Florence Knoll Bassett (born May 24, 1917) is an American architect and furniture designer who studied under Mies van der Rohe and Eliel Saarinen. She was born in Saginaw, Michigan as Florence Schust. She graduated from the Kingswood School before studying at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Knoll also received a bachelor's degree in architecture. She briefly worked with leaders of the Bauhaus movement, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer.