The Steelcase Gesture chair review: A great option (if you find it discounted)

The Gesture is an excellent office chair, but it just doesn't justify the retail price.

The green Gesture chair in between two generic black office chairs.
(Image: © Future)

Our Verdict

The Gesture chair is a quality office chair. It may offer limited ergonomic adjustments, but with a great design, a solid build, and some of the best armrests that I've reviewed, it's a cracking option for anyone who can afford the $1K + price tag.

For

  • Amazing armrests
  • Great build
  • Style points

Against

  • Prohibitively expensive
  • Limited lumbar support adjustment

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Steelcase is a huge American furnishings company, that designs and manufactures anything you could ever want in your office space (and much besides). And at the core of this monsoon of products are 11 office chairs, top of which is the Gesture. It's a thoughtfully designed ergonomic chair with a flash of colour on top of a solid build. It is, to my eyes, the most aesthetically attractive chair that Steelcase produce, but how did it fair in my multi-month test and review of its build, comfort and ergonomic features? 

Spoiler – it's made it's way into my list of the best office chairs for back pain guide, among the absolute best ergonomic chairs and stools available right now. But it's definitely not perfect. Let's delve into it...

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The Verdict
4

out of 10

Steelcase Gesture chair

The Gesture chair is a quality office chair. It may offer limited ergonomic adjustments, but with a great design, a solid build, and some of the best armrests that I've reviewed, it's a cracking option for anyone who can afford the $1K + price tag.

Beren Neale
Ecom Editor

Beren has worked on creative titles at Future Publishing for over 13 years. Cutting his teeth as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, he moved on to edit several creative titles, and is currently the Ecommerce Editor on the most effective creative website in the world. When he's not testing and reviewing the best ergonomic office chairs, phones, laptops, TVs, monitors and various types of storage, he can be found finding and comparing the best deals on the tech that creatives value the most.