Black Art Metal Inc Original Walnut Credenza for Knoll
A rather special find. This is an original Knoll designed credenza produced by Art Metal Incorporated of Jamestown finished in black and walnut wood. Knoll sold her company to Art Metal and they faithfully continued to produce some of her original designs whilst also expanding upon them. This beautiful credenza is the perfect example of this, a fantastic use of the original design adapted to create a new variant of Knoll’s prestigious work.
Knoll designed and produced many products of their own accord and through famous collaborations which led to it finding quick success. Due to its size, Knoll chose to sell the company to Art Metal to benefit from their extensive production capabilities and thus allowing her to continue focusing on designing.
This beautiful piece is a truly excellent example of the transition period, an original design which saw enough interest to encourage variations to be produced. The credenza is in good vintage condition with some natural wear expected with age.
The drawers work perfectly though one could do with some slight lubrication.
The sticker on the inside confirms its origin as being from Art Metal Inc.
The credenza measures: 183cm Wide x 46cm Deep x 70cm High.
Knoll products are undoubtedly coveted. The extensive collection of products, also designed with some of the most prominent designers of the era, are well renowned for their excellent quality and exceptional design prowess. Knoll herself was rather interested in designing desks and sideboards and so many of these have proven to be good investment pieces. With this being an excellent example of an Art Metal produced credenza in good condition, it should be a reasonable investment piece.