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Pilot High chair, 2015

Designed by Barber & Osgerby
Manufactured by Knoll
Product code: KNI-PLS*


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Pilot High chair by Barber & Osgerby for Knoll.

Pilot is a striking and innovative new lounge chair, designed by Barber & Osgerby for Knoll to be a flexible and comfortable seating option for domestic, work and contract interiors.

The seat is strongly cantilevered from the sub-frame to create an impression of lightness and allowing the seat to flex downwards when used, greatly enhancing the sense of comfort. The seat also rotates on the a charcoal grey cast aluminium frame for increased adaptability of use.

The flat back panel has been constructed to adapt to the sitter's back, and is available in different heights and depths of upholstery. The ‘Slim’ version is the most visually lightweight, while the 'Soft' option offers an additional degree of padding. The back is available in low and high versions.

In addition, the chair can be configured with or without arms. Metal arms are available in either chrome or charcoal finishes, or upholstered arms can be added to transform the chair both aesthetically and functionally.

The Pilot chair has a simple T-shaped aluminium frame with moulded foam seat, back, aluminium base and armrests are seamlessly mounted to this structure. This design reduces the chair to only six components, thereby optimising efficiency of assembly and ensuring parts are easily interchanged. The cast aluminium base has been pared back to the slimmest possible dimensions in order to enhance the sense of visual lightness.

The modular construction of the Pilot chair means that the arms, back and seat can be upholstered in different colours of the same fabric, as shown in images above. However, if leather is chosen, arms, back and seat must be specified in the same colour.

Please note: When upholstered in Eva fabric collection, there will be a lead time of 12-14 weeks. The pricing example is for a Pilot chair with high back and no arms, please see 'More products in the range' below for High back and versions without arms.

60w x 77d x 40.5/100cmh


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Pilot High chair


Pilot chair specification

(PDF, 154 kB)

Knoll fabrics

(PDF, 2 MB)


Made-to-order: 6-8 weeks. Upholstery in Eva fabric: 12-14 weeks.

Furniture orders over £1500 free for Mainland UK.

Non-Mainland UK and International options available in basket

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