1938年在纽约成立，诺斯在全球范围内被认可为住宅和办公室家具设计的领导者，归功于鼓舞人心，不断发展和永恒的产品。该公司的创始人Hans Knoll属于来自斯图加特的第三代家具制造商，他们搬到了美国，目的是转移海外欧洲设计的想法和形式。Knoll始终与鲍豪斯哲学的原则保持信心，根据哪种现代家具应该完成建筑空间，永不与它竞争。随着他的妻子佛罗伦萨的珍贵贡献，一个积极的参与者在时间的文化运动中，Hans Knoll源于开始生产家具的根本目标，具有现代，独家设计，用最优选的选定材料制作。由于其独特的人格和设计，办公室或家庭的家具，并能够解释甚至预测生活方式的演变。从美国总部，Knoll推出了一个国际扩张项目，远远领先于竞争。1951年，该公司在法国和德国成立了附属公司，希望参加欧洲后战争后的重建项目。对于佛罗伦萨，在巴黎的大教堂的Dépendance中设计第一欧洲陈列室的选择提供了一个具体的机会，呈现出现代运动的设计和精神。1956年，欧洲扩张继续在意大利的第一个Knoll展厅开幕，在米兰市。专注于优雅的前卫设计，在20世纪50年代，通过与当天最杰出的人才相比，在20世纪50年代，像Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe，Marcel Breuer，Eero Saarinen，Harry Bertoia和Florence Knoll Herself，他们 culture with their “landmark” products that transformed the ideals of the Bauhaus school into reality, based on the concept of consolidation of “art, industry and crafts.” Since then, world-renowned architects and designers have continued to gravitate around to Knoll, inspired by the firm’s ongoing excellence, based on the design of Hans and Florence. The permanent collection of Knoll includes furnishings designed by Franco Albini, Don Albinson, Gae Aulenti, Enrico Baleri, Harry Bertoia, Achille Castiglioni, Frank Gehry, Alexander Girard, Haussmann, Piero Lissoni, Lovegrove, Mercer, Charles Pfister, Warren Platner, Charles Pollock, Jens Risom, Richard Sapper, Richard Schultz, Massimo & Lella Vignelli, Sottsass Associati, all the way to more recent contributions of David Adjaye and Barber & Osgerby. Always in the design avant-garde, over the years Knoll has been able to keep the special personality of its unique, timeless furnishings intact. Alongside the historic products, including over forty classics held in the permanent collections of the world’s most important museums, new designs have continuously been added, capable of combining innovation and technology, reflecting the brand’s ability to envision personalized solutions and to diversify offerings to suit different markets, both for living spaces and workspaces. The KnollStudio collection, for the residential sector, includes seating, tables and desks with a domestic look that also works perfectly in executive offices, modern classics that epitomize elegance and fine craftsmanship, through the distinctive, emblematic details of the Knoll style. At the same time, the Knoll Office product line includes systems and seating for the office, desks in wood and metal, as well as cabinets and accessories for the workplace. Relying on unique experience in the creation of modern work environments, having monitored the evolution of the office over time, from managerial spaces to executive suites conceived to operate with a fully interconnected workforce, all the way to the more dynamic activities of contemporary businesses, Knoll Office still keeps faith with its original philosophy, firmly based on the needs of users, combining spatial research and innovative thinking. In 2004 Knoll Inc. was listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), and today the firm has eleven monobrand showrooms in the United States, in cities like New York, Chicago, Washington DC, San Francisco and Boston, and with three proprietary showrooms in Europe: Milan, London and Paris. The company pursues its objective of offering design, innovation, functional excellence and quality all over the world, extending its reach into all markets through an intensive network of selected dealers. While Knoll’s main offices are in the United States, with headquarters in New York and plants in Grand Rapids, Michigan, East Greenville, Pennsylvania and Toronto, Canada. It also has two production facilities in Italy: one in Foligno in Umbria and the other in Graffignana, South East of Milan. The production units apply the most advanced technologies, operated by staff specialized in specific processes, with a particular accent on safety and ecology. All the initiatives implemented and certifications obtained by Knoll confirm the brand’s commitment to excellence and sustainability. The European division of Knoll has grown, reporting excellent results in recent years in both the residential and the office sectors. The approach involves investment in the brand and a greater focus on the company’s lifestyle proposition, applying the modern classics in the catalogue, such as the creations of Mies van der Rohe, Saarinen and Bertoia, to increase market visibility, while at the same time adding a contemporary approach with products designed by today’s outstanding talents, including Rem Koolhaas, David Adjaye and Barber & Osgerby. Knoll has received many prizes and honors for its activities, including the National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement from the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in 2011. In 2013 Knoll celebrated 75 years of design, based on a modernist avant-garde vision that extends to contemporary design for the home and office. Always timely. Always authentic. In 2015 Knoll pays tribute to the centennial of the birth of HARRY BERTOIA by exploring the work of the eclectic designer in all his various art forms with the exhibition “Celebrate Harry Bertoia”.