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Caper Stacking Chair with FlexNet Seat by Herman Miller

Item #: WC420
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Arms : Fixed
Frame Finish : Black
Back Color : Lemon
Casters or Glides : Acetal Carpet Glides
Arm or Arm Cap Finish : Silver Grey
Flexnet Material : Black
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Arms - Fixed +$70.00
Arm or Arm Cap Finish - Silver Grey
Flexnet Material - Black
Casters or Glides - Acetal Carpet Glides

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.

Packaging:

    Box dimensions: 36" x 28" x 28" at 19 lbs
  • Assembly required: None

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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See Also - Caper Chair with Molded Plastic Seat »

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.

Materials & Measurements

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

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

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
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.

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.''

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Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chair with FlexNet Seat
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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5.0

Perfect task chair

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from Bay Area, California

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Comments about Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chair with FlexNet Seat:

My wife needed a chair to put on her makeup and this is perfect.

Pros- extremely well made.
The welds on the frame are a thing of beauty. (See Photo)
The Caper is much lighter than other task chairs.
The optional casters move like silk and make no noise.
The Flex-Net seat is a must for extended time due to the added comfort.

Cons- it is a task chair and the back support is firm. It's job is not to put you to sleep.
A fantastic chair that is built like iron but is feather light.

 
4.0

Review of Caper Stacking Chair with FlexNet Seat

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from Portsmouth, NH

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Comments about Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chair with FlexNet Seat:

We ordered one sample chair for review and love it. The idea was to replace our current conference room/cafeteria chairs (about 50) with these chairs that are easier to clean. This chair could be brought outside and hosed down. The fact that we are not using arm on it allows for more mobility and more quantity of chairs to fit in the room comfortably. Only drawback is price.

 
4.0

Excellent chair, use care in assembly.

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from Cleveland, OH

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Comments about Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chair with FlexNet Seat:

I love that this chair is so lightweight and comfortable, and that you can customize with color selections. I do suggest that if you order this chair without arms, use caution when inserting the plugs. One of mine went in perfectly, but the other one didn't click into place, so it's not seated flush, but too far in to remove to re-try without damaging. Other than that minor glitch, it's a great chair, and I recommend it to others.

 
5.0

The Caper Stacking Chair is a dream

By 

from Minneapolis. MN

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable
  • Ergonomic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Large Rooms
    • Medium Rooms
    • Small Rooms
    • Studying

    Comments about Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chair with FlexNet Seat:

    My university has these chairs and they are by far my favorite studying option. They are comfortable to sit in for hours at a time, lightweight, sturdy, and easy to move around. I like the option with wheels and armrests. Where multiple chair options are available, I've often witnessed people moving other chairs and replacing it with the Caper chair. It's perfect.

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    • Single Female
     
    5.0

    extreme comfort, lighter than air

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    from chicago, IL

    About Me Budget Shopper

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable
    • Ergonomic

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts
      • Large Rooms
      • Medium Rooms
      • Small Rooms

      Comments about Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chair with FlexNet Seat:

      I sat for 8 hours straight, 2 days in a row. I was extremely comfortable, my back and knees did not get stiff or sore. The seat accomadates a larger bottom-half with ease.

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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.

      Packaging:

        Box dimensions: 36" x 28" x 28" at 19 lbs
      • Assembly required: None

      Product Q&A

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      • Q:

        how many inches are the chair arms from the floor?
        Asked on 8/24/2011 by Caron from Fairfield,CT

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        • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

          A:

          The molded seat has arms 26" from the floor and the flexnet seat has arms 26.5" from the floor.

          Answered on 8/24/2011 by Anonymous
      • Q:

        What is the flexnet material made of?
        Asked on 2/20/2011 by Anonymous

        1 answer

        • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Flexnet is made of 69% elastomeric and 31% polyester. It has a Wyzenbeek abrasion rating of 100,000 double rubs and is made in the USA.

          Answered on 2/21/2011 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