Remanufactured Steelcase 442 Gesture Office Chair with Headrest

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About the Steelcase Gesture Chair:

The Steelcase 442 Gesture office chair is Steelcase’s newest high end flagship office chair. Building on the ergonomics and success of the Steelcase Leap chair, the Gesture is the next generation of office seating designed and manufactured by Steelcase. Fully loaded with height adjustable seat, seat slider function, variable stop tilt-lock, and most notably the brand new fully articulating arms set the Gesture in a league of it’s own. The batch of Gesture chairs we’ve got in have the optional sliding adjustable lumbar, so that will come on all of these chairs standard.

Steelcase Gesture Chair Angles - Platinum / Seagull Frame

Upholstery Options


Guilford of Maine's Open House line of fabric has been the gold standard for 100% Polyester woven commercial grade seating fabrics, and our go-to standard upholstery fabric since we opened our doors in 2002. Chosen for it's consistent high quality, and high durability rating of 250,000 double rubs, Open House is a great standard fabric that will last.

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We're excited to be offering our new proprietary BioKnit fabric on all of our chairs! This unique knitted fabric is significantly softer than most traditional woven fabrics, is made of 100% recycled material, is bleach cleanable, biodegradable, and made in the USA, all without sacrificing durability.

NOTE: BioKnit is not Available on Gestures with Wrap Back or Headrest at this time.

BioKnit Fabric Colors Available

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Made using the same materials and process as our original BioKnit fabric, our 3D BioKnit fabric is a thicker, more breathable version that utilizes two different yarn colors, creating a unique 3 dimensional look to any office chair.

  • Softer & More Breathable Than Standard Fabrics
  • Thicker 3D Construction
  • Constructed Using Two Yarn Colors for Unique 3D Look
  • Rated at 150,000 Double Rubs (15,000+ is considered heavy duty commercial grade)
  • Content: 100% Polyester
  • 9 Color Choices Available
  • Made in the USA

3D BioKnit Color Note: The front color is the prominent color, and covers more surface area than the back color. If you are trying to match the seat to the back, the front color (listed first) will match much closer than if trying to match the back color. (example: Gunmetal/Splash will match much better with a Gunmetal Seat than a Splash Seat)

NOTE: 3D BioKnit is not Available on Gestures with Wrap Back or Headrest at this time.

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Premium Upholstery Options


We are now offering full-grain leather as a premium upholstery option. We took a great deal of time to source premium leather, which only come from Europe and New Zealand cattle, and provide a luxurious soft and smooth hand feel. Our leather is ~1mm thick, and has a Wyzenbeek Abrasion Rating of 100,000 double rubs.

We cut and sew every hide to-order, by hand. Because of this, every chair will be slightly unique. We also stitch every hide on every chair to match OEM stitching patterns.


We are also offering a limited selection of real leather with a Microfiber Suede coating. This leather is a split leather from Europe with a Microfiber Suede layer applied to it, providing an extremely unique and soft suede feel, while also providing stain resistance, UV protection, and high wear resistance. If you want a real leather with an extremely soft and durable suede-like feel, this a great option!

Texture Note: Our Micro-Suede Leather has a directionality to it - when you move your hand over the leather, it will change the look of the leather.

Ultrafabrics Brisa Vinyl has set the bar for premium grade polyurethane vinyl. The softness and hand feel of Brisa really needs to be felt to be appreciated - it is genuinely one of the softest, most comfortable materials we've ever upholstered with. What's more, it achieves this while providing one of the most breathable vinyls on the market, and maintaining an extreme Wyzenbeek Abrasion Rating of 300,000 double rubs.

For the first time ever, we are now offering a 100% Natural Wool based upholstery option. Our wool fabric has a two-tone weave that provides a very unique look. As with most natural wool products, this fabric has a more textured/course hand feel than a more traditional polyester based fabric, and is prone to a bit of natural pilling over time.

Gesture Upholstery Options:

We are now offering all of our fabric colors on the Steelcase Gesture Chair. Every chair we remanufacture gets the old fabric removed, chair pads are sterilized with high temperature steam, and new fabric is applied to-order. Below are our standard upholstery options for our Remanufactured Steelcase Gesture Chairs.

Standard Fabric Choices:

  • Guilford of Maine Open House Onyx Fabric
  • 100% Polyester
  • Rated at 250,000 Double Rubs (15,000+ is considered heavy duty commercial grade)

3D Mesh Fabric:

  • Only Available on Chair Back
  • Currently Offered in 5 Colors
  • Rated at 120,000 Double Rubs (15,000+ is considered heavy duty commercial grade)
  • Softer & More Breathable Than Standard Fabrics
  • 100% Polyester

Standard Vinyl:

  • 7 Color Choices Always in Stock
  • Burch Fabrics – Allante Vinyl Line (6 colors) – Rated at 100,000 Double Rubs
  • Burch Fabrics – Vintage Vinyl Line (Vintage – English Toffee Only) – Rated at 50,000 Double Rubs
  • Anti-Bacterial / Anti-Microbial / Mildew Resistant / Sulfide Stain Resistant

Bleach Cleanable Vinyl:

  • 6 Color Choices Always in Stock
  • Burch Fabrics – Fortress Vinyl Line – Rated at 100,000 Double Rubs
  • Bleach Cleanable (90% Water : 10% Bleach Ratio)
  • Ink Cleanable / Anti-Bacterial / Anti-Microbial / Sulfide Stain Resistant
Crandall Office Furniture Standard Fabric Colors - Guildford of Maine Open House Fabric
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Crandall Office Furniture Standard Vinyl Colors
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Steelcase Gesture Chair Features:

One of the reasons we think the Steelcase Gesture chair is one of the best and most comfortable office chairs ever made is because of how adjustable it is. Spending the time to properly adjust your Gesture chair will not only make your chair more comfortable for you, it will also help prevent injuries from sitting without the proper ergonomic support.

Listed below are some of the features of the Steelcase Gesture:

  • Seat Height Adjustment
  • Seat Depth / Seat Slider Adjustment
  • Fully Articulating Arms
  • 4-Setting Variable Stop Tilt Lock

Steelcase Gesture Remanufacturing Process:

Crandall Office Furniture has been the industry leader in remanufacturing office chairs since 2002. Every chair we sell is completely torn down and remanufactured from the ground up in Greenville, Michigan.

We do our absolute best to make sure every chair is as close to new as possible. The only place you may see some variation is in the plastic surfaces and the polished aluminum base – we have no way to resurfacing plastic, so some minor scrapes and dings on plastic or polished aluminum pieces are to be expected – we remove anything that has large damage from inventory and use them as parts chairs

We go through all of the working components of every chair, then put it back together with new casters, new gas cylinder, new fabric (always removing the old fabric, chair pads are sterilized with high temperature steam), and we stand behind each of our Gesture chairs with a 12 year warranty.

With 10,000+ chairs in stock at all times, we’re ready for orders of a single chair, to thousands at a time.

Be careful of terms like “used,” “refurbished,” or “open box” without doing your research – we’ve outlined our process in detail to make sure you know what to expect. We always encourage our buyers to look into the product they are purchasing, and more importantly, the company they are choosing to do business with. Ratings, reviews, and questions are your friend!

All Crandall Office Furniture Remanufactured Steelcase Gesture Chairs come with the following:

  • New Casters
  • New Gas Cylinder
  • New Arm Pads
  • New Black Guilford of Maine Open House Onyx Fabric
  • Industry-Leading 12 Year Warranty
  • Arm pads have not been replaced. All arm pads are in like-new condition.

Lead Times:

  • Lead time (5 chairs or less): Quick-Ship in 3 Business Days or Less
  • Lead time (6-100 chairs): Made-to-Order in 5-10 Business Days or Less
  • Lead time (100-1000 chairs): Made-to-Order in 10-15 Business Days or Less
  • Lead times are estimates, and are based on always-in-stock black fabric and soft floor casters
  • Please Click Here to Contact Us Directly to Discuss Availability, and Specific Lead Times for orders over 100 Chairs
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We’ve include an infographic outlining process below, or you can click here to learn more about our office chair remanufacturing process.

Our Remanufacturing Process Explainer Video:

Our Remanufacturing Process Infographic:

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Remanufactured Steelcase Gesture Caster Options:

Every chair gets brand new casters included – we offer several different sizes and options to choose from.

65mm Soft Floor (Carpet)


  • 65mm (2.5 inch) Diameter
  • Great for Low-Pile / Dense Carpets
  • Good on Medium Depth Carpets
  • Best for people under 200lbs

65mm Hard Floor


  • 65mm (2.5 inch) Diameter
  • Great for Hard Surfaces
  • Protects Hard Surfaces from Scratches
  • Best for people under 200lbs

75mm Soft Floor (Carpet)


  • 75mm (3 inch) Diameter
  • Great for Medium / Deep Carpets
  • Improved Rolling Smoothness
  • Best for people over 200lbs

75mm Hard Floor


  • 75mm (3 inch) Diameter
  • Great for Hard Surfaces
  • Improved Rolling Smoothness
  • Best for people over 200lbs

Roller Blade Style Casters


  • 75mm (3 inch) Diameter
  • Soft PVC Tread Great for Hard Surfaces or Carpet
  • Best Rolling Smoothness
  • Great for people of all sizes
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Roller Blade Casters

65mm (2.5 inch) vs. 75mm (3 inch) Casters:

65mm (2.5 inch) casters are the standard OEM size caster. Due to their size, they work great on low-pile or dense carpets, and operate best with loads of 200lbs or less. Above that weight you will begin to experience a decline in rolling smoothness.


The larger 75mm (3 inch) casters are oversized casters. Due to their size, the 75mm caster offers a very fluid rolling experience (especially hard floor 75mm casters on a hard surface). These casters also excel in deep carpets, and uneven or rough surfaces. 75mm casters are also great for larger / big and tall users, as they will roll much more smoothly under stress, and also give you an additional bit of height to your chair.

Roller Blade Casters:

Roller blade style casters are most similar to the hard floor style casters we discussed above, and are the larger 75mm size. Due to their construction, they actually give a bit more height to your chair than our 75mm casters. They have a soft treat that is ideal for harder surfaces, but also rolls well on carpet. These roller blade style casters improve rolling smoothness beyond the twin wheel casters, will help protect your floor, and will significantly decrease rolling noise on hard surfaces. These casters also have the advantage of looking much more modern, and stylish than a standard caster.

Roller Blade Casters are Best For:

  • The Smoothest Rolling Experience
  • Lowest Amount of Rolling Noise
  • Hard Surfaces
  • Larger / Heavier Individuals
  • Deep Carpet Floors
  • Uneven or Rough Surfaces
  • Those Needing Extra Height in their Chair (slightly more than 75mm twin-wheel)
  • Those Looking for a More Modern Look

Soft Floor (Carpet) vs Hard Floor Casters:

Soft floor casters are constructed of a hard plastic and are designed to work best on carpeted floors. Soft floor casters are the default standard caster that most chairs come with, and are much more common to come across.


Hard floor casters are constructed of hard plastic, but also have a soft rubber or polyurethane coating on the outside of the wheels. Because the floor itself is hard, a soft coating on the caster provides additional grip (similar to the tread on a tire) and rolling smoothness needed for your chair to roll properly.

This soft coating also doubles as a protective material that helps defend your flooring from dings and scratches. When hard plastic carpet casters are used on hard floors with no protection, it’s not uncommon for there to be wear marks, scratches, and damage to the floor itself.

In addition to protecting your floor, you will also notice a significant decrease in rolling noise on hard surfaces when using hard floor casters.

There is also a safety aspect to this soft coating, as soft floor casters tend to slide a bit unpredictably on hard surfaces, and can easily roll further than expected. This can cause issues when sitting down in, or getting up from your office chair.

Ideal For Flooring Types:

  • Wood / Hardwood Floors
  • Concrete
  • Laminate
  • Epoxy
  • Tile
  • Chair Floor Mats

Remanufactured Steelcase Gesture Gas Cylinder Options:



  • Made to match OEM specs & Rated at 400lbs
  • Standard height chair cylinder
  • Seat Height (with 65mm casters)
    • ~16.5″ Low
    • ~21″ High

8″ Stool Cylinder


  • Made to match OEM specs
  • Standard height chair cylinder
  • Seat Height (with 65mm casters)
    • ~24″ Low
    • ~32″ High

Stool Kit


  • Made to match OEM specs
  • Standard height chair cylinder
  • Seat Height (with 65mm casters)
    • ~24″ Low
    • ~32″ High
  • Also Includes 20″ Chrome Foot Ring

Remanufactured Steelcase Gesture 12 Year Warranty:

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All of our remanufactured Steelcase Gesture chairs are covered by our industry-leading 12 year warranty under normal usage. All working components are warranted for 12 years against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship. Gas cylinders are covered for 6 years. In the event of a failure, Crandall Office Furniture will send replacement parts with installation instructions – installation labor costs are not covered. In the event of a failure beyond repair, a replacement chair will be sent. This warranty is good up to the stated manufacturer’s weight limits / capacity, which is 400lbs for the Steelcase Gesture Chair.

Warranty is null and void if the product is subject to negligence, abuse, misuse, or modification. Warranty only applies to the product; Crandall Office Furniture is not responsible in any way for loss, inconvenience, or any other special damages caused by any defect.

Remanufactured Steelcase Gesture Return Policy:

Crandall Office - 30 Day Money Back Guarantee + Free Returns Seal

We are confident you will love your chair, but if for any reason you don’t, contact us for a no-hassle free return within 30 days of receiving your chair. We’ll send you a return shipping label and refund your entire purchase price once the chair has been received and inspected.

Returned chairs must be in the same condition as received and returned in the original box. (please keep the box until you’re 100% sure you’re keeping the chair).

Custom fabric chairs, or chairs with significant visible wear or damage, will incur a 15% restocking fee.

Shipping & Assembly:

All of our Crandall Office Furniture Remanufactured Steelcase Gesture chairs ship partially dissembled to keep shipping costs as low as possible. We are currently working on assembly instructions for the Gesture chair – they should be available soon!

Crandall Office Furniture’s shipping hours are Monday – Thursday 8am-3pm EST.

All products ship via UPS Ground from our Greenville, Michigan facility, transit times will vary depending on ship-to location.

You will receive tracking information via email when your order has shipped.

Remanufactured Steelcase Gesture Chair Assembly Instructional Video:

Remanufactured Steelcase Gesture Assembly Instructions Document:

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Weight 74 lbs
Dimensions 26 × 21 × 36 in

Steelcase 442 Gesture

7 reviews for Remanufactured Steelcase 442 Gesture Office Chair with Headrest

  1. Charles J. (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    The chair came exactly as described, it had a few minor Scuffs but nothing serious. There’s no way I’d order a brand new one before one from Crandall with the cost savings! For my chair it was over $500.

    The chair arrived packaged very well and assembled very easily. 10/10

  2. Dan Z. (verified owner)

    usWisconsin, United States

    Chair is like new and high quality. Makes me want to replace another chair I have!

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

    usUnited States

  4. Nathan (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    The quality of this remanufactured chair is impeccable. The upholstery applied by Crandall was done in such a good way, that you’d be hard pressed to know this chair didn’t come directly from Steelcase. I was hesitant to buy a remanufactured chair, but options for a Gesture with headrest were limited, so I took a chance, and I’m glad I did.

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

    usNevada, United States


  6. Ian (verified owner)

    usCalifornia, United States

    Love the custom 3d mesh fabric! Shipped fast and great communication from Crandall. Only thing that was a tiny disappointment was the plastic base on a 1000 dollar chair.

  7. Nicholas Martin (verified owner)

    usFlorida, United States

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