Thu Jun 20 6:30 PM

Florence Knoll Bassett: A Talk by Paul Makovsky

DOCOMOMO US New York/Tri-State

Gensler


 

 

Florence Knoll Bassett

A Talk by Paul Makovsky

 

Modern Conversations Series

Join us for our next Modern Conversation when Paul Makovsky will discuss the fascinating life and career of architect Florence Knoll Bassett, who passed away in January at the age of 101, one of the most influential women in American design in the twentieth century. For more than two decades, she was the design force behind Knoll Inc. where she established and led the Knoll Planning Unit, its interior design division, and created elegant office spaces for clients such as CBS, Look magazine, H.J. Heinz, Connecticut General, and the U.S. State Department. She commissioned and produced now iconic designs from leading designers of the era including Eero Saarinen and Harry Bertoia, and designed many of the firm’s products herself. In 1984, Paul Goldberger, then the architecture critic of The Times, wrote that Ms. Knoll “probably did more than any other single figure to create the modern, sleek, postwar American office, introducing contemporary furniture and a sense of open planning into the work environment.”

Paul Makovsky is Editor in Chief of Contract magazine. He was a co-curator of the 2011 exhibition “Knoll Textiles: 1945–2010” at the Bard Graduate Center and contributed to the accompanying catalogue. Makovsky, a close friend of Florence Knoll is writing a book about her life and work.

 

Thursday, June 20th, 6:30 pm

Gensler

1700 Broadway, Suite 400
New York, NY 10019

between West 53rd & 54th Streets

 

Reception to follow talk

Tickets: $15 DOCOMOMO Members; $25 General Admission.

Capacity limited.  Advance Registration Required

 

DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State wishes to thank Gensler for hosting this event

DATE AND TIME
6/20/2019 6:30 PM to 6/20/2019 8:30 PM
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Location
Gensler
1700 Broadway, Suite 400
New York, New York 10019
Contact
John Arbuckle
[email protected]
(212) 531-2106

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Thu Jun 20 6:30 PM

Florence Knoll Bassett: A Talk by Paul Makovsky

DOCOMOMO US New York/Tri-State

Gensler