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Reff Profiles™

Pragmatic Planning for the Whole Office

Inspired by the functionalist vision of the modern masters, Reff Profiles delivers a progressive and architectural design solution for private offices, administrative areas and open plan environments.


Building on the Reff tradition of high-quality wood casegoods, Reff Profiles offers broadened aesthetic options and increased design flexibility, with components ranging from grounded work walls to freestanding desks and tables to support different applications, aesthetics and budgets. From the corner office in floor-to-ceiling walnut, to the fast-paced team space in glass and aluminum, Reff Profiles delivers.

Key Benefits

FLEXIBILITY AND SCALABILITY. Reff Profiles components are scaled and detailed to transition from the private office to open plan workspaces. New enhancements are compatible with previously installed Reff components, ensuring the long-term viability of the furniture investment.

AESTHETIC QUALITY AND DIVERSITY. With combinations of wood, glass, aluminum and painted components, Reff Profiles offers a broad range of aesthetic options. Multiple leg styles and pull options enhance the clean lines and simple architectural forms of the case and surface components.

INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT. Power and data cables are managed discretely via grommets, powered grommets, a universal cable curtain, removable modesty panels and open back storage elements.

Classic Private Office

Continuing the tradition of past Reff products, Reff Profiles Classic refines the wood-rich, storage-based office with an aesthetic that is warm, comfortable, measured and modern. Exquisite veneer worksurfaces and overhead storage components are punctuated with metal and glass accents, offering all of the furniture and finishes needed to create a stately private office.

Transitional Private Office

Reff Profiles Transitional combines classic materials in innovative new arrangements, increasing space efficiency by layering horizontal worksurfaces on top of new three-quarter height floorstanding storage credenzas — a more compact, more efficient program for the private office.

Progressive Private Office

Reff Profiles Progressive offers smaller, architecturally lighter options and new finishes to deliver an exciting aesthetic and lower price point. Modular components — detailed in combinations of veneer, metal and glass — are scaled to reduce visual density, giving an open and refreshing alternative for the private office. Strong horizontal lines and legs that elevate storage off of the floor complete the progressive look.

Admin and Reception

Reff Profiles for administrative and reception stations offers standard and customizable components in a broad spectrum of wood veneers and other surface materials to provide a flexible, cost-effective alternative to custom millwork. Administrative and reception workstations incorporate transaction counters, infill panels, specialized storage units and modular electrical components.

Open Plan

The same Reff Profiles components used in the private office deliver virtually unlimited planning capabilities for panel-based, open plan work environments. Harmonizing the rich character of wood casegoods with the technology and data support necessary for today’s office, Reff Profiles distills traditional influences to create organized, collaborative environments that are at once classic and contemporary.


Reff Profiles Adjustable Desks and Peninsulas bring a classic and architectural design solution to the sit-to-stand desk category. At home in traditional and progressive private offices alike, the desks feature the quality and presence of all Reff Profiles designs, while offering the flexibility and ergonomic benefits of a height-adjustable worksurface. Reff Profiles Open Plan Environments can also easily include freestanding height adjustable desks.

A new wall-hung height-adjustable table complements a series of simple wall mounted shelves and overheads providing the essential elements for display, storage, and ergonomically focused work.

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  • color Maple (V1)
  • color Blond Maple (V1)
  • color Natural (V1)
  • color Light Cherry (V1)
  • color Medium Teak (V1)
  • color Cherry (V1)
  • color Dark Mahogany (V1)
  • color Medium Walnut (V1)
  • color Black Oak (V1)
  • color Espresso (V1)
  • color Light Walnut (V1)
  • color Dove Grey (V1)
  • color White Pine (V2)
  • color Birch with Birch Edge (V2)
  • color Maple (V2)
  • color Natural Oak (V2)
  • color Bronze Cherry (V2)
  • color Light Walnut (V2)
  • color Rustic Walnut (V2)
  • color Old English Walnut (V2)
  • color Peacock Green Walnut (V2)
  • color Ebony (V2)
  • color Grigio (V2)
  • color Figured Sycamore (V3)
  • color Pippy Oak (V3)
  • color Bright White
  • color Micro Sand
  • color Brushed Sand
  • color Micro Grey
  • color Soft Grey
  • color Pumice
  • color Brushed Grey
  • color Fog
  • color Folkstone Grey
  • color Medium Grey
  • color Jet Black
  • color Whitened Ash
  • color Light Ash
  • color Warm Ash
  • color Grey Ash
  • color Natural Maple
  • color Natural Cherry
  • color Medium Cherry
  • color Classic Oak
  • color Walnut
  • color Graphite Pear
  • color Zebra
  • color Bright White - Smooth
  • color Soft Grey - Smooth
  • color Folkstone Grey - Smooth
  • color Sandstone - Smooth
  • color Medium Grey - Smooth
  • color Dark Grey - Smooth
  • color Brown - Smooth
  • color Jet Black - Smooth
  • color Beige Mist Metallic - Smooth
  • color Medium Metallic Grey - Smooth
  • color Silver - Smooth
  • color Polished Chrome
  • color Stainless Steel
  • color Satin Nickel
  • color Brushed Pewter
  • color Bright White - Smooth
  • color Pumice - Smooth
  • color Soft Grey - Smooth
  • color Folkstone Grey - Smooth
  • color Sandstone - Smooth
  • color Medium Grey - Smooth
  • color Dark Grey - Smooth
  • color Brown - Smooth
  • color Jet Black - Smooth
  • color Beige Mist Metallic - Smooth
  • color Medium Metallic Grey - Smooth
  • color Silver - Smooth
  • color Grommet Pull
  • color Bar Pull
  • color Tab Pull
  • color C Pull
  • color Routed Intergral Pull
  • color Cylinder Pull
  • color D Pull
  • color Outline Pull
  • color S Pull

Additional Info

Environmental Certification
  • BIFMA certified
  • Available with an FSC® certified claim
  • Certified Clean Air GOLD
  • Can contribute to achieving LEED® certification for Existing Buildings,
    Commercial Interiors and New Construction
Sustainable Design
  • 20-24% recycled content steel
  • 15-20% recycled content aluminum
  • 100% recycled content particleboard
  • Available with 100% recycled content fabric
  • Steel and aluminum components recyclable
  • Water-based adhesives, water-based stains and UV-cured polyurethane top coats are virtually VOC-free

Enhancing the Beauty of Wood

More than ever, office design today relies on the warmth and natural beauty of wood to infuse a feeling of hospitality into the workplace. For nearly 80 years, Knoll has brought the refinement and performance of wood to work environments, helping to create inspiring places for people to do their best. Our focus on proportion and scale, the appropriate use of materials and finishes, and attention to detail is unsurpassed.

Our new finishing technology expands our wood manufacturing expertise, combining the timelessness of good design with the enduring qualities of careful workmanship.

Our core collection consists of over 30 natural and Techwood veneers. In addition, we now offer open and closed pore options, and up to three levels of gloss: high, medium, and low — giving specifiers a greater range of design options to realize their vision.

The story of Reff Profiles begins in 1964, when three brothers and a friend—Robert, Eric, Frank and Fred—started Reff Furniture with the motto, “Quality. Value. Service.” In 1978, interested in incorporating modular construction into contemporary design, the company moved exclusively to the design and development of office furnishings.

Five years later, System 6 was introduced, a revolutionary wood-panel office system that is still at the heart of Reff Profiles. Knoll acquired Reff and combined System 6 with another Reff product, System Z and rebranded it as simply Reff.

In 2010, 27 years after the System 6 debut, Knoll collaborated with Brian Graham to enhance and expand Reff. Reff Profiles retains the quality for which Reff has always been known, while adding new ideas, proportions and finishes.

Brian Graham: “We’ve really rechristened the classic look for the modern workplace. We’ve created a series of freestanding cabinetry and credenzas that are lifted off the ground, so they communicate lightness in scale and a fluidity that are very modern. The same exact storage componentry comes into the open office, which really fulfills the original Reff promise of total, seamless integration of the workplace.”


Brian Graham received a BFA in Interior Architectural Design from California State University, Long Beach, where he also served as an Adjunct Professor. He has long advocated the idea that good, thoughtful design can make a positive contribution to the quality of the built environment.

Graham Design, founded in San Francisco in 1999, provides a comprehensive approach to the design, development and marketing of furniture, accessories, lighting and related products. Resolute in a belief that design can be an effective strategic business tool. Graham draws on his background in interior design to create innovative, architectural furniture and product solutions that have been recognized for design excellence and quality.

Graham is perhaps best known for his wood casegood designs. It was this reputation that led Knoll to work with Graham to update and expand the Reff product line.

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