Steelcase® Leap® Chair
The streamlined, stylish contour of the Steelcase Leap® chair is just the beginning. The Leap is the first chair that actually changes shape to support your movements! With its patented Live Back® technology, it moves dynamically as your back moves, mimicking the movement of your spine; the adjustable arms of the chair move in and out, forward and back; the seat glides forward so you can recline without leaving your vision and reach zone, and stay oriented to your work. Even when leaning forward, the seat edge flexes to relieve pressure on the back of the legs. In short, the Leap chair's ergonomic advances allow you to work comfortably, and therefore more productively, in a proven healthy manner for extended periods of time.
Some of its sophisticated features include:
- Natural Glide System™
- LiveBack technology
- Lower Back Firmness
- Upper Back Force adjustment
In addition to its ergonomic benefits, the refined look of the Leap can be ordered in a wide range of fabric, leather or vinyl upholstery choices, as well as a polished aluminum frame option, to personalize you chair for the widest number of applications for your home or home office. Get yours right away with our in-Stock Quick Ship selection — ships free in 1-2 days. Customizable chairs ship within 4 to 6 weeks.
Steelcase® Leap® Chair
With its patented Live Back® technology, the sleek, streamlined and sophisticated Steelcase Leap chair mimics the movement of your spine and dynamically moves as your back moves; the adjustable arms move in and out, forward and back; the seat glides forward as you recline so you stay oriented to your work.
Available with a range of options: Leap arm options are Armless, Height-Adjustable Arms, or Height, Depth, Width and Pivot-Adjustable Arms. Chair frame in black, midnight (solar black), platinum, or polished aluminum frame; available with Steelcase and Designtex fabric, leather, or vinyl as well as COM (customer's own material); 3D Knit material available on the chair back with matching fabric seat, or with a seat fabric of your choice. The Leap chair is also available as a drafting chair.
Live Back technology
This built-in ergonomic design allows the back of the seat to change shape to support your entire spine.
Natural Glide System™
The seat glides forward so you can recline without leaving your Vision and Reach Zone, and stay oriented to your work. This encourages more varied postures so there's less static load on the spine.
Because of slats in both its back and seat, and the special foam it uses, the Leap chair offers excellent “breathability.”
Lower Back Firmness control
This control enables you to set a constant amount of firmness to help maintain your lower spine's natural curve.
Upper Back Force control
Upper back force control enables you to set the amount of "push back" that you desire as you recline.
Adjustable Seat Depth
Adjustable seat depth accommodates different body shapes for long-term comfort.
Flexible Seat Edge
When you recline or lean forward, the seat edge flexes to relieve pressure on the back of the legs.
Arms telescope in and out, move forward and back, pivot and adjust up and down so you can find a natural position that comfortably supports the wrists, forearms, shoulders and neck.
Adjustable lumbar support (Optional)
An adjustable lumbar attachment is available for those who need additional support.
The Leap chair comes with Limited 10-year manufacturer's warranty.
Leap has Silver Cradle to Cradle Product Certification for environmental performance. Leap also holds SCS Indoor Advantage™ certification for protecting indoor air quality, 94% recyclable and 32% from recycled resources.
Ordering & Shipping Information
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“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.