The newest innovation in ergonomic seating: GESTURE is designed to work all the ways you work.
More now than ever, our business is conducted through smartphones, tablets, and laptops. The generational spread of the office is increasing too, with decades of professionals working together. With all this change happening around us, Steelcase set out to create a chair that reflects the way we work and live. Introducing the new GESTURE chair by Steelcase.
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Video: Gesture Design Story
Design Inspired by the Humans Body
Steelcase didn’t begin with a chair design. They looked at the unique movements and GESTURE of the body. Like the human body, GESTURE is designed as a system of synchronized interfaces.
The Core Interface
The GESTURE back and seat move as a synchronized system moving with each user to provide continuous and persistent support. The back cradles the user no matter the posture or device.
The Limb Interface
The GESTURE arm moves like the human arm, which allow users to be supported in any position. Arms and shoulders remain supportive when texting on a smartphone, typing on a keyboard or swiping a tablet.
The Seat Interface
The GESTURE seat brings comfort all the way to the edges. It is flexible at the perimeter to allow users to sit in a range of postures without obstruction.
The User Interface
GESTURE takes into account various body types and sitting preferences, quickly adjustable to meet the needs of each individual user. Users can adjust the GESTURE chair as easily as adjusting their posture.
Design Inspired by the Humans Body
The culmination of these new finding resulted in the GESTURE chair. Inspired by the everyday movement of the human body, the GESTURE features:
A NEW LEVEL IN COMFORT The GESTURE sports the largest range of adjustments of any Steelcase chair. IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK Unlike many ergonomic chairs, you’ll notice changes the moment you make them. UNPARALLELED STYLE Modern design that complements todays office
About the Manufacturer: Steelcase
“Design isn't just about style. It's about integrity of materials, functional integrity and intent.”
— Glen Oliver Löw, designer of the Think chair
At the turn of the 20th century, steel construction was making building exteriors less flammable, but office interiors were still crowded with wooden furniture, and still heated and lighted by open flame appliances. Smoking presented another fire hazard because ashes were often dumped in wicker wastepaper baskets. Beginning in 1912 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, The Metal Office Furniture Company (renamed Steelcase in 1954) had just 15 employees and a single product — a fireproof, metal wastepaper basket named the Victor!
Co-founder Peter M. Wege, a designer who had received several patents for sheet metal structures, was well aware of the fireproof benefits of metal office products. Wege and Chris Stone designed a metal office desk which won a bid for a federal contract, and thus the company began manufacturing office desks.
During the 1930s, Metal Office collaborated with world-famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright to produce furniture for the S.C. Johnson & Sons in Racine building, which Life magazine called “the most inspirational office building of the 20th century.”
During World War II, the company designed steel shipboard furniture for the U.S. Navy. A piece of Steelcase naval furniture was used for the historic signing of the surrender documents ending World War II.
Beginning in 1975, Steelcase launched a series of advanced office chairs, including the Sensor chair that adapted to the body's movements; the Leap® chair (1999), which addressed the correlation between back pain and worker productivity; and the Think™ chair (2004), an intuitive, mid-priced and environmentally sustainable product. Still newer ergonomic task chairs include Amia® and Cobi®, both offering the comfort and support of higher-priced chairs. Today, Steelcase, Inc. supplies thousands of products worldwide, including metal and wood office furniture, systems furniture, seating, computer support furniture, desks, tables, credenzas, filing cabinets, and office lighting.
Video: How to Adjust Your Gesture
Care & Maintenance
How to care adjust your Gesture chair (PDF)
Dimensions & Measurements
- Overall Height: 39" to 44"
- Overall Width: 22.25" to 34"
- Overall Depth: 22.5" to 24"
- Seat Height: 15" to 20"
- Seat Depth: 21.75" to 24.75"