll, Modernist Design” by Brian Lutz

Knoll-Brianlutz Knoll is certainly one of the most avant-garde and prestigious design companies of the 20th century.

Founded in 1938 by Hans Knoll and later joined by his wife Florence, the company introduced Americans to European design by publishing the creations of talented designers such as Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Eero Saarinen and Harry Bertoïa. Its visual identity, its commercial methods and its advertising were also particularly innovative and impressive in their ingenuity! So we can only be curious to know the story of this great American success story!

Brian Lutz, author of the book“Knoll, Le design moderniste” published by Chêne, offers us a 300-page journey through seventy years of design! Throughout the chapters, discover the history of the creation of the company by the visionary couple Hans and Florence Knoll but also the iconic vintage furniture of the 20th century published by Knoll. Drawings, photos, anecdotes, key dates… So much information that will allow you to fully understand the incredible success of the company!


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