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CHIP Chair

Antti Kotilainen 2002

Inspired by the sea in motion, Finnish designer Antti Kotilainen created CHIP with graceful lines and rhythmic curves suggestive of a cresting wave. The forms of the seat and back are achieved by laminating 27 separate sheets of birch, and are supported by a chrome-plated steel frame. Available in both arm and armless versions, CHIP can be specified in a wide range of vibrant and neutral colors and can stack 12-high on the floor or 20-high on a dolly. CHIP is perfect for cafeterias and auditoriums and, with an optional seat pad, serves as a versatile side chair in conference rooms and offices.


Note: The backrest mounts will always be in silver grey powder paint, even on a chair with chrome frame.

  • color White
  • color Grey
  • color Black
  • color Blue
  • color Red
  • color Birch
  • color Oak
  • color Chrome, Polished


Additional Info

Construction and Details
  • Available with or without arms
  • Shell is constructed of melamine-covered molded birchand is available in 5 colors
  • Optional seat pad is available in Kvadrat Divina and Gabriel Nova fabrics
  • Backrest mounts are finished in a silver grey powder coat
  • Frame is tubular steel coated in polished chrome finish
  • Chairs without seat pad stacks 12 high on the floor and 20 high on optional dolly
  • Optional ganging mechanism is made of translucent polypropylene works for both arm and armless chair
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
  • Kotilainen CHIP Chair is certified Clean Air GOLD


Antti Kotilainen graduated from Finland's esteemed Lahti Design Institute in 1995 and has been designing furniture for a variety of Scandinavian companies since 1992. He was twice the recipient of the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design's prestigious Good Design Award.

Antti Kotilainen has created a variety of products for both residential and contract applications, including the CHIP chair for the Finnish design company, Piroinen. Knoll serves as the North American distributor of the CHIP chair and CHIP barstool.