Knoll, Florence

(1917 - 2019)

Florence Marguerite Knoll Bassett (née Schust) was an American architect, interior designer, furniture designer and entrepreneur. After studying under, among others, Mies van der Rohe, she received her degree in architecture in 1941. While working at the architecture firm Harrison & Abramovitz, she met her future husband Hans Knoll. They continued to work together at the Hans G. Knoll Furniture Company. After they married in 1946, she became a partner in the company, now named Knoll Associates, Inc.