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1 Knoll Generation Task Chair

$495per set

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1 Knoll Generation arm chair. Intuitively designed for responsive comfort and easy adjustment, Generation moves with you naturally, keeping you energized and engaged throughout the day. The three recline ranges offer unparalleled flexibility: 270 degrees of seat edge flex, along with 3” of depth adjustment, all without a hard frame or annoying levers to get in your way. The Flex Back net combines high-performance elastomer with a figure 8 structure, enabling multidimensional movement and ensuring optimal support in a number of different postures. 8 Available.

Details

  • Creator
    Knoll (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 39 in. (99.06 cm)Width: 26 in. (66.04 cm)Depth: 23 in. (58.42 cm)Seat Height: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2000s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Pasadena, TX
  • Reference Number
    Seller: MS106141stDibs: LU867128444212

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  • Shipping
    Ships From: Pasadena, TX
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Knoll

As a company that produced many of the most famous and iconic furniture designs of the 20th century, Knoll was a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States. Led by Florence Knoll, the firm would draw stellar talents such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen into its compass. Their work would help change the face of the American home and office.

The company was formed in 1938 by the German immigrant Hans Knoll. He first worked with his fellow ex-pat, the Danish designer Jens Risom, who created furniture with flowing lines made of wood. While Risom served in World War II, in 1943 Knoll met his future wife, Florence Schust. She had studied and worked with eminent emigré leaders of the Bauhaus, including Mies, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. She won Knoll over with Bauhaus notions of industrial arts, and an aesthetic that featured flat and tubular metal frames and angular forms. When Hans died in a car crash in 1955, Florence Knoll was appointed head of the company. It was as much through her holistic approach to design — a core division of the firm was dedicated to planning office systems — as Knoll's mid-century modern furnishings themselves that she brought about the sleek and efficient transformation of the American workplace.

Today, classic Knoll furnishings remain staples of modern design collections and decor. A history of modern design is written in pieces such as the elegant Barcelona chaircreated by Mies and Lilly Reich — Saarinen’s pedestal Tulip chair, Breuer’s tubular steel Wassily lounge chair and the grid-patterned Diamond chair by Harry Bertoia.

As you can see from the collection of these designs and other vintage Knoll dining chairs, sofas and tables on 1stDibs, this manufacturer's offerings have become timeless emblems of the progressive spirit and sleek sophistication of the best of modernism.

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