Florence Knoll model 578 dining or conference table. The table features a boat shaped top in walnut with an enameled square tubular steel base. The beautiful book matched walnut table top features a contrasting beveled edge. Marked with label, made in 1958 by Nordiska Kompaniet Sweden Knoll International USA. Nordiska Kompaniet is also renowned as the manufacturer of Axel Einar Hjorth furniture. A perfect table for dining or meeting.
Trained as an architect, Florence Knoll’s own pieces for Knoll are simple, architectural designs that stand the test of time. Her lounge seating, sofas, tables, and storage adapt flawlessly to any environment, with their clean, linear design and incredibly durable, high-quality construction. These pieces are built to last a lifetime – or several lifetimes. Not flashy pieces at all, Knoll said that her own work “filled in the gaps” for star pieces by Bertoia and Saarinen, but today we know that they stand in a class all by themselves.