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Features of the Steelcase Criterion, Leap and Think Chairs

Steelcase is a well known name in the office furniture market. They are known because they produce a high quality, durable, and comfortable line of products. Steelcase chairs are coveted for their wonderful features and ergonomic design. Three very popular models are the Steelcase Criterion, Leap and Think task chairs. Each of these chairs offers something a little different, which means one of them will surely fit your personal office needs.

Steelcase Criterion Series Used Mid Back Task Chair, Jewel BlueCriterion

The Criterion is a comfortably soft chair designed with just the right curves and contours to make it a supportive cushioned sit for those long days in the office. The Criterion is offered in three versions:

The standard task – A sturdy chair that comes in a high or low back version. Comes with a durable frame and fully upholstered back and seat with 5 star metal base on casters. Adjustability features include – tilt tension, seat depth (optional), 5″ adjustable seat height, back height, variable back stop, seat angle, and height-width pivot arms. Also available with sewn vinyl making it easier to keep free from stains and marks. Weight tested up to 300 pounds.

Stool – Everything mentioned above, but with an adjustable height from 45″ – 53″ and adjustable foot ring.

Plus sized version – Everything the standard version offers, but tested up to 500 pounds. Also comes with a 20% larger back and seat, more back support, a reinforced frame and higher density foam.


The Leap is built as a high performance chair with ergonomics in mind. It offers a flexible back rest to offer full support while sitting or reclining and separate controls for the back and seat. The leap comes in five versions:Steelcase Leap V1 Used PU Leather Task Chair, Snow White

Task chair – Made to adjust with your individual body as you move with a cut out ribbon back frame. Adjustable features include – Lumbar support,  adjustable seat depth, Seat height, lower back firmness, upper back force, variable back stop, and arms that adjust up and down, as well as swivel. The Leap also comes in a stool and plus sized version. Optional headrest is also available. 300 pound capacity.

Leap Chair – Comes with added headrest

Leap Plus – Everything mentioned, but with an added 1″ in seat depth, 4.75″ in width and 1″ extra of seat depth adjustability. The back width adds 2″ and the weight capacity is 500 pounds.

Stool – Everything mentioned in the task, but with an adjustable foot ring and an 8″ height range.

Work Lounge – A bit of a different look from the basic style. A fully upholstered back and ribbon back frame with fixed arms. Comes with the standard adjustments mentioned, plus a headrest and flip up pillow for head and neck support. It also has a lumbar pillow, extra thick seat cushion and optional mobile footstool.


Steelcase Think Used Mesh Task Chair with Headrest, Jewel BlueThe Think chair is Steelcase’s answer to comfort. Its plastic frame also means the Think chair is lightweight and easy to move. Made with 3D knit back upholstery that is designed to move with the user’s body with what they call the integrated “LiveBack System”. It conforms to the user’s weight, so that they can settle in quickly with only a few manual adjustments. The Leap comes in two versions:

Task chair – Strong environmental attributes and aesthetically progressive design. Soil retardant fabric or leather or vinyl. Adjustable features include – Lumbar height, pivoting arm caps, arm depth, Dial with four settings for back control, and seat height. The front edge of the seat also flexes up to 1.5″ to adapt to the user and relieve pressure.

Stool – Same features, but with a 44″ to 53.75″ height adjustment.