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Select the color of you seat and back. Depending on what option you have selected under the "upholstery" step, some color swatches will be greyed out.

Upholstery options include Buzz 2 fabric, Cogent Connect fabric, and leather.

Buzz 2 is a tightly-knit polyester fabric. Extremely durable, this fabric will last the long haul. It has a raised dimple pattern and is textured with a coarser finish.

Cogent Connect fabric comes in fun iPod colors. It has an even hole pattern and is very smooth and durable. Softer and more breathable than Buzz 2.

Buzz and Cogent Connect are all made from 100% antimony-free polyester, and are rated at 100,000 double rubs on the Wyzenbeek Test. We suggest looking up "Wyzenbeek Test" if you're not sure what it that is, but it's basically a machine-driven test that measures the durability of fabrics.

Elmosoft Leather is a soft and pliable Semi-Aniline leather known for its comfort and durability. Natural markings add to the elegant quality of Elmosoft Leather.
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Base & Frame Finish

The Leap Stool is available in 2 base/frame options. The color you choose will be on the frame, base, arm retainer, and outer back.
  • Black Base and Frame
  • Platinum Base and Frame
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Arm Option

The Leap Stool is available with your choice of 2 different options for arms, none and deluxe.

No Arms: best for those who need more than 20" between the armpads or if you need clearance less than 7" above the seat.

Fully adjustable Arms: Height-, width-, and
pivot-adjustable arms are the absolute best. This option allows you to move the arms up and down in a 4" range that allows the arms to be 7-11" above the seat. Arm depth adjusts approximately 3" to enable user to get closer to worksurface and have a pivot range of 30°.

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Caster Type

  • Carpet Casters are made of hard plastic and work great on carpet.
  • Hard Floor Casters have a polyurethane tread to grip hard floors and dampen noise when rolling around.
Item #: 46267179
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Leap Work Stool
by Steelcase Design Studio in conjunction with IDEO

Steelcase Leap Work StoolAt A Glance:
11 studies, 732 test participants, 4 universities and 27 scientists.

What happens when you assemble a team of ergonomic experts and ask them to figure out how to make the world's best performance seating?

Concerned about the rising incidence of back problems, they used LED lights and time-lapse photography to record how people's backs behaved when they sat in chairs. They continued their research over four years, and 732 test participants later, they had answers.

What their research revealed became Steelcase's rule book for designing the Leap Work Stool.

What's To Like:

  • This is a great stool for a fidgeter, someone who can't help but feel restless in a standard office stool.
  • Its back, arms and seat move as you move. It's the first work stool that actually changes shape to mimic and support the movement of your spine.

  • All that, plus the Leap Stool is built to last with a glass-reinforced nylon base and powder-coated steel and polypropylene frame.

What's Not to Like:
Once you buy a stool you're committed - you'll be sitting at a higher desk and that's that. Also, the starting price on this stool is over $900, which is pretty steep. You can get a lot of great office stools with some of the same features for a lot less dough. But that doesn't mean you should. This could be the best stool, and the price tag shows that Steelcase knows it.

The Bottom Line:
It's hard to picture any stool being more comfortable or better designed than the Leap Work Stool. As it is, the price tag isn't pretty but the stool is. And the ergonomics of the back and seat are hard to beat. This is high quality for low dollar.

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Overall: 46-54" h x 27" w x 24.75" d
Seat height; 22" to 30"
Arm height: 7" to 11"
Arm width: 13" to 20"

Live Back
The Leap Stool's back changes shape to support the entire spine. This can reduce the chance of lower back sag and a hunched posture, which may weaken disc walls, stress back ligaments and cause deterioration of the spine.

Thermal Comfort
Thanks to slats in both its back and seat, and the special foam it uses, the Leap Stool offers excellent "breathability." It effectively controls the balance of heat and moisture so you stay comfortable.

Adjustable Seat Depth
People don't fit neatly into average body sizes. leg and torso lengths can vary independent of a person's overall height. Adjustable seat depth accommodates different body shapes for long-term comfort.

Lower Back Firmness
Lower back firmness control enables you to set a constant amount of firmness to help maintain your lower spine's natural curve.

Height, Depth, Width and Pivot Arms
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.

Natural Glide System
As you recline, the seat glides forward so you can recline without leaving your vision and reach zone, so you stay oriented to your work. This encourages more varied postures so there's less static load on your spine.

Flexible Seat Edge
When you recline or lean forward, the seat edge flexes to relieve pressure on the back of the legs.

Upper Back Force
Upper back force control enables you to set the amount of ''push back'' that you desire as you recline, regardless of body size. So you'll receive just the right amount of recline support.

The Steelcase Leap Work Stool is also known by the following manufacturer item numbers: 46267179, 46267179S.

Materials & Measurements

Powder-coated steel, glass-reinforced nylon, polypropylene (base/frame) and 100 percent polyester fabric or semi aniline leather upholstery (seat/back). Assembled in the USA.

Overall: 46-54" h x 27" w x 24.75" d
Seat height; 22" to 30"
Arm height: 7" to 11"
Arm width: 13" to 20"

About the Manufacturer

Steelcase FurnitureWhatever you need to accomplish in your home office, Steelcase can provide you with the tools to do it better, faster and more effectively. That's because they're passionate about unlocking the potential of people at work. It's the fundamental principle on which the company was founded in 1912, and it's being brought to your home office today. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Steelcase is an international company with approximately 13,000 employees worldwide, manufacturing facilities in over 28 locations and more than 800 dealer locations around the world.

Shipping & Delivery

The Steelcase Leap Work Stool comes with free standard shipping for destinations within the contiguous United States.

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


Frame and structural components come with a lifetime warranty. Glides and pneumatic cylinder comes with a 10 year warranty. Fabric comes with a 5 year warranty.