Go Beyond With Steelcase Karman
The Karman Line is where the earth’s atmosphere meets space, weightlessness becomes possible and where going beyond becomes a reality. That spirit and feeling is captured in Steelcase Karman Chair.
Steelcase Karman™ delivers industry-leading comfort, ergonomics and sustainability in an entirely new way.
As the world spent countless hours on video calls throughout the pandemic, sitting in chairs of various quality, the Steelcase Design Studio already recognized it was time to create the next generation of ergonomic chairs.
Steelcase Karman’s patented hybrid seat is unlike any other. The suspension seat with integrated cushioning provides maximum comfort for as long as you sit. The ultra-light frame flexes to eliminate painful pressure points common in other mesh chairs.
Unique Color Combinations
Steelcase Karman, is a new approach that goes beyond traditional mesh chairs. Its 21st century design and engineering naturally responds to a body’s movement and weight, providing unparalleled comfort. It is designed to be more comfortable than leading mesh chairs, putting less pressure on your seat and back.
Steelcase Karman offers an industry-leading color range, with 13 proprietary Intermix colors and a variety of Lux finishes, which makes infinite aesthetic options possible. “We wanted to go beyond the basic black, white and gray to create styles from monochromatic modern, residential luxury or anything in-between,” says Yonehara. “There’s a lot of choice, but there are also a lot of smart, curated options. We want this chair to fit in everywhere.”
Responsible design is integral to the Steelcase design team so Steelcase Karman was designed with the planet and the future in mind. The new Steelcase Karman chair not only uses sustainable materials, it’s also comprised of the least number of components necessary. Because the design approach uses physics to create responsive movement, the team was able to design it at a weight of only 29 pounds – less than many leading mesh chairs. And yet the engineering of Steelcase Karman makes it incredibly strong. “We kept saying ‘what is the simplest thing we can imagine,’” adds Deevers. “Nature is efficient, so this needs to be minimal and efficient too.”
Steelcase Karman goes beyond. Just like you.
The 21st century mesh chair will be available for EMEA in the summer of 2022 and we look forward to inviting you to try it out.