Classroom Chairs


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    The Node chair supports all the ways students learn. Designed for quick, easy transitions in the classroom, and multiple modes of learning across the campus. The Node family of seating is a natural fit within and beyond the classroom.

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    A Smart Solution

    Node school chairs are highly mobile —a quality that translates directly into classroom performance. After all, a lesson plan can be carried out more effectively when seating is arranged and rearranged effortlessly.


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    The base of Node provides choice and versatility to meet the needs of different spaces and students. Options include the five-arm and tripod base with casters and a swivel seat for quick and fluid movement and for storing of personal belongings.

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    The seat of Node is an easy-to-maintain flexible solution. For elevated comfort and aesthetics, Node offers an attractive cushion seat—perfect for long stretches of sitting in the classroom, lounge or student common areas.

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    The Node chair has an adjustable worksurface, providing a perfect fit for students of all shapes and sizes. The Node chair’s worksurface can be swung out or be pulled in to accommodate students for maximum comfort.

    Learning Space Types

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    In the Classroom

    Node takes passive space and makes it active, because when students can constantly move around, they’re more interactive, collaborative, comfortable and engaged.

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    All Around Campus

    With expanded choices for added versatility, Node is a natural fit in cafés, libraries, lounges, student common areas—all the places where personalized learning experiences happen.

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    Versatile Seating

    Node’s versatility and mobility also make it a perfect addition to corporate learning spaces. Find out more about the different spaces where Node, along with other products, improve the learning experience.

    Classroom Spaces
    Libraries Spaces
    In-Between Spaces
    Faculty Spaces

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    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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    Standard + Optional Features
    Dimensions - Tripod Base
    Dimensions - Five Star Base
    Global Availability

    Standard + Optional Features

    Standard + Optional Features

    Node Components

    Flexible Seat

    Flexible seat with simple adjustments keeps people comfortable in a variety of postures.

    Easy Maintenance

    Comfort without upholstery means easy maintenance.

    Open seat design

    Open seat design offers easy access, while arms serve as bag or purse hooks.

    Swivel seat

    Swivel seat keeps open sight lines.


    Casters lend mobility for quick, easy transitions between configurations.


    Optional cupholder frees up worksurface area for books and technology.


    Base keeps backpacks and personal belongings out of the aisle.

    Personal Worksurface

    Personal worksurface is adjustable, non-handed, and large enough to support digital and analog resources.

    Tablet Stand

    Tablet stand supports all top-selling tablets and smartphones in both portrait and landscape positions, making content easy to view and freeing up space on the worksurface for other class materials.


    Available in a wide selection of easy-to-clean fabrics and vinyl.


    X-base is made from steel and adds durable sophistication.

    Wood base

    Wood base offers a refined aesthetic and natural presence in multiple finishes.


    Steelcase Warranty

    Steelcase warranty with elevated durability testing makes Node an easy choice.

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    Surface Materials

    Standard Colors

    • Sterling Dark Solid (6059)
    • Wasabi (6335)
    • Arctic White (6009)
    • Platinum (6249)
    • Black (6205)
    • Jazz Blue (6336)
    • Chili (6338)
    • Merle (7360)

    Signature Plastics

    • Aubergine (6BD1)
    • Peacock (6BD2)
    • Honey (6BD5)
    • Lagoon (6BD6)
    • Saffron (6BD7)
    • Olivine (1ATH)
    • Sea Salt (1ATJ)

    Paint Palette

    • Champagne Metallic (4750)
    • Platinum (4799)
    • Black (0835)

    Tripod Base

    • Element (6337)
    • Platinum Solid (6249)
    • Near Black (6295)


    • Platinum Solid (6249)
    • Seagull (6053)
    • Sand (6654)
    • Element (6337)
    • Near Black (6295)

    Dimensions - Tripod Base

    Dimensions - Tripod Base


    Seat depth 16 9/16"
    Seat Depth for Mid-Back 15 1/2"
    Maximum Seat Width 19 1/2"
    Seat Height from Floor 18 1/4"
    Back Height from Floor (not seat) 35"
    Back Height from Floor (not seat) for mid-back 31 1/4"
    Width 23 3/4"
    Worksurface Size 22 1/4" x 12"
    Worksurface Depth Adjustment 7 1/4" to 15"
    Maximum Width between Arms 20 1/8"
    Worksurface Height from Floor 28 1/2"

    Dimensions - Five Star Base

    Dimensions - Five Star Base


    Seat depth 16 9/16"
    Seat Depth for Mid-Back 15 1/2"
    Maximum Seat Width 19 1/2"
    Seat Height from Floor 15 7/8" to 217/8"
    Back Height from Floor (not seat) 33 1/4" to 381/2"
    Back Height from Floor (not seat) for mid-back 28 7/8" to 34"
    Width 23 3/4"
    Worksurface Size 22 1/4" x 12"
    Worksurface Depth Adjustment 7 1/4" to 15"
    Maximum Width between Arms 20 1/8"
    Worksurface Height from Floor N/A


    Seat depth 16 9/16"
    Seat Depth for Mid-Back 15 1/2"
    Maximum Seat Width 19 1/2"
    Seat Height from Floor 23 7/8" to 31 7/8"
    Back Height from Floor (not seat) 40 7/8" to 48 1/4"
    Back Height from Floor (not seat) for mid-back 37 1/8" to 44 1/2"
    Width 27 1/4"
    Maximum Width between Arms 20 1/8"

    Global Availability

    Global Availability

    This product is available in the following regions:

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