Steelcase Criterion Chair (Discontinued)

Timeless standard in comfort

The Steelcase Criterion Chair has been discontinued. For a similar product, please visit our sister site and view the Ergonomic Chairs and Stools page.

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Sturdy, intuitive, and highly adjustable, this is the tried-and-true customizable chair of your dreams. The Steelcase Criterion 453 Chair is ready to propel you into a new age of working comfortably.

The high back keeps you supported up top while its foam cushion cradles your lower half. Sturdily built for home or office use, the attractive Steelcase Criterion 453 Chair comes with a supremely supportive back and a deep seat with intuitive height, width, and arm articulation, offering complete adjustability and Steelcase's work-elevating ergonomic design. Now you can sit and work better, starting with your chair.

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In your search for the ideal ergonomic gear to add to your office, you might come across Steelcase products that seem cheaper than they should be. Most of these chairs and accessories are refurbished, giving you a not-so-new seating solution that can be open to mechanical flaws and defects sooner than a new chair might be.

Human Solution is an authorized Steelcase retailer, delivering to you the newest and most up-to-date ergo-friendly products from Steelcase, featuring full manufacturer warranties, protecting them from wear and tear, and giving you recourse if something ever does go wrong with your office chair, ergonomic desk, task lighting, or monitor arm in the future. We stand by our products and will work tirelessly to help you find the perfect ergonomic product to assist you in working better.


  • Timeless standard in comfort
  • High-back design for extra support
  • Includes 7 ergonomic adjustments for personalized support
  • Fabric seat and inner back
  • Steelcase Criterion Chair weight tested to 300 lbs; Steelcase Criterion Plus Chair weight tested to 500 lbs
  • Ships fully assembled


Height Standard: 37.5" - 44.5" H
Plus: 38" - 45" H
Seat depth Standard: 16.25" D
Plus: 17" D
Seat angle Standard: -3° - +8°
Plus: -1° - +10°
Width Standard: 27.5" W
Plus: 31.5" W
Weight 51 lbs
Warranty Limited lifetime


The Steelcase Criterion Chair is available in the standard model, with a 300 lb. weight capacity, or the plus model, with a 500 lb. weight capacity.

  Standard Plus
Seat height 16" - 21" H 17" - 22" H
Seat depth 16.25" D 17" D
Seat width 19.5" W 23" W
Back height from seat 22" - 24" H 23" - 25" H


Buzz2 - Grade 1

Buzz2 is Steelcase's standard fabric, and is composed of antimony free polyester. This material features an abrasion rating of 100,000 double rubs.



Select hard casters for carpeted floors or soft casters for hard floors, including concrete and tile.

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This product comes standard with a limited lifetime warranty.

Return Information

  • Return windows close 30 days after you receive your item.
  • You are responsible for obtaining a Return Merchandise Authorization, the cost of shipping, and potential restocking fees, if the item has been opened.
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