ReGeneration by Knoll® High Task Chair - 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.
 

The upholstered back fits over the front and back of the signature Flex Back Net to add a softer touch without compromising flexibility or comfort.

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.

ReGeneration Finishes

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

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  • color Onyx
  • color Espresso
  • color Storm
  • color Olive
  • color Desert
  • color Firecracker
  • color Bluemarine
  • color Lemongrass
  • color Pebble

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Additional Info

Environmental Certification
  • BIFMA level® 3 certified
  • 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

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.

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.