i2i Work Chair
Make a bold fashion statement in your home office with the visually striking Steelcase® i2i® chair. Named for the eye-to-eye engagement it is intended to encourage, the design of the i2i is at the intersection of task and lounge chairs, free of manual adjustments and designed to automatically support body movements, including sideways, reclining, and leaning postures. The teacup-shaped flexing shell back is composed of a multitude of vertical “fingers” that provide dynamic support using Steelcase's unique Live Seating approach, and the dual swivel mechanism allows users to swivel the seat and back independently, while still able to maintain eye contact and stay involved. Important features include:
- Flexing back
- Dual swivel mechanism
- Instant/intuitive adjustments
- Optional roller base available
Flexible and functional, the i2i is an exciting new look in seating, and will add vibrancy and versatility in both the contemporary home or office setting. It is available with fabric, leather or vinyl, with 3D Knit material standard on the chair back with matching Cogent: Connect upholstery on seat, or with seat upholstery of your choice. Customizable chairs ship within 4 to 6 weeks.
Steelcase® i2i® Chair Features
Named for the eye-to-eye engagement it is intended to encourage, the versatile and ergonomic i2i® lounge chair from Steelcase is the ultimate team chair for group meetings. The visually striking design of the chair is at the intersection of task and lounge chairs — free of manual controls but able to instantly and intuitively adjust to your every movement.
i2i is available with a range of options:
- Chair with tablet arm
- Two finish colors: near black and platinum
- Optional swivel return cylinder
- Optional roller base
Chose from Steelcase and Designtex fabric, leather, or vinyl as well as COM (customer's own material), COL (customer's own leather), COV (customer's own vinyl). 3D Knit material standard on the chair back with matching Cogent: Connect upholstery on seat, or with a seat upholstery of your choice.
The flexing back of the i2i offers proper support every time you move.
Dual swivel mechanism
The chair's back and seat swivel independently allowing users respond to the moment while maintaining focus.
Research shows that people don't adjust chairs in collaborative settings, so i2i was created with built-in ergonomics, without manual controls.
Optional roller base available
The i2i chair comes with Limited 10-year manufacturer's warranty.
The i2i chair has Indoor Air Advantage™ Gold certification from Scientific Certification Systems as being a low-emitting product. The i2i chair is level™ 2 certified to the BIFMA e3 sustainability standard.
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.