Florence Knoll Bassett, designer who transformed corporate offices, dies at 101

Sunday, 27 January, 2019

Florence Knoll Bassett, an enormously influential architect and designer who changed the look and feel of corporate offices with a “total design” concept through open floor plans, spare, straight-edged desks and furnishings and a devotion to aesthetic simplicity, died Jan. 25 at her home in Coral Gables, Florida. She was 101.

Her death was confirmed by David Bright, a spokesman for Knoll International, the design and furniture company she once led.

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