As any person who works in an office knows, it isn’t your space until you’ve found the perfect chair. No matter how many vacuum tube displays you have or family dog photos are on your desk, you’ll never get any work done if your chair isn’t keeping your spine straight and cheeks comfy. Steelcase keeps offering up solutions and the Steelcase Series 1 is one of our favs.

Steelcase Series 1

Steelcase Series 1

The Steelcase Series 1 was created to be customizable and space-friendly and, on top of being comfortable, the best improvement to the common office chair since office chairs have existed. First, there’s the customization.

Steelcase Series 1

Folks who want the Steelcase Series 1 may customize it before their purchase. Using the live configurator on the Series 1 webpage, you choose the type of chair along with the colors and options.

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Next, the chair itself has a number of adjustable features apart from a simple height adjustment. The space between the back support and the seat can be adjusted using a switch on the seat. The Steelcase Series 1 also has some of the most customizable handrests found in an office chair, as you can adjust their height, spacing, and angle on the fly.

It isn’t a proper chair if it doesn’t provide proper back support, so Steelcase incorporated their LiveBack™ technology, which allows the back to change shape to fit your spine throughout the day. There’s even an adjustable lumbar support which you can slide up and down to fit the small of your back.

Steelcase Series 1

With all these features, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Steelcase Series 1 takes up a lot of space. In reality, the chairs measure only 36.5-41 inches in height and 23.5–27 inches in width while the stools measure 43-50 inches high and 23.5-27 inches wide. The seats are also made of 95% recyclable material and have no glue used in their construction.

You can find more on the Steelcase Series 1 and even snag the 3D model from the Steelcase webpage. The customized chair starts at $415 (and $521 for the stool) with options pushing it up from there. Currently, Amazon has five color options (with armrests but without headrest) for a solid $399.

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