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 chairs to provide effortless comfort.

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    Beyond Comfort. Beyond Mesh.

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

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    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.


    Above and Beyond

    Building upon the same LiveBack® technology of the standard back, the sculpted high back and integrated neck pillow is designed to provide enhanced upper body comfort while helping create more dynamic spaces. ​

    Comfort Features

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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 Edge

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

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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.

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    High Back with Neck Support Pillow ​

    The high back version with an adjustable neck support pillow is designed to provide enhanced upper body support. ​


    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 13 proprietary Intermix colors and Lux finishes, make infinite aesthetic options possible.

    Steelcase Karman with CarbonNeutral® product certification

    Karman 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.

    (According to the EPA Greenhouse Gas Calculator)

    Carbon Neutral® Steelcase Karman, Product Environmental Profile

    Read more about our climate actions

    Sit Better. Work Better.

    Sit Better. Work Better.

    Do Better.

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


    Standard + Optional Features
    Surface Materials
    Global Availability

    Standard + Optional Features

    Standard + Optional Features

    STEELCASE Karman Options:

      • Standard back chair, standard back stool, or high back chair with neck support pillow​
      • 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

    Steelcase Karman is available in the following textile options:

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

    Base finish options include Steelcase standard plastic and/or paint colors, LUX, and polished aluminum.

    Arm finish options include Steelcase standard plastic and/or paint colors, LUX and polished aluminum.

    Global Availability

    Global Availability

    This product is available in the following regions:

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