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Florence Knoll passes...

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  1. tritone

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    https://www.dezeen.com/2019/01/28/florence-knoll-bassett-office-design-pioneer-dies-obituary/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily Dezeen&utm_content=Daily Dezeen+CID_6db154145a9b2af34aa3db5e252c96e7&utm_source=Dezeen Mail&utm_term=Office design pioneer Florence Knoll Bassett dies aged 101#disqus_thread

    20th century design icon, creator of the open office concept (1946), and more.
    Mad Men everywhere are in mourning! :D
     
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    read about that.
    i have many knoll pieces and did not even know she was still alive.
     
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    she is my grandmother. Very smart. Lived to be over 100.
     
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    Sorry for your loss.
     
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    I didn’t really know her. She had dementia. Lived in Miami and was not really “there” for a long while.
     
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    Though Op post is 2 years ago still an interesting tidbit of info (wikipedia) . Coincidently she doesn't seem to have been related to the Bassett furniture family though it seems she pioneered the office space furniture layout.
     
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    Ironically, she was married to Harry hood-Bassett. Unsure if there is a relation. She married Harry after my grandfather Hans knoll passed away in the 50s
     
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    The facilities I used to work at had her furniture.
    Probably still there.
     

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