Don Chadwick, an ergonomic design pioneer, (designer of chairs such as the equa chair and the Herman Miller, Aeron Chair), has created a chair that embodies the best of his thinking with the finest principles of Knoll design. From its streamlined form to its smart engineering, Chadwick is the office chair refined — and redefined.
Its Active Suspension™ technology couples a unique synchronized recline with a proprietary elastomeric fabric that together anticipate and respond to your body’s movements throughout the day with energizing comfort and a supportive ride.
Chadwick strikes the perfect balance of simplicity and innovation that is just right.
Don Chadwick designed the Spark Series on Knoll Director of Design Benjamin Pardo’s request for a lightweight, stackable plastic chair. Pardo was confident that Chadwick, one the premier ergonomics experts in the world, would bring maximum comfort and Knoll quality to the so-called “plastic stacker” category.
Chadwick: “the whole program is built around portability, stackability, and easy storage. But still providing a maximum amount of comfort. Each chair has its own personality. One looks much lighter in scale, the other one lower slung, a little bit wider, a little bit deeper — because the seating position for lounging is different from the more upright, attention-getting positions you’d have for a side chair or a dining chair. Also, we can dress the chair up or down depending on whether we apply a cushion to the seat, which gives variability in terms of color, texture and pattern, and gives more options to the use of the chair. I don’t know whether a chair becomes a so-called classic, but a good number of Knoll’s designs have been around for a long time, and hopefully this will have a good, long life.”
- Back Frame: Integrally-colored glass filled nylon
- Chadwick Fabric: Polyester monofilament warp with multifilament fill fibers
- Seat Frame: Integrally-colored glass filled nylon
- Soft Edge: Polyurethane foam
- Fixed/Adjustable Arm Pads: Urethane armpad with flexible spring steel insert
- Fixed/Adjustable Arm Supports: Integrally-colored glass filled nylon
- Base: Integrally-colored glass filled nylon
- Soft Casters: Integrally-colored urethane covered nylon
- Cylinder: Gas-activated steel seat height mechanism with steel tube (contains nitrogen)
- Control housing-aluminum casting and ABS top cover Component parts-steel, rubber and engineered plastics
- Optional Lumbar: Neodymium magnets, polypropylene carrier, TPE pad and back frame
- Overall height: 95.2 - 106.6 cm / 37.5 - 42 inch
- Overall width: 67.3 cm / 26.5 inch
- Overall depth: 64.7 cm / 25.5 inch
- Fixed arm height (from floor): 82.5 - 101.6 cm 32.5 - 40 inch
- Fixed arm height (from floor) w/ standard cylinder: 64.2 - 75.6 cm / 25.3 - 29.8 inch
- Adj. arm height (from seat ref. point): 17.5 - 23.8 cm / 6.9 - 9.4 inch
- Fixed arm height (from seat ref. point): 21.5 cm / 8.5 inch
- Recline range/ratio seat: back: 94° - 123°/1°: 1.2°
- Base diameter: 69.3 cm / 27.3 inch
- Rated Sustainable Gold under the SMART© Consensus Sustainable Product Standard
- Recycled content of 35%
- 42% of component parts are readily recyclable
- Constructed using minimal materials
- Manufactured using clean technologies in the Knoll LEED® Gold and ISO 14001 Certified Lubin Building, where energey use is offset with electricty generated by wind power
- Chadwick can contribute to achieving LEED® credits
- Chadwick chairs comply with ANSI/BIFMA guidelines for durability. The dimensional guidelines comply with the BIFMA G1 guidelines
- GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®
- GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certified
- Specification PDF
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Knoll Chadwick Chair - Customizable Designed by:
- Don Chadwick
Don Chadwick was born in 1936 in Los Angeles and developed an interest in furniture making from his grandfather, a cabinetmaker. He studied design at the University of California, Los Angeles. It was there that he began to focused on furniture. After hearing Charles and Ray Eames lecture, Chadwick was convinced that furniture design offered designers the chance to use materials in new, innovative ways and to make a real difference in people’s lives.
He founded his own practice in 1964 and his work includes Chadwick Modular Seating, the Spark Chair, the Equa 1 Chair and the Aeron Chair that he designed with Bill Stumpf in 1994 for Herman Miller. Stumpf and Chadwick were awarded the Industrial Designers Society of America Design of the Decade Award for the Aeron Chair in 2000. Recently, Chadwick revisited the Aeron Chair, and worked with Herman Miller for nearly two years to update almost every element of the chair.