Model 17, Maple Desk-vintage item
DESIGN BY: florence knoll
Date of design: ca.1952 Dates of manufacture: 1956 to 1974. Florence Knoll devised a simple method of addressing the individual requirements by altering the selection of three basic components of the desk: a frame of square-section metal tubing, in chrome or “black oxide”; a top of either walnut veneer or “walnut plastic laminate”; and pedestals. The desks, which first appeared in Knoll price lists in 1956, became a staple of Planning Unit interiors, and a widely specified Knoll product.