Morrison

The Definitive System for the Entire Facility.

For organizations seeking an office system for the entire facility, Morrison delivers a comprehensive planning solution with carefully considered details, proven performance and enduring value. Morrison supports the functions and styles of high-performance offices, with extensive technology management capabilities, exceptional engineering and durable materials. Consistent logic between generations of the product ensures that Morrison enhancements integrate with existing components.

 

Morrison offers two distinct planning modes, panel-based and freestanding, to create integrated, high-performance environments for the open plan. A simple vocabulary of universal components — including panels, worksurfaces and storage — easily combines to plan an array of functional spaces, from private offices and personal workstations to meeting areas and reception desks.

Key Benefits

PROVEN DESIGN. Nearly three decades after its introduction, Morrison continues to be a complete solution for open plan environments with panel-based, freestanding and spine-based planning options.
 

RELIABLE PERFORMANCE. A strong and light-weight panel frame, a self-leveling connector, and durable, intuitive supports combine to consistently deliver predictable, high-quality installations and reconfigurations. Uncompromising design continuity between generations of Morrison protects your financial investment, ensuring that new product enhancements to integrate with existing furniture.
 

THOUGHTFUL DETAILING. Morrison is carefully detailed to deliver a modern aesthetic that is proven to last. The unified design of components and details removes visual cluttered and defers to interior architecture.

Product Finishes

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  • color Folkstone Grey - Smooth
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  • color Medium Grey - Smooth
  • color Dark Grey - Smooth
  • color Brown - Smooth
  • color Jet Black - Smooth
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  • color Micro Sand
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  • color Pumice
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  • color Folkstone Grey
  • color Medium Grey
  • color Jet Black
  • color Natural Maple
  • color Natural Cherry
  • color Medium Cherry
  • color Walnut
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  • color Blond Maple (V1)
  • color Natural (V1)
  • color Light Cherry (V1)
  • color Medium Oak (V1)
  • color Medium Teak (V1)
  • color Cherry (V1)
  • color Dark Mahogany (V1)
  • color Medium Walnut (V1)
  • color Wenge (V1)
  • color Black Oak (V1)
  • color Espresso (V1)
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  • color Natural Hemlock (V2)
  • color Chalk Oak (V2)
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    Environmental Certification
    • BIFMA level™ 3 certified
    • Available with an FSC® certified claim
    • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified ®
    • Can contribute to achieving LEED® certification for Existing Buildings,
      Commercial Interiors and New Construction
    Sustainable Design
    • 20-30% recycled content steel
    • 100% recycled content particleboard
    • Available with 100% recycled content fabric
    • Steel components recyclable
    • water-baesd adhesives, powder coating on metal, and UV-cured wood coatings are virtually VOC-free
      Awards
      • Morrison Network - IBD Award, Bronze, 1990
      • Morrison Network - IFMA and Facilities Design & Management Gold Award, 1990
      • Morrison Network, Curvilinear Worksurfaces - IBD Award, Bronze, 1991
      • Reuter Overhead Storage - ASID Award, Gold, 1992
      • Reuter Overhead Storage - IBD Award, Gold, 1992
      • Reuter Overhead Storage - IFMA and Facilities Design & Management, Best of NEOCON, Silver, 1992
      • Reuter Overhead Storage - IIDEX Award, Bronze, 1992

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In the early 1980s, Knoll began planning for a new systems product that would be effective across the entire office, and could contain and manage the growing technology load of the modern workplace.

The answer was the Morrison System, designed in 1985 by Andrew Morrison, with engineering assistance from Robert Reuter and market research by Charles Rozier. Morrison believed that simplicity was the key to solving complicated problems. The first iterations of his system were highly conceptual, brutally simple, and ultimately impractical. Morrison learned from these designs; however, and, with the input of Reuter and Rozier, went back to the drawing board.

Informed by his in-depth design investigation, Morrison ultimately balanced high-concept and high-function to deliver a system that embraced the idea of universal componentry as a way to provide a singular, cross-company solution during a time of rapid change in the corporate landscape. Morrison recognized that a system of components is only as good as the connections between elements. His solution was an innovative system of hardware that ensures superior structural integrity, consistent alignment and long-term durability.

The original Knoll system, Morrison pioneered elements of design innovation that are now the standard of our industry. Recessed hardware and full-overlay fronts create a comfortable and inviting appearance, while a consistent module and planning intelligence serve the entire facility from a simple vocabulary of universal components.

Nearly 30 years later, the Morrison System, updated and enhanced, continues to serve as a flexible, comprehensive tool for creating highly effective work environments.

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