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Nuova Contessa

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Nuova Contessa is a redesigned and enhanced version of Teknion’s classic Contessa task chair. A refined aesthetic, advanced adjustment mechanisms, increased strength and durability deliver uncompromised comfort and performance for diverse body types. The redesigned back and seat frame offer a lighter and thinner design, enhancing the chair’s sophistication and elegance across the work environment.

Nuova Contessa’s signature Smart Operation concept enables adjustments to be easily made while the user is seated. The task chair is offered as an all-mesh model or with mesh back and upholstered seat. Newly developed mesh combines yarns excellent in durability, texture, stretchability and strength.  Nuova Contessa represents a timeless refinement of function, comfort and style.


Environmental Certifications

Compliance / Building Rating Systems

• Anthropometric standards that accomodate the 5th percentile female to the 95th percentile male

• Designed and tested for users weighing up to 300 lbs. (136 kg)

• 24/7 application and warranty

• Synchro-tilt mechanism for ease of use and optimized posture

Seat Height

• Standard pneumatic cylinder provides height adjustment of 4.5 inches

• "Smart operation" adjustment enables user to adjust seat height from the seated position

Tilt Control

• "Smart operation" adjustment enables user to set the tilt control from the seated position and make continuous adjustments. Back can be locked in five positions or left to free flow

Tilt Tension

• Four settings provide minimum to maximum tension

• Correct tension keeps user's back in contact with chair - gives spine the critical support needed to maintain normal alignment

Optional Lumbar Element

• Height raises or lowers up to 2-1/4 inches

• Responds uniquely to individual's back curve depth and force


• Option for fixed Armrest or 4D Armrest

• 4D Arm pad adjusts 20 degrees inward and 10 degrees outward, 4-1/4 inches in width

• Up to 4 inches of height adjustment via button control

• Armrests enable the user's elbows to fall naturally down the body midline

Seat Depth

• Seat depth adjustment up to 2 inches

• Seat pan keeps user's lower body in motion

Optional Headrest

• Promotes a healthy position of the head and neck - maintains the spine's natural "C" curve in the cervical vertebrae


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