Gesture

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  • 2014

  • Product
    Furniture and Lighting

Designed By:

Commissioned By:

Steelcase

Designed In:

United States of America

Gesture is the first chair designed to support our interactions with today’s technologies. It is inspired by the human body and created for the way we work today. Gesture’s creation is a result of a global posture survey conducted in six countries which revealed that people were often in pain due to nine new postures stemming for the introduction of new technologies. Like the human body, Gesture is designed as a system of synchronised interfaces, designed and engineered to be intuitive to adjust.


  • CHALLENGE
  • SOLUTION
  • IMPACT
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  • The Gesture back and seat move as a synchronized system moving with each user to provide continuous and persistent support. The back cradles the user no matter the posture or device being used.

  • The Gesture arm moves like the human arm, which allows users to be supported in any position. Arms and shoulders remain supported when texting on a smartphone, typing on a keyboard or swiping a tablet. The arms have been intentionally mounted behind the hip to support a wide range of postures and people.

  • The Gesture seat brings comfort all the way to the edges by being flexible at the perimeter, allow users to sit in a range of postures without pinching or cutting off circulation to the legs. The seat is contoured, distributing weight and making it comfortable over a long period of time.

  • Gesture takes into account various body types and sitting preferences, quickly adjustable to meet the needs of each individual user. Users can adjust the Gesture chair as easily as adjusting their posture.