Steelcase Gesture Chair

Steelcase Gesture Chair

I have serious back issues, which will require me to have fusion surgery atsix levels in a few months. About a year ago, after sitting in andevaluating at least 8-10 of the top chairs recommended for back health, Ifinally decided on the Leap chair. It arrived in very short order, and Ithought that would be my solution, but it wasn’t. For some unknown reason,after sitting in the it for about 30 minutes on a daily basis, I felt asense of digging in the center of my back. I contacted Smart furniture aboutthe problem, and true to their word, they gladly returned the chair at theirexpense, and put me under no pressure to reorder from them. Having triedevery chair available to me at the time, I did not pursue re-ordering.Then, a few months ago, I noticed the Gesture chair on their site. Ilocated one near me, and gave it a trial fifteen-minute sit test. It wasvery comfortable, and seemed to have as many or more adjustable features as did the Leap chair. And, like the Leap chair, it was also made by Seelcase. I decided to order one. When it arrived, it had a “very small” flaw in the fabric. Smart Furniture’s team has been more than outstanding in getting the issue resolved; and, I could not possibly ask for better service by nicer people, but more specifically, Karen Goodnight and Laurie Stevens.I ordered my Gesture chair in a bright plum color. Because I have a problemback, I included the additional back support in the chair’s structure; and,it has proven to be a good decision. The chair is very study andextraordinarily good looking. So far, it is working very well for me. I sitin it 4-6 hours at a stretch, without additional back pain. The comfortlevel has been impressive. I am not very intuitive when it comes toadjustment; but, the pamphlet enclosed with the chair made the initialcustomization very easy and straight forward. Modifications in height, backtension, back angle, seat depth, and arm movement are all effortlessly madewhile sitting in the chair. However, I’m finding that other than changingthe placement of the chair’s’ arms, my initial modifications are quitesatisfactory; and further alterations are rarely required. I woulddefinitely recommend the Gesture chair to others. I am very happy with thisselection.
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Steelcase Gesture Chair

Headrest Headrest Until now, headrests have largely been an afterthought, but the Gesture headrest is integrated into the design. The design of the Gesture headrest takes into consideration features such as factors head size, neck length and desired range of motion to support a greater range of user sizes. Through this intentional design, the Gesture headrest not only provides comfort and support, but also offers an unprecedented range of motion. This results in more choice and control over work postures. Gesture headrest range of motion: 5-inch range of height adjustment 4 inches of forward and backward pivot movement 90° of rotation Gesture Chair Adjustability Guide – Steelcase See Gesture with Headrest
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Steelcase Gesture Chair

Headrest Until now, headrests have largely been an afterthought, but the Gesture headrest is integrated into the design. The design of the Gesture headrest takes into consideration features such as factors head size, neck length and desired range of motion to support a greater range of user sizes. Through this intentional design, the Gesture headrest not only provides comfort and support, but also offers an unprecedented range of motion. This results in more choice and control over work postures. Gesture headrest range of motion: 5-inch range of height adjustment 4 inches of forward and backward pivot movement 90° of rotation Gesture Chair Adjustability Guide – Steelcase See Gesture with Headrest
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Steelcase Gesture Chair

Until now, headrests have largely been an afterthought, but the Gesture headrest is integrated into the design. The design of the Gesture headrest takes into consideration features such as factors head size, neck length and desired range of motion to support a greater range of user sizes. Through this intentional design, the Gesture headrest not only provides comfort and support, but also offers an unprecedented range of motion. This results in more choice and control over work postures. Gesture headrest range of motion: 5-inch range of height adjustment 4 inches of forward and backward pivot movement 90° of rotation Gesture Chair Adjustability Guide – Steelcase See Gesture with Headrest
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Steelcase Gesture Chair

Finally, while the Gesture is a great chair, it is not the ergonomic revolution its marketing materials suggest. We have no doubt that Steelcase did in fact undertake a global posture study across six continents, surveying 2,000 people to help design the chair. But fancy armrests and a couple of extra degrees of reclining aside, the Gesture feels similar to any other ergonomic task chair in the $1,000 range. In fact, were it not for the redesigned armrests and improved control scheme, the Gesture would pretty much be the old Steelcase Leap by a different name.
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Steelcase Gesture Chair

If you know that you won’t benefit from the adjustability of the Gesture, or if the Gesture is unavailable for whatever reason, keep in mind that we still love our former pick, the Steelcase Leap. It’s comparable to the Gesture in comfort, but it falls short in adjustability—although it does add adjustable lumbar support, which the Gesture lacks. The Leap has traditional telescoping armrests instead of the Live 360 pivoting ones on its newer sibling, but it offers the same reclining mechanism and customizability of the Gesture.
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Steelcase Gesture Chair

Herman Miller’s legendary Aeron chair is every bit as comfortable as the Steelcase Gesture and Leap—if you maintain good posture. Its breathable mesh design also makes it a great choice for people who sweat a lot or who don’t like to run the AC in the summer. But it doesn’t have the adjustability of the Gesture or the customizability of either of the Steelcase models. If you use an Aeron and you like it, you have no reason to upgrade. Similarly, if you have your heart set on an Aeron, you won’t be disappointed if you buy it. But the Gesture offers more adjustability for the same price and feels more comfortable if you’re not practicing perfect posture. The Aeron’s hard seat edge is murder on the quads if you’re not at the ideal seat height for more than a couple of minutes. Also, while the Aeron’s mesh gives it its signature look, the design also means that you have to dust the area directly beneath the seat, because it gets gross pretty quickly.
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Steelcase Gesture Chair

December 23, 2015: After a year of testing, our new office chair pick is the Steelcase Gesture. It has a wider range of adjustments than any other chair. If the Gesture isn’t available, we recommend our previous pick, the Steelcase Leap. If you are prone to perspiring, we recommend the Herman Miller Aeron, which has a mesh back and seat. And if you can’t spend $900-plus on an office chair, the IKEA Markus is a good bargain.
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We’re a Steelcase Authorized Dealer In your search for the ideal ergonomic gear to add to your office, you might come across Steelcase products that seem cheaper than they should be. Most of these chairs and accessories are refurbished, giving you a not-so-new seating solution that can be open to mechanical flaws and defects sooner than a new chair might be. Human Solution is an authorized Steelcase dealer, delivering to you the newest and most up-to-date ergo-friendly products from Steelcase, featuring full manufacturer warranties, protecting them from wear and tear, and giving you recourse if something ever does go wrong with your office chair, ergonomic desk, task lighting, or monitor arm in the future. We stand by our products and will work tirelessly to help you find the perfect ergonomic product to assist you in working better.
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The Steelcase Leap used to be our top pick, and we still like it a lot. Built with many of the same features as the Gesture, it’s comparably comfortable under many conditions. However, it isn’t quite as adjustable—it lacks the fancy arms—and its design is a bit chunkier overall. Bypassing the Gesture in favor of paying a little less for this model is hard to justify, but if the Gesture is unavailable, the Leap is what we’d get. Another point in the Leap’s favor is its adjustable lumbar support, though the Gesture’s adaptive back negates any need for this feature. The Leap has also been around for more than a decade, which makes it easier to find used at a steep discount.
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I always wanted a Leap due to it’s mythical status as one of the best office chairs in the market. My only reservation was that it looked dull and outdated in appearance. The Gesture, with it’s modern, updated design, made it an easy decision to finally pull the trigger. It looks awesome in person. It is definitely pricey, but a worthy investment if you spend many hours sitting down.The Gesture is quite heavy, which hints at the solid quality and engineering. It took a bit of energy and strength to carry it up the stairs. Along with the 12-year warranty, it definitely feels like it’s built to last. The cushions for the seat bottom and rear are a little on the firm side, but once I got used to it, felt just right. The level of adjustability of the Gesture is second-to-none. Especially, the arms. They’re easily the best arms i’ve used on any chair. Once I got all my adjustments dialed in to my preferences, the chair felt wonderful to sit in and my back felt fully supported.I opted for the Elmosoft leather upholstery. The semi-aniline leather is thick, supple, and looks good. It’s not quite as plush as full-grain or full-aniline leather but it feels durable and high quality. It should also be easier to maintain compared to fabric. I definitely feel it was worth the added cost.With my fully customized Gesture, it took Smart Furniture less than 2 weeks to deliver it after I placed the order. Very reasonable.This chair is highly advanced in both appearance and functionality. Overall, a fantastic product and highly recommended!

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