Node by Steelcase

Node. Reinventing the classroom.
Buy your Node chair today.

Active Learning

The future of education.  It means real engagement between students and instructors, students and peers.

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Reinventing the classroom

The Node chair can take a passive space and make it active.  It supports the classroom by facilitating co-learning, co-creation, and open discussions . 

The Node chair was designed specifically to foster collaboration and promotes four key objectives:

  • move
  • store
  • fit
  • connect

Node is mobile and flexible and is designed for quick, easy transitions between room configurations.  With no adjustments needed to get comfortable, anyone can sit and get right to work!

  • Flexible Seat

    With no adjustments, keeps students comfortable in a variety of postures.

  • Plastic Shell

    Comfort without upholstery means easy maintenance.

  • Open Seat Design

    Offers easy access, while arms serve as backpack hooks.

  • Steelcase Warranty

    Meets and exceeds the toughest durability testing available.

  • Casters

    Lends mobility for quick, easy transitions between classroom modes.

  • Personal Worksurface

    Adjustable, non-handed, and large enough to support digital and analog resources.
  • Optional Cupholder

    Frees up worksurface area for books and technology.
  • Swivel Seat

    Keeps open sight lines between student and instructor, whiteboard, and other students.
  • Storage Base

    Keeps backpacks and personal belongings out of the aisle.
  • Plastic Shell Colors

    Color your world.

    12 shell colors to choose from.

 

Dimensions and Adjustability:

  • Overall Depth:

    Chair with tripod base:
    25"
    Chair with tripod base and worksurface:
    25" to 31 1/2"
    Chair with 5-star base:
    25"
    Stool with 5-star base:
    25"
  • Overall Width:

    Chair with tripod base:
    23 3.4"
    Chair with tripod base and worksurface:
    27 1⁄4" to 32 3⁄4"
    Chair with 5-star base:
    27 1/4"
    Stool with 5-star base:
    27 1/4"
  • Overall Height:

    Chair with tripod base:
    35"
    Chair with tripod base and worksurface:
    35"
    Chair with 5-star base:
    32 5/8" to 37 3/4"
    Stool with 5-star base:
    40 7/8" to 48 1/4"
  • Seat-to-back Angle:

    Chair with tripod base:
    94.6°
    Chair with tripod base and worksurface:
    94.6°
    Chair with 5-star base:
    94.6°
    Chair with 5-star base and worksurface:
    94.6°
  • Seat Height from Floor:

    Chair with tripod base:
    18 1/4"
    Chair with tripod base and worksurface:
    18 1/4"
    Chair with 5-star base:
    15 5/8" to 20 3/4"
    Stool with 5-star base:
    23 5/8" to 31 3/8"
  • Seat Depth:

    Chair with tripod base:
    16 1/2"
    Chair with tripod base and worksurface:
    16 1/2"
    Chair with 5-star base:
    16 1/2"
    Chair with 5-star base and worksurface:
    16 1/2"
  • Seat Width:

    Chair with tripod base:
    19 1/2"
    Chair with tripod base and worksurface:
    19 1/2"
    Chair with 5-star base:
    19 1/2"
    Chair with 5-star base and worksurface:
    19 1/2"
  • Arm to floor:

    Chair with tripod base:
    26 3/4"
    Chair with tripod base and worksurface:
    26 3/4"
    Chair with 5-star base:
    24 1/8" to 29 1/4"
    Stool with 5-star base:
    27" to 35"
  • Width between Arms:

    Chair with tripod base:
    20 1/8"
    Chair with tripod base and worksurface:
    20 1/8"
    Chair with 5-star base:
    20 1/8"
    Chair with 5-star base and worksurface:
    20 1/8"
  • Worksurface Height from Floor:

    Chair with tripod base and worksurface:
    28 1/2"
    Chair with 5-star base and worksurface:
    28 1/2"
  • Worksurface Size:

    Chair with tripod base and worksurface:
    22 1/4"W x 12"D
    Chair with 5-star base and worksurface:
    22 1/4"W x 12"D
  • Worksurface Depth Adjustment:

    Chair with tripod base and worksurface:
    7 1/4" to 15"
    Chair with 5-star base and worksurface:
    7 1/4" to 15"
  • Maximum Weight Capacity:

    300 lb
  • SCS Indoor Advantage Certified:

    Yes
  • Delivery Weight:

    Chair:
    34.4 lb
    Chair with Worksurface
    42 lb
  • Shipping Box Dimensions:

    Chair:
    35" L x 26 1/4" W x 23" H
    Chair with Worksurface:
    27 1/8" L x 27 1/8" W x 46" H

Awards

  • Innovation Award in the Education Solutions Category at Neocon 2010
  • Interior Design Magazine – 2010 Best of Seating (Contract/Task) Award
  • 2010 Spark! Award in the Offices/Working Spaces Design Category

Materials

  • Powder-coated steel and aluminum
  • Molded polypropylene
  • Molded glass-filled nylon plastic

Link and Downloads

Environment

Every stage of the node chair’s life is being considered. We work with McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) to select materials that are assessed safe for human and environmental health.

The node chair is undergoing a complete Life Cycle Assessment, evaluating the chair’s lifelong impact on the environment—from materials extraction through production, shipping, use, and end of life.

Certifications

level™ 2 certified to the BIFMA e3 sustainability standard. According to BIFMA, the level™ conformance mark ensures a comprehensive, independent and impartial assessment of the environmental and social impacts of a product’s manufacture. level makes it easy to identify products that have been evaluated against a consensus-based, multi-attribute sustainability standard.

SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold certified for indoor air quality. The program tests and certifies products for compliance with USGBC LEED EQ4.5 (furniture and seating).

MBDC Cradle to Cradle™ Certified. The U.S. Green Building Council has recognized the importance of Cradle to Cradle design protocol by awarding LEED points based on the use of C2C certified products.

Care Instructions

Plastic and painted parts: Clean often using household cleaner (Fantastik or 409) and wiping with a soft, dry cloth.

Node. Reinventing the classroom.
Buy your Node chair today.

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