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Series 3 | A Finding Aid to the Florence Knoll Bassett papers, 1932-2000 | Digitized Collection

Florence Knoll Bassett papers, 1932-2000

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Series 3: Drawings, Sketches, and Designs, 1932-1984, 1999
(Boxes 1-2; 2 portfolios)

The first item in this series is a portfolio of original, and copies of, drawings, sketches, plans, and miscellany, such as two greeting cards designed by Hans and Florence Knoll, in addition to copies of printed matter and photographs of projects undertaken by Knoll Associates. The majority of the designs were executed by Knoll Bassett for her own use or as more formal presentations for clients, but there are also copies of sketches by others including Hans Knoll and Andy Warhol. The material includes the original drawing for Knoll Bassett's first house design at Kingswood School, executed in 1932. Material relating to Knoll projects illustrate Knoll Bassett's practice of using three-dimensional models with fabric swatches applied to furniture layout plans for client presentations, a technique which later became a standard in the profession. The portfolio is annotated by Knoll Bassett.
A spiral-bound portfolio containing sketches by Knoll Bassett of a cruise of the Greek Islands in 1967 can also be found here.

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  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.