MultiGeneration by Knoll® Stacking Base

Keep the Conversation Moving®

MultiGeneration by Knoll® encourages collaboration with a responsive, open design that supports multiple postures and a diversity of people in shared, team and large group environments. MultiGeneration encourages natural movement, allowing us to focus, interact and communicate more effectively.


  • OPEN DESIGN Allows for 270° sitting, perfect for collaborative, group environments
  • PASSIVE FLEX Encourages natural movement, helping with energy and focus
  • PERFORATED BACK Provides airflow and coordinates with Generation by Knoll® family of chairs
  • ROLLED TOP EDGE Serves as armrest when side sitting, or handle for transporting
  • STACKING BASE Stacks 6-high on the ground, 10-high with optional dolly

MultiGeneration Finishes

Generation Fabric is the base grade fabric for MultiGeneration by Knoll, but the chair is also available with 130+ KnollTextiles fabrics.

  • color Onyx
  • color Dark Grey
  • color Grey
  • color Off White
  • color Yellow
  • color Dark Red
  • color Black
  • color Metallic Grey
  • color Silver
  • color Onyx
  • color Espresso
  • color Storm
  • color Olive
  • color Desert
  • color Firecracker
  • color Bluemarine
  • color Lemongrass
  • color Pebble

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    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
    Sustainable Design
  • Manufactured in East Greenville, PA using clean technologies at the Knoll LEED® Gold and ISO 14001 Certified Lubin Building
  • Constructed using minimal materials and is PVC-free
  • Powder coating and adhesives are virtually VOC-free
  • Recycled and recyclable content varies by model
  • Chicago Athenaeum, Good Design Award, 2010


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“We fidget to focus.” This, according to a Formway Senior designer, was the central thesis that informed MultiGeneration by Knoll®. Contrary to popular assumption, foot-tapping, pen-twirling and position-shifting actually help people stay engaged.

Therefore, MultiGeneration is designed to allow for and encourage movement, while still providing adequate support. The shape and material of the seat shell give the chair a buoyancy that prevents the user from feeling “locked in” while the arm and leg positions allow for 270 degrees of movement.

The MultiGeneration serves the functional purposes of a side chair, with the consideration and ergonomics of a standalone seating solution.