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Caper Stacking Chair with FlexNet Seat

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Caper Stacking Chair with FlexNet Seat



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Caper Stacking Chair with FlexNet Seat by Herman Miller
designed by Jeff Weber

At A Glance: This chair is as clever and light on its feet as any cold war lady-killing spy. It's breathable (aka never sweats under pressure), it's adaptable (aka can build bombs with tinfoil) and it's a breath of fresh air in any office or room (your office is Moneypenny in this scenario). It's also half the weight of its four legged competitors.

What's To Like: The ultra comfortable and ultra breathable mesh that forms the FlexNet seat of the chair is a real breakthrough in side chair design. It's also often half the price of it's twice-the-weight competitors.

What's Not to Like: Some folks don't love the stretchy FlexNet. Don't despair - you can get the exact same chair with a harder molded plastic seat (for even less money!).

The Bottom Line: The Swiss Army Knife of group seating, and the James Bond of side chairs.
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A caper is a light-hearted leap. Thus, Caper - a family of nimble, stylish chairs that make moving easy and brighten up a room with their color and flair. Pull up a couple of Caper stacking chairs for collaborative work. Pull one up as a side chair.

FlexNet seat version shown here. The Caper Chair is also available with a molded seat.

Lightweight and easy to move - singly or as a group - Caper chairs weigh about half as much as competitive models; the stackable chair without armrests weighs only 9.5 pounds. The Flexnet chair with arms weighs 11.5 lbs. All chair styles and configurations can be stacked up to 6-high on the floor, and each chair has a backrest cutout for easy movement.

Designed to be portable, Caper chairs can be stacked six-high on the floor or 15-high on the Caper Cart and then moved easily as a group.

Available with casters or with standard glides for carpets. Stacking chairs can be equipped with innovative Floor Saver Glides, which don't mar hard finishes and are ideal for vinyl composition tiles (VCT); the glide pushes dirt out of the way instead of running it over and grinding it into the tile. Easy - and safe - to pull over here or push into a group over there.

Small but mighty comfortable. The contoured, flexible seat and back evenly distribute weight, minimize pressure points, and let the user move freely. The back is perforated with small holes to help keep the sitter cool.

The light, clean design of Caper chairs fits in without dominating the look or feel of a work area. Caper blends visually with nontraditional work chairs; its colors and form make Caper an ideal side-chair complement to the Mirra work chair. Caper is available in several colors, from playful primaries to sophisticated neutrals, each one energizing a workspace. Several colors match the Mirra chair molded back.

The Herman Miller Caper Chair is also known by the following manufacturer Item Numbers: WC420N, WC420P, WC410N, WC410P.


Caper Chair with FlexNet DimensionsMaterials:
Tubular steel frame with a Flexnet suspension material across the seat.

Overall: 32" h x 24.25" w x 18.5" d
Seat height: 18"
Seat width: 17.75"


Each Caper chair is 100-percent recyclable and made of 21-percent recycled material. Because all Caper chairs, including the multipurpose chair, weigh about half as much as competitive models, fewer materials and less energy are required for their manufacture. Caper chairs adhere to McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) Cradle to Cradle Design Protocol and are GREENGUARD certified and may contribute to LEED credits.


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Herman Miller is an industry leader in the integration of cutting edge technology to furniture and other household items to make everyday life more comfortable, convenient, and stylish. Herman Miller stands out at the forefront of such fields as ergonomic technologies, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, and customizable furniture items.

In addition to producing some of the most outstanding office furniture in the world, Herman Miller has also taken on the responsibility of manufacturing some of the most celebrated furniture designs by some of the world's most famous designs. These "modern classics" include works by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. Herman Miller celebrates these famous mid-century designers' works through its extraordinarily precise manufacturing techniques and industry-leading green production processes.

Herman Miller is a global company with operations, sales offices, dealers, and licensees in more than 40 countries in North America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, serving customers virtually anywhere in the world. Herman Miller is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, while manufacturing facilities are located in the U.S., China, Italy, and the United Kingdom.


Bill Stumpf and Jeff WeberJeff Weber and Bill Stumpf
Stumpf's association with Herman Miller began in 1970 when he joined the staff of the Herman Miller Research Corporation. After establishing his own firm in 1972, Stumpf created the Ergon chair, the first ergonomic work chair. Later, in collaboration with Don Chadwick, he produced the groundbreaking Equa and iconic Aeron chairs. He also was principal designer for the Ethospace system.

Jeff Weber's work includes a wide spectrum of products, but he became interested in furniture design when he teamed up with Bill Stumpf. "Bill's design spirit will inspire all my future work," says Weber. One example is Stumpf's "uni-part" theory. "It says that all components of any given object must have a functional purpose as well as an aesthetic one," says Weber. "It's a fundamental principle we employ every day."


To develop a better solution for hard-working, multiuse spaces, Herman Miller built on its extensive work chair research base and applied it to secondary seating. The result, the lively Caper chair, was designed by Jeff Weber of Studio Weber & Associates, using universal design principles to create one seating product that accommodates the diversity of people, tasks, and behaviors in a multitude of work areas.

Weber believes that design is ''the connective tissue'' between people and the environment, and that the quality of that design--whether of a building or a chair--profoundly effects the quality of life. The Caper chair, he says, achieves its high level of performance and comfort by ''using standard materials in novel ways.'' The Caper family provides all this at an affordable price. ''Too much good design seems expensive,'' Weber says. ''I wanted to break that cliché.''


The Caper Chair comes with free Front Door delivery for destinations within the contiguous United States!

Shipping options:

  • Free Front Door Delivery (recommended): We love free shipping offers and we thought you might too! The Caper Chair ships in a compact box which measures 27" x 22" x 27" and weighs around 20lb. Some orders will ship with Ups or FedEx Ground service while others will ship with our freight carriers. The decision is largely based upon the ship to location and the quantity ordered. In either case, tracking information will be provided. Caper requires minimal assembly and is light enough to carry, so opting for the free shipping service is a great way to save a little money!
  • Inside Delivery: $74 - Inside delivery is a cost efficient way to have large or fragile items delivered to your room of choice. When your order reaches the local station in your area, the delivery agent will call to schedule a four hour delivery appointment.


  • Type: 1 box
  • Box dimensions: 36" x 28" x 28"
  • Packaged weight: 19 lbs.
  • Assembly required: None

For additional information, please see our shipping and delivery policies page.


The Caper Chair comes with a 12-year manufacturer's warranty.

Do you have specific questions about what's covered under Herman Miller's warranty for this product? Give our sales team a call at 8‌88-467-6278 to get your questions answered.

Did you purchase a piece of Herman Miller furniture that's not working as expected? Send an email to or contact our customer service department at 8‌88-762-7841, and we'll take care of you. We usually ask for a photo or video of the warranty issue that you're experiencing, so if you want to expedite the warranty claim process, you can e-mail us with those attachments, and we'll jump on filing the claim for you right away


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