The dotcom boom brought us the mesh office chair like Herman Miller’s Aeron chair. The dotcom bubble may have long since burst but the adjustable rolling chair remains a cubicle staple. This article focuses on the latest innovation in chair design due to arrive in stores in July – the Generation. Home- and office-furnishings company Knoll spent three years in collaboration with New Zealand-based Formway Design to produce this new ergonomic chair. Features include a durable rubber back and a figure-eight design that allow it to flex in support of the spine as the user moves freely through different sitting positions. The article notes that the Generation uses less material than the standard office chair and will be available in seven colors.
Source: Mangly Taing, Time; May 4, 2009