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Steelcase Leap Ergonomic Office Chair

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When it comes to desk chairs, the Steelcase Leap Ergonomic Office Chair is one intuitive little cookie. Award-winning, one-of-a-kind, and ready to use, your productivity will peak as you sit more comfortably at your ergonomically evolving workstation. Superior lumbar support keeps you tasking without all of the back strain that comes with sitting in front of a computer a majority of the day.

Enjoy better posture with the Leap Chair's revolutionary LiveBack technology, which allows the chair's back to flex with your movements, providing superior support to the places that need it most. The office chair's padded back and seat cushion are soft and supportive; customize yours to your liking with a collection fabric options for an ergo-friendly seating solution to keep you working comfortably.

The Leap Chair is well-loved for its strong lumbar, shoulder, and full back support, while the desk chair's back-saving design promotes healthy postures while also supporting disc walls, combating back pain, fatigue, and major spinal issues in the process. It features a sleek profile with complete ergonomic adjustability for users ready to take their work to the next level.

Free Ship, Free Return!

We're excited to announce the return of our Steelcase Free Ship, Free Return promotion.

Try your Steelcase products for thirty days -- if you're not completely satisfied, return them for free. There's no restocking fee, and we'll send you a pre-paid FedEx shipping label. This is a great way to try Steelcase products risk-free for thirty days! Some restrictions apply. See below for full details.

We're a Steelcase Authorized Retailer

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 ergonomic 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.


  • Offers strong lumbar support to ensure your lower back doesn't strain
  • Reactive LiveBack technology contoured chair back flexes as you move
  • Seat depth is adjustable
  • Intuitive dial on the left side of chair adjusts upper back force
  • Adjust lower back firmness for more lumbar support
  • Natural seat glide moves forward as you lean back, promoting better spinal health
  • Adjustable arms are easily tailored to the user
  • Progressive back slat system improves chair airflow


Overall chair height 38.5" - 43.5" H
Seat height Standard: 15.5" - 20.5" H
Tall: 17" - 24" H
Back height from seat 25" H
Seat width 19.25" W
Seat Depth 15.75"- 18.75" D
Back width 18" W
Arm Width 15" - 20" W, pivot adjustment adds 2.25" for total range of 12.75" - 20" W
Weight Limit 400 lbs.
Warranty Limited Lifetime


  1. The Leap and Amia seem pretty similar. Should I spend more on the Leap?

    The Leap and Amia share many great traits, like Steelcase's fabulous adjustable arms. The Leap offers a little more flexibility in the backrest, and some find it to have a more natural "arc." The adjustable backrest could make it worth the extra money to upgrade to the Leap. However, many customers (and our employees) actually prefer the Amia.

  2. How does LiveBack differ from standard lumbar support?

    LiveBack just refers to the back of the chair and not the lumbar itself. The back of the Leap Ergonomic Chair features slats that dynamically support your spine. An adjustable lumbar lever allows you to move the lumbar support up or down to provide support where it is needed.

  3. Can I add the headrest after buying the chair?

    No, the headrest cannot be added to the Steelcase Leap Chair after the fact.

  4. Can I customize my Steelcase chair that I'm buying with a desk and still get a discount?

    You can get $100 off an UPLIFT Desk when you purchase a Leap Chair configured with your personalized options. You can use the gift certificate to purchase a desk in the future, or call our Sales Pros if you'd like to order both at the same time.

  5. How closely do the fabric colors shown on your website match the actual fabric colors on the chair?

    Computer display settings can affect how you view colors on your monitor, and there is no guarantee that your color settings are showing the precise shade of color on any fabric. You can submit a request for color swatches through our Sales Pros so that you can accurately assess the color before ordering.

  6. What if I change my mind after I receive my custom chair from Steelcase?

    Steelcase offers free returns for the first 30 days. They will even pay for return shipping! So if you get your chair and it is not what you wanted, by all means return it and try something else.


Steelcase Leap Chair Promotional Item

FREE Goldtouch Adjustable Keyboard GTN-0033

This keyboard's split design promotes a more natural and ergonomic typing position.

Goldtouch Adjustable Keyboard GTN-0033

FREE UPLIFT Single Monitor Arm

Mount a monitor weighing between 4.5 lbs - 17.5 lbs, and adjust the height, depth or lateral position with easy fingertip adjustment.

UPLIFT Single Monitor Arm

FREE $100 Gift Certificate towards an UPLIFT Desk

A FREE $100 gift certificate toward an UPLIFT Desk - There's no better time to make the switch to a height-adjustable desk! Gift certificate is good toward full two and three-leg UPLIFT Desks; excludes scratch and dent models. (Please note: There is a limit of one gift certificate or coupon per desk order.)


Frame Color

The Steelcase Leap Chair is available in your choice of a black or platinum or polished aluminum frame:

Steelcase Leap Chair Frame Color


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.

Connect - Grade 2

Cogent: Connect is a bold knit fabric available in many colors. This fabric choice is environmentally friendly as it is composed of antimony free polyester. This durable fabric offers an abrasion rating of 100,000 double rubs.

Chainmail - Grade 2

Chainmail is composed of 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Polyester and features a dobby weave. This textured fabric offers an abrasion rating of 100,000 double rubs.


Steelcase leather is a classic choice for your executive chair. This 100% leather hides are piece dyed in mute color choices. Though the leather is not as soft as Elmosoft leather, it is still a great choice.

Elmosoft Leather

Elmosoft leather is 100% leather, and the softest of the leather options. The piece dyed hides are available in a wide array of colors. Elmosoft leather offers a soft, buttery feel and is a great addition to your executive chair.



The Steelcase Leap Chair is available with or without arms. There are some applications where arms get in the way of tasks. For computer users we recommend Steelcase arms because they're some of the best on the market and they can lower to about thigh level. The highly adjustable arms move in and out, forward and back, up and down and pivot, so you can find the exact position for optimal support and comfort.

Steelcase Leap Chair with or without arms

Seat Height

The Steelcase Leap Chair is available in two seat heights, standard or tall.

Standard 15.5" - 20.5" H
Tall 17" - 24" H


The Steelcase Leap Chair is available with or without a headrest. The headrest provides additional support to the head and neck and provides an easy height adjustment.

Steelcase Leap Chair headrest


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


Ergonomic Training Video

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:

  • Understanding the biomechanics of sitting
  • Setting up a workstation to maximize efficiency
  • Adjusting a chair to promote neutral posture
  • Learning exercises to reduce stress and fatigue
Ergonomic Training Video

Product Reviews

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  1. Comfortable and stylish 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Aug 9th 2017

    Super happy with this choice - I ordered it in camel and couldn't be happier with the color. The chair arrived when promised, came fully assembled and is as comfortable with my bad back as chairs I considered at twice the price. It's easy to adjust and has made all the difference in the world for sitting at the desk using the computer.

  2. thrilled 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Sep 9th 2016

    with bated breath I waited for this chair ! it took a fews days longer than anticipated to arrive ! just got it out of the box and adjusted it just the way i want ! the arm rests do have some cushy to them, just right ! i got the basic cloth and i am completely pleased with it ! i have the lower back revved up to the most support setting and the upper back setting as loose as it goes ! the arms i have pulled in and up as far as it goes ! my feet lightly touch the floor ! the arms are adjusted to the height of my dinner tray believe it or not on which i have a very small apple iMac keyboard ! i just lowered the arms to the bottom and put the keyboard on my legs ! all perfect ! I find i do like to lean back ! I have significant scoliosis and I am a born writer ! i should have gotten this chair years ago ! ahhh well I finally came to my senses and got excited about getting a chair ! i mean really . . . . somehow it was not the first thing on my mind to spend so much money on ! i still plan on setting a timer for 30 to 60 minute intervals and jumping up and doing moving things all day alternated with sitting down ! I don't plan on sitting for hours on end without getting up even on this chair ! But hurray ! shazaam ! when I do sit i do feel so much happier ! Thank you Human Solutions !

    Pros: all pros
    Cons: nada zip bada bing

  3. Perfect!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Dec 7th 2013

    I have an ongoing lower back pain from pulling my back muscle too many times. This is a great chair to soften the pressure on my lower back and to maintain circulation in the lower legs. I'm thrilled! Well worth the investment. It came fully built with a beautiful red fabric of my choosing.

  4. Perfectly satisfied; worth the price 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jul 10th 2013

    I was reluctant to spend $715 on a chair, but my previous, inexpensive desk chair was causing me tremendous pain and sleepless nights. Months of damage had occurred before I realized my chair was the culprit. As soon as I replaced it with my Leap chair, I began to heal. I'm almost fully recovered.

    I love all of the adjustments the chair has, and I've found that by moving and adjusting every hour or so, I can be comfortable in the chair the whole work day.

  5. Almost perfect 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Apr 18th 2013

    I bought the Leap chair in leather with headrest. The ergonomics on this adjustable chair are excellent except for one thing. I have a bad hip and the seat padding is just too thin for my hip to be comfortable. I really like the chair other than the excruciating hip pain from the thin seat. Does anyone know of a thicker seat replacement available in the aftermarket?

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Warranty Information

This product comes standard with a limited lifetime warranty.

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