ReGeneration by Knoll® Fully Upholstered

Be true to form.

ReGeneration by Knoll is innovative in its simplicity, minimizing materials and components. Its straightforward design leverages flexible and durable materials that respond to your movements, providing comfort and support throughout the day without interrupting your work flow.


  • SLIM PROFILE BACK WITH CONTOURED FRAME  High performance elastomer Flex Back Net with integral lumbar support. Optional adjustable lumbar support available
  • DESIGNED FOR 270 DEGREES OF SITTING Flex Seat with three sides of seat edge flex and seat depth adjustment. Set-back arms for leg clearance and contoured arm pads for Continuous Lumbar support when side sitting
  • RESPONSIVE PERFORMANCE Weight compensated Dynamic Suspension control with a smooth, synchronized recline and four independent flexors that respond to multidirectional movement. Recline resistance feature for greater upright support
  • FULLY UPHOLSTERED BACK fits over the Flex Back Net for added comfort

ReGeneration Finishes

Generation Fabric is the base grade fabric for ReGeneration by Knoll, but the chair is also available with 150+ KnollTextiles fabrics and Spinneybeck leathers.

  • 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
  • Plastic base version made with 49% recycled content and 19% readily recyclable parts
  • Aluminum base version made with 52% recycled content and 39% readily recyclable parts
  • Constructed using minimal materials, including rapidly-renewable and bio-based content


  • Chicago Athenaeum, Good Design Award, 2012


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Principals at Formway Design, the New Zealand-based design group, credit the many lessons learned during the extensive design and prototyping process for the Generation chair and years of close collaboration with materials experts and product engineers at Knoll for the relatively quick two-year time span between the conception and launch of the ReGeneration chair.

Formway Lead Designer Kent Parker cites the elegantly attenuated bridges of architect-engineer Santiago Calatrava as a model for his team’s strategy of using the structural diagram to dictate the overall form. By celebrating rather than hiding the interplay of loads and forces typically applied to work chairs, Formway was able to “minimize components and minimize materials so we get [directly] to performance,” explains Parker. Benjamin Pardo, Director of Design at Knoll, concurs, pointing to the designers’ use of a curve for the chair’s back as the central element and one that equally and economically serves both aesthetic and structural purposes and, at the same time, provides comfort. “Visually there is not a lot of chair there,” notes Pardo, who explains that this economy of means not only results in an appealingly slim silhouette, it also sends a strong message about making efficient structures, and, so, by implication, the importance of conserving natural resources.

And there was an added benefit to both revealing and streamlining the structure, according to Formway’s lead engineer Paul Wilkinson, who points out that “more parts add complexity and [therefore] cost,” something counter to the fundamental purpose of the ReGeneration chair—bringing dynamic seating to a wider audience.