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Reconciling the flexible-but-wired paradox of the modern office, Currents manages ever-growing technology and power demands while simultaneously allowing for easy workspace reconfiguration. With data and power consolidated in a central spine, wall-mounted and freestanding furniture components can be easily and endlessly rearranged according to your team’s changing workspace design needs.


Whether planned independently, integrated with other Knoll products, or incorporated into existing installations, Currents presents new approaches to planning flexible workspaces and new solutions for advancing the performance of existing open plan systems.

Key Benefits

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT. Easy-to-access power and data cable management system with unmatched capacity and secure information networks.

SPINE-BASED PLANNING FLEXIBILITY. Workstations are easily planned and reconfigured along the Service Wall and Fence independent of power and data.

UNIVERSAL INTEGRATION. Service Wall and Fence integrate with any office system to add advanced technology management capabilities and greater workspace design flexibility.

Product Finishes

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      Environmental Certification
    • BIFMA level™ 3 certified
    • Available with an FSC® certified claim
    • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®
    • Can contribute to LEED® certification for Existing Buildings, Commercial Interiors and New Construction
    • George Nelson Design Award, Interiors Magazine, 1999
    • I.D. Annual Design Review, Design Distinction, 1998
    • IIDA, Acclaim Award, 1998
      Sustainable Design
    • 20-30% recycled content steel
    • 70-100% recycled content aluminum
    • 100% recycled content particleboard
    • Steel and aluminum components recyclable
    • Powder coating, water-based adhesives, and UV-cured wood coatings are virtually VOC-free


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At the time of its introduction in 1998, Currents represented a revolutionary and unprecedented approach to office system design. Robert Reuter explained its origins in an interview with Knoll historian Brian Lutz:

“The idea for Currents came out of an understanding that work patterns were changing and evolving, that most of the office systems out there were created before computers and that there were new levels of adjustment, flexibility and enclosure required in the office that could no longer be simply ‘Band-Aided’ onto an existing product. It was truly time for a new product with a new approach…Currents was a game-changing product.”

The success of Currents was due in large part to the high quality market survey and in depth research, conducted by Douglas Reuter, which informed the design brief. Robert Retuer recalled: “Currents was the most well-supported, well-managed, well-researched and well-directed product initiative that Knoll had ever done.”

Rozier and Reuter returned to Knoll in 2001 to revisit and update Currents. Adding Fence as well as additional freestanding elements, the pair enhanced and expanded the system, making it more flexible and cost-effective. The logic of Currents has made its way into other Knoll systems; the Service Wall was incorporated into the AutoStrada product line, while an adapted version of Fence was introduced with Antenna Workspaces.

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