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Knoll Designer Bios

Pascal Mourgue

b. France, 1943

Pascal Mourgue, who considers himself more an artist than designer, studied wood sculpture at L’Ecole Boulle and pursued design and interior architecture at L’Ecole Nationale des Artes Decoratifs in his native France. Lauded for his modern yet timeless style, Mourgue’s product designs for both home and office illustrate his belief that utility and fine art need not be exclusive.

In 1985, Mourgue collaborated with Knoll to develop the Pascal Conference Table System. Designed to be easily and attractively combined and reconfigured to suit an office’s changing needs, the Pascal Table System was positioned as “a large table that could be reconfigured when board meetings became committee meetings.” Contrary to company convention, Knoll opted to use Mourgue’s first name when naming his collection.