Office Chairs

Gesture

by Steelcase
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    Gesture is the first chair designed to support our interactions with today's technologies.

    Features

    The New Sitting Experience
    Core Interface
    Limb Interface
    Seat Interface
    Headrest

    The New Sitting Experience

    The New Sitting Experience

    We didn’t start with a chair design; we started by looking at the unique movements and gestures of the body.

    Core Interface
    Designed to provide continuous and persistent support in a wide range of postures

    Limb Interface
    Designed to support the range of motion of the human arm

    Seat Interface
    Designed to provide comfort to the edge of the seat

    Core Interface

    Core Interface

    Core Interface

    The Gesture office chair back and seat move as a synchronized system, moving with each user to provide continuous and persistent support.

    Limb Interface

    Limb Interface

    Limb Interface

    The Gesture arm moves like the human arm, which allows users to be supported in any position.

    Arms and shoulder remain supported when texting on a smartphone, typing on a keyboard or swiping a tablet.

    Seat Interface

    Seat Interface

    Seat Interface

    The Gesture seat brings comfort all the way to the edges. It is flexible at the perimeter to allow users to sit in a range of postures without obstruction.

    Headrest

    Headrest

    Until now, headrests have largely been an afterthought, but the Gesture headrest is integrated into the design. The design of the Gesture headrest takes into consideration features such as factors head size, neck length and desired range of motion to support a greater range of user sizes.

    Through this intentional design, the Gesture headrest not only provides comfort and support, but also offers an unprecedented range of motion. This results in more choice and control over work postures.

    Gesture headrest range of motion:

    • 5-inch range of height adjustment
    • 4 inches of forward and backward pivot movement
    • 90° of rotation

    Insights

    Global Posture Study
    Range of Devices
    Range of Users
    Range of Spaces

    Global Posture Study

    Global Posture Study

    To best understand the body at work, we undertook a global posture study on six continents, observing over 2,000 people in a wide range of postures.

    We discovered that new technologies combined with new behaviors led to nine new postures that are not adequately addressed by current seating solutions.

    Range of Devices

    Range of Devices

    What We Learned

    While technology boosts productivity, it can cause pain that disrupts our work, our ability to concentrate, and our creativity.

    How might we design an office chair as advanced as today’s technology? A chair that augments our technology?

    Range of Users

    Range of Users

    From body size and shape to gender and generation, each play a role in the sitting preference of each individual.

    How might we support all users yet meet the postural preferences that exist within the workplace?

    Range of Spaces

    Range of Spaces

    Range of spaces

    We see work being done in a greater range of spaces within the office. We’re spending equal amounts of time at our desk as we are in collaborative spaces. We’re sharing desks, where one day a larger person might be using a chair and the next day a much smaller person.

    How might we solve for multiple users sitting in multiple spaces throughout a day?

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    The Steelcase Seating Difference

    At Steelcase, we study how you work and how you feel. You inspire new seating solutions, each expressed with uncompromising quality, craftsmanship and sustainability.

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    Sustainability

    Designing for Sustainability

    We create products that are good for people, and good for the world. Our products and operations are designed around a commitment to reduce climate change, reinforced by sustainable practices across our value chain.

    Our Sustainable Design framework ensures our products are designed with consideration of life cycle thinking and cradle-to-cradle principles:

    • Source materials responsibly
    • Minimize global warming and other life cycle impacts
    • Ensure material health
    • Enable end-of-use strategies

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    Gesture sustainability information

    Specifications

    Dimensions
    Global Availability

    Dimensions

    Dimensions

    Chair

    Overall depth 534mm to 601mm
     Width  569mm to 880mm
     Height  997mm to 880mm
     Seat Depth 464mm
    Functional seat depth  401mm to 470mm
     Seat width  508mm
     Seat height from floor  407mm to 534mm
     Back width 413mm
     Back height from seat  612mm
     Back lumbar height  235mm
     Lumbar flex zone  102mm
     Width between arms  261mm to 572mm
     Arm to floor  594mm to 831mm
     Arm height from seat  185mm to 293mm
     Arm cap pivot range  15º inward/outward
     Seat pan angle  1º
     Angle between seat + back  98º to 125º

    Global Availability

    Global Availability


    This product is available in the following regions:

    • Africa
    • Asia Pacific
    • Central America
    • Europe
    • Middle East
    • North America
    • South America
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