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Gesture

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

    Features

    The New Sitting Experience
    Inspired By the Human Body
    Interfaces
    Seat Adjustments
    Headrest

    The New Sitting Experience

    The New Sitting Experience

    Gesture Recognition for the Body

    Technology is the single greatest force driving the changes in the way we work, live and behave.

    The new, multiple devices we deploy throughout our work day allow us to flow between tasks, fluidly, and frequently.

    Gesture is the first office chair designed to support our interactions with today’s technologies.

    Inspired by the human body. Created for the way we work today.

    Inspired By the Human Body

    Inspired By the Human Body

    A New Sitting Experience

    To design a new sitting experience, we stopped looking at chairs and started looking at people.

    Understanding posture at work and how the body naturally moves caused us to ask, “could a chair act as a system, just like human body?”

    This question caused us to fundamentally rethink how to design a chair. When we studied the full range of postures at work, we studied three key interfaces between the human body and their chair.

     

    – THE CORE INTERFACE

    – THE LIMB INTERFACE

    – THE SEAT INTERFACE

    Interfaces

    Interfaces

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    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.

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    CORE INTERFACE

    The Gesture office chair back and seat move as a synchronized system, moving with each user to provide continuous and persistent support.
    The back cradles the user no matter the posture or device being used.

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    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.

    Seat Adjustments

    Seat Adjustments

    Gesture chair – Adjustability

    Gesture adapts cleverly to your natural movements and has simple controls that are easy to find, understand and use.

    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 into consideration.

    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:

    • 15 cm range of height adjustment
    • 10 cm of forward and backward pivot movement
    • 90° of rotation
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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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    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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    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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    Specifications

    Options
    Global Availability
    Awards

    Options

    Options

    Main options

    1) The Core Interface.

    • The Gesture back and seat move as a synchronized system moving with each user to provide continuous and persistent support.
    • The back cradles the user no matter the posture or device.

    2) The Limb Interface:

    • The Gesture arm moves like the human arm, which allows users to be supported in any position.
    • Arms and shoulders remain supported when texting on a smartphone, typing on a keyboard or swiping a tablet.

    3) The 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.

    4) THE USER INTERFACE

    • Gesture takes into account various body types and sitting preferences, quickly adjustable to meet the needs of each individual user.
    • Users can adjust the Gesture chair as easily as adjusting their posture.

    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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    Awards

    Awards

    2013

    North America – Spark Awards (Spark! Winner)

    North America – Good Design Award

    North America – Best of NeoCon (Gold Award)

    North America – Product Innovation Awards

    North America – Product Innovations Awards (Grand Prize)

    North America – Best of Year Awards (Best of Year Honoree)

    2014

    North America – Core 77

    North America – HiP Award

    Australia – Good Design Award

    Germany – Red Dot Award

    France – Préventica Innovation Award

    United Kingdom – FX Award

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