Knoll, the company founded in 1938 by legendary designer couple Florence and Hans Knoll, is renowned for its elegant modernist furniture, including Eero Saarinen chairs and seats by the likes of Frank Gehry and Mies Van Der Rohe (Florence’s former mentor), as well as collaborations with contemporary design stars like Proenza Schouler. But so far, most of their the company’s products have been housebound, not meant to be worn or carried around.
Now, with its new Totes & Travel Collection, Knoll has ventured into bag design, letting you bring a piece of Knoll with you wherever you go. Conceived by Knoll designer Karen Stone, the collection includes five versatile designs, all made from FilzFelt, a material made from imported German-milled 100% merino wool felt and dyed in rich, super-saturated color. It’s the same fabric used in much of Knoll’s furniture upholstery. The bags’ sleek straps and accents are crafted in Italy from Spinneybeck leather, dyed in black, cream, and brown. It’s a distinctive luggage collection that draws on 75 years of Knoll design tradition.
Knoll’s Totes & Travel Collection is available here from $290 to $595.