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Knoll Designer Bios

Andrew Morrison

b. USA, 1939

A graduate and later instructor at Pratt Institute, Andrew Morrison was a major contributor to the Knoll product portfolio from the mid-sixties through the mid-eighties.

In the early 1970s, he collaborated with fellow Pratt Alumnus Bruce Hannah to introduce an innovative and award-winning aluminum-frame lounge collection. Morrison believed that furniture should be designed with manufacturing as the major consideration. Accordingly his designs for Knoll were focused on ease of production, shipping, and assembly.

In 1986, Morrison made his greatest contribution to Knoll with the Morrison System, a groundbreaking open plan product, which is still produced by Knoll. Designed to satisfy the evolving workplace of the 1980s, the Morrison system was built to expand and adapt as the patterns and technology of the modern office changed.