Knoll Home Design Shop
If ever there were a corporate embodiment of the ‘American Dream’, furniture and homeware brand Knoll is certainly it.
Founded in New York City in 1938 by Hans G. Knoll, a Bauhaus-savvy German immigrant who’d arrived in the city just a year earlier, Knoll may have begun as a one-room operation on East 72nd Street, but by the end of WWII the company had truly hit its stride after Hans employed architecture-graduate Florence Schust as a designer – and then made her his wife.
Fast forward 75 years, and Knoll’s modernist philosophy, high-profile collaborations and innovative designs have ensured it’s remained a key industry player, but, somewhat surprisingly, it was only this past June that the brand launched its first ever direct-to-consumer retail environ, Knoll Home Design Shop.
Situated on the street level directly below the company’s showroom and offices, the store houses seasonally-curated collections of mid-century interior and outdoor furnishings, textiles and homeware, including iconic designs by Mies van der Rohe and Richard Schultz, and newer styles by Marc Krusin and Daniel Stromberg.
Vibrant Spark side chairs, sleek marble pedestal tables, Barcelona lounges and Petal coffee tables – all that and more Mad Men-worthy stylish treats await. Rock and Knoll!