In 1938, as a German immigrant in America, Hans G. Knoll founded the Hans G. Knoll Furniture Company in New York.

During World War ll, Knoll met Florence Schust, and was immediately impressed by her talent for design and understanding space. After marrying in 1946, the couple founded Knoll.

Founders Hans and Florence Knoll created pieces through using innovative technology to create design pieces.

Florence Knoll focused on pioneering the modern workspace, it's her you owe it to if you are sitting in a comfortable, well-designed, multi-functioning, office.

Through Barnebys valuation service, a much-loved and used Knoll side table was submitted, and here is what the experts had to say.

Example of a Knoll Tulip table, the same style as the one sent to Barnebys valuation service Image via Haus London Example of a Knoll Tulip table, the same style as the one sent to Barnebys valuation service
Image via Haus London

''This side table was designed by Eero Saarinen (1910-1961), a Finnish architect and designer and was produced by the Knoll Associates. It was one of his most well-known furniture designs and was known as the 'Tulip' table in correspondence to its form.'' commented Philip Smith, a leading auction house specialist in 20th Century Design.

''It is typical of 1960s designs and should be worth between £200-500 at auction.''

Chorley's director, Thomas Jenner-Fust also commented that the piece could feature £200-300 in the sale room.

If you have a Knoll knocking about, submit it through Barnebys valuation service here.

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