1 Modern Designer Knoll Hankerchief Armless Chair

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Manufacturer Knoll International
Designer Massimo and Lella Vignelli

Massimo was born in Milan, Italy in 1931. At the beginning of the 1950s, he designed glass lamps in Italy but moved to the USA in 1960. After graduating from Illinois Institute of Technology he returned to Italy and established his own design company in Milan, specializing in architecture, furniture, and graphic design. Massimo Vignelli and wife Lella served as graphic and advertising design consultants to Knoll during the 1970s. They championed a graphic design for Knoll, which made them famous worldwide, and which continues to inform the company`s work. Mr. .Vignelli once described the Knoll assignment as “the most exciting, rewarding” of his professional career. The Vignelli work provided the foundation for all basic communication needs, including stationery, business cards, stickers, tags, boxes, brochures and four-color ads for trade magazines and publications like The New Yorker, Vogue and Fortune. The Vignellis have also collaborated on myriad projects incorporating their industrial, furniture and graphic design talents. Their New York firm, Vignelli Associates, applies a Modernist aesthetic to each assignment, polishing each artifact to a glossy finish that reflects clarity, beauty and functionality. In 2003, the couple received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

The Handkerchief chair awards:
IBD Product Design Award, 1986
Interior Design, Designer`s Choice Award, 1986

Description One black stackable armless Hankerchief chair. The shell is compression-molded; highly durable, fiberglass reinforced polyester, with a urethane paint finish. The frame is constructed of7/16″ steel wire base finished in brightly polished chrome. Knoll Studio stamp.
This listing is for one chair.
Dimensions 23″ W x 22 1/2″ D x 29″ H with seat height of 18″
Condition good condition