Leap Chairs by Steelcase

Our most popular ergonomic chair.
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The secret: LiveBack®

The Leap chair’s back changes its shape to conform to yours so you can work comfortably and stay comfortable longer. More Features »

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Leap Chairs

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Standard features. Custom fit.

You won’t find small, medium and large here. The Leap chair adjusts to fit your body, so you don’t have to adjust your body to fit the chair.

Thanks to LiveBack technology, the Leap chair back flexes to change shape as your back changes shape, providing stable support and encouraging unrestricted movement. And with its simple and intuitive adjustments — like separate controls for Lower Back Firmness and Upper Back Force and adjustable armrests that move in four directions —it’s easy to adjust your Leap chair to fit you comfortably for the entire day.

  • LiveBack®

    The Leap chair's back changes shape to support the entire spine as you change posture, helping reduce hunched postures that stress the spine and spinal ligaments.
  • Thermal Comfort

    Special foam and slats in the back and seat allow the Leap chair to breathe. Heat and moisture are balanced, so you stay comfortable.
  • Adjustable Lumbar

    Can be positioned to fit comfortably into the curve of your lower back for additional back support
  • Lower Back Firmness

    Set the amount of firmness you need to help maintain your lower spine's natural curve.
  • Adjustable Seat Depth

    Your leg and torso lengths are independent of your overall height. The seat depth adjusts to fit your legs and body shape for long-term comfort.
  • Adjustable Arms

    Eliminate kinks in wrists, elbows, and neck. Arms adjust in four directions (height, width, depth, pivot) so you can find a natural position that properly aligns and supports wrists, forearms, shoulders and neck.
    • Pivot
    • Width
    • Depth
  • Natural Glide System™

    Recline and the seat glides forward enabiling you to recline and still stay visually oriented and reach your work. This encourages more varied postures, which means less static load on the spine.
  • Flexible Seat Edge

    Automatically flexes to relieve pressure on the back of your legs when you recline or lean forward.
  • Upper Back Force

    Set the amount of "push back" that you want as you recline.
  • Variable Back Stop

    Five positions. Set the recline angle to the one that supports you best.

Be more productive.

One year-long study of over 200 people showed a 17.8% productivity increase for those sitting in Leap chairs.

Build your Leap.

Lots of options in fabric or leather.

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Dimensions and Adjustability:

  • Back Height from Seat:

  • Back Width:

  • Overall Depth:

    21.75" to 24.75"
  • Overall Width:

  • Overall Height:

    38.5" to 43.5"
    46" to 54"
    38.75" to 42.5"
  • Seat Height:

    15.5" to 20.5"
    22" to 30"
    15.5" to 19.5"
  • Seat Depth:

    15.75" to 18.75"
    16.75" to 18.75"
  • Seat Width:

  • Lumbar Height from Seat:

    5.25" to 10.25"
    11.25" to 16.25"
  • Recline Angle

    96° to 120°
    97° to 114°
  • Arm Height from Seat:

    7" to 11"
    7.5" to 11.5"
  • Distance between Armrests:

    12.75" to 20"
    17.5" to 24.75"
  • Armcap Pivot Range:

  • Armcap Depth Adjustment:

  • Head Rest:

    6.75" to 9"
  • Delivery Weight:

    64 lbs.
    66 lbs.

    80 lbs.

  • Shipping Box Dimensions:

    w/o headrest:
    27" L x 29 3/4" W x 40 1/4" H
    w/ headrest:
    28 3/4" L x 28 3/4" W x 49" H
    30 1/4" L x 33 1/2" W x 40" H
    27 1/2" x 28 1/2" x 46 3/4" H


  • LiveBack®

    Mimics the natural spine shape throughout the workday.
  • Natural Glide™

    Enables you to recline and stay oriented to your work.
  • Cradle to Cradle Certification - Silver

    A sustainability benchmark.
  • SCS Indoor Advantage Certified

    Helps identify low-emitting products.


  • Powder-coated steel
  • Glass reinforced nylon, polypropylene
  • 100% polyester fabric


Every stage of the Leap chair’s life has been considered.

  • We worked with McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC), selecting only materials that assessed safe for human and environmental health.
  • Leap is up 98% recyclable by weight, depending on the options selected, and made of up to 30% recycled content.
  • The Leap chair contains no PVCs, CFCs, solvents, chrome, benzene, lead or mercury.
  • Leap has undergone a complete Lifecycle Assessment, evaluating the chair’s lifelong impact on the environment — from materials extraction through production, shipping, use, and end of life.
  • Through steps we've taken to evaluate and improve the Leap chair's environmental performance, Leap has received Silver Cradle to Cradle™ Product Certification from MBDC and also has Indoor Advantage™ certification from Scientific Certification Systems as being a low emitting product.
  • The Leap chair is designed for a long life. To ensure that happens, back cushions, seat assembly, arms, and lumbar support can be added, changed, or replaced at any time.

Our most popular ergonomic chair.
Buy your Leap chair today.

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