Genie® chairs

Genie® model: 405-W-68C-52A18S-18WB-16HP-1G

modern sophistication meets compelling design with superior ergonomics

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.

  • 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, patented  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) and 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, 5 years for mesh.


2017 Best of NeoCon Award  2017 Nightingale Award

 

  • 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).

                 

6 seat sizes all designed within one look.

Chair with a standard A seat. #401

Chair with a medium B seat. #405

Chair with a large C seat. #408

Chair with an extra-large D seat. #410

Task stools.

  • Available on petite standard AA, standard A, petite medium BB & medium B seats.

finishes

  • Frame finishes.

    Matte black. #B

    • Black finish is standard.
    • Finish applied to mesh frame.

    Matte white. #W

    • Finish applied to mesh frame.

mesh colors

arms

  • Armless standard.

    Armless. #0A

    • Armless chairs are standard on all models.
  • Adjustable arms.

    Black arm with optional 8-way adjustments. #51A

    user guide: view the guide →

    arm features:

    • Arm: moves up and down.

    optional adjustable armrests features:

    • Rotates in 15° and out 15°.
    • Slides forward 1.5″ and back to its resting position.

    optional arm width adjustment features:

    • Bracket extends each arm up to 2.0″ away from the sides of the seat.

    White arm with optional 8-way adjustments. #52A

    user guide: view the guide →

    arm features:

    • Arm: moves up and down.

    optional adjustable armrests features:

    • Rotates in 15° and out 15°.
    • Slides forward 1.5″ and back to its resting position.

    optional arm width adjustment features:

    • Bracket extends each arm up to 2.0″ away from the sides of the seat.

    Polished arm with optional 8-way adjustments. #53A

    user guide: view the guide →

    arm features:

    • Arm: moves up and down.

    optional adjustable armrests features:

    • Rotates in 15° and out 15°.
    • Slides forward 1.5″ and back to its resting position.

    optional arm width adjustment features:

    • Bracket extends each arm up to 2.0″ away from the sides of the seat.

    Black roll back arm. #39A

    user guide: view the guide →

    arm features:

    • 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.

    Black basic height adjustable arm. #38A

    user guide: view the guide →

    arm features:

    • Arm: moves up and down.

    optional arm width adjustment features:

    • Bracket extends each arm up to 2.0″ away from the sides of the seat.
  • Fixed arms.

    Black fixed conference arm with fixed cap. #46A

    • Permanent armrest is fixed.

control mechanisms

adjustable lumbars

  • Optional adjustable lumbar supports.

    Black adjustable lumbar. #LS1

    user guide: view the guide (pdf)→

    adjustable lumbar features:

    • 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

  • Chair swivel bases.

    Standard black nylon 5-star swivel base. #18BB

    • Standard base with black frames.

    Standard white nylon 5-star swivel base. #18WB

    • Standard base with white frames.

    Polished aluminum 5-star swivel base. #18PB

    Brushed aluminum 5-star swivel base. #18BA

  • Stool swivel bases.

    Standard black nylon 5-star swivel base with a stool kit. #18BB-11DR or #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.

    Standard white nylon 5-star swivel base with a stool kit. #18WB-11DR or #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 swivel base with a stool kit. #18PB-11DR or #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 swivel base with a stool kit. #18BA-11DR or #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

  • Casters.

    Standard black carpet casters. #16HP

    • Standard casters for all swivel bases.

    Two-toned black with grey soft rubber tread all floor casters. #16SCG

  • Glides.

    Black glides. #16GL

designed by Henner Jahns

Henner Jahns, founder and lead designer of Gecco Vision (est. 1997), specializes in creating tailor-made office furniture. The company focuses on cultivating a vision into reality. The small design team is seen as an advantage, allowing each member to really focus on the development of something new.  The result is numerous, award-winning, seating solutions that stand out.

The Muvman® is a world innovation in design and functionality: sturdy base, soft junction, angled gaslift and a pillow with intelligence inside. It is designed to enhance physical and mental activity.” – Jahns’ regarding the Muvman® sit-so-stand chair

studio: Los Angeles, California

Dimensions recorded by Via Seating engineers using:

  • the BIFMA Chair Measuring Device® (CMD) &

  • the BIFMA Universal Measuring Procedure.

chair drawings

  • Chairs, all seat sizes on a swivel tilt conference control. (401, 405, 408, 410 with -25C)

    A. Overall height.

    B. Seat height.

    C. Seat width.

    D. Backrest width in lumbar support zone.

    E. Backrest height.

    F. Overall depth.

    G. Seat depth.

    -25C

    seats A seat (401) B seat (405) C seat (408) D seat (410)
    A 38.0″ – 42.8″ 38.9″ – 43.7″ 38.4″ – 43.2″ 38.0″ – 42.8″
    B 16.7″ – 21.5″ 16.5″ – 21.3″ 16.9″ – 21.7″ 16.7″ – 21.5″
    C 20.5″ 21.0″ 22.2″ 23.5″
    D 16.0″ – 20.2″ 16.0″ – 20.2″ 16.0″ – 20.2″ 16.0″ – 20.2″
    E 23.5″ 23.7″ 23.7″ 23.5″
    F 29.0″ 20.6″ 28.4″ 29.0″
    G 18.9″ 20.8″ 18.1″ 18.4″
  • Chairs, all seat sizes on a swivel tilt conference control with a seat slider. (401, 405, 408, 410 with -26C)

    A. Overall height.

    B. Seat height.

    C. Seat width.

    D. Backrest width in lumbar support zone.

    E. Backrest height.

    F. Overall depth.

    G. Seat depth.

    -26C (+seat depth adjustment)

    seats A seat (401) B seat (405) C seat (408) D seat (410)
    A 38.1″ – 42.9″ 39.0″ – 43.8″ 38.5″ – 43.3″ 38.1″ – 42.9″
    B 17.5″ – 22.3″ 17.3″ – 22.1″ 17.7″ – 22.5″ 17.5″ – 22.3″
    C 20.5″ 21.0″ 22.2″ 23.5″
    D 16.0″ – 20.2″ 16.0″ – 20.2″ 16.0″ – 20.2″ 16.0″ – 20.2″
    E 23.5″ 23.7″ 23.7″ 23.5″
    F 29.0″ 30.6″ 28.4″ 29.0″
    G 18.7″ – 20.7″ 20.6″ – 22.6″ 17.9″ – 19.9″ 18.2″ – 20.2″
  • Chairs, all seat sizes on a quick adjust advanced synchro control. (401, 405, 408, 410 with -67C)

    A. Overall height.

    B. Seat height.

    C. Seat width.

    D. Backrest width in lumbar support zone.

    E. Backrest height.

    F. Overall depth.

    G. Seat depth.

    -67C

    seats A seat (401) B seat (405) C seat (408) D seat (410)
    A 37.8″ – 42.5″ 38.7″ – 42.7″ 38.2″ – 42.7″ 37.8″ – 42.6″
    B 16.4″ – 21.0″ 16.2″ – 20.1″ 16.6″ – 21.2″ 16.4″ – 21.2″
    C 20.5″ 21.0″ 22.2″ 23.5″
    D 16.0″ – 20.2″ 16.0″ – 20.2″ 16.0″ – 20.2″ 16.0″ – 20.2″
    E 22.1″ 22.3″ 22.3″ 22.1″
    F 26.6″ 28.2″ 26.0″ 26.6″
    G 17.8″ 19.7″ 17.0″ 17.3″
  • Chairs, all seat sizes on a quick adjust advanced synchro control with a seat slider. (401, 405, 408, 410 with -67CSS)

    A. Overall height.

    B. Seat height.

    C. Seat width.

    D. Backrest width in lumbar support zone.

    E. Backrest height.

    F. Overall depth.

    G. Seat depth.

    -67CSS (+seat depth adjustment)

    seats A seat (401) B seat (405) C seat (408) D seat (410)
    A 38.7″ – 43.5″ 39.6″ – 44.4″ 39.1″ – 43.9″ 38.7″ – 43.5″
    B 16.9″ – 21.7″ 16.7″ – 21.5″ 17.1″ – 21.9″ 16.9″ – 21.7″
    C 20.5″ 21.0″ 22.2″ 23.5″
    D 16.0″ – 20.2″ 16.0″ – 20.2″ 16.0″ – 20.2″ 16.0″ – 20.2″
    E 22.1″ 21.3″ 21.3″ 22.1″
    F 26.6″ 28.2″ 26.0″ 26.6″
    G 16.6″ – 18.6″ 18.5″ – 20.5″ 15.8″ – 17.8″ 16.1″ – 18.1″
  • Chairs, all seat sizes on an auto-adjust body balance control. (401, 405, 408, 410 with -74C)

    A. Overall height.

    B. Seat height.

    C. Seat width.

    D. Backrest width in lumbar support zone.

    E. Backrest height.

    F. Overall depth.

    G. Seat depth.

    -74C

    seats A seat (401) B seat (405) C seat (408) D seat (410)
    A 38.1″ – 42.9″ 39.0″ – 43.8″ 38.5″ – 43.3″ 38.1″ – 42.9″
    B 16.5″ – 21.3″ 16.3″ – 21.1″ 16.7″ – 21.5″ 16.5″ – 21.3″
    C 20.5″ 21.0″ 22.2″ 23.5″
    D 16.0″ – 20.2″ 16.0″ – 20.2″ 16.0″ – 20.2″ 16.0″ – 20.2″
    E 21.8″ 22.0″ 22.0″ 21.8″
    F 26.6″ 28.2″ 26.0″ 26.6″
    G 18.6″ 20.5″ 17.8″ 18.1″
  • Chairs, all seat sizes on an auto-adjust body balance control with a seat slider. (401, 405, 408, 410 with -74C-12SS)

    A. Overall height.

    B. Seat height.

    C. Seat width.

    D. Backrest width in lumbar support zone.

    E. Backrest height.

    F. Overall depth.

    G. Seat depth.

    -74C-12SS

    seats A seat (401) B seat (405) C seat (408) D seat (410)
    A 38.1″ – 42.9″ 39.0″ – 43.8″ 38.5″ – 43.3″ 38.1″ – 42.9″
    B 17.0″ – 21.8″ 16.8″ – 21.6″ 17.2″ – 22.0″ 17.0″ – 21.8″
    C 20.5″ 21.0″ 22.2″ 23.5″
    D 16.0″ – 20.2″ 16.0″ – 20.2″ 16.0″ – 20.2″ 16.0″ – 20.2″
    E 21.3″ 21.5″ 21.5″ 21.3″
    F 26.6″ 28.2″ 26.0″ 26.6″
    G 18.0″ – 20.0″ 19.9″ – 21.9″ 17.2″ – 19.2″ 17.5″ – 19.5″

stool drawings

  • Stools, A & B seats. (401, 405 with -35C-11DR)

    A. Overall height.

    B. Seat height.

    C. Seat width.

    D. Backrest width in lumbar support zone.

    E. Backrest height.

    F. Overall depth.

    G. Seat depth.

    -35C-11DR

    seats A seat (401) B seat (405)
    A 43.9″ – 50.9″ 44.8″ – 51.8″
    B 22.3″ – 29.3″ 22.1″ – 29.1″
    C 20.5″ 21.0″
    D 16.0″ – 20.2″ 16.0″ – 20.2″
    E 22.2″ 22.4″
    F 24.4″ 26.0″
    G 18.0″ 19.9″
  • Extra-tall stools, A & B seats. (401, 405 with -35C-11DR)

    A. Overall height.

    B. Seat height.

    C. Seat width.

    D. Backrest width in lumbar support zone.

    E. Backrest height.

    F. Overall depth.

    G. Seat depth.

    -35C-11XDR

    seats A seat (401) B seat (405)
    A 46.3″ – 55.8″ 47.2″ – 56.7″
    B 24.7″ – 32.4″ 24.5″ – 34.0″
    C 20.5″ 21.0″
    D 16.0″ – 20.2″ 16.0″ – 20.2″
    E 22.2″ 22.4″
    F 24.4″ 26.0″
    G 18.0″ 19.9″

seat drawings

 

Seat Reference Point (SRP),
The ergonomic seat depth measurement.

 

Measurement G (and not measurement H) is the true seat reference point. SRP is an ergonomic term that defines where there is a slight indentation in the lumbar (i.e. where the sitter is benefiting from the lumbar support) to the front edge of the seat. It gives the true measurement of surface area in contact with the body. It is very useful for correctly matching up with hip to knee measurements for ergonomists taking into account the two – three finger gap between the back of the leg to the edge of the seat. It is very important to ensure no restriction in circulation to the lower extremities (lower legs and ankles).

  • Petite A seat. (1PTG-401)

    C. Seat width.

    G. Seat depth.

    H. Seat depth of the seat off the chair.

    -1" to standard A seat depth.

    controls 25C 26C 67C 67CSS 74C
    C 20.5″ 20.5″ 20.5″ 20.5″ 20.5″
    G 17.9″ 17.7″ – 19.7″ 16.8″ 15.6″ – 17.6″ 17.6″
    17.0″ – 19.0″ (12SS)
    H 19.7″ 19.7″ 19.7″ 19.7″ 19.7″
  • Standard A seat. (401)

    C. Seat width.

    G. Seat depth.

    H. Seat depth of the seat off the chair.

    controls 25C 26C 67C 67CSS 74C
    C 20.5″ 20.5″ 20.5″ 20.5″ 20.5″
    G 18.9″ 18.7″ – 20.7″ 17.8″ 16.6″ – 18.6″ 18.6″
    18.0″ – 20.0″ (12SS)
    H 20.7″ 20.7″ 20.7″ 20.7″ 20.7″

     

  • Petite Medium BB seat. (1PTG-405)

    C. Seat width.

    G. Seat depth.

    H. Seat depth of the seat off the chair.

    -1" to medium B seat depth.

    controls 25C 26C 67C 67CSS 74C
    C 21.0″ 21.0″ 21.0″ 21.0″ 21.0″
    G 17.8″ 17.6″ – 19.6″ 16.7″ 15.5″ – 17.5″ 17.5″
    16.9″ – 18.9″ (12SS)
    H 20.0″ 20.0″ 20.0″ 20.0″ 20.0″

     

  • Medium B seat. (405)

    C. Seat width.

    G. Seat depth.

    H. Seat depth of the seat off the chair.

    controls 25C 26C 67C 67CSS 74C
    C 21.0″ 21.0″ 21.0″ 21.0″ 21.0″
    G 20.8″ 20.6″ – 22.6″ 19.7″ 18.5″ – 20.5″ 20.5″
    19.9″ – 21.9″ (12SS)
    H 21.0″ 21.0″ 21.0″ 21.0″ 21.0″
  • Large C seat. (408)

    C. Seat width.

    G. Seat depth.

    H. Seat depth of the seat off the chair.

    controls 25C 26C 67C 67CSS 74C
    C 22.2″ 22.2″ 22.2″ 22.2″ 22.2″
    G 18.1″ 17.9″ – 19.9″ 17.0″ 15.8″ – 17.8″ 17.8″
    17.2″ – 19.2″ (12SS)
    H 20.0″ 20.0″ 20.0″ 20.0″ 20.0″
  • Extra-large D seat. (410)

    C. Seat width.

    G. Seat depth.

    H. Seat depth of the seat off the chair.

    controls 25C 26C 67C 67CSS 74C
    C 23.5″ 23.5″ 23.5″ 23.5″ 23.5″
    G 18.4″ 18.2″ – 20.2″ 17.3″ 16.1″ – 18.1″ 18.1″
    17.5″ – 19.5″ (12SS)
    H 19.0″ 19.0″ 19.0″ 19.0″ 19.0″

arm drawings

  • Basic height adjustable arm. (-38A)

    J. Armrest length.

    K. Armrest height.

    L. Armrest width.

    M. Width between armrests.

    seats A seat (401) B seat (405) C seat (408) D seat (410)
    J 7.0″ 8.0″ 6.0″ 9.3″
    K 8.4″ – 10.9″ 7.9″ – 10.4″ 7.3″ – 9.7″ 7.2″ – 9.7″
    L 24.9″ 25.0″ 25.9″ 29.3″
    M 19.6″ 19.8″ 20.6″ 23.8″
  • Roll back arm. (-39A)

    J. Armrest length.

    K. Armrest height.

    L. Armrest width.

    M. Width between armrests.

    seats A seat (401) B seat (405) C seat (408) D seat (410)
    J 7.9″ 6.9″ 4.9″ 8.2″
    K 5.8″ – 8.3″ 7.3″ – 9.8″ 6.7″ – 9.2″ 6.6″ – 9.0″
    L 25.2″ 25.2″ 26.1″ 29.5″
    M 19.1″ 19.4″ 20.2″ 23.3″
  • Fixed conference arm. (-46A)

    J. Armrest length.

    K. Armrest height.

    L. Armrest width.

    M. Width between armrests.

    seats A seat (401) B seat (405) C seat (408) D seat (410)
    J 6.6″ 7.6″ 5.6″ 6.9″
    K 6.3″ 5.8″ 5.2″ 7.1″
    L 25.7″ 25.8″ 26.7″ 30.0″
    M 19.2″ 19.4″ 20.2″ 23.4″
  • 8-way adjustable arm. (-51A, -52A, -53A)

    J. Armrest length.

    K. Armrest height.

    L. Armrest width.

    M. Width between armrests.

    seats A seat (401) B seat (405) C seat (408) D seat (410)
    J 7.9″ 7.0″ 5.0″ 8.2″
    K 6.7″ – 10.6″ 8.6″ – 12.5″ 8.0″ – 11.9″ 7.5″ – 11.4″
    L 26.2″ 26.0″ 26.9″ 30.5″
    M 19.6″ 19.0″ 19.8″ 23.8″

Downloads


pricing

Genie price list and specification guide 2021, 3rd edition pdf (1.55 MB)

brochures

Copper Mesh Collection brochure pdf (4.04 MB)
Genie brochure pdf (2.7 MB)

books

Solutions Overview book 2021 pdf (78.22 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 certification pdf (467.46 KB)
CLEAN AIR GOLD certification pdf (441.6 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)

arm user guides

38A/38AG Basic height adjustable arm user guide pdf (148.87 KB)
39A roll back arm user guide pdf (146.55 KB)
51A/51AG/52A/53A 8-way adjustable arm user guide pdf (162.22 KB)

control user guides

25C swivel tilt conference control user guide pdf (157.39 KB)
26C swivel tilt conference control with a seat depth adjustment user guide pdf (158.61 KB)
35C auto-adjust body balance stool control user guide pdf (158.28 KB)
67C-SS-FT quick adjust advanced synchro control with a seat depth adjustment and forward tilt user guide pdf (159.89 KB)
67C-SS quick adjust advanced synchro control with a seat depth adjustment user guide pdf (156.52 KB)
67C quick adjust advanced synchro control user guide pdf (156.21 KB)
74C-12SS auto-adjust body balance control with a seat depth adjustment user guide pdf (157.06 KB)
74C auto-adjust body balance control user guide pdf (155.49 KB)

lumbar user guides

LS1 Genie adjustable lumbar support user guide pdf (173.78 KB)

white-papers

copper mesh back seating white paper pdf (1.03 MB)
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