Don Chadwick 2005

This refreshingly simple chair combines ergonomic pioneer Don Chadwick's best thinking with the finest principles of Knoll design. From its streamlined, athletic form, to its smart engineering, Chadwick is the desk chair refined — and redefined.

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    Construction and Details
    • ACTIVE SUSPENSION™ Couples a unique synchronized recline with a proprietary suspension fabric
    • BUILT-IN VARIABLE SEAT DEPTH Automatically expands based on seated weight without adjustment
    • BUILT-IN FORWARD TILT Automatically follows and supports user in forward and perching postures without adjustment
    • AMPLE LUMBAR CURVATURE Ensures all day comfort (additional lumbar support sold separately, see accessories below)
    • STRAIGHTFORWARD ADJUSTMENT CONTROLS Seat height and tension knob are within easy reach
    • This chair has been tested and is approved for use by individuals weighing up to 300 pounds
    • This chair is warranted for 12 years, 24-hour, 7 days a week, multi shift use. See Knoll Selling Policy for further details, conditions and exclusions
    Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
    • BIFMA level® 3 certified
    • Rated Sustainable Gold under the SMaRT© Consensus Sustainable Product Standard
    • GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold Certified
    • Can contribute to achieving U.S. Green Building Council LEED® credits
    • Made with 35% recycled content and 42% readily recyclable parts
    Additional options available. Call 800 343-5665 to order
    • Three additional Chadwick Fabric colors
    • Tall adjustable arms, fixed arms or armless
    • Swivel-tilt mechanism
    • High-task chair



    Don Chadwick, who has dedicated his career to understanding the complex relationship between humans and furniture, proves that comfort and simplicity can coexist.

    Having realized that abundant controls in no way ensure comfort, he designed a smarter chair — one that is adjusted not by the user but instead adjusts to the user. Through innovative design and expert engineering, Chadwick® takes the burden of comfort out of the user’s hand.

    One of the world’s foremost experts in ergonomics, Don Chadwick received his principal design training at the University of California, Los Angeles. He then worked for architect Victor Gruen before establishing his own practice in 1964.

    Over the last several decades, Don Chadwick has pioneered the use of modern materials, molding processes, and mechanisms to revolutionize the field of ergonomic chair design. In 1994, Chadwick designed the landmark Aeron Chair for Herman Miller, catapulting him to national attention.

    In collaboration with Knoll, Chadwick applied his expertise to develop the Chadwick Chair in 2005. He returned to Knoll in 2009 to introduce the Spark Series. Knoll Design Director, Benjamin Pardo said of the Spark: "Don worked within the architectural constraints of the chair without adding unnecessary embellishments or sacrificing comfort. Spark's subtle design allows it to change personality through color, texture and pattern. This subtlety brings an enduring quality to the design that is consistent with our modern design heritage at Knoll."