Best of Year 2009 Winner: Knoll Inc., Generation by Knoll
Best of Year -- Interior Design, 12/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
Best of Year Winner, Seating: Contract/Task: Knoll Inc. — Generation by Knoll™
The first chair to be rated SMaRT© Sustainable Platinum, Generation by Knoll™ is the first work chair that allows you to sit and work the way you want. Designed by Formway Design, Generation takes elastic design—where a product rearranges itself in response to its user—to a new level.
Best of Year Merit Awards, Seating: Contract/Task
Herman Miller, Inc. — Embody Chair
Embody is a high performance ergonomic work chair. It restores balance to the human/computer relationship by supporting both the mind and the body. Designed specifically for people who spend the majority of their day working with technology, Embody fits all users through an adaptive design and intuitive adjustment controls.
Humanscale — Diffrient World Chair
The Diffrient World chair by Niels Diffrient combines superior performance, simplicity and sustainability. With just eight major parts and two manual controls, it’s the world’s simplest high-performance task chair.
Vitra Inc. — AC4
AC-4 creates balance between advanced ergonomic functionality and subtle design. The adjustments, the automatic mechanism and AC’s advanced stress-relieving backrest are invisibly integrated into the construction with easy and intuitive levers. It is an elegant, timeless and ergonomic task or conference chair for a long-lasting ecological decision.