Knoll Regeneration Chair
Formway Designs Product Story 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 Knoll 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 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 cost,” something counter to the fundamental purpose of the Knoll 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. 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. Inspired by Generation, MultiGeneration® and ReGeneration® expand the Generation by Knoll® Family.
Knoll Regeneration Chair
Look at all of those curves the Knoll ReGeneration Chair brings to the table or standing desk. The ReGeneration Chair by Knoll is a uniquely modern ergonomic chair that’s designed to deliver comfort and freedom of movement in a single seat. The chair features a sleek design plus a responsive and flexible mesh back, which provides unparalleled lumbar support that follows the natural curves of your shoulders and back to aid you in maintaining good posture while tasking. The Knoll ReGeneration Chair also features a Dynamic Suspension Control system that’s adjustment-free to offer personalized chair recline and tilting capabilities. The ReGeneration Chair delivers flexibility, ergonomic comfort, and steadfast back support that you need for better work. Designed for ease of use, this innovative office chair from Knoll features an optimally breathable mesh back made from a high performance elastomer to keep you working in ideal comfort. Features Mesh Flex Back Net buttresses your back and delivers reliable lumbar support Flex seat offers responsive comfort for changing postures Dynamic Suspension Control system provides personalized recline functionality Recline resistance control allows for greater support while seated in an upright position Slim, minimalistic design keeps chair light and flexible Sliding seat depth adjustment allows the seat to fit a variety of body types
Knoll Regeneration Chair
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The Knoll ReGeneration Chair also features a Dynamic Suspension Control system that’s adjustment-free to offer personalized chair recline and tilting capabilities. The ReGeneration Chair delivers flexibility, ergonomic comfort, and steadfast back support that you need for better work. Designed for ease of use, this innovative office chair from Knoll features an optimally breathable mesh back made from a high performance elastomer to keep you working in ideal comfort.
Compared to the company’s previous Generation design, the ReGeneration is lighter, more compact, and less expensive. Knoll has also upped the treehugger quotient; the elastomer net on the back of the chair makes use of corn by-products, and the foam in the seat cushion is partially sourced from soy-based materials. The structural design is also very minimal, using as little plastic as possible and eschewing the shell that manufacturers commonly use to cover the innards. Almost half of each ReGeneration is made from recycled materials when you add it all up (44 percent if you choose the plastic base, and 48 percent if you choose the aluminum base, according to Knoll).
Innovative in its simplicity, this high performance Knoll chair minimizes materials and components. The straightforward design leverages flexible and durable materials that respond to your movements, providing comfort and good support throughout the day. This Knoll ReGeneration chair can be shipped in as little as 5 Days in any combination shown. Shipping as always is Free.
Enter the ergonomic ReGeneration Flex office chair from Knoll. This liberator of the “tuckus” gives new meaning to the term “armchair athlete”. The model sent to us is colored black. But they all look great with stylized contours that will compliment any modern desk or office space. Knoll also offers a number of ways for you to customize your chair before you buy. The’re various types of fabrics for the cushion, the flex back netting comes in different types and the base, or feet, come in dark plastic or polished aluminum. Our unit features “Onyx” flex netting and cushion fabric as well as the dark plastic base.
This little cut of excellence is proof, Knoll has mastered the “game of thrones,” in more ways than one. The ReGeneration plays to your environmentalist sensibilities by using materials constructed from a number of eco-friendly sources. Corn by-product for the flex back, 35 “environmental fabrics,” aluminum, recyclable plastics and more are among these. Good job Knoll!
Seat Fabric Generation – Base grade Generation fabric is made specially for the Knoll ReGeneration Chair. It is 100% polyester and certified for 100,000+ double rubs. Hourglass – Grade A Hourglass is a classic fabric with a dry, wool-like feel. It is composed of 15% polyester, 8% nylon, and 77% post-consumer recycled polyester. A water-based cleaner or mild, water-free solvents may be used for spot cleaning. Cameo – Grade B Cameo is a modern fabric with a soft, chenille feel. It is composed of 75% cotton and 25% viscose. For spot cleaning, use a pure, water-free solvent. Volo Leather Volo leather is a lightly corrected, aniline leather. The light correction process refines the surface so it better accepts the grain enhancement done prior to finishing. Volo receives a special retannage that tightens the grain and provides a finer hand that other corrected leathers. Sabrina Leather Sabrina leather is a very popular full grain leather. The special retannage Sabrina receives provides a smooth, tight grain and supple hand, making it an excellent choice for both elegance and high-traffic use. The average thickness is 0.9 – 1 mm, and the average weight is 2.25 – 2.5 oz per square foot. Sabrina leather is Greenguard certified and available in 114 colors.