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Torsion Tandem Seating

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Features & Highlights

  • Torsion tandem seating offer comfort, adaptable configurations and easy maintenance
  • Sturdy beam-mounting allows various combinations of seats and in-line or corner tables in straight runs, L-shapes or U-shapes
  • Patented torsion flex mechanism delivers flex back comfort, encourages movement, relaxation and enhanced circulation
  • 2 thru 5 units with arms or armless

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  • Seat and backrest are molded compound curved polypropylene with a textured finish
  • Torsion mechanism creates gradually increasing resistance over the full 12 degrees of back flex
  • Cast aluminum alloy leg section
  • 14-gauge 1” x 2” seamless steel column
  • Columns are welded to a plate which clamps onto beam

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Product Story
What makes Torsion® KI's most popular seating collection? From healthcare to education to business, the Torsion collection, designed by Giancarlo Piretti, offers superior comfort via flex back at a modest price. This collection of stack chairs, task chairs, task stools, and tandem seating provides design continuity in any environment. Backed by KI's Ten-Year Warranty, Torsion seating is available in a wide range of fabric choices to complement any setting, including KI fabric, vinyl, Pallas® Textiles and C.O.M. For adaptation to hard-use environments, polypropylene seats and backrests are also available.

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Designer Profile
Giancarlo Piretti


Giancarlo Piretti

Giancarlo Piretti (Bologna, Italy, 1940) is an Industrial Designer. Among his successful designs are Plia folding chair, his best-seller exhibited at Moma NY, Platone folding desk, and DSC (106-AXIS) seating system. For Vertebra chairs he obtained the Compasso d'Oro (Italy) as well as for his largest project, Piretti Collection office & institutional seating system. Other designs include Xylon wooden chairs, Torsion collection of institutional chairs; Engage & Impulse office chair lines featured by a synchro tilt mechanism Piretti developed; #18000 nesting & stacking chairs; and the Strive chair collection. The Pirouette nesting table and Grazie and Doni chairs for KI U.S. are G. Piretti's latest designs.

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