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Spark® Series Lounge Chair

Don Chadwick 2009

The Spark Series Lounge Chair brings energy to every room, or patio, with its bright colors and unique personality. A perfect balance of design and utility, the chairs are pleasing to the eye, comfortable and versatile.

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    Construction and Details
    • Frame is integrally-colored, textured, glass-reinforced polypropylene
    • Chairs stack 6 units high on the floor and 10 units high on the Spark Dolly
    • Ganging mechanism available
    • With proper care and preventative maintenance, the Spark Series without seat pad is appropriate for outdoor environments
    • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®
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    • Seat pad in a variety of KnollTextiles
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    Don Chadwick designed the Spark Series on Knoll Director of Design Benjamin Pardo’s request for a lightweight, stackable plastic chair. Pardo was confident that Chadwick, one the premier ergonomics experts in the world, would bring maximum comfort and Knoll quality to the so-called “plastic stacker” category.

    Chadwick: “the whole program is built around portability, stackability, and easy storage. But still providing a maximum amount of comfort. Each chair has its own personality. One looks much lighter in scale, the other one lower slung, a little bit wider, a little bit deeper — because the seating position for lounging is different from the more upright, attention-getting positions you’d have for a side chair or a dining chair. Also, we can dress the chair up or down depending on whether we apply a cushion to the seat, which gives variability in terms of color, texture and pattern, and gives more options to the use of the chair. I don’t know whether a chair becomes a so-called classic, but a good number of Knoll’s designs have been around for a long time, and hopefully this will have a good, long life.”
     

    One of the world’s foremost experts in ergonomics, Don Chadwick received his principal design training at the University of California, Los Angeles. He then worked for architect Victor Gruen before establishing his own practice in 1964.

    Over the last several decades, Don Chadwick has pioneered the use of modern materials, molding processes, and mechanisms to revolutionize the field of ergonomic chair design. In 1994, Chadwick designed the landmark Aeron Chair for Herman Miller, catapulting him to national attention.

    In collaboration with Knoll, Chadwick applied his expertise to develop the Chadwick Chair in 2005. He returned to Knoll in 2009 to introduce the Spark Series. Knoll Design Director, Benjamin Pardo said of the Spark: "Don worked within the architectural constraints of the chair without adding unnecessary embellishments or sacrificing comfort. Spark's subtle design allows it to change personality through color, texture and pattern. This subtlety brings an enduring quality to the design that is consistent with our modern design heritage at Knoll."