|Florence Knoll Bassett (born 1917) is an American architect und furniture designer, wo studied under Mies van der Rohe and Eliel Saarinen.
In 1941 Knoll received a Bachelor's degree in architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology (formerly known as Armour Institute). Afterwords she briefly worked with the leaders of the Bauhaus-movement, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Wallace K. Harrison.
She married the furniture designer Hans Knoll in 1946 and together they started their own company, Knoll Associates. A factory was established in Pennsylvania and furniture dealers were carefully added for the company throughout the years.
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