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Life®

Item #55

The graceful curves, slim silhouette and smooth, responsive movement of the Life® chair set the standard for sophisticated design and effortless comfort.

Details

Features
  • SYNCHRONIZED RECLINE with auto-balanced tension adjusts effortlessly using your body weight as counter balance
  • KNIT BACK SUSPENSION FABRIC available in 14 colors. Optional backtopper available in leather or fabric
  • DYNAMIC SEAT PAN WITH FORWARD FLEX alleviates pressure points, allows for proper circulation, supports perched postures and eliminates the need for thick foam upholstery
  • ADJUSTABLE SEAT DEPTH provides ample 4” range for various body types
  • FLEXING BACK FRAME follows your movements and ensures constant full back support
  • TENSION PREFERENCE SELECTOR adjusts the resistance of the reclining mechanism
  • TILT LOCK gives users the ability to lock the chair upright or allow for recline, depending on the task
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
  • Rated Sustainable Gold under the SMaRT© Consensus Sustainable Product Standard
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®
  • GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM Certified
  • Can contribute to achieving U.S. Green Building Council LEED® credits, including the Innovation in Design credit
  • Complies with ANSI-BIFMA x5.1-2002 structural standard and ANSI/HFES 100-2007
  • Plastic base version is made with 55% recycled content and 58% of parts are readily recyclable
  • Aluminum base version is made with 60% recycled content and 70% of parts are readily recyclable
  • Constructed using minimal materials
  • Adhesives and coatings are virtually VOC-free
Additional options available. Call 800 343-5665 to order
  • Base in painted aluminum and grey plastic
  • Height adjustable, fixed-height aluminum and fixed-height plastic arms

 

 

 

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Although Knoll has emphasized and incorporated sustainable manufacturing processes since the 1970s, the 2002 introduction of Life® marked a new level of commitment to environmental responsibility.

Designed in collaboration with Formway Design, Life® represents a complete rethinking of how to approach sustainability through design. It’s not just about what materials are used, but how much material is used and how readily those materials can be separated and recycled. Almost all of the parts can be removed and updated, which combined with superior ergonomic comfort, make Life® quite possibly the last chair you will ever buy.

Founded in 1956, New Zealand-based Formway Design has been designing furniture for more than five decades. In 1979 the company redefined itself, developing a new identity and philosophy that focused on team-based design and extensive research.

Formway’s designs are informed by insight gained through observation and consideration of human behavior. Their user-centered approach marries a rigorous design process, aesthetic sensitivity, and a passion for the environment.

Knoll and Formway first collaborated on 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, the two companies came together once again to develop the Generation chair, introduced in 2009. The progressive design features new materials and an elastic design that supports the physical and cognitive activities of the modern office worker. Inspired by Generation, MultiGeneration® and ReGeneration® expand the Generation by Knoll® Family.