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Pioneering Designer Florence Knoll Bassett Dies Aged 101

Pioneering American architect and furniture designer Florence Knoll Bassett passed away aged 101 on January 25, 2019 in Coral Gables, Florida.

Florence Knoll Bassett was the prolific name behind the Knoll furniture brand and the founder of the Knoll Planning Unit, solidifying her role as a shaper and not just a decorator of space.

Bassett is known one of the most influential architects and designers in postwar America. She is an architect, interior designer, furniture designer, textile innovator, production manager, she has been all of these designs, while her imprint on American modern design transcends any one of these specific fields.

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