Like its abbreviated counterpart, The Chadwick High Task Chair for Knoll® (2005) is designed for comfort to last through a day of reaching, leaning, and the micro adjusting our body does without even realizing it. This is even more true for designers and architects and the large format they work in. Designed by Don Chadwick, a pioneer in workspace seating, the High Task Chair is intended for use in the home studio or anywhere a drafting table or café-height table takes the place of a desk. It features an Active Suspension System to provide synchronized, static support for back and legs. A built-in forward tilt mechanism moves with the sitter and a generous lumbar curve supports the middle to lower back. The 11-position, adjustable foot ring can be raised or lowered to stabilize your feet and further eliminate pressure off the back. The armrests have a lever-free adjustment that is easily repositioned to suit the task at hand. Mesh fabric allows for breathability and even body heat dispersion. Full 360° swivel. GREENGUARD certified. 41% recycled material content and clean manufacturing processes.
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 >