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Knoll Introduces HiLo by Seth Murray and Bret Recor + Box Clever

A "seat" that keeps you on your feet

EAST GREENVILLE, Pa., March 2, 2018 -- Knoll, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of branded furniture, textiles and leathers, has introduced HiLo, a “seat” that keeps you on your feet. Small, simple, and innovative, this playful perch will change the way you reach for a quick seat. Designed by Seth Murray and Bret Recor + Box Clever, HiLo is positioned to lead the ergonomic work tools category.

With extensive experience in start-up culture, Murray and Recor designed HiLo to respond to the constant shifting and spontaneity that takes place in today’s workplace.

Commenting on the evolving workplace, Recor stated, “There has been this ongoing battle between whether it’s better to stand or sit. HiLo wins this battle.”

HiLo Breaks the Mold

HiLo is designed for the office and for the home, for everyday life and collaboration.

Responding to the current market of ergonomic work tools, Benjamin Pardo, Knoll Director of Design, commented, “I was looking for something that can give you support and also accompany you – a helpful extension of you.” Murray’s and Recor’s answer to Pardo’s proposal is a design that adapts to how the user wants to work, anywhere from seated to standing.

Defined by its two pyramidal shapes, one for the seat and one for the base, HiLo conveys both familiarity and reliability. The two triangular shapes are connected by a rigid metal stem that can be adjusted to the user’s desired height. When not in use, HiLo has a slight forward tilt that signals which side is the front and how the perch functions. The seat pad is comprised of several layers of foam and finished with a non-slip rubber surface from Vibram®. The base has a steel spring sub-structure that is wrapped with an elastomer to provide grip with the floor. With the innovative corkscrew mechanism, HiLo’s height ranges from 24.5 to 31.5 inches, adjustable with a simple push of a button.

“At the back of my mind, I was always picturing Don Quixote and his faithful sidekick Sancho Panza,” admits Murray of his particular and unexpected muse for HiLo. “No matter where Quixote goes, Panza goes with him and serves at his pleasure.”

HiLo is available through Knoll Showrooms and Knoll Dealers and at

About Knoll

Knoll, Inc. is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors. Our internationally recognized portfolio includes furniture, textiles, leathers, accessories, and architectural and acoustical elements brands. These brands — Knoll Office, KnollStudio, KnollTextiles, KnollExtra, Spinneybeck | FilzFelt, Edelman Leather, HOLLY HUNT, DatesWeiser and Muuto — reflect our commitment to modern design that meets the diverse requirements of high performance workplaces and luxury interiors. A recipient of the National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement from the Smithsonian`s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Knoll, Inc. is aligned with the U.S. Green Building Council and the Canadian Green Building Council and can help organizations achieve the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) workplace certification. Knoll, Inc. is the founding sponsor of the World Monuments Fund Modernism at Risk program.


David Bright
Knoll, Inc.
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Lucas Onetti
Knoll, Inc.
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