Florence Knoll Bassett talks to Paul Makovsky.

  U Florence Knoll at the Knoll office photographed by Margaret Bourke-White, 1946. Lee Ewing, courtesy Florence Knoll Bassett papers 1932-1999, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Throughout the week of The Knoll Classics Sale, we'll be sharing some of our favorite selections from the Florence Knoll Bassett Papers at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, which were compiled in 1999 and donated in 2000. In 2001, Knoll Bassett gave a rare interview to Metropolis Magazine's editorial director Paul Makovsky, speaking openly about her life and her archival papers. We've linked to it below.

Read "Florence Knoll Bassett: The Conversation."