Rank: #11 in Office Chairs
Recommend to a Friend? 86%
Return Rate: 3.2%
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About The Manufacturer
Formway Design has been plying their trade for more than half a century, since 1956, and there are few design firms around the world who have accrued the respect and admiration of this pioneering company. The Knoll Generation Chair is only the latest in a long line of accomplishments, all brought about through non-traditional work strategies and brilliant design.
Formway Design broke the mold in a big way in 1979, when they radically, and systematically, changed the company's way of doing things. They began to insist on group participation, group work, and group responsibility for all of their projects and output. The Knoll Generation Chair is one of the latest creations to come out of the Formway process, and the strength of the chair is proof positive that the system works. Formway is committed to the kind of group thinking, particapatory thinking, that results in the most flexible, multi-faceted, useful and well-planned furniture possible. The Knoll Generation Chair certainly fits that bill; it is a collection of ideas seamlessly integrated into a cohesive and lovely whole.
It was the paradox of Formway design--group thinking that isn't groupthink--that brought to fruition the exciting and groundbreaking design (and, even, fun) of the Generation Chair. The user of the Generation Chair is not limited to the forward-facing, vertical posture that is expected in office chairs. The Generation Chair was designed to be sat in in nearly every possible variation. You want to sit in the Generation Chair backwards? Go ahead, Formway Design made sure the armrests were positioned not to be in your way, and the middle of the back of the chair was angled to make that position comfortable and sustainable. You want to sit side sadle? Formway Design made the Generation Chair to fit this unique sitting style as well. And, of course, if you want to sit in a traditional posture, the Generation Chair is there to satisfy that need as well. There isn't any way to improperly use the Generation Chair, because it was designed for deployment in any number of non-traditional ways; in a way, it was designed so that one more designer could apply the finishing touch, and that designer is the user. Owning the Generation Chair is owning part of the patent, as Formway Design has allowed you to be one of the designers and engineers.
Knoll has worked with Formway Design in the past, for the excellent Life Chair. It's a partnership founded on excellence, innovation, and style. The Knoll Generation Chair, by Forway Design. Get one today.
The Knoll Generation Chair is a piece of furniture uniquely qualified for this time in history. It's a work chair that embodies the concept of elastic design; design which molds itself to the user, and not vice versa. Materials should inform the chair and serve the user, and purposes should be multi-faceted and large in scale. The Knoll Generation Chair has embraced elastic design to meet those criteria. The Generation Chair was built to operate at a high level in your office, and in today's modern workplace that means being able to accommodate a variety of uses, tasks, postures, and seating styles.
The Generation Chair has to be elastic because it has to be flexible; like the modern worker, and the modern work environment, it must be a multi-task, highly flexible and adaptable piece of furniture. With those goals in mind, Knoll and the fine designers working there have made sure that the Generation Chair fulfills and exceeds every requirement and expectation. There are several categories in which chairs, especially office chairs, are measured. Read more about the Generation Chair in the workplace. Comfort is usually rated the most important quality in an office chair by worker. Of course, there is also support, which is vitally important to your physical well-being and your mental peace at work. There is ergonomics; does the chair you're sitting in help you do your job more efficiently? Does it make you life at work easier, or harder? Can it help you to be more productive? There is style; does the chair you use when you're at work give you a lift? Is it attractive? Does it complement or improve the aesthetic of your office, or does it detract from it?
The Generation Chair has the right answers to these and to many more like-minded questions. It's extremely comfortable, first of all, with it's innovative shape and design contributing to a more giving, more ergonomically correct chair. When you sit in the chair, it not only gives you a soft landing, it keeps you supported in all the right spots. Another important aspect of comfort is freedom of movement, and no chair on earth is more amenable to that than the Generation Chair. Sit forwards, sit backwards, sit sideways; sit however you want, and the Generation Chair will accommodate you and make you feel comfortable.
In terms of support, the chair is an excellent choice. The curved back takes pressure off of your lumbar region and lower back, and gives your neck, shoulders, spine and upper back a less stressful sitting experience.
Ergonomically, the chair is a beauty. Not only does the adaptability in sitting style help in terms of comfort and freedom of movement, it makes you more productive. By keeping you less occupied by how uncomfortable you are, or how restricted, the freedom of the Generation Chair gives you the peace of mind to be focused, alert, and productive. The chair increases your efficiency by increasing your freedom. Neat trick.
As far as style goes, the Knoll Generation Chair is really without parallel. The peculiar, but refreshing and revolutionary, design is a hallmark of the Knoll legacy. It's different and modern and challenging in some ways, but it's also beautiful and right at home in a museum. You won't find a more energetic and stylish chair than the Generation anywhere, and Knoll is proud to have made one more entry into their long record of making beautiful furniture.
The Knoll Generation Chair was created for outside-the-box offices, so it had to have outside-the-box designers and thinkers to build it. The first idea in this vein was to disdain the traditional concept of single orientation seating. Knoll believed the worker should have the option of how to sit, and that every option should be comfortable and useful in the modern workplace. The Knoll Generation Chair is designed for nearly every imaginable posture and position. It can be sat in side-saddle, legs underneath the armrests; The Generation Chair accommodates reverse sitting, where the user sits backwards, chest resting against the back of the chair. The angled back of the Generation Chair allows for several postures to be held comfortably (and safely) for long stretches of time. The Generation Chair was built to serve the user, and the user should be able to choose how he or she sits. It's that simple. It's the Generation Chair, by Knoll.
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Items under $1,200.00
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Items over $9,200.00
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