Florence Schust (1917- ) studied under some of the greatest 20th century architects, including Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. In 1941, Florence moved to New York where she met Hans Knoll who was establishing his furniture company. The pair grew the nascent company into an international arbiter of style and design. In creating the revolutionary Knoll Planning Unit, Florence defined the standard for the modern corporate interiors of post-war America. Florence frequently contributed furniture designs to the Knoll catalog. She humbly referred to her designs as the filler among the standout pieces of Bertoia, Mies, and Saarinen. However, many of her designs have become as celebrated as those of her colleagues.