Born in 1917, Florence Knoll Bassett is an American architect and furniture designer whose impressive resume includes work with leaders of the Bauhaus movement as well as numerous exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art during the 1950s. She became quite well known for her reinvention of the modern office space, with many interior designers, architects, and others becoming inspired by her work over the decades. This digital collection from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art brings together over 1,280 items, including letters, drawings, sketches, designs, photographs, and more. Visitors will find that the material has been divided into seven series ranging from Biographical Material to Awards. Additionally, the search engine provides an effortless way to search through all of the materials . Overall, it's an amazing look at the career of this modernist pioneer.


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