In 1938, as a German immigrant in the US, Hans G. Knoll founded Furniture Hans G. Knoll Company Furniture in New York.

During World War ll, Knoll met Florence Schust,and was immediately impressed by her eye for design and revolutionising the way we use space. The couple married in 1946 and founded Knoll.

Hans and Florence Knoll were innovators, creating pieces using technology.

20 Hans G. Knoll and Florence Schust working on the tulip table
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Florence Knoll's focus was on the modern workspace, it's her you owe it to if you are sitting in a comfortable, well-designed, multi-functioning, office space.

Through Barnebys appraisal service, a much-adored and used Knoll side table was submitted, and here is what the experts had to say.

Example of a Knoll Tulip table, the same style as the one sent to Barnebys appraisal service Image via Haus London Example of a Knoll Tulip table, the same style as the one sent to Barnebys appraisal service
Image via Haus London

Cowan's of the Midwest gave the piece a low estimate of $200, whilst Philip Smith, one of Britian's leading auction house specialist in 20th Century Design gave the piece an estimate of $500-800.

''This side table was designed by Eero Saarinen (1910-1961), a Finnish architect and designer and was produced by the Knoll Associates. It was one of his most well-known furniture designs and was known as the 'Tulip' table in correspondence to its form.'' commented Philip.

''It is typical of 1960s designs and should be worth between £200-500 at auction.''

If you have a Knoll, or any other design piece, submit it through Barnebys appraisal service here.

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