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Steelcase GESTURE™ Chair
designed by Steelcase Design Studio

At A Glance:
The GESTURE Chair is built to move, and designed specifically to support the wide range of working postures that have appeared since the advent of the smart phone and the tablet. We work - at home and in the office - differently now than we ever have. And the GESTURE Chair's purpose is to help us work more comfortably.

What's To Like:

  • Articulating Arms
    The Steelcase GESTURE Chair has arms with four moving parts, and that allows them to be more adjustable than the arms of any other task chair. They can be kept low and out of the way - or they can be raised to nearly mid-chest and brought in front of your body. That allows them to serve as an elbow support when you need to work with a tablet or smartphone for any length of time. We can't stress enough how cool these arms are. They rock.
  • Synchronized Back and Seat
    The GESTURE Chair's seat and back move together (Steelcase calls it a "synchronized system") to cradle you as you lean back or forward. GESTURE's back gives you room to stretch, being flexible enough to bend as you lean back farther. The seat tilts slightly as well. But it doesn't tilt nearly as much as the back. That lesser tilt enables you to keep your feet planted on the floor and creates a sitting pocket so you don't feel like you're sliding off the task chair's seat when you lean back.
  • Flexible Seat Edge
    GESTURE's seat has a flexible edge all the way around, enabling you to comfortably sit in nearly any posture you can think of. Steelcase has taken comfort all the way to the edges of this capable task chair's seat.

GESTURE Chair Features:

  • Optional fully adjustable arms articulate up, down, in, and out
  • Armpads swivel for flexible support
  • Pneumatic seat height adjustment
  • Adjustable seat depth
  • Tilt limiter/seat angle adjustment
  • Steel five-star caster base
  • Two back styles: plastic shell or seat fabric wrapped
  • Flexible backrest
  • Four fabric choices - two leathers and two textiles

GESTURE Chair Global Posture Study Findings:

Steelcase GESTURE Chair Posture Study

The Steelcase GESTURE Chair is also known by the following manufacturer item numbers: 442, 442A, 442A30, 442A40.


Base and Frame: Powder-coated steel, glass-reinforced nylon, polypropylene
Buzz2 Fabric: 100 percent polyester and extremely durable, soft and breathable, yet more coarse to the touch when compared to Cogent
Cogent Connect Fabric: 100 percent antimony free polyester, tightly woven knit pattern and slightly softer to the touch than Buzz2
Elmosoft Leather: Soft and pliable Semi-Aniline leather known for its comfort and durability. Natural markings add to the elegant quality of Elmosoft Leather.

Overall: 39"-44" h x 22.25"-34" w x 22.5"-24" d
Seat height: 15" to 20"
Depth: 21.75" - 24.75" adjustable seat depth

Care and maintenance:
Plastic and painted parts: Clean using household cleaner (Fantastik or 409) and wiping with a soft, dry cloth.
Fabric: Use a handheld vacuum cleaner for cleaning. Do not steam clean. Most stains can be removed by applying a mild soap to a slightly damp cloth, then rubbing it gently over the stain. Wipe dry.



Whatever 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.


GESTURE chairs are custom made to order, with most configurations shipping within 5 business days from the order date. Quick-Ship configurations ship within 1-2 business days from the order date (please call 888-467-6278 for availability).

Shipping Rate:
Free FedEx Delivery!
(within the Contiguous United States)

Service includes delivery of small, lightweight, well packaged items right to your door (or front lobby if you live in an apartment building). We use FedEx or UPS because they are the best in the business. Deliveries are generally made within 2-6 days from the time your order ships, and occur Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm. This service does not come with a delivery appointment; however, real time tracking information is provided and can be used to monitor your order. We also insure every package to give you added piece of mind.


The GESTURE Chair comes with a limited lifetime warranty on its base and frame, a 10-year warranty on its pneumatic cylinder, a 5-year warranty on fabric upholstery, and a 12-year warranty on leather upholstery. For more information, please see our Steelcase warranty section.


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