Gesture
Gesture with Headrest
Gesture
Gesture
Gesture

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

Features

The New Sitting Experience
Range of Technology
Range of Postures
Range of Users
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.

Range of Technology

Range of Technology

Greater Range of Technology

Gesture supports movement between devices and healthy postures when interacting with technology. The Gesture 360 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 on a tablet, helping to prevent “Text Neck™“.

Range of Postures

Range of Postures

Greater Range of Postures

The changing nature of work has affected our postures. As work has become more collaborative and mobile our postures have shifted.

Gesture supports the greatest range of postures in three ways: through the back, the seat and the arms. With 3D LiveBack, Gesture changes shape and mimics the natural motion of the spine contouring to the user, creating the deepest recline. Adaptive bolstering allows Gesture’s seat to contour to the size of any user providing customized comfort.

Range of Users

Range of Users

Greater Range of Users

We know that today’s workplace has to accommodate a wide range of users sizes. Most chairs are only designed to fit one person: the average.

Gesture solves for the broadest range of sizes. Whether large or small, Gesture promises personalized and custom comfort for all users in one simple solution, all while utilizing a minimal footprint.

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
Devices
Users
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.

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Devices

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?

Users

Users

What We Learned

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?

Spaces

Spaces

What We Learned

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?

Sustainability

Overview
Life Cycle
LEED Contribution
Certifications

Overview

Overview

Designing for Sustainability

We believe the only way to provide the best office furniture solutions is to ensure they’re the best products for the environment. That’s why every step of the way – through design, manufacturing, delivery and product lifecycle – we consider the impact of our work on people and on the environment and uncover opportunities to make things better.

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25 %

Up to

recycled content by weight

 

85 %

Up to

recyclable by weight

Life Cycle

Life Cycle

Materials

Up to 85% recyclable by weight, depending on the options selected

Made of up to 25% recycled content

Production

Gesture manufacturing uses powder-coated paints, water-based adhesives and VOC-free manufacturing processes

Our suppliers use reusable parts containers to further reduce waste throughout the manufacturing process

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Transport

To reduce packaging waste, the Gesture chair is blanket wrapped when possible (not boxed) for domestic shipment.

Use

Designed for a long product life. Back cushions, seat assembly, and arms can be added, changed, or replaced at any time.

LEED Contribution

LEED Contribution

Steelcase supports the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification system with products that can contribute to LEED Building Design + Construction (BD&C), LEED Interior Design + Construction (ID&C), or LEED Operations + Maintenance (O&M) certification criteria.

Since the USGBC and its certification partner, GBCI, evaluate each project individually, the role our products play in achieving LEED certification is unique to each project

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Gesture LEED Contribution

  • Recycled content
  • Regional materials
  • Rapidly renewable materials
  • Low -Emitting materials
  • Innovation in design
  • Sustainable purchasing

Certifications

Certifications

Certifications can help you choose products that are environmentally sustainable and just right for your project. Gesture has achieved the following certifications:

Cradle to Cradle

Bronze

ANSI/BIFMA level Certified

Level 2
Level 3

SCS Indoor Air Advantage Certified

Gold

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Specifications

Standard + Optional Features
Dimensions
Global Availability
Awards

Standard + Optional Features

Standard + Optional Features

Additional options

  • Polished aluminum base
  • Glides
  • Adjustable lumbar
  • Coat hanger
  • Fixed arm
  • Armless

Dimensions

Dimensions

Chair

Overall depth  21″ to 23 5/8″
 Width  22 3/8″ to 34 5/8″
 Height  39¼” to 44¼”
 Seat Depth 18¼”
Functional seat depth  15¾” to 18½”
 Seat width  20″
 Seat height from floor  16″ to 21″
 Back width 16¼”
 Back height from seat  24 1/16″
 Back lumbar height  9¼”
 Lumbar flex zone  4″
 Width between arms  10¼” to 22½”
 Arm to floor  23 3/8″ to 32 11/16″
 Arm height from seat  7¼” to 11½”
 Arm cap pivot range  15º inward/outward
 Seat pan angle  1º
 Angle between seat + back  98º to 116º
 Weight Capacity 400 lb

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Overall depth  21″ to 23 5/8″
 Width  22 3/8″ to 34 5/8″
 Height 47 3/8″ to 55 5/8″
 Seat Depth 18¼”
Functional seat depth  15¾” to 18½”
 Seat width  20″
 Seat height from floor 24″ to 32¼”
 Back width 16¼”
 Back height from seat  24 1/16″
 Back lumbar height  9¼”
 Lumbar flex zone  4″
 Width between arms  10¼” to 22½”
 Arm to floor 31¼” to 43 7/8″
 Arm height from seat  7¼” to 11½”
 Arm cap pivot range  15º inward/outward
 Seat pan angle  1º
 Angle between seat + back  98º to 116º
 Weight capacity  400 lb

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

Spark Awards

Spark! Winner

Good Design Award

Category Furniture.
Granter of award: Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design

Best of NeoCon

Gold Award
Ergonomic and Task Seating

Product Innovation Awards

Granter: Architectural Products magazine

Product Innovations Awards

Grand Prize (1st)
Category Furniture
Granter: Buildings magazine

Best of Year Awards

Best of Year Honoree
Category – Seating: Contract/Task
Granter: Interior Design Magazine

2014

Core 77

Category: Furniture/lighting

HiP Award

Performance Wonder
Category:Furnishings
Granter: Interior Design Magazine

Good Design Award

Best in Category
Granter: Good Design Awards Australia

Red Dot Award (2014)

Category: Office

Préventica Innovation Award

Innovation Award
Category: Office space design

FX Award

Category: Workplace Seating

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