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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 with auto-balanced tension adjusts effortlessly using your body weight as counter balance
    • KNIT BACK SUSPENSION FABRIC available in 14 colors. Optional backtopper available in leather or fabric
    • DYNAMIC SEAT PAN WITH FORWARD FLEX alleviates pressure points, allows for proper circulation, supports perched postures and eliminates the need for thick foam upholstery
    • ADJUSTABLE SEAT DEPTH provides ample 4” range for various body types
    • FLEXING BACK FRAME follows your movements and ensures constant full back support
    • 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
    • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®
    • GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM Certified
    • 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


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    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.