Ten years ago, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Knoll, Inc. persuaded Knoll’s retired cofounder, president and visionary to curate and design a small exhibition of her work. At the time, Ms. Bassett was 87. Her efforts culminated in the 2004 exhibition “Florence Knoll Bassett: Defining Modern,” in collaboration with the curator Kathryn Hiesinger.

Ms. Bassett’s first move was to send both Knoll and the Philadelphia Museum of Art this illustrated list of furniture she would require. She called for out-of-production models that would need to be manufactured in time for the November 2004 opening, including her designs for the Parallel Bar Lounge Chair and Florence Knoll Coffee Table (since made available).

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“This project is a private urban landscape combined with interior space connected through the numerous light shafts permeating various sections of the penthouse. Our goal was to delivery objects with great transparency and luminosity set against the richness of natural materials and contemporary art work. In the dining room, the Bertoia chairs and Platner table bring the quiet visual escape with the playfulness of the natural light, exposing the beauty of their combined structure, reflected in the ever-changing shadows that move throughout the day.”
See more at Knoll Inspiration.

“This project is a private urban landscape combined with interior space connected through the numerous light shafts permeating various sections of the penthouse. Our goal was to delivery objects with great transparency and luminosity set against the richness of natural materials and contemporary art work. In the dining room, the Bertoia chairs and Platner table bring the quiet visual escape with the playfulness of the natural light, exposing the beauty of their combined structure, reflected in the ever-changing shadows that move throughout the day.”

See more at Knoll Inspiration.