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MultiGeneration Hybrid Chair by Knoll

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MultiGeneration Hybrid Side Chair by Knoll
designed by Formway Design

The hybrid Generation Chair doubles as a task and side chair as needed. Similar to its progenitor, the Generation Chair the MultiGeneration Chair encourages movement. The open design allows the user to sit however they like. The slim cut of the back and the arm design built into the back of the seat permit 270 degrees of movement, so you can twist, turn, and squirm however you like.

Available with glides or casters for hard floors or carpet.

A stacking version of the MultiGeneration Chair is also available.

Overall: 33.9" h x 21.9" d
Width: 20.5" (armless) 25.6" (fixed arms)
Seat height: 9.1" (unopholstered seat)8.8" (upholstered seat)

Materials & Measurements

Materials: powder coat or chrome over steel frame, thermoplastic polyurethane armpads, molded biobased foam and polyester seat pads (if chosen)

Dimensions:
Overall: 33.9" h x 21.9" d
Width: 20.5" (armless)
Width: 25.6" (fixed arms)
Arm height from seat: 9.1" (unopholstered seat)
Arm height from seat: 8.8" (upholstered seat)
Seat height: 17.3" (non-upholstered)
Seat height: 17.6" (upholstered)

Environmental Information

Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified

SMaRT Susatinable Gold certified
SMaRT Consensus Sustainable Product Standard is a comprehensive, transparent sustainable product standard that measures a product's environmental, economic and social benefits over its life cycle and throughout its global supply chain, from raw materials extraction through use, reclamation or re-use. MultiGeneration can contribute to achieving a LEED Innovation in Design credit for its SMaRT certification.

About The Manufacturer

Founded in 1938, Knoll has nurtured many of the most inspiring and iconic furniture designs of the last century. With an extensive collection of modern classic furniture for the home as well as cutting-edge office furniture with a focus on functionality as well as aesthetics, Knoll is at the forefront of how furniture interacts with us and affects us in our daily lives.

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Comments about Knoll MultiGeneration Hybrid Chair:

Great conference room chair, but we regret not getting it with the seat cushions. The plastic seat is uncomfortable for long meetings.

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Shipping & Delivery

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With Standard Ground Shipping, shipments are typically completed with UPS or FedEx to your front door or main lobby. Once shipped, items generally arrive within 2-5 business days. Simple, fast and easy service. Tracking will be emailed to you upon order shipment.

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  • Q:

    Is the seat pad replaceable and what material is it made of and how easy is it to clean? Thanks
    Asked on 1/19/2013 by Lee from AR

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    • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, the seat pad of the MultiGeneration Hybrid Chair is replaceable and has a 100% polyester fabric upholstery.

      Answered on 1/22/2013 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
  • Q:

    I would like to know how users like the hybrid chair base. Is it as comfortable and stable as the 4 leg stacking chair?
    Asked on 8/6/2012 by Gail from Missoula, MT

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      The MultiGeneration Hybrid Chair base is as stable as the 4 leg base. It is also easier to use with the legs in the position closer to that of a traditional office chair. They are out of the way and make changing leg positions at your desk/table more fluid and therefore ergonomic.

      Answered on 8/6/2012 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
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    what is the seat height from the floor?
    Asked on 1/24/2012 by Anonymous

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      The upholstered seat is 17.6" from the floor and the non-upholstered seat is 17.3" from the floor

      Answered on 1/24/2012 by Anonymous
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Warranty


Frame and structural components come with a 12 year warranty. Seating upholstery comes with a 3 year warranty.