Leap® 


A healthier way to sit 


Imagine if your chair could make you one, two, or even five percent more productive. What if that same chair could increase your overall level of comfort and keep you comfortable for a longer period of time? Is it possible? With the Leap® chair it is. In fact, one year-long study of over 200 people showed a 17.8% productivity increase for those sitting in Leap chairs.

Leap has Silver Cradle to CradleTM Product Certification from MBDC and is SCS Indoor Advantage™ certified for indoor air quality. 



Ergonomics

The Leap chair was developed based on the finding of four years of research, 27 scientists, 11 studies and 732 test participants. Out of this research came important discoveries about how people sit, leading to advanced seating technology.

The Leap chair's back moves as your back moves. Its arms move as your arms move. Its seat moves as your seat moves. It's the first chair that actually changes shape to mimic and support the movement of your spine. 

Ergonomic features of the Leap chair include:  

a. LiveBack®
The Leap chair's back changes shape to support the entire spine. This can reduce the chance of lower back sag and a hunched posture, which weakens disc walls, stresses back ligaments and causes deterioration of the spine.

b. Thermal Comfort
Thanks to slats in both its back and seat, and the special foam it uses, the Leap chair offers excellent "breathability". It effectively controls a balance of heat and moisture so you stay comfortable.

c. Adjustable Seat Depth
People don't fit neatly into average body sizes. Leg and torso lengths can vary independent of a person's overall height. Adjustable seat depth accommodates different body shapes for long-term comfort.

d. Lower Back Firmness
Lower back firmness control enables you to set a constant amount of firmness to help maintain your lower spine's natural curve.

e. Height, Depth, Width, and Pivot Arms
Arms telescope in and out, move forward and back, pivot and adjust up and down so you can find a natural position that comfortably supports the wrists, forearms, shoulders and neck.

f. Natural Glide System™
As you recline, the seat glides forward so you can recline without leaving your Vision and Reach Zone, so you stay oriented to your work. This encourages more varied postures so there's less static load on the spine.

g. Flexible Seat Edge
When you recline or lean forward, the seat edge flexes to relieve pressure on the back of the legs.

h. Upper Back Force
Upper back force control enables you to set the amount of "push back" that you desire as you recline, regardless of body size. So you'll receive just the right amount of recline support.  

For more info on ergonomics and the healthy office, go to the Ergonomics section of our site.


Leap options

In addition to the ergonomic features above, the Leap chair has a range of options:

  • stool version available
  • adjustable lumbar support
  • chair frame available in black, midnight (solar black), platinum, or dress up your Leap chair with the polished aluminum frame
  • available with Steelcase and Designtex fabric, leather, or vinyl as well as COM (customer's own material)
  • 3D Knit material available on the chair back with matching fabric seat, or with a seat fabric of your choice 

Leap arm options are:

  • armless
  • height adjustable arms
  • height, depth, width and pivot adjustable arms

 

 

 

  


One size does fit all

Because the Leap chair has an exceptional range of adjustments, it delivers full support and comfort to just about anybody. 


Durability

The Leap chair has been tested for up to 300 lbs. The Leap chair is backed by the Steelcase North America Lifetime Warranty.