From Don Chadwick, an award-winning pioneer of leading-edge workspace
seating, is the Chadwick Chair for Knoll (2005). Able to function as a task
chair or a space-efficient conference chair without compromising comfort
during an 8-hour day, the Chadwick Chair features an Active Suspension
System, which provides synchronized and constant support for back and legs.
A generous lumbar curve supports the middle to lower back. The armrests have
a leverless adjustment that can be effortlessly repositioned to suit the
task or table at hand. The only two manual adjustments are tilt tension and
the seat height for customized fit.
Full 360-degree swivel.
Mesh fabric allows for breathability and heat dispersion.
Greenguard-certified, 41% recycled material content and clean
Glass-filled nylon frame; urethane arm pads; control housing consists of aluminum casting and ABS plastic; steel; rubber and engineered plastic; 100% polyester suspension fabric.
Chairs are for sitting on. It sounds obvious, but there are designers who seem to miss that point. Not Don Chadwick, however, who has developed some of the best chairs on the market, including the Aeron chair whose loyal users wouldn't sit in anything else. Chadwick's chair design emphasizes the body and the fact that bodies move.
Chadwick calls his hands-on studio in Santa Monica an "experimental lab," one that contains the workman's apparatus of saws, grinders, lathes, drill presses and vises. It is not a place where design takes place by computer, by number or hypothesis. "The only way to be sure a chair is comfortable is to actually sit in it and make changes along the way," Chadwick says. "A computer can't deal with the subtleties of chair design. It's too complex." Read more >