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Life®

Formway Design 2002

Life sets the standard for sophisticated design and effortless comfort. The advanced control automatically responds to shifts in body weight, providing personalized ergonomic support.

Back Fabric is Eclipse. Seat is Eclipse/Blackout.

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Synchronized Recline

Life features a synchronized recline mechanism with auto-balanced tension. The fluid, natural movement of the mechanism uses your body weight as a ounterbalance, supporting reclined, upright and forward seated positions without the need for manual adjustments.

Dynamic Seat Pan with Forward Flex

The innovative flexing seat pan alleviates pressure points, allows for proper circulation, supports perched postures and eliminates the need for thick foam upholstery. Seat pan has 4" of depth adjustment.

Knit Back Suspension on Flexible Frame

The Life Back Suspension Fabric (BSF) is an exclusive elastomeric knit that is soft, resilient and durable. Coupled with the curve and flex of the back frame, it provides integral pelvic, lumbar and shoulder support.

Details

Features
  • 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
  • BIFMA certified
  • Certified Clean Air GOLD
  • 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 by Phone (See Below)
  • Knit back available in 14 colors
  • Seat Topper available in a variety of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck Leaters
  • View Approved KnollTextiles

  • Base in painted aluminum and grey plastic
  • Height adjustable, fixed-height aluminum and fixed-height plastic arms

Dimensions

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Life: Video Operating Instructions

Life: Video Operating Instructions

Life: Video Operating Instructions

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.