Sprite Stacking Chair

Ross Lovegrove 2004

Ross Lovegrove, an industrial designer recognized for forward-thinking, organically-inspired products, brought his distinctive aesthetic to Knoll with the Sprite™ Stacking Chair — his take on the quintessential molded plywood side chair.


Construction and Details
  • Available in 6 painted finishes and 7 veneer finishes. Two-tone combinations can be specified
  • Chairs painted one color will have painted edges. Chairs in a two-tone combination or with veneer options will have natural maple edges
  • Shell is molded plywood made of six layers of maple and three layers of adhesive
  • Base is 5/8” tubular steel with mirror chrome finish
  • Shell is connected to the base with four screws. Four rubber bumpers assure proper stacking
  • Available with arms
  • Seatpad available in a range of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck® leathers
  • Chairs without seat pad stack 8-10 high and 4-6 high with a seatpad
  • Chairs with arms stack 4-6 high 
  • Tablet arm, ganging mechanism and transportation dolly available (Armless chairs stack 10-12 high on a dolly, chairs with arms stacks 4-6 high on dolly)
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®

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Available in a range of KnollTextiles View >

See approval matrices in the downloads section for Leather approvals.


On chairs painted one color, edge will be painted. For chairs in two-tone combination or with veneer option, edge will be natural maple. For chairs in Exotic Alpi veneer finish, edges are natural maple. For high use applications, maple or veneer options are recommended.


  • color Natural Beech Lumber
  • color Cherry
  • color Walnut
  • color Zebra
  • color Macasser Ebony
  • color Black and White Woodgrain
  • color White
  • color Grey
  • color Navy
  • color Red
  • color Lime
  • color Black
  • color Clear Maple/Maple/Rotary Maple
  • color Chrome


Looking to add an affordable and flexible design to the side chair category, Knoll collaborated with British industrial designer Ross Lovegrove.

Inspired by classic Scandinavian molded plywood chairs from designers like Alvar Aalto and Arne Jacobson, Lovegrove designed a chair that was simple without being plain, exciting without being aggressive. He distinguished the chair from similar designs with an expansive library of finish options and the unique option of selecting different surfaces for the inside and outside of the chair.

With its relatively quiet form and vast styling options, the chair is highly adaptable to varied settings and decors. From sophisticated to flamboyant, subdued to vibrant, Sprite can do it all.