Celebrating 10 years of sitting how you want
In the buzzing workplace of today, Generation's innovative, elastic design gives you the flexibility and comfort you need to sit and work however you choose. Since its introduction in 2009, Generation has redefined seating by replacing the notions of how people "should" sit with the support users need to work freely. The first chair to promote unrestrained movement, Generation is a true reflection of innovation and thoughtful design.
Frameless Flex Back
The Flex Back fuses two innovative elements - the high performance elastomer Flex Back Net and a distinctive figure 8 structure - which together support many different postures and allow for multidimensional movement throughout the workday. The curvature of the figure 8 structure combined with the specific tension, pattern and unique properties of the Net enables side-to-side flex and ensures optimal localized support for shoulders and lumbar region.
Frameless Flex Seat
Generation by Knoll moves as you move, encouraging free expression, creativity and engagement at work. The Flex Seat offers 270 degrees of seat edge flex without a hard frame or obtrusive levers along the seat perimeter, as well as 3" of seat depth adjustment.
Constructed from the same high performance elastomer as the Flex Back Net, the simple, non-mechanical Dynamic Suspension provides a weight-compensated, smooth ride - without the complexity of metal links or springs. The inherent properties of this material - flex and durability - enable an enhanced range of energizing, side-to-side movements
The Continuous Lumbar carries the lumbar support in the Flex Back through the design of the arms. The result: seamless movement from upright to perched or side sitting positions. Optional lumbar is also available.
The Flex Top allows the top edge of the back to fold over, providing a comfortable armrest for side sitting or other informal postures, extending your range of movement and offering comfort in any position.
BIFMA level® 3 certified
Rated Sustainable Platinum under the SMaRT© Consensus Sustainable Product Standards
GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold Certified
Can contribute to achieving U.S. Green Building Council LEED® credits
Manufactured in East Greenville, PA using clean technologies at the Knoll LEED® Gold and ISO 14001 Certified Lubin Building
Plastic base version made with 38% recylced content and 39% readily recyclable parts
Aluminum base version made with 44% recylced content and 54% readily recyclable parts
Flex Back Net made of renewably sourced material; chair is more than 2% rapidly
renewable material by weight
Constructed using minimal materials
Best of NeoCon Gold Award for Seating: Desk/Workstation Task Chairs, 2009
Interior Design, Best of the Year Award, 2009
Chicago Athenaeum, Good Design Award, 2009
Product of the Year: Workplace Seating, FX International Interior Design Awards, 2010
2010 Middle East Office Exhibition Gold Award
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