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Knoll Designer Bios

Charles Rozier

b. USA, 1951

Charles Rozier earned a bachelor’s and master's degree from Brown University as well as a master's degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Holding graduate degrees in both engineering and art, Rozier opened his own studio, which has since been recognized with numerous awards for industrial design including the Braun Prize and the ID Best of Category award for consumer products.

Rozier came to Knoll in the early 1980s to help direct the development of the groundbreaking Morrison System. He conducted extensive market research, helping Andrew Morrison expand his concept to become one of the most thorough office systems ever introduced. Rozier went on to serve as Vice President of Product Development at Knoll, a position that led him to co-design the Currents and AutoStrada Systems, introduced in 1998 and 2004 respectively.

Rozier has served on the adjunct industrial design faculty at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and he has lectured at the Rhode Island School of Design and Cranbrook Academy of Art.