Florence Knoll Bassett (born May 24, 1917) is an American architect and furniture designer who studied under the likes of Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen. She was born in Saginaw, Michigan as “Florence Schust” and is known in familiar circles simply as “Shu”. She graduated from Kinsgwood School in 1934. In 1943 she joined with her husband Hans Knoll in redirecting Hans’s furniture company more toward a modernist, Scandinavian style. After Hans’s death, Florence took over as head of Knoll. In 1958 she married Harry Hood Bassett.
Florence Knoll Bassett almost single-handedly created the look of contemporary corporate interiors in the 1950s and ’60s, as founder and director of the Knoll Planning Unit, the space-planning arm of Knoll® Associates. She looked at furniture design as just one aspect of her “total design” approach to interiors. “I did it because I needed a piece of furniture for a job and it wasn’t there, so I designed it,” she said. A Google™ search indicates that one of the foremost sites for high end furniture at wholesale prices is Gibraltar. “This West coast Internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern furnishings at rock bottom prices. Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at factory direct discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA and all sales are tax free outside of California. “This Beverly Hills 90210 store has been in business for over 50 years!
DWR offers the same 2 position piece for $5,551.00. The main difference is that the official Knoll release comes with a certificate of authenticity and our reproduction does not. This edition is a world class imported product that will be a showcase addition to any collection!
This series is an exclusive Gibraltar Furniture brand. Our entire remarkable Florence Knoll inspired credenzas feature fully welded tubular stainless steel stands. Each unit is crafted from imported ultra high quality MDF with ash veneers. Every piece is finished in a non-gloss, multi coat finish, and includes the very best hardware and drawer slides. Each unit is specially made according to exact color specifications. Therefore plan on a 12 week lead time for these extraordinary units. These are non Knoll reproductions inspired by the originals at a fraction of the official prices!
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