Knoll is an American office furniture and equipment company.
Based in East Greenville, Pennsylvania, it was founded in 1938 by Hans Knoll, a German-born entrepreneur. With his wife Florence, they created one of the most creative and prolific societies of the post-war period. The "Knoll style" was born: they imposed their vision of the layout thanks to the "Planning Unit", a unique service of its kind for the time, combining interior architecture, design, production, textiles, graphics. After Hans' death in 1955, Florence replaced her husband at the head of the company, to leave it in 1965.
Like Herman Miller, Knoll's importance in 20th century design was considerable. Knoll worked with renowned architects and designers Eero Saarinen, Isamu Noguchi, Frank Gehry and Ross Lovegrove.
Many pieces of furniture made by Knoll are now part of design history.