Office Chairs

Steelcase Karman® 

by Steelcase

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    Sit back and let physics do its job. With a proprietary performance textile and impossibly light frame, Steelcase Karman goes beyond leading mesh office & desk chairs to provide effortless comfort and ergonomic support.

    Beyond Comfort. Beyond Mesh.

    Steelcase Karman goes beyond leading mesh chairs with 21st century design that naturally responds to a body’s movement, delivering industry-leading comfort, ergonomics and sustainability.


    Breakthrough Comfort

    Steelcase Karman’s patented hybrid seat is unlike any other. The suspension seat with integrated cushioning provides maximum comfort for as long as you sit. The ultra-light frame flexes to eliminate painful pressure points common in other mesh chairs.

    Performance Features

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    Comfort edge

    The ultra-light frame flexes to eliminate hard edges and pressure points on your legs and body.

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    Organic movement

    A weight-activated mechanism responds automatically to your body as you sit and change postures in every direction.

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    Patented Hybrid seat

    The suspension seat with integrated cushioning provides maximum comfort for as long as you sit.

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    Comfort Dial

    The comfort dial supports four recline positions, letting you dial in the right level of resistance against your back as you recline.

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    4D Arm

    Fully adjustable armrests raise up and down, pivot in and out and shift in all directions, letting your arms and shoulders fall naturally into place.

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    LiveBackR technology balances body weight, supporting your back and spine while providing responsive, personalized comfort and fit.

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    Lumbar Support

    Optional lumbar support allows you to customize the support for your lumbar region.


    Unique Color Combinations

    Go beyond black, white and gray to create styles from monochromatic modern, residential luxury or anything in-between.

    Steelcase Karman’s industry-leading color range, with 14 proprietary Intermix colors and Lux finishes, make infinite aesthetic options possible.

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    Sustainability Impact

    We work towards better futures for the planet by designing and manufacturing products that respect our natural world, while helping to restore its resources. To do this we: reduce our carbon footprint, design for circularity and choose and use materials responsibly.

    A lighter impact on the planet, Steelcase Karman uses less materials and the least number of components necessary compared to other high-performance seating. Weighing only 13 kg, Steelcase Karman is one of the lightest work chairs in the industry.

    Steelcase Karman is NF Environment certified and has indoor air quality (IAQ) certification through Scientific Certification Systems Indoor Advantage™ Gold.

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    Standard + Optional Features
    Surface Materials
    Global Availability

    Standard + Optional Features

    Standard + Optional Features


    • Standard back chair or standard back stool
    • 4D arms or armless
    • Casters* or glides
    • Polished aluminum base
    • Optional lumbar support

    *Casters available in soft dual-wheel roll-control, hard dual-wheel roll-control, hard hubless, soft hubless​


    Steelcase Karman is backed by the Steelcase Limited Lifetime Warranty.

    Surface Materials

    Surface Materials

    Surface Materials

    Steelcase Karman is available in the following finish options:

    Seat and Back

    • Intermix: Black; Baltic; Peacock; Merlot
    • Intermix Shift: Red/blue; Gold/blue
    • Intermix Opaque: Seagull; Platinum; Bronze; Black; Baltic; Peacock; Merlot


    • Steelcase standard plastic and/or paint colors
    • LUX
    • Polished aluminum


    • Steelcase standard plastic and/or paint colors
    • LUX

    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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