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Design by Formway Design Studio, 2002.
With intuitive adjustments, a slim silhouette and broad color and finish palette, Life sets the standard for ergonomics and innovative design. The advanced control automatically adjusts to the weight of the body, providing personalized and effortless ergonomic support. Its control levers are intuitively placed, easy-to-use and unobtrusive. Rated Sustainable Gold under the SMaRT® Consensus Sustainable Product Standard, Life exemplifies Knoll's steadfast commitment to the environment. The Life High Performance Chair is offered with a Knitted Seat Topper and standard suspension back.
Life's stellar features include: a flexing back frame that follows the user's movements and ensures constant full back support; synchronized recline with auto-balanced tension; knit back suspension fabric in 14 colors; a flexing seat pan with waterfall edge and 4" sliding seat depth allows for proper circulation, supports perched postures and eliminates the need for thick foam upholstery; breathable seating and back support; high performance arms that easily adjust to support user and task with 4" height, 2.5" width and 3" fore and aft movement; and optional lumbar support. Made with minimal materials, recyclable and sustainable wherever possible. Winner of Best of NeoCon Gold Award for Seating: Desk/Workstation Task Chairs, 2002. Winner IIDEX for Office Seating and Sustainable Design, 2002. Winner Good Design Award, Chicago Athenaeum, 2003.
Customize your Life High Performance Chair with one of two base finish options and with or without optional Lumbar Support. Then select your Caster option, Back Suspension Fabric (available in 14 colors) and Knitted Seat Topper (available in 9 colors) below.
Material(s): Aluminum, steel and plastic
Dimensions: H 38.5-43.75" W 26.5" D 24.5" Base Dia 26" Seat H 16-21.5" Arm H 22-31.5"
Designer: Formway Design
New Zealand-based Formway Design has been designing furniture for more than five decades, beginning in 1956. In 1979, the company went through a transformation, developing a new identity and philosophy focusing on team-based design and research. Formway takes key insights regarding human behavior and translates them into products. Their user-centered culture marries a rigorous design process, a sensitivity to aesthetics, and a passion for the environment.
Formway's strategy for innovation was evident in the design of the highly successful Life® chair, introduced in 2002, which is celebrated for its sophisticated design, intuitive adjustments, responsive ergonomics and sustainable attributes. Building on these features, Generation by Knoll is Formway's latest design breakthrough, using new materials and elastic design to support the physical and cognitive activities of the modern office worker.View other products by Formway Design
Knoll believes good design is good business. A commitment to modern design has yielded a comprehensive portfolio of furniture products and textiles designed to provide enduring value and help clients shape their workspaces with imagination and vision. Recognized as a design leader worldwide, Knoll products are exhibited in major art museums, with more than 40 pieces in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Knoll is a leader in sustainability policies and practices. A recent initiative with the Chicago Climate Exchange, as part of Knoll's 2006 commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, addresses the concern for global climate change and targets programs to enhance energy efficiency throughout Knoll facilities. Knoll is headquartered in East Greenville, Pennsylvania with manufacturing sites in North America and Italy.View other products from Knoll