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    Newson Task

    The First Step to Greatness is Sitting Down

    From the mind of prolific industrial designer Marc Newson comes a work chair that turns the very idea of one on its head. Tailored to fit your body and designed to reflect your style, the Newson Task chair supports your ambitions with a quiet confidence. With your personality and comfort at the forefront, Newson Task empowers you to take on anything.


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    Honeycomb Back

    Designed to support your movement, the Honeycomb back pairs a uniquely flexible nylon frame and a rubberized elastomeric skin – you’ll experience a range of movement from small incremental bouncing, to lateral or flexing movements, to the deepest recline.

    T1 Control

    An innovation in mechanisms, the T1 Control utilizes a vertical spring system that allows you to tailor the recline experience so you can get the deepest dwell or sit upright while you focus.

    Tactile Experience

    This chair provides a sensory experience with refined textures on every surface. The back and arm feel soft like suede, and the contrasting knobs and handles draw your attention for adjusting.

    Floating Seat

    The seat adjusts forward and back along a cantilever platform to keep the seat light and open while providing the right fit for you.


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    KnollTextiles Crossroad is the base grade fabric and features three custom color-match colors exclusively for Newson Task.

    • color Petal
    • color Graphite
    • color Umber
    • color Ink
    • color Petal
    • color Graphite
    • color Umber
    • color Ink
    • color Ink
    • color Cloud
    • color Polished Aluminum


    Additional Info

    • BIFMA and Clean Air Gold Certification in progress
    • Visit Ecomedes to learn more about product certifications and sustainable design at Knoll.

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    Marc Newson has been described as one of the most influential designers of his generation. He has worked across a wide range of disciplines, creating everything from furniture and household objects to bicycles and cars, private and commercial aircraft, yachts, various architectural commissions, and signature sculptural pieces for clients across the globe. His clients include many of the best known and most prestigious brands in the world - from manufacturing and technology to transportation, fashion and the luxury goods sector.

    Born in Sydney in 1963, Newson spent much of his childhood travelling in Europe and Asia. He started experimenting with furniture design as a student and with the aid of an Australian Crafts Council grant, staged his first exhibition. By the age of 25, he had created the now famous Lockheed Lounge which has set four world record prices at auction for work created by a living designer.

    His work is present in many major museum collections, including the MoMA in New York, London’s Design Museum and the V&A, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris and the Vitra Design Museum, Germany. He is the only designer represented by Gagosian Gallery.