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A pair of FLORENCE KNOLL 51W Slipper Lounge Chairs in Orange and Walnut - $5,640 (Valley Stream)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Knoll
model name / number: 51w
size / dimensions: 30"x 30”x26"
A pair of fabulous FLORENCE KNOLL 51W Slipper Chairs /Lounge Chairs in Orange and Walnut

What a rare find!!! Not only one but a pair in great shape!!!
Come and see them in person or make an offer.
Sold separately (3500 each) or as a set of 2 (asking 5640 for a pair).

Early example of 51W slipper chairs / lounge chairs designed by Florence Knoll - a brilliant take on her own metal frame Parallel Bar chairs, executed in beautiful, richly figured walnut.
The angled seat is placed upon the squared-off frame. Maximum seating comfort is ensured by the wide seat and tilted backrest.

It features beautiful original MCM orange fabric upholstery with tufted buttons.
Walnut frames are extremely sturdy.
Overal in great shape!

Details:
Creator: Knoll (Manufacturer), Florence Knoll (Designer)
Dimensions:
Height: 30 in
Width: 26 in
Depth: 30 in
Seat Height: 15 in
Style: Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
Materials and Techniques: Upholstery, Walnut, Oiled
Place of Origin: Made in the United States
Period: 1950-1960
Date of Manufacture circa 1955-1960
Condition: Very Good, Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. Upholstery in great origilan condition. Structurally very solid.


Florence Knoll (1917-2019) was trained as an architect and had a sense of style from a very young age. In 1936 she met Alvar Aalto and was trained by Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe. This meant that although she was barely out of her teens, she was educated by the best of the European modernists. When she arrived in New York Knoll worked on interior projects (being the only female) which is how she came to know Hans Knoll. When Florence joined Knoll, the planning unit started. Florence also made sure that the designs where more 'American Modernist' instead of Scandinavian, When Hans Knoll died she took over and did it with the utmost skill and professionality. Her long list of architect friends designed many famous pieces yet her own imprint on the company including her designs in what can be called 'humanist modernism' is what truly had the greatest impact.

Knoll International was founded in New York by the 26 year old German Hans Knoll (1914-1955) in 1938. Hans' father, Walter Knoll was a true modernist and furniture manufacturer who had a reputation for quality. When Hans Knoll died at a young age his wife Florence Knoll took over and under her influence the company flourished and created its best designs. She designed and led the company where she cooperated with talented designers such as Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Richard Schultz and Harry Bertoia.

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