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    MultiGeneration by Knoll® Stool

    Keep the Conversation Moving®

    MultiGeneration by Knoll Stools encourage collaboration, with a responsive, open design that supports multiple postures and a diversity of people in shared, team and large group environments. The stools have a flexible shell and a sled-based design with a footrest to allow for shifting positions.

    Available in counter and bar height with multiple shell and leg finish options.

    Key Features

    • OPEN DESIGN. MultiGeneration allows for 270° sitting, perfect for collaborative, group environments
    • PASSIVE FLEX. Encourages natural movement, helping with energy and focus
    • PERFORATED BACK. MultiGeneration's perforated back provides airflow and coordinates with Generation by Knoll® family of chairs
    • ROLLED TOP EDGE. The top edge serves as an armrest when side sitting, or handle for transporting
    • FOOTREST. MultiGeneration allows for various positions while still being supported

    MultiGeneration Stool Finishes

    Generation Fabric is the base grade fabric for MultiGeneration by Knoll.

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


    Additional Info

    Environmental Certification
    • BIFMA LEVEL® 3 certified
    • Certified Clean Air GOLD
    • Can contribute to achieving U.S. Green Building Council LEED® credits
    • Visit Ecomedes to learn more about product certifications and sustainable design at Knoll.

    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

    Awards & News

    • Chicago Athenaeum, Good Design Award, 2010

    Configure MultiGeneration by Knoll® Stool

    Not all options and finishes are represented below. For the complete scope, please refer to price list or contact a Knoll dealer.


    “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 Stool serves the functional purposes of a stool, with the consideration and ergonomics of a standalone seating solution.

    Founded in 1956, New Zealand-based Formway Design has been designing furniture for more than five decades. In 1979 the company redefined itself, developing a new identity and philosophy that focused on team-based design and extensive research. Formway’s designs are informed by insight gained through the observation and consideration of human behavior. Their user-centered approach marries a rigorous design process, an aesthetic sensitivity, and a passion for the environment.

    Knoll and Formway first collaborated on the highly successful Life® chair, introduced in 2002, which is celebrated for its sophisticated design, intuitive adjustments, responsive ergonomics, and sustainable attributes. Building on these features, the two companies came together once again to develop the Generation chair, introduced in 2009. The progressive design features new materials and an elastic design that supports the physical and cognitive activities of the modern office worker.

    Formway then developed a family of chairs inspired by Generation. MultiGeneration extends the comfort and freedom of movement to the multipurpose seating category and ReGeneration aims to do "more with less" — pairing down the form of Generation and minimizing materials and components without sacrificing key performance. Knoll and Formway's most recent release, Remix, delivers unexpected performance in a familiar form. It pairs upholstered comfort with an innovative Flex Net Matrix for active, all-day support.