James Mesh

James Mesh - Task chair with mesh back

The James task chair with mesh back looks light but offers very good support for the back. James is especially well suited for drop-in workstations, but also for longer sessions. Different seat and backrest sizes as well as mechanism options make the chair suitable for people of different sizes.

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

Product code number

1197 = without armrest
1198 = with armrest
1197P = without armrest, lumbar support
1198P = with armrest, lumbar support
1197N = without armrest, neckrest
1198N = with armrest, neckrest
1197NP = without armrest, lumbar support, neckrest
1198NP = with armrest, lumbar support, neckrest


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


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 (depth adjustment) and height and depth adjustable neckrest

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

0.5 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.”