Spark™ Side Chair

Designed by Don Chadwick, 2009

The Spark Series Side Chair brings energy to every room, or patio, with its bright colors and unique personality. A perfect balance of design and utility, the chairs are pleasing to the eye, comfortable and versatile.

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Details

FEATURES

The four-leg side chairs are lightweight, sturdy, easy to clean, waterproof and UV-protected — suitable for both indoor and outdoor environments.


CONSTRUCTION

Available with and without seat pad, packaged singularly or in boxes of 4.

 
FINISHES

Available in red, blue, citron, light grey, dark grey, recycled black.

 

Dimensions

 
SPARK SIDE CHAIR

Overall height 78.5; seat height 45cm; seat width 50.5cm; seat depth 54.5cm.


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Don Chadwick designed the Spark Series on Knoll Director of Design Bejamin 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.”

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In the last few decades, Don Chadwick has pioneered the use of modern materials, moulding processes and mechanisms leading to cutting-edge products that have raised the standard for their market. A native of Southern California, Don Chadwick received his principal training in design at the University of California, Los Angeles. He then worked for architect Victor Gruen before establishing his own practice in 1964. In 1974, Chadwick designed Chadwick Modular Seating. In collaboration with William Stumpf he designed the Equa 1 flexing-plastic chair (1984). Then in 1994, the landmark Aeron chair catapulted Chadwick to national attention; the Industrial Designers Society of America and Business Week Magazine awarded Design of the Decade to the Aeron chair in 1999. Chadwick has received numerous awards over the past three and a half decades. Chadwick’s relationship with Knoll marks a milestone in the career of an inventive designer. “I am gratified to be part of the Knoll legacy; I consider Knoll to be at the highest level of contemporary design, and our collaboration is a notable one for me.” With the Chadwick chair, he has proven himself as effective at bringing a product to market as he has been at creating the market itself.


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