Charles Pfister after receiving a B.A. in Architecture from the University of California worked for 15 years in Skidmore’s staff, in the interior design department of Owings & Merrill. It was during this period that Charles Pfister created the Pfister Lounge Collection for Knoll, production begun in 1971. In 1981, he founded his own company with offices in San Francisco and London. Throughout his career, Pfister has won awards for his work in interior design, graphics, design and architecture, completing multiple global projects, including the headquarters of Royal Dutch Shell in The Hague, public spaces the Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, the Citicorp headquarters in London and the United Overseas Bank in Singapore.