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Amia desk chair by Steelcase. Features LiveBack technology.

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SteelcaseAmia with 3D Knit Back
 
4.2

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (44)
  • Attractive (41)
  • Highly adjustable (35)
  • Good support (34)
  • Durable (33)

Cons

  • Uncomfortble (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Home office chair (31)
  • Office chair (work) (31)
  • Conference chair (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (3)

Reviewed by 54 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All-day supportive comfort

By archerman

from Melbourne, FL

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Board Meetings
    • Conference Room
    • Informal Use
    • Training

    Comments about Steelcase Amia with 3D Knit Back:

    My employer bought this chair for our staff of 20 people and we unanimously like this chair very much. This highly adjustable chair provides a custom fit and all day comfort. I have boney arms and elbows and this chair has surprisingly soft arm rest surface like no other chair I used. I also like that the arm rest swivels, slides forward and back, as well as the usual up and down. The chair has a high-end look and feel, quality construction, and does not squeak like some others chairs I have used.

    I recently recommended this chair to replace the existing chairs in our lab.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The most comfortable desk chair ever

    By Judith

    from West Bloomfield, MI

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Easy to Use/Intuitive
    • Highly Adjustable
    • High Quality
    • Supportive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Office Chair

      Comments about Steelcase Amia with 3D Knit Back:

      I had serious lumbar pain after sitting at my desk for several hours with my previous chair. I no longer experince that pain when using my Amia. It has made a huge difference.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amia Chair

      By lou

      from Bonita Springs, Fl

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Sturdy
      • Supportive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Office Chair

        Comments about Steelcase Amia with 3D Knit Back:

        Comfortable and looks good with nice lines

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Chair Ever for Home Office

        By Purple Passion

        from New York

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Easy to Clean
        • Easy to Use/Intuitive
        • Highly Adjustable
        • High Quality
        • Sturdy
        • Supportive
        • Variety Of Colors

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Home Office Chair
        • Office Chair (Work)

        Comments about Steelcase Amia with 3D Knit Back:

        As a full-time telecommuter, I love this chair! It is very comfortable, highly adjustable and extremely supportive.The only downside--it's expensive--however, you get your money's worth.This chair is so well made and every aspect of it is adjustable. I have severe issues with my hips after many years of running and I am actually able to sit for long stretches of time without pain in this chair.The option to select hardwood casters is a nice feature which I'm glad I added. (And it comes in purple--my favorite color!)
        I can't imagine ever owning a different brand of chair.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        LOVE!!!

        By Bethany

        from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Good Value
        • Highly Adjustable
        • High Quality
        • Sturdy
        • Supportive

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Office Chair (Work)

        Comments about Steelcase Amia with 3D Knit Back:

        Love this chair! It is well worth the money if you can afford it!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Really comfortable

        By Tom

        from New york

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Easy to Clean
        • Easy to Use/Intuitive
        • Highly Adjustable
        • High Quality
        • Sturdy
        • Supportive

        Cons

        • Value

        Best Uses

        • Conference Chair
        • Formal
        • Home Office Chair
        • Informal
        • Office Chair (Work)

        Comments about Steelcase Amia with 3D Knit Back:

        Comfortable and adjustable. Delivers what you would expect.
        As for price, not the cheapest but OK

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Product of Quality

        By Patrick

        from Portland, OR

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Cradle To Cradle Design
        • Easy to Use/Intuitive
        • Good Value
        • Highly Adjustable
        • High Quality
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Office Chair

          Comments about Steelcase Amia with 3D Knit Back:

          Amia is how I park my seat in style! Supremely well-made and designed to last while being immensely comfortable. This chair is an investment in quality; take good care of it.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Comfort and Function

          By Dragon Fly Man

          from Tallahassee, FL

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Easy to Clean
          • Easy to Use/Intuitive
          • Good Value
          • Highly Adjustable
          • High Quality
          • Sturdy
          • Supportive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Office Chair (Work)

            Comments about Steelcase Amia with 3D Knit Back:

            This is my main office chair and I really like it.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Chair, Great Value

            By T

            from St. Petersburg, FL

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy to Clean
            • Good Value
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Office Chair
              • Office Chair (Work)

              Comments about Steelcase Amia with 3D Knit Back:

              Use this at work and at home (Bought one after 6 months use at work to replace an inferior home office chair). Very sturdy, with good lumbar support and adaptability. Good value, when you consider this will last far longer than 200$ chairs from office supply stores. I highly recommend this chair for programmers/developers.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent comfort and superior quality

              By Pete

              from New York

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable
              • Highly Adjustable
              • High Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Office Chair
                • Office Chair (Work)

                Comments about Steelcase Amia with 3D Knit Back:

                Excellent chair with plenty of adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit. Feels very sturdy and materials seem to be of high quality. Highly recommended. (Being used in a professional office)

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                • Q:

                  Do the arm rests adjust in and out as well as up and down?
                  Asked on 6/16/2014 by djohnson from San Jose, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hello,

                    Yes, this Amia chair has rectilinear independent height-, width-, pivot-, and depth adjustable arms.

                    Answered on 6/17/2014 by Erick from Steelcase
                • Q:

                  I read that standard height is 21" and I need 23" to 26" floor to chair seat height to accommodate a Steelcase ADXM3060L0 desk which I am unable to install a keyboard tray under. If a different pneumatic gas cylinder is installed, what is the maximum height? What are the cylinder options and prices?
                  Asked on 5/29/2014 by DW from Houston, TX

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hello DW,

                    The Amia chair has an option to have an extended pneumatic cylinder where the seat height is 17"H to 24"H.

                    We currently don't offer this feature on the Amia chair on Steelcase Store, but if you contact an Authorized Steelcase Dealership in your area, they will be able to assist you in ordering one:

                    http://www.steelcase.com/en/shop/dealers/pages/overview.aspx

                    Answered on 5/30/2014 by Erick from Steelcase
                • Q:

                  what is the weight capacity of this chair?
                  Asked on 5/8/2014 by Hank from Providence Rhode Island

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hello Hank,

                    Amia 482 series chairs have been tested to increased loads and forces that exceed the ANSI/BIFMA X5.1Standard. This ensures that those models tested will support users weighing up to 300 lbs with no loss of performance.

                    Answered on 5/8/2014 by Erick from Steelcase
                • Q:

                  Does the Amia chair come with an option on the seat height. My desk is 32 inches high and I would like to raise the seat to about 23 - 24 inches high. Is there a different cylinder option. Anne
                  Asked on 4/26/2014 by Anne from Queens NY

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hello Anne,
                    Yes, the Amia chair has an extended pneumatic cylinder option, with this, seat height from floor can go from 17"H to 24"H.
                    We currently don't offer this option on Steelcase Store, but if you contact an Authorized Steelcase Dealership in your area, they will be able to assist you in ordering one:

                    http://store.steelcase.com/dealer-finder/

                    Answered on 4/28/2014 by Erick from Steelcase
                • Q:

                  How many hours can I be seated in this chair? I need 8+
                  Asked on 2/16/2014 by Niki

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hello Niki,

                    The Amia chair is designed to handle long hours of serious sitting. With additional comfort features like 4-way adjustable arms, adjustable seat depth and flexible front seat edge, Amia keeps you feeling good 24/7.

                    Answered on 2/18/2014 by Erick from Steelcase
                • Q:

                  Hi,

                  How would you compare the Amia to the Leap v2?

                  After being in a car accident I was told to get a chair with lots of customization particularly to seat depth, arm rests and lumbar support.

                  Thanks!

                  Eric
                  Asked on 11/29/2013 by Eric from Toronto, Ontario

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I have the Amia chair and it is too short for my new desk. I max height is 21 inches and I've been told I can get a replacement cylinder which will raise the max. height. Is the installation of the cylinder easy? If not, would you recommend another chair?
                  Asked on 11/18/2013 by Lawrence

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hello Lawrence,

                    There is an extended pneumatic cylinder that you can get for the Amia chair, this will make the seat height from the floor to be 17"H to 24"H.

                    We would strongly recommend an authorized installer to do this, you can get in contact with one of our authorized dealers to see if they can assist you with this.
                    http://store.steelcase.com/dealer-finder/

                    Answered on 11/28/2013 by Erick from Steelcase
                • Q:

                  Considering the seat depth on this chair is adjustable, what is the minimum and maximum seat depth?

                  Also, what is the minimum and maximum height of the seat?

                  Thank you,
                  Aidin
                  Asked on 8/7/2013 by Aidin from New York, NY

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hello Aidin,

                    Functional seat depth is 15 1⁄2" to 18 1⁄2".

                    Seat Height from floor is 23" to 31".

                    Answered on 8/8/2013 by Erick from Steelcaase
                • Q:

                  Does this chair recline?
                  Asked on 5/21/2013 by sam

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes, the Amia chair has what we called the Synchro-tilt feature, this means that the chair back and seat are synchronized to move in a 2:1 ratio. When the user leans back, the seat rises only half as much, allowing the userʼs feet to remain flat on the floor

                    Answered on 5/27/2013 by Erick from Steelcase
                • Q:

                  if i order a chair with arms and decided i don't want the arms can they be removed at that time and still look good?
                  Asked on 3/28/2013 by steve from austin, mn

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hi Steve. With our hassle-free return policy, you have a 30 day period of time where if you decide you do not like the arms, you can return the chair and reorder it without arms, that way you are not paying for the removed arm option that you do not have in use. We also have a new No-Risk Chair Demo program for our Amia chair you may be interested in:

                    http://store.steelcase.com/chair-demo-program

                    Answered on 4/4/2013 by Ryan from Steelcase Store Team from Grand Rapids, MI
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