Chadwick® High Task Chair

Item #33

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 high task chair refined — and redefined.


Construction and Details
  • ACTIVE SUSPENSION™ Couples a unique synchronized recline with a proprietary suspension fabric
  • BUILT-IN VARIABLE SEAT DEPTH AND FORWARD TILT Allows user-specific customization
  • AMPLE LUMBAR CURVATURE Ensures all day comfort
  • STRAIGHTFORWARD ADJUSTMENT CONTROLS Seat height and tension knob are within easy reach
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
  • BIFMA level® 3 certified
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® and Children & SchoolsSM Certified
  • Recycled content of 35%
  • 42% of component parts are readily recyclable
  • Constructed using minimal materials
  • Can contribute to achieving LEED® credits
  • Complies with ANSI/BIFMA guidelines for durability.
  • Dimensional guidelines comply with the BIFMA G1 guidelines
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



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."