Together with her former husband, Hans Knoll, she founded a furniture factory and designed various furniture designs in the 1950s that have become design classics because of their timeless rational style. Knoll's artistic work has been heavily influenced by the Bauhaus style. She knew how not to look at her furniture in an isolated way but instead as a part of an interaction between architecture, decoration and lighting. Florence Knoll always believed that good design also had a thriving business result. And she was right because even today her impressive work adorns not only the famous MoMA in New York but has, inter alia, been used by Saarinen to beautify the imposing CBS building.