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March 04, 2012

Cartree: the Knoll Mascot.

AAA_knolflor_576404Photo of Cartree the Knoll Mascot (undated). Courtesy Florence Knoll Bassett Papers 1932-2000, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

In honor of the Knoll Classics Sale at DWR, we're sharing some of our favorite Knoll Blog posts from the archives.

Originally posted March 2, 2012: Some of our favorite discoveries in Florence Knoll Bassett's papers were photos and drawings of an Old English Sheepdog. Cartree, as he was called, was the family dog and the Knoll mascot. According to Knoll Bassett he "enchanted everyone, especially Herbert Matter, who used him in our catalogues, brochures and advertisements. He also appeared in Vogue and The New Yorker, as he happily obliged when photos were taken and he was the center of attention." We must say, he looks delightful alongside the Splay-Leg Coffee Table and Risom Lounge Chair (which is 15% off during The Knoll Classics Sale, going on through March 4 at DWR).

AAA_knolflor_576402Drawing of Cartree by Florence Knoll (1946). Courtesy Florence Knoll Bassett Papers 1932-2000, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Cartree was the star of the textile section of the Knoll catalog (undated). Courtesy Florence Knoll Bassett Papers 1932-2000, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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