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    Gesture redefines the relationship between you and your desk chair. Voted best office chair, its 360-degree arms, contoured back and adjustments are designed for all the ways technology shapes your posture.

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    Best-in-Class Performance


    Designed for Movement

    Gesture encourages movement and supports the greatest range of postures in three ways: through the back, the seat and the arms. With 3D LiveBack®, Gesture mimics the natural motion of the spine contouring to the user, creating the deepest recline.


    Designed for Connection

    As you work across multiple devices, Gesture keeps your posture healthy and keeps you connected to your work. The 360 arms allow you to bring the arms up and in towards your body to avoid Text Neck.


    Designed for You

    Everybody’s different, and everybody sits differently, Gesture comfortably supports a range of people. The 360-degree arms have the largest width range of any chair on the market. Ideal for users who sit for long periods of time and prefer a dialed in, precise fit.


    Acclaimed Movement

    Designed for all the ways technology shapes your posture, Gesture supports the largest range of postures and users – so you can sit all day without feeling like you sat all day. Gesture offers best-in-class features and performance.

    Selected as “Our Pick for Best Office Chair” by New York Times Wirecutter, 2015-2024

    Performance Features

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    Back Support

    Designed with 3D LiveBack® and built-in lower back firmness, the contoured backrest encourages movement while keeping the spine supported in its natural s-shape – however you move.​

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    Manual Adjustments​

    Two intuitive adjustments are located on the right-hand side within arm’s reach providing immediate feedback as you adjust your precise fit. The front knob controls the seat height and depth, while the back knob controls tension and variable back stop.

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    Most Adjustable Arms

    Adjust through a full range of motion – 360 degrees – mimicking the human arm for comfortable support as you work with multiple tech devices and interfaces.

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    Lumbar Support​

    Core Equalizer provides just the right amount of lumbar support in any angle of recline, with optional additional support available

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    Seat Ergonomics​

    Seat includes flexible edges and adaptive bolstering in the foam providing a pressure-free sit.

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    Recline Adjustments​

    Recline range includes full recline with three recline angle stop settings and an upright back lock.

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    Adjustable Headrest​

    Integrated headrest adjusts vertically, tilts, and rotates 90 degrees to provide comfort and support in upright and recline postures.



    Inspired by the human body, designed for the way we work today

    Through our Global Posture Study, we observed over 2,000 people on six continents in a wide range of postures. Through this study we found nine new postures that are not adequately address by current seating solutions – until Gesture.

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    Gesture with CarbonNeutral® product certification

    Gesture is available now with a CarbonNeutral® product certification option.

    Emissions are 100% offset by well-recognized projects that support climate change and social benefits, helping organizations achieve their carbon emissions goals and neutralizing the impact of production.

    With every purchase of Gesture the carbon emissions that we offset are equivalent to 510 miles driven by an average gasoline-powered vehicle.

    (According to the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator​)

    CarbonNeutral® product Gesture, Product Environmental Profile

    Read more about our climate actions

    Sit Better. Work Better.

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    The chairs you love, now with CarbonNeutral® product certification.


    Standard + Optional Features
    Global Availability

    Standard + Optional Features

    Standard + Optional Features

    Optional Features

    • Integrated headrest
    • Polished aluminum base
    • Glides
    • Adjustable lumbar
    • Coat hanger
    • Fixed arm
    • Armless
    • Upholstery ​
    • Fabric​
    • Fabric with soil-retardant treatment (option) ​
    • 3D Knit (back and headrest only)​
    • Leather ​
    • Elmosoft leather​
    • Select Surfaces leather​
    • Vinyl​
    • COM​
    • COL


    • Hard components (back frame, outer back, arm retainer, and base)
    • 4799 Platinum​
    • 6053 Seagull ​
    • 6205 Black​
    • 6527 Merle​
    • 7250 Sterling Dark​
    • 8046 Polished Aluminum ​
    • Headrest shell is determined by the color scheme. ​
    • 6053 Seagull ​
    • 6205 Black​
    • 6527 Merle ​
    • Stool footring finish is determined by the color scheme. ​
    • 0835 Black (Black/Black, Dark/Dark)​
    • 4799 Platinum Metallic (Dark/Light, Light/Light)

    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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    Gesture chair and stool are durable enough to handle weight up to 400 lbs, and are backed by the Steelcase Limited Lifetime warranty – 12 years, multi-shift, 24/7 parts and labor.



    Gesture is the first chair designed to support our interactions with today’s technologies. It was inspired by the movement of the human body and created for the way we work today.

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    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)


    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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