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Steelcase Gesture Chair

item#: STC260

The Steelcase Gesture Chair is designed to address the unique postures associated with modern electronic devices. Built to move along with the human body, Steelcase Gesture Chairs feature unique 360° arms with an unparalleled range of motion, letting you reposition your arm rests to support your arms in nearly any position. The Steelcase LiveBack technology integrated into the backrest flexes with your spine as you move, using a unique core-equalizer system to provide more or less lumbar support as needed. Paired with other great features such as adjustable back tension, a variable back stop and an optional height-adjustable lumbar support, the Steelcase Gesture offers a seating experience as advanced as the devices we use.

The Gesture is part of the Steelcase Free Returns Promotion: if you decide the chair isn't working for you, you can return it within 30 days, with no fees at all.

Need a headrest? The Steelcase Gesture Chair has the same great features with a headrest.

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Frame Color

The Steelcase Gesture chair is available in multiple frame color combinations.

Steelcase Gesture Chair frame colors

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Base Color

The base of the Steelcase Gesture is colored to match the chair's frame. A polished aluminum base can be selected as well.

Steelcase Gesture Chair Base Color Image

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Select hard casters for carpeted floors or soft casters for hard floors, including concrete and tile. Plastic glides are also available for users who would prefer for their chair to stay stationary.

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Lumbar Support

The Steelcase Gesture Chair can be ordered with or without a height-adjustable lumbar support. This optional support allows for 4'' of height adjustment for added support in the lower back.

Steelcase Gesture Chair optional lumbar support

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Seat Height

The Steelcase Gesture Chair is available with three cylinder heights to fit various body types.

  • Standard - 16'' to 21''
  • Short - 14.5'' to 18.25''
  • Tall - 17'' to 22.5''

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Back Style

The Steelcase Gesture chair can be ordered with a hard plastic shell back or a partially upholstered ''wrapped'' back style.

Steelcase Gesture Chair back styles

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The Steelcase Gesture is available in a variety of eye-catching Cogent: Connect textiles or your choice of rich, soft leathers.

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Cogent: Connect fabric for Steelcase

Steelcase Leather

Steelcase Leather for Steelcase chairs

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This chair purchase includes a free half-hour Ergonomic Training Video with an ergonomic pro. This video will help you learn how best to use ergonomic tools and make the right choices for your workstation. Anyone interested in building an ideal workspace for their own unique needs should take advantage of this offer. The video will cover valuable ergonomic essentials such as:

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  • Understanding the biomechanics of sitting
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Created to address the unique needs of the modern mobile device user, the Steelcase Gesture Chair offers unprecedented flexibility and support with classic Steelcase style. Featuring Steelcase's 3D LiveBack technology and 4D arms with a 360° range of motion, the Steelcase Gesture easily adjusts to support different users and postures by flexing to support the spine as it moves, and offers one-touch arm adjustment. A core equalizer built into the chair's back works in tandem with the Gesture's tension- and range-adjustable recline system, automatically providing the right level of lumbar support when reclined or upright. The Gesture's padded seat also features passive cushion edges that flex to minimize pressure against the thighs.

Like all Steelcase chairs, Steelcase Gesture Chairs promote healthy posture with excellent lumbar, shoulder and back support in nearly any posture. Its unique design helps to combat fatigue, back pain and spinal issues commonly associated with poorly supported postures, while its modern appearance is sure to fit your office as well as it fits your body.

The Human Solution has a wide range of ergonomic options for laptop and tablet users. Check out our selection of laptop and tablet stands, monitor arms for tablets and laptops, and adjustable height desks.

Features - Steelcase Gesture Chair

  • Unique 360° arms mimic the movement of the human arm for a wide range of support
  • Flexible 3D LiveBack design allows the back to conform to a variety of users and postures
  • Core equalizer system automatically increases or decreases lumbar support when reclined or upright for improved comfort
  • Variable back stop system creates a tension-adjustable recline system with user-defined range
  • Flexible seat edges minimize pressure against thighs
  • Seat slider offers quick seat depth customization for taller or shorter users
  • Optional adjustable lumbar support provides extra support for lower back with 4'' height-adjustment range

Steelcase Gesture Chair Specifications

Chair dimensions 22.375'' - 34.625'' W x 39.25'' - 44.25'' H
Seat dimensions 20'' W x 21'' - 23.625'' D
Back height from seat 23.25'' H
Seat height 16'' H - 21'' H
Back width 16.25'' W
Arm width 10.25'' W - 22.5'' W
Weight limit 400 lbs.
Warranty Limited lifetime

Design Story - Steelcase Gesture Chair

Learn how Steelcase's designers created the Steelcase Gesture Chair and see it in action!

Adjustability - Steelcase Gesture Chair

Discover the wide range of adjustments that are possible with the Steelcase Gesture Chair.

Professor Ergo's Thoughts:

The design of the Steelcase Gesture Chair is the result of Steelcase's Global Posture Study, spanning eleven countries on six continents and over 2000 workers. The study showed that the use of modern wireless devices such as tablets, smartphones and laptops has given rise to nine common postures, all of which were given little support by most chair designs. The Steelcase Gesture was thus modeled after the human body so that the chair itself could flex and conform to these new postures. A pair of unique 360° arms and Steelcase's LiveBack technology allow you to adjust the chair to your body in nearly any posture, while still maintaining the same level of comfort and support for traditional working postures that Steelcase chairs are famous for.

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Customer Reviews

Steelcase Gesture Chair
4 Stars based on 1 Review(s)
Rockford, IL
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good chair
January 4, 2017
This chair has done wonders for my back. Can sit in it for any period of time without soreness or pain. Feels like it should last a long time. If you can afford it and the aesthetics are to your liking, it's worth having. I'm not going to get into too much detail because there's already enough info out there about this chair, too much to get into here. I researched a lot of chairs and decided this was the one for me. So far it seems worth every penny. With the uplift desk combo it was cheaper here than anywhere else.
-Comfortable -Adequate adjustments -Solid and sturdy construction -All materials feel premium -No loose or noisy parts
-Very pricey for being made in Mexico -First unit arrived with major condition issues (returned and replaced almost hassle free and they cross shipped the replacement) -Made of more plastic materials than I expected (it does admittedly feel like high quality plastics but there are still solid metal pieces in the construction) -Wish the arms were a bit more adjustable. You get about 5 levels of height, 5 levels of side tilt to the arm pads, and the side to side rotate motion of the whole arm, while adequate, could have been wider. Also would have been nice if the entire arm had the ability to slide from front to back to some extent. The arm pads do however slide front to back about maybe 3 inches.

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