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Architecture & Associés Contract Sofa

Architecture & Associés 2012

The Lounge Collection unites casual comfort with refined elegance and adds a dash of high-fashion. The stunning design explores the contrast between soft and hard, with an inviting, upholstered core enveloped by a rigid exterior surround. A signature leg elegantly delivers the lounge to the floor.


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  • color Chrome, Polished
  • color Copper


Additional Info

Construction and Details
  • Available is 2 seat and 3 seat versions
  • Available with extended arms
  • Available in a variety of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck® leathers with split upholstery option
  • Frames are formed plywood wrapped with highly resilient urethane foam
  • Cushions are multi-density urethane foam
  • Plywood frame sits atop a welded steel base which is finished in polished chrome or polished copper
  • Available with polished chrome or polished copper legs
  • Feet are height adjustable
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®

“Usually as architects everything is about the right line. For Knoll we wanted a really particular line, really straight, really well designed. The challenge was to find a dialogue between this sharp, really well designed line and the softness of the interior.

“Everything was about the right proportions, the right balance. The high back is interesting in a room if you need shelter, if you need to be alone with your computer or your book. We wanted to create a space within a space—a nest. This was the basis of our process. For us the sofa can live almost anywhere. It’s quite easy to live with.”

-Pierre Beucler and Jean-Christophe Poggioli

Interior designers Pierre Beucler and Jean Christophe Poggioli established the international relevance of their Paris-based firm with a project for the Louvre’s Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities Rooms. Among other work for Museums, they have worked for Christian Dior, Cacharel, and Comme des Garçon among other fashion houses.

Their Lounge Collection debuted at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan in 2012.