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The Life Office Chair by Knoll. Designed by Formway Design, the Life Chair is an ergonomic task chair with all the accoutrements of modern seating. Made by Knoll.
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Life Chair by Knoll
designed by Formway Design

Every once in a while a piece comes along that causes us to really sit up and take notice. A piece that many refer to as a "game changer." The Knoll Life Chair is one such piece. The Life Chair is designed to adapt to the user; it moves with you and be customized to perfectly meet your needs. A flexing back automatically responds to your movements, ensuring your back is always properly supported. A synchronized recline mechanism allows for effortless relaxation, using your own body weight as a counterbalance to ensure that you're perfectly positioned. Available in a variety of upholstery options, the Life Chair is one piece that is a marvelous addition to any office.

The Knoll Life Chair features:

  • 26.5" w x 24.5" d x 38.5"-43.75" h
  • Environmentally conscious design, constructed of 60 percent recycled parts
  • Available with a plastic or aluminum base
  • Seat and back automatically respond to shifts in body weight
  • Flexing back frame ensures constant back support
  • Synchronized recline adjusts effortlessly at a seat to back ratio of 1:4.8 degrees
  • Optional adjustable lumbar support magnetically attaches and is made with slow recovery foam
  • Back Suspension Fabric is soft and resilient elastomeric knit
  • Adjustable seat depth of 4"

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.

Materials & Measurements

Available with a plastic or aluminum base
Back Suspension is an exclusive elastomeric knit
Available with a variety of polyester based or leather seat upholsteries

Overall: 26.5" w x 24.5" d x 38.5"-43.75" h
Seat height: 15.25"-20.5"
Adjustable seat depth: 15"-19"
Seat width: 18.75"
Backrest height: 25"
Distance between armrests: 18.5" (fixed arms) 18.25" (height adjustable arms) 17.25"-19.75" (high performance arms)
Chair weight: 36.5 lbs

Environmental Information

The Knoll Life Chair is manufactured in a LEED Gold Facility using clean technology. That means no CFCs, metal powder-coating and adhesive processes are 99 percent VOC-free, and 100 percent of the energy at the plant is offset by wind power. As for the chair itself, Life is designed with a full cycle in mind, 55-60 percent of the chair is constructed with recycled materials and 70 percent of the parts are recyclable. Parts are easily replaced and the chair is rated Sustainable Gold by the SMaRT Sustainable Product Standard. The Knoll Life Chair is GREENGUARD Air Quality Certified and can actually hep contribute to a building's LEED Credits.


Shipping & Delivery

Standard Shipping: Free

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.

*If additional tracking info/scheduling is needed, both UPS and FedEx have sign-up services on their website which allow for more detailed tracking/options. Shipment signature may be required, or signing the delivery note authorizing the shipper to leave the next day.

*Some larger products or multiple quantities may ship with a freight carrier (not UPS/Fedex), which will call you for a delivery appointment if delivering to a residence (or business hours for commercial address). We'll send you an email with the shipper/tracking info as soon as your order ships either way.

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Structural parts come with a 12-year limited manufacturer's warranty.

Fabric comes with a 3-year limited warranty.

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