Knoll Life (Discontinued)

A flexible back frame adjusts as you move and ensures reliable support through all your movements

This item is discontinued. See below for alternatives.


The Knoll Life chair has been discontinued. For a similar product, please visit the Ergonomic Chairs and Stools page.


  • Supported Back: Back frame flexes to allow for movement while still maintaining constant support
  • Automated Tension: Synchronize recline counter-balances by your body weight, eliminating the need to fiddle around with tension adjustments
  • Seated Control: Controls are easily accessible from a seated position
  • Improved Circulation: Flexing seat pan has a waterfall edge to reduce pressure points
  • Customized Fit: Seat slider with four inches of range creates the perfect fit
  • Locked In: Tilt lock mechanism allows you to lock the chair in an upright position or recline depending on mood or task at hand
The ergonomic wonder that is the Knoll Life Chair in a duo of colors.

Elegant Ergonomics

You won't be let down with the award-winning Knoll Life Chair. With a slim silhouette and flexible back, this chair is quite easy on the eyes, featuring multiple ergonomic adjustments including synchronized recline, seat slider, and flexing seat plan. This model is equipped with black mesh back, standard height cylinder, height adjustable arms, Eclipse Blackout seat topper, black plastic base and black hard casters for carpet floors.



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Product Information



Chair height 38.5" - 43.75"
Chair width 26.5"
Chair depth 24.5"
Arm height from floor Fixed arms: 25.375" - 30.5"
Adjustable-height arms: 22.25" - 31.25"
Base diameter 26"
Weight 36 lbs; (Aluminum base adds 1.5 lbs)
Backrest 18.25" W x 25" H
24° tilt range
Seat height
(standard cylinder)
16" - 21.5"
(Seat topper adds 0.5" to seat height; Ultra seat topper adds 1")
Seat depth 15" - 19"
Seat width 18.75"
Distance between armrests Fixed arms: 17.75"
Adjustable-height arms: 18.75"
High performance arms: 17.25" - 19.75"


Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What is "intuitive seating" and how does it help me?

      Most office chairs on the market today offer many adjustment features that can be fine-tuned with levers and knobs. The Knoll Life Chair gives you several ways to adjust in comfort, without having to manually readjust. Stay seated and recline with the Life Chair's synchronized recline feature, which is a perfect example of how intuitive this seat can be with your body.

    2. How does this chair help improve circulation?

      The Life Chair can help your blood flow to your feet and lower extremities thanks to it's comfortable waterfall edge seat, which makes sure your legs don't get "snagged" on the edge or cut off circulation at the back of your legs.

    3. Is this a good chair for multiple user workstations?

      Yes, thanks to the Life Chair's 4 inch range of adjustability on the seat pan and quick and easy seat height adjustability, this is a fine chair for offices with more than one user.

    4. What is so great about this chair?

      The Life Chair by Knoll is one of the highest quality ergonomic seating solutions on the market today. With a large range of ergonomic features and options, this is a chair that is with you throughout all the weathers of work.


Warranty Info

This product comes standard with a 10 year warranty for mechanical parts, and a 3 year warranty for upholstery and labor.

Knoll's No Cancellations, Returns or Revisions Policy

  • Human Solution, doing business as UPLIFT Desk, is bound to this manufacturer's policy disallowing cancellations, returns and revisions of orders as an authorized dealer of Knoll products.
  • Authorized Knoll retailers custom build all Knoll products for you when you order. Unfortunately, this means that these items cannot be cancelled after the order is placed or returned once the item is received.
  • Please make sure you are ordering the correct Knoll item and the correct Knoll item configuration before placing your order.
  • Customers attempting to cancel or revise an order for a Knoll product or products from Human Solution, d.b.a. UPLIFT Desk, will be subject to significant Knoll manufacturer change/cancellation fees for the order or orders.
  • If you have any questions about the Knoll products we offer, or about the no cancellations and revisions policy on Knoll items, please call us at 800-531-3746 before ordering.
  • UPLIFT Desk is a brand of The Human Solution, a business division of SquareGrove, LLC.