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KI Introduces The Grazie Seating Collection

April 24, 2013

-- Designed by Giancarlo Piretti, Grazie is the world's first true ergonomic stack chair --   

GREEN BAY, WIS. - KI introduces the Grazie™ Seating Collection, the latest collaboration between KI and renowned designer Giancarlo Piretti. Grazie seating is the world's first true ergonomic stack chair that advances comfort to the next level. Its unique Perfect Pivot™ mechanism mirrors human movement to provide intuitive comfort, allowing a user's back and Grazie's backrest to move in unison, maintaining comfort throughout the range of motion. View an interview with Piretti highlighting the design and development of Grazie here:  

"Grazie seating has an animated, light, contemporary aesthetic that reflects simple elegance," said Shawn Green, vice president, design and product marketing, KI. "Grazie's thin-edged seat and back present a sleek, elegant profile, while its distinctive leg angles add visual interest. What's more, Grazie's contoured seat delivers sculpted, supple curves."  

Grazie's ultra-contoured seat continuously yields with weight and motion for no-pressure sitting. With its Perfect Pivot, Grazie seating provides the ultimate in ergonomically correct back articulation. The Grazie backrest moves in perfect harmony with the human body because of patented mechanisms that allow the chair's backrest to rotate about points within the human body-the same hip joints that the torso is rotating about. This mechanism "mirrors" the users pivot point and provides a true ergonomic sitting experience. Grazie's frictionless mechanism provides extremely natural support for back and lumbar regions.  

The Grazie seating collection consists of stack and task seating that provide design continuity throughout any facility. Castered bases provide extra mobility for fluid work and learning spaces. It's a simple function conference chair that offers advanced comfort at a modest price.  

Grazie extends advanced comfort to a full range of seating options. Selection includes sled base chairs, 4-leg chairs, castered 4-leg chairs, tablet-arm chairs and a simple-function conference chair. Available in all poly, upholstered seat or upholstered seat and back. All Grazie models are 300 lb. approved and Grazie's seat back has been tested to 10x BIFMA.  

Grazie is level™ certified and designed to meet GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification for low-emitting products.  

KI manufactures innovative furniture and wall system solutions for education, healthcare, government and corporate markets. The employee-owned company is headquartered in Green Bay, Wis. and operates sales offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia. KI tailors products and service solutions to the specific needs of each customer through its unique design and manufacturing philosophy. For more information, visit  


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