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Caper Stacking Chair, Molded Seat by Herman Miller

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Front door delivery service means that your item will ship as quickly and safely as possible from our warehouse to your garage or primary entrance. If you live in an apartment building, the item will be left in the lobby. Prior to delivery, our shipper will contact you using the number provided to us during checkout to schedule a delivery appointment. The driver will unload the item from the truck and place it at your door. Keep in mind that this service does not include product placement inside your home, debris removal or assembly, so if you need one of these options be sure to check out our shipping upgrades or contact us at 888-467-6278 for a custom quote.

Inside Delivery: $74.00

Inside Delivery Service
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. Caveat: If you need debris removal or light assembly (30 min max), you may want to consider our White Glove service.

Caper Stacking Chair with Molded Seat
by Herman Miller

At A Glance: The Caper Chair is a light and portable option for group seating. Whether you're looking to fill a boardroom or a cafeteria, or just for a couple of side chairs, these are a bright and colorful option. Loose, inexpensive, and extremely flexible - a model for the modern company, and the modern office.

What's To Like: The price for this chair is outstanding - it's by far one of the cheapest side chairs on the fine furniture market. The molded plastic makeup of the chair makes it a lot lighter than most of its fellows, i.e., easier to move from place to place.

What's Not to Like: If light and thin isn't your bag, then these chairs may not be right for you. If you like a softer, more giving seat, then you may want to check out the Caper Chair with a Flexnet Seat.

The Bottom Line: These are great options for office and homes that need a lot of chairs that can serve a lot of purposes. The feel of the chairs is literally and figuratively light, so that's a big big plus.

Herman Miller has always been a giant in the work chair industry, with a massive catalogue of beautiful, iconic, comfortable, ergonomic, and yes, expensive chairs all having received their due on the national and international stage. However, the modern moment has moved away in some respects from the monolithic furniture of the 20th century, and now flexibility, adaptability, and value are more and more important to businesses and buyers. That's why Herman Miller has invested in designs and designers that are interested in those things and more, who want to make useful furniture, but who also bear the unmistakable stamp of class and quality that has made Herman Miller and international name. Say hello to the Herman Miller Caper Chair.

The Herman Miller Caper Chair is a new arrival on the scene of flexible, playful office furniture. It's got a breezy feel and a curvilinear, engaging profile. The back of the chair is almost freestanding, relying very little on traditional support (poles or bars that run up the sides of the chair, all the way to the shoulder). The small holes that dot the seat and back not only look great, they allow air to pass freely between the user and the atmosphere, cutting down on heat buildup and discomfort. They also bring to mind a part of designer Jeff Weber's design philosophy; that industrial design items like chairs and desks should be the connective tissue between people and their environments. The holes make it seem as if the Caper Chair is both; a solid piece of design fading to the environment, and vice versa. Another part of Weber's design criteria, that every piece of material be both aesthetically pleasing and functional, is expressed in the simple materials of the chair. There are the legs, polished and elegant, and all one piece. And then the sweeping, gentle curves of the back and seat, which are separated but similar. The chair comes in a variety of colors and finishes, the better to accentuate our room, office, or floor. There is an element of partnership in the design, as there is with all of the products here at Smart Furniture; the customer is always the final designer, choosing the right finishes and colors for their taste and space.

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

Materials & Measurements

Caper Stacking Chair with Molded Seat
by Herman Miller

Materials:
Tubular steel frame with a perforated, contoured molded back.

Dimensions:
Overall: 32" h x 24.25" w x 17.25"
Seat height: 17.5"
Seat width: 17.5"

Caper Chair Molded Seat Dimensions

Environmental Information

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.

About The Manufacturer


Herman Miller Authorized Retailer

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.

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Designer

Bill Stumpf and Jeff WeberJeff Weber and Bill Stumpf
So how do you pack so many ideas, so much flexibility and functionality, into such a beautiful, elegant, simple package? You get Jeff Weber and Bill Stumpf to design it.

Jeff Weber has been one of Herman Miller's favorite designers for a while, and he was instrumental on bringing the Embody Chair to the forefront of the office chair world. Weber was the chief designer for the Caper Chair project, and his goal was simple; to create flexible furniture that didn't break the bank or the back. He did it using the most advanced materials and technologies available, and the guidance of Bill Stumpf, a former colleague who had worked with Weber on the ever-more iconic Embody Chair.

Stumpf believed that every part of a chair should serve two purposes; an aesthetic purpose and a functional purpose. In that way, every part of a chair (or any other industrial design piece) would be necessary, and a unified part. There would be no waste, no showing off, and no unnecessary flourish that could derail the entire project. The Caper Chair is the fulfilment of this dream, this philosophy, and there could be no more attractive, playful, and useful testament to the lasting legacy of Bill Stumpf's ideas about furniture design. This chair is a triumph of functionality and adaptability over pure looks, and a great example of unified design in action.

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."


Design Story

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.Capter Stacking Chairs

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 cliche''

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. Their compact size uses valuable floor space efficiently.

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. Both the seat and back are perforated with small holes to help keep the sitter cool.

The Caper Chair is designed to be lightweight and portable. The molded chair without arms weighs 9.5 lbs. and 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.

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.


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Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chair with Molded Seat
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (10)
  • Attractive (9)
  • Ergonomic (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large rooms (4)
  • Small rooms (4)
  • Medium rooms (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (5), Midrange shopper (4)
    • I Am A:
    • Family older kids (3), Family young kids (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Superior Quality

We love the Herman Miller Caper chair - we now have four in different colors - very versatile, great for anyone with low back discomfort. We use one at the dining room table,...Read complete review

We love the Herman Miller Caper chair - we now have four in different colors - very versatile, great for anyone with low back discomfort. We use one at the dining room table, one for the computer desk and two inside the garage for company. Great quality.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chairs

Since these stack, I purchased these to ship to trade shows. I expected "white". I was also told they look like "shower" chairs...

Since these stack, I purchased these to ship to trade shows. I expected "white". I was also told they look like "shower" chairs...

Reviewed by 13 customers

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5.0

Perfect for smaller meeting rooms

By 

from Los Altos, Ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chair with Molded Seat:

These chairs are every bit as good as we had hoped they would be. They're light,but sturdy. They are contemporary without being too modern to fit with some traditional furnishings. Assembly is minimal and quick, and they stack easily. We got them in the light gray colors, which is neutral and clean, without being bland. Highly recommended.

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery time was a bit long, but it's worth the wait.

 
5.0

love these chairs

By 

from Boston,MA

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chair with Molded Seat:

I first saw these chairs at MIT.I was in meetings and found these chairs to be super comfortable.I decided to try a couple in my kitchen to replace the traditional wooden kitchen chairs we had. That was a few years ago and my family has loved them. i just purchased two more and will likely purchase more for our second house at the beach.I chose black for my kitchen but will definitely go for some color at the beach house. I added on the casters and went armless.

 
5.0

Great Experience

By 

from Boston, MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chair with Molded Seat:

The chairs I ordered from smart furniture are great. They are very comfortable. And they were very easy to assemble.

Service and delivery comments:

The delivery was very quick and easy. All of the chairs were in great condition with plenty of packing tape etc...

 
5.0

Excellent Customer Service!

By 

from Irvine

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable
  • Ergonomic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Rooms
    • Medium Rooms
    • Small Rooms

    Comments about Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chair with Molded Seat:

    The Herman Miller Chairs are requested by our customer and that's because they are wonderful chairs! You get your moneys worth! What makes it easy is the customer service @ Smart Furniture especially Natalie! She was and still is a tremendous help!

    • I Am A:
    • Family Older Kids
     
    2.0

    Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chairs

    By 

    from Long Grove, IL

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Artic Is Not White
    • Pegs Keep Coming Out
    • Seat Assembly Not Secure

    Best Uses

    • Large Rooms

    Comments about Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chair with Molded Seat:

    Since these stack, I purchased these to ship to trade shows. I expected "white". I was also told they look like "shower" chairs...

    • I Am A:
    • Single Female
     
    5.0

    modernism rules!

    By 

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable
    • Ergonomic

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts
      • Home Office
      • Large Rooms
      • Medium Rooms
      • Small Rooms

      Comments about Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chair with Molded Seat:

      beautifully packaged, lightweight, well-made, versatile, ergonomic, attractive

      Service and delivery comments:

      prompt delivery, great packaging

      • I Am A:
      • Family Young Kids
       
      5.0

      Awesome - Buy These

      By 

      from Minneapolis

      About Me High-end Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable
      • Ergonomic

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chair with Molded Seat:

          These chairs are fabulous! Very comfortable, smooth, ergonomic, EXCELLENT quality!

          • I Am A:
          • Family Young Kids
           
          5.0

          So comfortable

          By 

          from Fountain Hills AZ

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable
          • Ergonomic

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Small Rooms

          Comments about Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chair with Molded Seat:

          We used this with a plexiglass desk in a guest room. It looks so cool and hip.

          • I Am A:
          • Couple No Kids
           
          5.0

          Caper chairs rock!

          By 

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable
          • Ergonomic
          • Wheels

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Kitchen

          Comments about Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chair with Molded Seat:

          I saw these on the MIT campus and decided to replace our traditional wooden chairs in the kitchen. I love the fact that they roll, the seat is ultra comfortable and I could urchase them with or without arms(I chose without).

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery was great.Our purchase was treated with respect throughout the process.A+

          • I Am A:
          • Family Older Kids
           
          5.0

          Caper chairs; Perfect for the library

          By 

          from Saratoga, CA

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Ergonomic
          • Great color selection

          Cons

          • Teens Casters BAD idea

          Best Uses

            Comments about Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chair with Molded Seat:

            The Library has had such good luck with Caper chairs that we always recommend them to others.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Prompt delivery, GREAT customer service, nice discount & free shipping

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AERON DRAFTING CHAIR Vive la difference!

            By 

            from Fairfield, CT

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable
            • Ergonomic

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chair with Molded Seat:

                This is all that one has come expect from the Herman Miller Aeron chair. These are the most comfortable and the most durable line of chairs for long hours at computer and desk, winter and summer. Such a relief for legs, back, arms, neck! The drafting chair is ideal for the higher seating I need for my work. A big plus of this over other drafting stools is the restful flexibility of the back rest and its ability to spring forward when I need to lean in. Does not cut off circulation to the legs! Rolls rapidly and easily with me in it when I need to change location yet does not slide out of position when I'm stationary. If I were to change anything about this otherwise ideal chair, it would come in the smaller Aeron Size A as well. This chair only comes in Size B (medium).

                My order was an "open box" with a long wait and I imagined some slight marks, but it arrived in perfect condition. No assembly required for this particular chair.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Not recommended for one who needs a chair immediately. I ordered an "open box" chair not just to save money (hundreds, actually) but also because I mistakenly believed delivery would be faster. That said, however, when I called customer service to learn why delivery had been delayed a second time after a three-month wait with no further notice, I was very relieved to receive excellent and courteous help. Delivery followed soon after. This is a big outlet company with great savings, but one might need to be supremely patient in instances such as mine. Worth the long wait thanks to good customer service and a first rate product at an affordable price.

                • I Am A:
                • Family Older Kids
                 
                4.0

                Comfortable, Lightweight, and Colorful!

                By 

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Comfortable
                • Ergonomic

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chair with Molded Seat:

                    This chair is very colorful and ergonomic. I use it for my desk at home. If you are looking for a desk chair to sit in all day at work, I would suggest a chair with some cushioning, but this is a great versatile chair nonetheless.

                    • I Am A:
                    • Single Male
                     
                    5.0

                    Superior Quality

                    By 

                    from Hamburg, NY

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive
                    • Comfortable
                    • Ergonomic
                    • lightweight

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Rooms
                    • Medium Rooms
                    • Small Rooms

                    Comments about Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chair with Molded Seat:

                    We love the Herman Miller Caper chair - we now have four in different colors - very versatile, great for anyone with low back discomfort. We use one at the dining room table, one for the computer desk and two inside the garage for company. Great quality.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Service is excellent, all four chairs arrived in excellent condition, no assembly necessary. Already recommended the Caper chair and Smartfurniture.com to family and friends.

                    • I Am A:
                    • Family Young Kids

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                    Shipping & Delivery

                    Options are good. Here are your 2 shipping options:

                    Free Front Door Delivery: Free

                    Front door delivery service means that your item will ship as quickly and safely as possible from our warehouse to your garage or primary entrance. If you live in an apartment building, the item will be left in the lobby. Prior to delivery, our shipper will contact you using the number provided to us during checkout to schedule a delivery appointment. The driver will unload the item from the truck and place it at your door. Keep in mind that this service does not include product placement inside your home, debris removal or assembly, so if you need one of these options be sure to check out our shipping upgrades or contact us at 888-467-6278 for a custom quote.

                    Inside Delivery: $74.00

                    Inside Delivery Service
                    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. Caveat: If you need debris removal or light assembly (30 min max), you may want to consider our White Glove service.

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                      For Item WC410, what's the difference in the wheels on the "carpet caster" option and the "carpet or hard floor caster" option? Thanks, Bill
                      Asked on 4/6/2011 by Bill from Packwood, WA

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                      • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Carpet casters are a hard plastic that work well on carpet. Carpet or hard floor casters have a polyurethane tread that grip hard floors and dampen noise when rolling around all while functioning just as well on carpet.

                        Answered on 4/6/2011 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
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                    Warranty

                    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 customerservice@smartfurniture.com 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