• 3500-Traditional


Model No. 3500
Classic Comfort.


The Lifeform® Traditional Executive chair is designed to help the busy executive survive thousands of hours per year at their desks. The Traditional Executive Chair includes pressure and temperature sensitive LIFE-Foam™ Memory Foam in the seat and arm pads and an adjustable Schukra® lumbar support in the back. The height adjustable swivel seat allows you to sit in a more comfortable, ergonomic position; relieving stress on your neck, shoulders and back. Optional neck pillow and wood trim.

Area Dimensions

Height: 48.5” – 54”
Area: 25.25” – 28.5”

You can also

> Visit the Design Center 
> Accessories
> Upgrade your chair
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Standard Chair Features – 3500


Schukra® Lumbar Support; Ratchet Back Height Adjustment.


Upholstered LIFE-Foam™ Memory Foam Arm Pads with Swivel Function; Height and Width Adjustable Arm Brackets.


LIFE-Foam™ Memory Foam Waterfall Seat.


Heavy Duty Knee Tilt Control Mechanism featuring: Forward Tilt Function – allows user to sit upright with feet planted on the ground, while the seat is pitched forward, encouraging proper posture – feature can be locked out at any time.  Pneumatic Seat Height Adjustment – allows user to lift or lower height of chair into various positions. Infinite Tilt Lock Function – allows user to freely rock forward and backward or lock chair into any position. Tilt Tension Adjustment – allows users to match the tension of the mechanism to their body weight, providing a comfortable and smooth recline. Adjustable Back Angle Support – allows user to modify the position of the backrest into desired angle.


Five Star Base with fiberglass reinforcement for strength and stability, 55mm Dual Wheel Hooded Carpet Casters for smooth operation.


Upholstery – UltraFabrics®, Standard and Premium Leathers only.


Chairs come standard with Clip Height Adjustable Arms & Upholstered Ergo-S Pads with LIFE-Foam™ Memory Foam Padding. Fully Upholstered Back Rest with Schukra® Lumbar Support, Waterfall Seat Pan with LIFE-Foam™ Memory Foam. Ratchet Back Height Adjustment, KTHD: Heavy Duty Knee Tilt Multi-Function Mechanism with Infinite Tilt Lock, Independent Back Angle Adjustment. 1.5” Gas Lift Height Adjustment, 25” Diameter Markham Style 5-Star Base with 55mm Dual Wheel Hooded Carpet Casters.

Standard Model (shown): Dream Weave, Fabric or Simulated Leather – starts at $1,895

Standard Model: UltraFabrics – starts at $1,995
Standard Model: Regular Leather – starts at $2,095
Standard Model: Premium Leather* – starts at $2,395
* Embossed Leather available as an Insert Only – see Personalization for pricing

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Features & Benefits

Traditional High Back Features & Benefits:

  • Schukra® Lumbar Support – Encourages “S” shaped spine, which reduces pressure on disks between the vertebrae. Enables optimization of shape of backrest to fit curvature of the spine around lower back.
  • Ratchet Back Height Adjustment – Adjustability enables you to achieve optimum back posture and support. Allows backrest to be adjusted so Lumbar Support fits properly in the lower back.
  • Upholstered LIFE-Foam™ Memory Foam Filled Arm Pads – Provides soft and extremely comfortable padding, which reduces pressure points on elbows and enhances comfort for users with sensitivity issues like Elbow Tendonitis.
  • Arm Pad Swivel Function – Allows user to rest wrists and forearms comfortably while typing.
  • Height and Width Adjustable Arm Brackets – Provides support when not using keyboard to minimize tension build up in the shoulders. Optimizes the lateral proximity of the armrest to you.
  • High Density Foam Core – Prevents the foam from collapsing and “bottoming” out.
  • Temperature and Pressure Sensitive LIFE-Foam™ Memory Foam Seat conforms to your body’s unique contours to further reduce pressure on your bones and joints.
  • Front Waterfall Edge – Our signature moulded foam design offers greater support and comfort with unrestricted blood circulation behind the knees.
  • Knee-Tilt Control Mechanism – Our multi-function mechanism features a deep reclining feature, which is lockable in any infinite position.
  • Back Angle Adjustment – Allows the back angle to be opened up which encourages blood flow through the pelvis. When shoulders are back, the chest is open, thereby exchanging more oxygenated blood to the brain. Subsequently less mistakes are made, you feel more alert and productive.
  • Tilt & Tilt Lock Function – Allows user to freely rock forward and backward or lock chair into any infinite position.  Enables you to position your pelvis above your knees, opening the pelvic angle which improves “S” shape of spine when sitting, reducing load on spine and improving blood flow.
  • Forward Tilt Lock Adjustment – Allows user to sit forward with back supported and lumbar engaged.  Easily disengaged to returned to neutral sitting position.
  • Tilt Tension Adjustment – Provides an individual fit, so that rocking sensation supports and holds the user’s bodyweight fully.
  • Seat Height Adjustment – Ensures proper height, hips should be slightly higher than the knees also opens the pelvis allowing blood to flow freely through upper and lower body.
  • Seat Slider Depth Adjustment – allows user to adjust seat depth up to 2” forward. Optimum seated position should be a minimum space of two finger widths behind the knee, which encourages blood flow behind the knees.
  • 25” Diameter Five Star Base – Provides strength and stability of the chair.
  • Dual Wheel Carpet Casters – Ensure smooth rolling on low pile commercial type carpeting.  For use on Hard Floor Surfaces inquire about our Soft Wheel Casters (safe for use on: Tile, Hardwood even Plastic Chair Mats)
  • (Optional) Neck Roll Pillow – Provides constant support of head while reclining. Alleviates muscle strain and discomfort.
  • (Optional) Therma-Guard™ Temperature Regulating Technology – Phase Change Materials (PCM’s) prevent the chair from overheating. Long-term temperature regulation offers immediate, ongoing, measurable and noticeable results and lasts throughout the lifetime of the product.


Total Height 48.5 – 54”
Back Height 29.5” – 32.25”
Seat Height 18.25” – 21”
Width Between Arm Pads 16.5” – 19.5”
Seat Width 20.5”
Total Depth 26”
Seat Depth 18.5”
Arm Pad Height from top of seat 6.25” – 10.5”
Total Width 25.25” – 28.5”
Arm Pad Length 10.75”
Back Width 20″
Arm Pad Width 4″
Weight Limit: 275 lbs.

Ergonomic Chair Function

This Video demonstration is for Chair Models 2390, 2490, 700 and 3500.


Forward Tilt Lockout: allows user to engage or lock out Forward Tilt feature. Forward Tilt Function allows chair to tilt forward so user may achieve a comfortable working position that maintains proper circulation, reducing pressure on legs and thighs. This paddle/handle is the forward most on the chair mechanism. Tilt back and move lockout lever forward or backward to allow or lock out forward tilt feature.

Forward Tilt Lockout


Infinite Tilt Lockout: allows user to freely rock forward, backward or lock chair into any comfortable position. Tilt lock lever is located at front right of mechanism. Lifting paddle up allows chair to free float. Pushing paddle down locks chair in desired position.

Infinite Tilt Lockout


Seat Height: To Raise: with no weight on seat, lift middle paddle on right side. Seat will raise until you release the paddle or the seat reaches its maximum height. To Lower: while sitting on chair, lift middle paddle. Seat will lower until you release the paddle or the seat reaches its minimum height.

Seat Height 


Infinite Back Angle: allows user to adjust angle of backrest while seated. Lift paddle and hold in upward position to engage, then release to lock paddle in any infinite position.

Infinite Back Angle


Back Height: allows user to adjust height of backrest while seated.  Simply lift the backrest upwards to reach desired height. To reset the cycle, firmly lift the backrest until maximum height is reached, where the internal mechanism will reset and the back will drop down.

Back Height


Tilt Tension: allows user to adjust the ease of recline. Tilt Tension Handle is located on left side of the mechanism. Turning the handle clockwise or counter-clockwise increases or decreases tilt tension.

Tilt Tension


Optional – allows user to adjust the seat depth as preferred or for multi-user situations (standard on most chairs). Paddle located on left side of mechanism. Hold paddle upward to unlock seat slider. Pull seat forward or rearward to increase or decrease seat depth. Release the paddle at desired position to lock.

Seat Slider Function


Adjustable Lumbar Support: allows user to increase or decrease lumber pressure. *Schukra® Lumbar handle is located on right side on the outside of the backrest. To maximize lumbar pressure, push lumbar handle downward. To minimize lumbar pressure, lift handle upward.

Adjustable Lumbar Support


360 Degree Swivel: Your Lifeform chair rotates 360 degrees without obstruction. Use your feet to turn yourself around.

360 Degree Swivel


Height and Width Adjustable Arms: allows arm height and width adjustment. To adjust height, lift finger pull on outside of arm structure, then pull up to raise arms or push down to lower. To adjust width, loosen hand wheels located under arm bracket under the seat. Pull or push arms in our out. Tighten hand wheels when desired location is achieved.

Height and Width Adjustable Arms


Arm Swivel: to swivel arm pad inward, gently push on outside of arm pad. Push on inside to swivel out. Always make sure your arm pads are pushed completely outward before sitting down in your chair. Not doing so may result in damage.

Arm Swivel

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