James - Task chair

The James task chair has all the features required of a good task chair. Easy-to-use adjustments allow the chair to be adjusted to different operating situations and people. James is particularly well-suited for drop-in workstations. Available with different sizes of seats and backrests.

5-star base (ø 708 mm): black aluminium or plastic, polished aluminium
Armrests: upper part black, shaft black
Seat and backrest: fully or partly upholstered
Plastic parts: black

Product code number

1191 = without armrest, lower back
1192 = with armrest, lower back
1193 = without armrest, medium back
1194 = with armrest, medium back
1195 = without armrest, higher back
1196 = with armrest, higher back
1195P = without armrest, lumbar support, higher back
1196P = with armrest, lumbar support, higher back
1195N = without armrest, higher back, neck rest
1196N = with armrest, higher back, neck rest
1195NP = without armrest, lumbar support, higher back, neck rest
1196NP = with armrest, lumbar support, higher back, neck rest


Three back heights: 35, 45 and 55 cm
2 seat size options (widths 44 and ~ 48,5 cm) and 3 mechanisms (flex, synchro and synchro easy)
With or without armrests, 2D and 4D rotating armrest types
Soft or hard castors, glides and foot ring
Telescopic and high columns as an option
Lumbar support and neckrest for the high back version


Seat and backrest height adjustment
Seat depth adjustment
Armrest (4D): height, angle, depth and width adjustment
Armrest (2D): height and width adjustment
Additional adjustable lumbar support and height and depth adjustable neck rest (for the James high back)

Weight-sensitive synchronized mechanism with additional seat angle adjustment
4 locking positions of the backrest
The seat can have a free float movement or can be locked

Weight-sensitive synchronized mechanism together with a comfort regulation
4 locking positions of the backrest
Seat angle adjustment

Synchro Easy -mechanism:
Simple weight-sensitive synchronized mechanism with 3 backrest locking position

Fabric consumption

0.7 m / pcs
0.9 m / pcs

Designer Iiro Viljanen

Iiro Viljanen

Interior architect Iiro Viljanen (1967) is passionate about making Finnish workplaces more pleasant. He has designed many products for work and school environments for Martela.

“A workplace should be a place that people want to come to.”