Side + Guest Chairs


by Steelcase Education

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The Node chair is mobile and supports all the ways students learn. It’s designed for quick, easy transitions in the classroom, and to support learning modes across the campus.

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.

Education 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


Life Cycle
LEED Contribution



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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16 %

Up to

recycled content

99 %

Up to


Life Cycle

Life Cycle


Up to 99% recyclable
Made with up to 16% recycled content

Additional Considerations

Every stage of the Node chair’s life is being considered. We work with McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) to select materials that are assessed safe for human and environmental health.

The Node chair is undergoing a complete Life Cycle Assessment, evaluating the chair’s lifelong impact on the environment—from materials extraction through production, shipping, use, and end of life.

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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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Node LEED Contributions

  • Recycled content
  • Regional materials
  • Low-Emitting materials
  • Sustainable purchasing



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

Cradle to Cradle Certified™


ANSI/BIFMA level Certified

Level 2

SCS Indoor Air Advantage Certified


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Standard + Optional Features
Dimensions - Tripod Base
Dimensions - Five Star Base
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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)
  • Citron (6332)
  • Midnight (6259)
  • Wasabi (6335)
  • Picasso (6333)
  • Arctic White (6009)
  • Platinum (6249)
  • Black (6205)
  • Jazz Blue (6336)
  • Chili (6338)
  • Element (6337)
  • Flash (6334)

Signature Plastics

  • Aubergine (6BD1)
  • Peacock (6BD2)
  • Jungle (6BD3)
  • Merlot (6BD4)
  • Honey (6BD5)
  • Lagoon (6BD6)
  • Saffron (6BD7)

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"
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

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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