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Leap chair by Steelcase is a chair that provides a high performance, ergonomic solution for any office. it delivers full support for various body shapes.


Leap Chair

  • Our #1 selling ergonomic chair
  • Patented LiveBack technology
  • Amazing ergonomic comfort
  • Refined, iconic design
  • Natural Glide System
  • Pneumatic seat height
  • Adjustable arms
  • Fabric seat and inner back
  • Black or platinum plastic outer back, frame, and base
  • Product Code: 46216179


leap-featuresa. Live Back

The Leap chair’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.

b. Thermal Comfort

Thanks to slats in both its back and seat, and the special foam it uses, the Leap chair offers excellent “breathability”. It effectively controls a balance of heat and moisture so you stay comfortable.

c. 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.

d. 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.

e. 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.

f. 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 the spine.

g. Flexible Seat Edge

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

h. 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.


  • Seat Height – 15 1/2″ – 20 1/2″
  • Seat Depth – 19″
  • Seat Angle – Passive
  • Lumbar – Standard
  • Back Height – 25″
  • Arm Height – 7″ – 11″
  • Arm Width – 13″ – 20″
  • Arm Depth – Adjustable
  • Arm Pivot – Yes
  • Head Rest
  • Tension Control – Yes
  • Lower Back Firmness Control – Yes
  • Variable Back Stop – 5 Position
  • LiveBack – Yes
  • LiveSeat
  • Natural Glide – Yes
  • Cradle to Cradle Certification – Silver
  • SCS Indoor Advantage Certified – Yes

Designer: Steelcase Design Studio and IDEO Installation: No assembly required, the Leap Chair is ready to use out of the box Materials: Powder-coated steel, glass reinforced nylon, polypropylene, 100% polyester fabric


Leap chair is up to 98% recyclable by weight, depending on the options selected and made of up to 30% recycled content and GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified.

Care Instructions:

Plastic and painted parts: Clean often using household cleaner (Fantastik or 409) and wiping with a soft, dry cloth; Fabric: Use a vacuum cleaner for regular 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.

  • Most Innovative Design Award (NeoCon)
  • Editor’s Choice Award (NeoCon)
  • Best of NeoCon Gold Award : Desk/Workstation/Task Seating (NeoCon)
  • Grand Prize, Workplace Productivity (Buildings magazine Innovations Awards)
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