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 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.
  • 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). 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 for mesh & groove backs. 15 chairs produced in a 48 hour period for upholstered backs.
  • Warranty: 12 year warranty including the foam, 5 years for mesh & groove.

certifications

 

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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 & 74C
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 & 74C
white frame stool
seats AA, A, B, BB
Genie Copper Mesh®, black frame
Genie Copper Mesh®, white frame
Genie Copper Mesh®, stool

colors & finishes

arms options

  • armless standard

    Armless

    -0A
    • Armless chairs are standard on all models.
  • adjustable arms

    Basic height adjustable arm, black finish.

    -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.

     

    Preferred armrest:

    1 cap

    user guide: view the guide →

    Roll back arm.

    -39A

    Features a 3D 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 to easily slide in and out of the chair.

     

    Preferred armrest:

    1 cap

    user guide: view the guide →

    8-way adjustable arm, black finish.

    -51A

    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.

     

    Armrest choices include:

    20S static cap is fixed

    20R rotating cap

    • Both armrests are available with option of upholstery. The 20R example above shows upholstery applied.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

    8-way adjustable arm, white finish.

    -52A

    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.

     

    Armrest choices include:

    20S static cap is fixed

    20R rotating cap

    • Both armrests are available with option of upholstery. The 20R example above shows upholstery applied.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

    8-way adjustable arm, polished finish.

    -53A

    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.

     

    Armrest choices include:

    20S static cap is fixed

    20R rotating cap

    • Both armrests are available with option of upholstery. The 20R example above shows upholstery applied.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

  • fixed arms

    Fixed conference arm.

    -46A
    • Permanent armrest is fixed.

control mechanism options

  • conference control mechanisms

    Swivel tilt conference control.

    -25C

    adjustments:
    1 Seat height adjustment.
    2 upright position tilt lock (single position).
    3 Back/recline tension adjustment.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

    Swivel tilt conference control with seat slider.

    -26C

    adjustments:
    1 Seat height adjustment.
    2 upright position tilt lock (single position).
    3 Back/recline tension adjustment.
    4 Seat depth adjustment.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

  • body balance control mechanisms

    Auto-adjust body balance control. *new*

    -74C

    adjustments:
    1 Seat height adjustment.
    2 Back lock adjustment (3 position).

     

    user guide: view the guide →

    Auto-adjust body balance control & seat slider. *new*

    -74C-12SS

    adjustments:
    1 Seat height adjustment.
    2 Back lock adjustment (3 position).
    3 Seat depth adjustment.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

    Basic body balance control. *while supplies last*

    -66C

    adjustments:
    1 Seat height adjustment.
    2 Back lock adjustment (5 position).

     

    *while supplies last*
    see recommended alternate: 74C.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

    Basic body balance control with seat slider. *while supplies last*

    -66C-12SS

    adjustments:
    1 Seat height adjustment.
    2 Back lock adjustment (5 position).

     

    *while supplies last*
    see recommended alternate: 74C-12SS.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

    Enhanced body balance control with dynamic fine-tuning.

    -68C

    adjustments:
    1 Seat height adjustment.
    2 Back tension adjustment.
    3 Tilt limiter.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

    Enhanced body balance control with a seat slider.

    -68C-12SS

    adjustments:
    1 Seat height adjustment.
    2 Back tension adjustment.
    3 Tilt limiter.
    4 Seat depth adjustment.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

  • synchro control mechanisms

    Quick adjust advanced synchro control. *new*

    -67C

    adjustments:
    1 Seat height adjustment.
    2 Back tension adjustment.
    3 Single rotation back tilt lock adjustment (5 position).

     

    user guide: view the guide →

    Quick adjust advanced synchro control with a seat slide. *new*

    -67CSS

    adjustments:
    1 Seat height adjustment.
    2 Back tension adjustment.
    3 Single rotation back tilt lock adjustment (5 position).
    4 Seat depth adjustment.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

    Quick adjust advanced synchro control with a seat slide & forward tilt adjustment. *new*

    -67CSS-FT

    adjustments:
    1 Seat height adjustment.
    2 Back tension adjustment.
    3 Single rotation back tilt lock adjustment (5 position).
    4 Seat depth adjustment.
    5 Forward tilt adjustment.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

    Synchro control. *while supplies last*

    -61C

    adjustments:
    1 Seat height adjustment.
    2 Side tension adjustment.
    3 Back tilt lock adjustment (6 position).

     

    *while supplies last*
    see recommended alternate: 67C.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

    Synchro control with a seat slide. *while supplies last*

    -62C

    adjustments:
    1 Seat height adjustment.
    2 Side tension adjustment.
    3 Back tilt lock adjustment (6 position).

     

    *while supplies last*
    see recommended alternate: 67CSS.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

  • task stool control

    Auto-adjust body balance stool control. *new*

    -35C

    adjustments:
    1 Seat height adjustment.
    2 Back lock adjustment (single position).
    3 Foot ring height adjustment.

     

    This style matches the 74C & 74C-12SS controls.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

adjustable lumbar options

  • optional adjustable lumbar supports

    Genie® adjustable lumbar support.

    -LS1
    • 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.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

bases, casters & glides options

  • chair swivel bases

    Black nylon 5-star base.

    -18BB
    • Standard base with black frames.

    Powder coated white aluminum 5-star base.

    -18WB
    • Standard base with white frames.

    Polished aluminum 5-star base.

    -18PB

    Brushed aluminum 5-star.

    -18BA
  • stool swivel bases

    Black nylon 5-star base with foot ring.

    -18BB-11DR | -18BB-11XDR
    • Standard stool base with black frames.
    • Tall (-11DR) height range/stroke: 7 in.
    • Extra-tall (-11XDR) height range/stroke: 9.5 in.
    • See exact dimensions in the drawings section.

    Powder coated white aluminum 5-star base with foot ring.

    -18WB-11DR | -18WB-11XDR
    • Standard stool base with white frames.
    • Tall (-11DR) height range/stroke: 7 in.
    • Extra-tall (-11XDR) height range/stroke: 9.5 in.
    • See exact dimensions in the drawings section.

    Polished aluminum 5-star with foot ring.

    -18PB-11DR | -18PB-11XDR
    • Tall (-11DR) height range/stroke: 7 in.
    • Extra-tall (-11XDR) height range/stroke: 9.5 in.
    • See exact dimensions in the drawings section.

    Brushed aluminum 5-star with foot ring.

    -18BA-11DR | -18BA-11XDR
    • Tall (-11DR) height range/stroke: 7 in.
    • Extra-tall (-11XDR) height range/stroke: 9.5 in.
    • See exact dimensions in the drawings section.
  • casters & glides

    Black carpet casters.

    -16HP
    • Standard casters for all swivel bases.

    Grey hard floor & carpet casters.

    -16SCG

    Black glides.

    -16GL

Downloads


pricing

Genie price list and specification guide 2020 pdf (1.24 MB)
Genie price list and specification guide 2019 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 conference control user guide pdf (201.86 KB)
26C swivel tilt conference control with seat slider user guide pdf (203.26 KB)
35C auto-adjust body balance stool control user guide pdf (207.24 KB)
61C synchro control user guide -while supplies last- pdf (186.09 KB)
62C synchro control user guide with seat slider -while supplies last- pdf (186.83 KB)
66C-12SS body balance control & seat slide user guide -while supplies last- pdf (184.88 KB)
66C body balance control user guide -while supplies last- pdf (183.31 KB)
67C quick adjust advanced synchro control user guide pdf (205.62 KB)
67CSSFT quick adjust advanced synchro control with seat slider and forward tilt user guide pdf (226.24 KB)
67CSS quick adjust advanced synchro control with seat slider user guide pdf (211.6 KB)
68C-12SS enhanced body balance with seat slider user guide pdf (208.54 KB)
68C enhanced body balance user guide pdf (206.53 KB)
74C-12SS auto-adjust body balance control with seat slider user guide pdf (208.13 KB)
74C auto-adjust body balance control user guide pdf (206.29 KB)
39A roll back arm user guide pdf (195.06 KB)
51A/51AG/52A/53A 8-way adjustable arm user guide pdf (212.64 KB)
LS1 Genie adjustable lumbar support user guide pdf (190.76 KB)

white-papers

copper mesh back seating white paper pdf (1.03 MB)