Knoll Returns to the Archives With the Model 31 Lounge Chair + Model 33 Sofa
Nearly 70 years after their debut in 1954, Knoll reintroduces two iconic Florence Knoll seating designs: the Model 31 lounge chair and Model 33 small sofa. Florence Knoll, founder of Knoll Textiles, was an architect, interior planner, and furniture designer who is essentially responsible for setting the standard for modern interiors. She’s known for creating spaces customized for each client and designing furniture that’s simple, well-executed, and adaptable. The attention to detail put into every design and proportion continues to make her work popular among designers, collectors, and design enthusiasts. Today, it’s laughable to learn that she often referred to her contributions as the “meat and potatoes” of Knoll’s catalog!
“Model 31 and 33’s designs form beautiful lines that complement any modern setting,” said Jonathan Olivares, Senior Vice President of Design, Knoll. “This reissue highlights Florence Knoll’s incredible ability to design pieces that stand the test of time, and we are thrilled to make these archival designs available to the public once again.”
Model 31 and Model 33 are complementary to any space, ideal for use in residential settings and easily scaled for commercial spaces. Lightweight, strong, and stylish, the duo supports socialization, engagement, and connection among users. Both pieces are now available to upholster in a wide range of textiles, with the enhanced textile offering giving further nod to Florence Knoll’s Knoll Textiles. Choose from a collection of colorful weaves, durable leather, and vinyl, all with high-quality craftsmanship and timeless aesthetics.
Both seating pieces are available for purchase at Knoll Design Shops in New York and Los Angeles and at Knoll.com, as well as to contract clients via authorized MillerKnoll dealers. To learn more about the rerelease of Knoll’s Model 31 lounge chair + Model 33 small sofa, visit knoll.com.