Understanding and then respecting the dimensions and details of the original, is necessary to create a quality reproduction. There are certain modern classic pieces that may look simple but are complex in design. Such is this piece originally created by Florence Knoll. If the square tuft depth, button size, leg dimensions, cushion thickness, arm thickness and seating angle not fully understood and followed closely, the sectional takes on a much different appearance than the original. We understand the intricacies in depth. From the traditional hardwood box frame construction to the Premium Houndstooth Twill, you will not find a higher quality reproduction of the Florence.
Florence Knoll Style Modular Sectional features:
- High Polished #304 full length external stainless steel base frame ensures no chipping or rusting.
- Traditional hardwood box frame construction
- Reinforced bottom seat cushion platform for firm long lasting comfort
- Houndstooth Twill Fabric in a premium Cotton Blend. 35% Cotton 65% Synthetic Fiber
- Corner Stainless Steel base joints are fully welded, grind, sealed and sanded
- Multi density foam seat and back cushions wrapped in silk layer provide comfort and cushion structure memory
- Cushions CA-117 fire retardant compliant
- Removable back and seat cushions feature rear zippers
- Complete with floor protection pad caps on legs
- True to original dimensions follow
- Sectional leg height: 7.5"
- Sofa module Dimensions: floor to top of back cushion height 31.5″
- Sofa module Dimension: floor to seat height 18"
- Sofa module Dimension: floor to arm height 22.6″
- Sofa module width (side to side) 69.25"
- Sofa module full depth (front to back) 32"
- Chaise module: full width (side to side) 32"
- Chaise module: full depth front to back 67"
- Entire sectional: longest depth front to back 67"
- Entire sectional full width side to side 101.25"
- Button count Chaise Module 8 (back) + 50 (seat) = 58 total
- Button count Sofa Module 22 (back) + 44 (seat) = 66 total
- True to original button size: 0.5" inches in diameter
- Assembly Required.
About the Tweed Fabric Style:
Tweed is a flat surfaced wool, originally homespun and slightly felted. This fabric is sturdy and features a smooth overall appearance with a mottled color.
Cashmere wool fiber is obtained from “Cashmere goats.” Historically, fine-haired Cashmere goats have been called Capra hircus laniger, as if they were a subspecies of the domestic goat Capra Hircus. Cashmere goats produce a double fleece that consists of a fine, soft undercoat or under-down of hair mingled with a straighter and much coarser outer coating of hair called Guard Hair. For the fine under-down to be sold and processed further, it must be de-haired. De-hairing is a mechanical process that separates the coarse hairs from the fine hair. After this separating process the resulting premium “cashmere” is ready to be dyed and converted into yarn.
About the Houndstooth Twill Fabric:
An interwoven knit fabric usually seen in a multi-tone cotton blend thread. Houndstooth features an uneven, random and whimsical cross hatch design where the thread takes turns in an over and under weave forming a crooked yet overall lineal rectangle pattern. The pattern exists but appears random and texturized. The cotton blend provides for a comfortable yet durable upholstery with the breathing advantages of natural fiber.
FLORENCE KNOLL SOFA HISTORY
The Florence Knoll Sofa, Chair and Loveseat is a design icon. The original design was conceived in 1956 by Florence Knoll, a world class architect and designer. It is a relatively simple design as it was originally meant to complement the classic innovations of Saarinen and Bertoia. The Knoll philosophy of furniture design solves practical and aesthetic design problems. The philosophy results in minimalist beauty, lasting durability and luxurious comfort in one complete package. It is well known that Knoll studied and collaborated with Mies Van Der Rohe. Knoll designed the classic trio using a durable stainless steel frame with minimal materials. Cubic cushions featuring compressed buttons in a purposeful and logical layout provide style and comfort to the supporting thin armed, minimalist frame. Do you notice the similarities in design philosophy to the Mies Van der Rohe's Barcelona Chair? The Knoll Sofa, Love and Chair is becoming even more popular as its minimalist yet functional design fits perfectly into todays modern home. Acquire your own piece of history by purchasing this auction or call us at 877.844.4988.
History of the Designer, Florence Knoll
Florence Knoll is an American architect and furniture designer. Florence Knoll's design flair began at the age of 14 when she designed her first home. A minimalist to the core, she pioneered the concept of open plan living and working spaces. The question Knoll asked prior to the design phase of the Classic Knoll Sofa & Chair: How can a piece of furniture support luxurious upholstery, yet take up as little space as possible? Her American interpretation of minimalist, rationalist design theories is clearly evident in her pieces. In her early years, Knoll studied under Mies van der Rohe. Some say a quick glance at the Knoll Sofa and Chair reveals the influence of Mies van der Rohe via his iconic Barcelona Lounge Chair. It is true that both the Knoll sofa and chair share a similar square button impressed cushion design. Many view the Knoll full size sofa, love and chair collection as the expression in full scale living room furniture what the Barcelona design is to the lounge category.