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“Metropolis Magazine” Readers Learn Florence Knoll Lessons

Metropolis Magazine’s Vice President of Design Paul Makovsky reflects on the lessons to be learned from Cranbrook’s Florence Knoll (Architecture ’39) contributions to architecture and design.  According to the article, as a pioneer of interior and furniture design and a successful entrepreneur, she is one of the most influential architects and designers of postwar America, yet her mark on Modern design transcends any one of these fields. Her studies at Kingswood and Cranbrook Academy of Art during the 1930s impressed upon her a human-centered design approach.Her studies at Kingswood and Cranbrook Academy of Art during the 1930s impressed upon her a human-centered design approach.

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