Pfister Sofa and Ottoman

Charles Pfister 1971

Celebrated interior designer Charles Pfister, whose personal design philosophy was “restrained elegance,” designed this perfectly proportioned lounge collection in 1971. The modular design offers long-term flexibility, while the timeless appeal and superb craftsmanship of the design reflect Pfister’s firmly held, and forward-thinking belief that: “There is a movement away from throw-away society, away from disposable possessions. Instead there is a mounting interest in useful, sculptural, wonderfully constructed objects … such objects are a triumph in any setting.” The lounge collection is available in standard and petite sizes, as well as sectional configurations.

Additional Info

Construction and Details
  • View Approved KnollTextiles
  • Available in a wide range of Spinneybeck® leathers
  • Sofa, Settee and Ottoman are available in standard and petite versions
  • Available as a sectional/modular sofa system
  • 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
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® for low-emitting products

 

Dimensions

Configure Pfister Sofa and Ottoman

The configurator below is for reference purposes only. All options, finishes and sizes may not be represented. For the complete scope, please refer to the KnollStudio price list. (sofa shown below)


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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.