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Kardiel’s Mid Century Classic Florence Knoll 3 seat Sofa Style Reproduction Features: This stunning reproduction of the Florence Knoll 1956 Sofa Set is a Kardiel signature reproduction. Created with the highest accuracy to detail, you can have your own version of one of the most influential designer icons of the 20th century. Originally meant to complement the classic innovations of Saarinen and Bertoia, the style perfectly compliments todays modern home. From the traditional hardwood box frame construction to the Premium Houndstooth Twill, you will not find a higher quality reproduction of the Florence. Available in individual pieces or the entire Sofa, Love and Chair set. Now you can own your own version of the iconic original at a significant savings. * 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 * Removeble back and seat cushions feature rear zippers * Complete with floor protection pad caps on legs * Matching Knoll Love seat and Knoll armchairs are available to complete your look * Sofa (3 seat) Dimensions: height 31.5″ x depth 31.1″ x width 90.2″; floor to seat height 16.5″; floor to arm height 22.6″ * 3 year limited manufactures warranty * This listing is for the Florence Knoll Style 3 Seater Sofa. 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 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. 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.