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    Sapper XYZ® Crossbar

    Consider every angle.

    Today's dynamic workplace demands greater than ever connection between technology and complementary support tools. Richard Sapper designed the Sapper XYZ monitor support with diverse work modes, varying postures and individual styles in mind.


    With unparalleled fluidity, Sapper XYZ Crossbar aligns two monitors and offers tandem movement, while still allowing for independent monitor adjustment.  This is especially ideal for the technology-intensive workplace.

    Aligned Movement

    Both monitors move in tandem on the crossbar but retain the ability to tilt independently.

    Ergonomic Performance

    The extensive range of motion allows users to easily transition between tasks and positions. This is particularly useful for those who alternate between sit/stand positions, or share their screen frequently.

    Optimized Pneumatic Technology

    The optimized pneumatic mechanism of Sapper XYZ achieves unparalleled fluidity and precision positioning for an infinitely more responsive experience, allows users to adjust monitors with just one finger.

    Diverse Finish and Mounting Options

    Specify Sapper XYZ to fit your needs with a variety of finishes, mounts and special features.

    Sapper XYZ Options

    • color Jet Black
    • color Medium Grey
    • color Silver
    • color Bright White
    • color Two Piece Table Clamp
    • color Deep Table Clamp
    • color Fixed Table Mount
    • color Grommet Mount
    • color Antenna Beam Center Mount


    Additional Info

    Construction and Details
    • Holds two monitors up to 18.5 lbs each (weight limit for different mounting option varies)
    • Pneumatic gas cylinder offers unparalleled one-touch adjustment
    • Ships standard with fast release movement joint
    • 360 degrees of pivot at both the base and the elbow joint
    • 153 degrees of monitor tilt up and down and 360 degrees of rotation for portrait or landscape viewing. Left to right swivel dependent on monitor size.
    • Approximately 18" of depth adjustment and 13” of height adjustment
    • Folds into itself to be highly compact (less than 7” when fully compressed)
    • Weighs 11.75 lbs (not including mounting option)
    • Incorporates easy-to-use external cable management which keeps wires tidy and accessible
    Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
    • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®
    • Can contribute to achieving LEED points
    • Made with 63% recycled material
    • Made with 85% recyclable material
    Product Note
    • Due to the ever evolving nature of technology and monitor design, Knoll encourages an extended mock-up of monitor arms with their intended monitors to ensure performance meets a client’s expectation.

    Richard Sapper’s diverse training in philosophy, anatomy, business, and engineering at the University of Munich has shaped his successful design career ― one which has been dedicated to finding simple, efficient solutions to technically complex problems. His expansive portfolio includes electronics, bicycles, cars, lighting, cookware, and furniture, all of which encompass his ability to synergize art and engineering to deliver thoughtful solutions in handsome packages. Born in Germany but based in Milan, Sapper accents German efficiency with hints of Italian flare.

    In 1962, Sapper collaborated with Marro Zanuso to create the Lambda Chair for Gavina SpA (later acquired by Knoll), a piece that is now in the Knoll Museum Collection. In 1979, he worked directly for Knoll, creating the Sapper Office Chair series, a design with enduring appeal and brilliant utility. His most recent collaboration with Knoll resulted in the Sapper Monitor Arm collection in 2009. Both Knoll designs, engineered to perfection, exemplify his ability to reduce an object to its most fundamental elements and style it with his signature elegance.

    Sapper is the recipient of 10 Compasso d’Oro prizes, Italy’s most prestigious industrial design award, and more than fifteen of his product designs are in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, including the Lambda Chair and the Sapper Monitor Arm. His most notable products are the Tizio lamp (Artemide) and the IBM Thinkpad. Additionally, he has designed for Fiat, Allessi, and Gavina.