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Introducing Via Seating's Genie Flex- A Canopy for Your Back

Via Seating's award-winning Genie® series designed by Henner Jahns gets an upgraded with Genie Flex®. This latest task chair uses a robust Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) material that is remarkable. It is the same material found in athletic running shoes and is also used as a rubber replacement in engineering seals for heavy duty industrial applications. Visualizing its use here in a chair, you experience exceptional support and comfort with 4-way stretch in the material. It is abrasion/scratch resistant, grease and oil stain resistant and is bleach cleanable. Sustainability wise it is 100% chlorine and PVC free and 100% recyclable!


  • Framework: available in black or magnet grey frame colors.

  • Seats: offering 6 seat styles, petite (AA) to heavy-duty, extra-large (D), all in one look and reaching a 400 lb weight rating. Available with optional seamless pattern for infection prevention & easy clean up.

  • Via Seating’s comfort foam: a proprietary blend of high-density, injection-molded, closed-cell, cold-cured foam so durable and lasting it is backed by Via Seating’s 12 year warranty.

  • Intuitive Flex Back: strategically manufactured thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that is soft yet supportive. It provides active stretch and resistance creating multi-dimensional intuitive movement with superior support. This TPU is 100% recyclable, bleach-cleanable, chlorine-free and uses no plasticizers.

  • Arms: multiple height and width adjustable options and a fixed, conference arm.

  • Control mechanisms: featuring quick adjust advanced synchro that uses single rotation adjustments for the back (no endless turning of the handle to adjust your backrest to your level of comfort). Simple body balance and enhanced body balance options.

  • Bases: five-star bases available in black nylon standard on black frames, white nylon standard on white frames, polished aluminum & brushed aluminum.

  • Max weight: 400 lb. (see options for more details)

  • Quick Ship: 20 chairs produced in a 48 hour period.

  • Warranty: 12 year warranty including the foam and FlexBack TPU.

  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.1 General-Purpose Office Chairs (BIFMA Compliant).

  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.11 General-Purpose Large Occupant Office Chairs (BIFMA Compliant).

  • LEED – v4.1 Low Emitting Materials (Clean Air Gold).

  • Living Building Challenge (LBC) – Imperative 08 (Clean Air Gold).

  • WELL – Feature 04 – VOC Reduction (Clean Air Gold).

  • Meets the Practice Greenhealth, Health Care Without Harm Healthy Interiors Criteria for Seating (ie. HHI compliant).

Frame Finishes

Mesh Back Finishes


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A new wave of employees are returning back to the office and the IRG team has been testing a variety of task chairs. Check out our full list of fully ergonomic task chairs we are loving here.

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