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Steelcase Gesture

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the people pleaser

Want to know why the Gesture is one of the most popular ergonomic chairs in the world? It's a chair that's made to fit the way we sit, no matter your size or shape. The Gesture’s incredible arm adjustability and instantly moldable back are all about fitting in with the the widest frames, most narrowly tapered shoulders and everyone in between. Best-in-class arms along with legendary Steelcase craftsmanship make the Gesture the leading ergonomic chair that fits all people.

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steelcase gesture specs


Weight capacity 400 lbs.
Seat depth adjustable between 15.75" and 18.5"
Seat width 20"
Seat height from floor adjustable between 16" and 21"
Back width 16.25"
Back height from seat 24"
Back lumbar height 9.25"
Lumbar flex zone 4"
Width between arms adjustable between 10.25" and 22.5"
Arm to floor adjustable between 23" and 32"
Arm height from seat adjustable between 7.25" and 11.5"
Arm cap pivot range 30 degrees
Seat pan angle 1 degree
Angle between seat and back 98 degrees to 125 degrees
Warranty Limited lifetime

steelcase gesture features

  • The Great Core Equalizer: Core structure automatically lowers and raises the level of back support when you’ve reclined at any of the user determined stops to keep you from struggling against any extreme.
  • Outstanding Armspan: The Gesture’s arms mimic the movement of your own limbs—all the better to keep your posture in line no matter your build.
  • Seat Pan-Handling: The Gesture isn’t only about your arms—the flexibly-edged seat easily adjusts in and out with the turn of a dial.
  • Back Bending: The adaptable ventilated seat back moves with you as you adjust yourself during the day, and supports you with every shift.


frame color options


Black frame with black accents with a black base


Sterling frame with merle accents with a sterling dark base


Platinum frame with merle accents with a platinum base


Platinum frame with seagull accents with a platinum base


base color options

polished aluminum base upgrade

Polished aluminum gives your Steelcase chair an executive, premium look, and complements any upholstery selection.


base color options

Gesture Seating Wrapped Back

Comes with a partially upholstered back

Gesture Seating Shell Back

Comes with a hard plastic shell back


lumbar support

optional lumbar support

The Steelcase Gesture Chair can be ordered with or without a height-adjustable lumbar support. This optional support allows for 4" of height adjustment for added support in the lower back.


upholstery options

Cogent: Connect

Steelcase Leather

Elmosoft Leather


  1. Is there any way to cut down on the lead time?

    Contact our Sales Pros if you are interested in ordering a black version of the chair that will ship out on the same business day.

  2. What is the difference between the Gesture and the Leap?

    Steelcase designed the Gesture Chair for users who work on many different mobile devices throughout the day. It features highly adjustable arms, different padding, and is styled differently styling from the Leap Chair.

  3. Does this come with a headrest?

    The Gesture can be ordered with a headrest; however, the option is not available on our website. Contact our Sales Pros and they will be able to order the headrest version of the Gesture Ergonomic Chair.

  4. Can I add a headrest or lumbar support at a later time?

    No, the headrest and lumbar support cannot be retrofitted after purchase. If you would like either of these options, you must add them to your chair now.

  5. Is this chair available without arm?

    The Steelcase Gesture Chair is only available with arms. The highly adjustable arms are what set the Gesture apart from other ergonomic office chairs.

  6. I want a chair with versatile arms, is this the chair for me?

    Yes, the arms on the Gesture Chair are some of the most versatile on the market. The move in all directions and are able to go very low or close to the seat pan.

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  1. PRETTY COOL CHAIR 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Feb 17th 2016

    I have used Steelcase chairs before and wanted to try this newest one. It's great. The back is really comfortable. The coolest thing about this chair is the arms, I have never seen arms like this on a chair before. You can put them in basically any position you want and the kick back and recline while you work on your laptop or tablet. I wish it had a headrest, but that's not a huge deal. Great purchase.

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Gesture chair - design story


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. http://www.steelcase.com/en/products/category/seating/task/gesture/pages/overview.aspx

Revolutionary Office Chair Design


Designers at Steelcase surveyed thousands of users on how they sit when using new devices like smartphones and tablets at the office. They found that common office chairs don't support the way people sit, which led them to a revolutionary new office chair design. To learn more about PTC Creo, go to http://www.ptc.com/product/creo

warranty info

This product comes standard with a limited lifetime warranty.

return instructions

  • This Steelcase chair qualifies for a 30-day, no risk guarantee. If you are dissatisfied in any way with this product, neither we nor Steelcase will charge any restocking or shipping fees if a Return Merchandise Authorization is requested within 30 days of receipt.
  • Simply contact us with your order number to arrange a refund or exchange.
  • If your request is approved, Steelcase will send you a FedEx return label. You will be responsible for packaging the chair and arranging for FedEx pickup.
  • An RMA number is required for all returns. Please do not return any items without first receiving your RMA number.
  • Items received outside the period defined in your RMA or returned in unsatisfactory condition or both may be subject to fees and surcharges, which will be deducted from your refund.