stacking stools, set of four
This design was first introduced in 1948 and remains an icon of modernist design due to its versatility and playful, minimalist form. Knoll originally developed these stools when she was a student at Cranbrook Academy of Art and they were partly inspired by Alvar Aalto's 1933 stacking stools. Charles Eames, in a letter to Knoll in 1957, remarked, 'Each time I go east I see something you have done...I feel grateful to you for doing such work in a world where mediocrity is the norm.'
made by Knoll Associates, USA, 1948
material lacquered birch, enameled steel
size 17 w × 16 d × 18 h in
condition Seats have been refinished at some point. Wood grain is opening up along seams on surface of seats. Each example shows small dents or scratches to seats. Fine condition.