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Mesh office chairs first came into popularity in the '90s with the dotcom boom, desk lunches and Herman Miller's invention of the Aeron chair. The bubble burst not long after, but the adjustable, rolling chair remained a cubicle staple. Now Knoll plans to push the Aeron out of its comfy spot at the top of the seating chain with its latest innovation—the Generation. The home- and office-furnishings company spent more than three years collaborating with New Zealand--based Formway Design to produce this new ergonomic chair. With its durable rubber back and unique figure-eight design, the Generation flexes to support the spine...

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