Following the Bauhaus mantra that modern furniture should enhance architectural spaces rather than compete with them, Knoll Furniture Company is one of the most renowned furniture manufacturers in the world. Producing furniture that inspires, evolves and endures, Knoll showcases the work of prolific designers such as Eero Saarinen, Piero Lissoni, and Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby.
Founded by Hans Knoll in 1938, the prestigious manufacturer was run by Knoll alongside his wife Florence after their marriage in 1946. Following her husband’s death in 1955, Florence Knoll continued to lead the company to great successes. A former student of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Knoll orchestrated collaborations and partnerships with iconic designers and artists such as Harry Bertoia and Anni Albers, helping to shape the landscape of 20th-century design.
Today, Knoll continues to be one of the design industry’s most revered companies. Constantly striving to explore the latest technology and innovation, Knoll remains firmly on the forefront of contemporary design. Boasting a portfolio that includes the regal Barcelona Chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the inviting Platner Lounge Chair and Eero Saarinen’s Tulip Tables, Knoll’s creations can be found in the permanent collections at New York’s MoMA, the Art Institute of Chicago, and London’s V&A.
Exclusive Cesca Chair in Black Chrome
Born from the Bauhaus and exclusively offered in black chrome by Knoll for The Conran Shop, the Cesca Chair is one of Marcel Breuer's finest, and still as radical today as it was at its inception, nearly 100 years ago.
This subtle, simple and sculpturesque 20th-century staple presents mesmerising wicker caning on the backrest, punctuated by a supple, upholstered seat, accented in our vision with beautiful black chrome framing.
Offering four complementing KnollTextiles colourways for the seat, the Bernat Klein-inspired sapphire and scarlet result from space-dyed yarns, while the camel and charcoal offer a stain-repellent finish. Finally, the KnollStudio logo and Mr Breuer's signature complete each timeless piece as a mark of authenticity.