Florence

SKU: VI-FU-SEA-MA-6-OS-AZ-LI
$16,595.00
Colour
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By Markian

Florence is an inviting and distinct sofa. The soft curves and symmetrical details of Florence's distinct shape pay homage to the Vieria motif in both macro and micro details. The railing, base and legs are in elegant wood with opulent, soft upholstery options for the base and bolster. An elegant Marblo by Markian railing adorns the top of the back timber rail.

Florence is the perfect inviting addition to a waiting room or hotel lobby. Florence's generous size and four seats make it the perfect addition to a waiting room or hotel lobby and allow it to double as a sleep option for guests.

Customise Florence to suit your space with your choice of Markian’s nine colourways, designed to delight your senses and enliven your space.

Materials & Care

Marblo by Markian Solid Surface.
Environmentally friendly MDF.
FSC Certified Timber Veneer.
FSC Certified Hardwoods
Fire-rated commercial grade upholstery foam.
Warwick commercial grade fabrics and leathers.

For best care and maintenance results please follow manufacturers instructions.

Care & Maintenance Guide

Lead Time

8-10 weeks depending on volume of order.

Namesake

“Good design is good business.” - Florence Knoll.

Florence Knoll’s life story is one of intrigue and empowerment. She grew up in Saginaw, Michigan, before being orphaned at 12 years old when both parents died early; it was by fate and chance that a foster guardian enrolled her at Kingswood School—a boarding school for girls that was part of the Cranbrook Educational Community - the legendary art, education, and museum campus whose chief architect, the world-renowned Finnish designer Eliel Saarinen, was also a teacher and president.

Noting her talents and interest in the campus buildings, Saarinen and his wife, Loja, a textile designer, took Knoll under their wing. She also grew close to their son, Eero, who was seven years her senior, and frequently spent summers in Finland with the family. Knoll was 14 years old when she designed her first concept for a house, demonstrating an early aptitude in architecture. She studied architecture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago (IIT), and spent a few years at London’s Architectural Association

She teamed up with furniture designer Hans Knoll, eventually encouraging him to expand into interior design. The couple founded Knoll Associates, and “With Florence’s design skills and Hans’ business acumen and salesmanship, the pair, who married in 1946, grew the nascent company into an international arbiter of style and design,” according to the Knoll website.

Florence Knoll revolutionised the world of post-war office interiors. 

In 1964, a profile in the New York Times declared: “That revolution in the of­fice took place 20 years ago, and Florence Schust (Schu) Knoll, the woman who led it, is today the single most power­ful figure in the field of mod­ern design.” Knoll “promoted the Modernist merger of architecture, art and utility in her furnishings and interiors,” remembers the Times, adding “especially — although not exclusively — for offices.”

Florence Knoll humbly referred to her furniture designs as “meat and potatoes” — filler between the standout pieces of Bertoia, Mies, and Saarinen. Sixty-five years later, her furniture is anything but filler. Her attention to detail, eye for proportion, and command of the modern aesthetic resulted in some of the most celebrated furniture of the modern era.

Elegant, luxurious and captivating: exactly what you can expect from Markian.

Customise Design & Request a Quote

Markian - Furniture is bespoke and handmade in our purpose-built Brisbane workshop and joinery. We are able to design and custom make just about anything you can imagine, including coffee and dining tables, sideboards, display cabinets, bar stools, sofas, outdoor furniture, and storage solutions.

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Australia Made & Designed

We are proud to be Australian made and manufactured. At Markian we work to shape and uphold the sustainable product standard. We pair our innovation and industry knowledge with the latest in research, development and technological advancements. As signatories of the UN Global Compact and with pending Environmental Certification, Markian strives to uphold sustainable and ethical practices in every part of their business.