Criterion by Steelcase

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Fully Adjustable

A few, simple adjustments are all it takes to support your body and your work style perfectly. Features »

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4.6/5 stars
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Comfort and Adjustability.

Criterion is made for comfort, with soft contours to support your body and a high backrest to support the length of your spine. Virtually everything adjusts — arms, seat height, seat depth, and more — so it can fit anyone’s work style perfectly. And because it’s solid and highly durable, Criterion is a practical choice for your budget, too.

  • Variable Back Stop

    Change your position throughout the day to keep comfortable. To recline, hold the switch forward, lean back to the position you want, and release the switch.
  • Adjustable Back Height

    Fit the height of the seat back to your preference in just a few seconds. Simply pull the handle and move the chair back up or down.
  • Seat Angle Adjustment

    Maintain a balanced position, whether you’re sitting upright or reclined.
  • Fabric Colors

    Build your Crew.

    Lots of options in fabric color.
  • Adjustable Seat Depth

    Move the seat to the middle or rearmost position to provide the right support along the length of your leg.
  • Arm Height

    Each arm adjusts independently. Squeeze the trigger switch, move the arm, and release to lock the arm in position. You’ll have support not only for wrists and forearms, but shoulders and neck, too.
  • Arm Pivot

    Fine-tune your arm and Add arm pivot to Criterion chairs with arm height and width adjustments to fine-tune your arm support.
  • Arm Width

    Each arm moves in and out easily and stays where you put it.
  • Adjustable Back Tension

    With a simple turn of a knob, you can set the amount of resistance that you want for reclining.
  • Pneumatic Seat Height

    The correct seat height can make all the difference in comfort. It’s easy with Criterion — one lever moves the seat up or down.

Dimensions and Adjustability:

  • Seat Height:

    16" to 21"
    Criterion Plus:
    17" to 22"
  • Seat Depth:

    Criterion Plus:
  • Seat Angle:

    -3° to +8°
    Criterion Plus:
    -1° to +10°
  • Back Height:

    22" to 24"
    Criterion Plus:
    23" to 25"
  • Arm Height from Seat:

    7" to 11"
    Criterion Plus:
    7.5" to 11.5"
  • Arm Width:

    10.75" to 18.25"
    Criterion Plus:
    15.5" to 23.5"
  • Arm Pivot(Criterion only):

  • Tension Control:

  • Variable Back Stop (Criterion only):

  • Upright back-lock (Criterion Plus Only):

  • Overall Depth:

    22.5" to 25.5"
  • Overall Width:

    Criterion Plus:
  • Overall Height:

    37.5" to 44.5"
    Criterion Plus:
    38" to 45"
  • Shipping Box Dimensions:

    27"L x 30"W x 42"H
  • Delivery Weight:

    51 lbs.
  • Weight Limit:

    Tested for up to 300 lbs.
    Criterion Plus:
    Tested for up to 500 lbs.


  • Steel
  • Glass-reinforced nylon
  • Polypropylene
  • Urethane
  • Wood
  • 100% polyester fabric


No assembly required, the Criterion chair is ready to use out of the box.


Steelcase Design Studio

Care Instructions

  • Plastic and painted part — 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.


  • 84% recyclable by weight, depending on options selected.
  • Up to 16% recycled content, 6% from post-consumer material.
  • Lower impact, VOC-free manufacturing.
  • SCS Indoor Advantage™ certified for indoor air quality.
  • level™ 1 certified to the BIFMA e3 sustainability standard.

Support to suit your work style.
Buy your Criterion chair today.

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