Genie® chairs

modern sophistication meets compelling design with superior ergonomics

discover Genie®

The award-winning Genie® series designed by Henner Jahns is Via Seating’s best-selling office chair series. With its supreme look, advanced ergonomics and extensive breadth of line, this is no surprise. The distinctive genie lamp shape of the back frame stands out as not only a beautiful design, but, a purposeful one as well.  Its contours promote movement by the way the back narrows at the top, which allows for upper body thoracic mobility in the shoulder area and provides great comfort and support throughout the body.  This creates an important sense of “room within the chair” while office work stations are getting smaller and more confined.  Genie® offers 6 different seat sizes all within the same framework allowing for the one “look” to fit all body types in the workplace. All seats are formed using Via Seating’s proprietary comfort foam and are backed by Genie®‘s 12 year warranty—including for heavy-duty and 24/7 use.   Multiple arm options include a unique roll back height adjustable arm, conference arms and multi-adjustment arms.  Genie® can be customized to fit any work environment and use.

Looking for the perfect chair? Genie® is your wish granted.

features

  • framework: available in black or white frame colors.
  • seats: offering six seat styles, petite to extra-large, all in one look and reaching a 350 lb weight rating.
  • mesh: in addition to 7 designer standard 4 way elastomeric mesh, now featuring two biocidal, first-to-market, patent-pending Genie Copper Mesh® in copper and black colors perfect for healthcare environments as well as improving hygiene in shared desk situations.
  • 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) in addition to multiple other control mechanism to meet your needs.
  • bases: five-star bases available in black nylon, polished aluminum, brushed aluminum and powder coated white aluminum.
  • foam: high density, closed-cell, cold-cured, injection molded foam using Via Seating’s proprietary process (backed by Via Seating’s 12 year warranty).
  • quick ship: 20 chairs produced in a 48 hour period.
  • warranty: 12 year warranty, 5 for mesh.

certifications

 

participating in

     

statement of line

6 seat sizes all within one look

black frame, standard A seat
also offered in petite AA
black frame, medium B seat
also offered in petite BB
black frame, large C seat
black frame, heavy-duty D seat
400 lb weight rating with 67C
black frame stool
seats AA, A, B, BB
white frame, standard A seat
also offered in petite AA
white frame, medium B seat
also offered in petite BB
white frame, large C seat
white frame, heavy-duty D seat
400 lb weight rating with 67C
white frame stool
seats AA, A, B, BB
Genie Copper Mesh®, black frame
Genie Copper Mesh®, white frame
Genie Copper Mesh®, stool

color options

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component options

Click the plus sign next to a category below to see all of its options.

  • arms

    armless

    -0A

    height adjustable arm

    -38A (black)

    Features a 2D to 4D height adjustable arm that offers the following adjustments:

    • Arm moves up and down.
    • Optional arm width adjustment bracket extends each arm 2.0″ away from the sides of the chairs and back to the resting position.

    roll back arm

    -39A

    Features a 4D height adjustable arm that offers the following adjustments:

    • Arm moves up and down.
    • Smooth roll back feature where the arm can be fully rolled back out of the way.

    fixed conference arm

    -46A

    8-way adjustable arm

    -51A (black) | 52A (white) | 53A (polished aluminum)

    Features a 2D to 8D height adjustable arm that offers the following adjustments:

    • Arm moves up and down.
    • Optional armrest rotates in 15°, out 15°.
    • Optional armrest slides out 1.5″, slides back to resting position.
    • Optional arm width adjustment bracket extends each arm 2.0″ away from the sides of the chairs and back to the resting position.
    • Optional upholstery can be added on static armrest 20S & and 4D rotating armrest 20R.
  • control mechanisms

    quick adjust advanced synchro

    -67C

    Features a new, innovative, single rotation adjustment (no more endless twisting to adjust the chair). Achieve any of the 7 distinct back tension levels within a single rotation of the handle.

     

    See 67CSS for the integrated seat slide version.

    quick adjust advanced synchro with seat slider

    -67CSS

    Features all of the benefits of the 67C with an additional seat slider paddle built in. This adjustment is compact and sleek.

    basic body balance

    -66C

    enhanced body balance

    -68C

    Features a technologically advanced body balance that automatically adjusts to your body and posture. It also includes an additional adjustment knob to fine tune the tension for all body types.

     

    Add the bolted-on, slim line -12SS for a seat slide option.

    swivel tilt

    -25C

    Perfect for conference use where minimal adjustments may be needed.

    swivel tilt with seat slider

    -26C

    Perfect for conference use where minimal adjustments may be needed.

    basic synchro

    -61C

    basic synchro with seat slide

    -62C

    stool control

    -35C

    Pair with the tall (-11DR) or extra tall (-11XDR) gas lift with stool foot ring.

  • adjustable lumbar

    optional lumbar

    -LS1
    • Optional.
    • Offers height adjustable lumbar as an option i.e. “vertical adjustment” with 3.5″ of travel.
    • Adjusts independently from the back.
    • Allows the user to promote the natural, forward curve of his/her lower back.
    • Promotes an optimal sitting position and the opportunity to maintain this posture throughout the entire work day.
  • bases

    black nylon 26" 5-star

    -18BB

    powder coated white aluminum 26" 5-star

    -18WB

    polished aluminum 26" 5-star

    -18PB

    brushed aluminum 26" 5-star

    -18BA
  • stool bases

    black nylon 26" 5-star with footring

    -18BB-11DR | -18BB-11XDR

    Stool Height 11DR: 20 in – 27 in
    Extra-tall Stool Height 11XDR: 23 in – 33 in

    powder coated white aluminum 26" 5-star with footring

    -18WB-11DR | -18WB-11XDR

    Stool Height 11DR: 20 in – 27 in
    Extra-tall Stool Height 11XDR: 23 in – 33 in

    polished aluminum 26" 5-star with footring

    -18PB-11DR | -18PB-11XDR

    Stool Height 11DR: 20 in – 27 in
    Extra-tall Stool Height 11XDR: 23 in – 33 in

    brushed aluminum 26" 5-star with footring

    -18BA-11DR | -18BA-11XDR

    Stool Height 11DR: 20 in – 27 in
    Extra-tall Stool Height 11XDR: 23 in – 33 in

  • casters & glides

    black carpet casters

    -16HP

    grey hard floor & carpet casters

    -16SCG

    black glides

    -16GL

Downloads


pricing

Genie price list and specification guide pdf (2.12 MB)

brochures

Genie brochure pdf (1.17 MB)
higher education solutions book pdf (23.77 MB)
healthcare solutions book pdf (15.64 MB)

symbols

Genie 2D autoCAD files zip (630.92 KB)
Genie 3D autoCAD files zip (12.2 MB)
Genie revit files zip (1.85 MB)

certifications

BIFMA LEVEL 2 task chairs certification pdf (114.76 KB)
Clean Air Gold certification pdf (383.11 KB)

care

Genie Copper Mesh cleaning and care guidelines pdf (140.33 KB)
Genie cleaning and care guidelines pdf (140.84 KB)

instructions

base to chair assembly instructions pdf (308.35 KB)

user-guides

25C swivel tilt control use guide pdf (189.73 KB)
26C swivel tilt and seat slider control use guide pdf (191.86 KB)
35C swivel tilt for stool control use guide pdf (89.83 KB)
61C synchro with side tension adjustment control use guide pdf (186.09 KB)
62C synchro with side tension adjustment and seat slide control use guide pdf (186.83 KB)
66C-12SS body balance control & seat slide use guide pdf (184.88 KB)
66C body balance control use guide pdf (183.31 KB)
67C quick adjust advanced synchro control user guide pdf (194.7 KB)
68C enhanced body balance and seat slide control user guide pdf (196.65 KB)
68C enhanced body balance control use guide pdf (195.24 KB)
39A roll back arm use guide pdf (184.56 KB)
51A, 51AG, 52A, 53A adjustable height arm use guide pdf (199.07 KB)
genie adjustable lumbar support pdf (183.11 KB)

white-papers

copper mesh back seating white paper pdf (1.03 MB)