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Pfister Sofa and Ottoman

Item #1053P

Charles Pfister 1971

Celebrated interior designer Charles Pfister, whose personal design philosophy was “restrained elegance”, designed his perfectly proportioned lounge collection in 1971. The timeless appeal and superb craftsmanship reflect his interest in, “useful, sculptural, wonderfully constructed objects.”


Starts at: $4193


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Construction and Details
  • Sofa, Settee and Ottoman are available in standard and petite versions
  • Available as a sectional/modular sofa system
  • Available in a wide range of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck® leathers
  • Seat and back cushions are fully upholstered. Double needled topstitching on leather upholstery and on thin solid textiles. Single needled topstitching on heavily ribbed fabrics and multicolor prints. No sag spring deck covered in black cotton textile
  • Cushions are foam core with polyester fiber wrap for a tight and tailored aesthetic
  • Frame is constructed in sections with a combination plywood/hardwood seat and back
  • Optional casters available on the Petite Lounge Chair
  • Optional 360 degree swivel tablet available on the Petite Lounge Chair
  • Both sizes come standard with adjustable nylon glides
  • Pfister Sofa and Ottoman is certified Clean Air GOLD



After earning a B.A. in Architecture from the University of California, Charles Pfister worked on the staff of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s interior design department for 15 years. It was during this period that he created the Pfister Lounge Collection for Knoll, with production beginning in 1971.

In 1981, he established his own firm with offices in San Francisco and London. Throughout his career, Pfister earned recognition for his work in interior design, graphics, product design, and architecture, completing multiple global projects, including the Royal Dutch Shell headquarters in The Hague, Deutsche Bank public spaces in Frankfurt, Citicorp headquarters in London, and the United Overseas Bank in Singapore.