New Steelcase V1 Leap Seats:
One of the only complaints we’ve seen from our customers about the Steelcase Leap Chair is that the seat pad is a bit too thin, with many users experiencing discomfort and/or “bottoming out” the foam pad and feeling the plastic structure under the seat pad.
Additionally, we’ve had some customers express concern about using a seat pad that has been sat on by someone else for potentially 10+ years.
Starting in early 2020, we began offering an additional 1/2″ of foam padding as an option on the seat of our Leap chairs, and have gotten a great response!
We’re excited to announce that we are now offering a brand new seat pad on all of our Steelcase Leap Chairs moving forward. Our new seat pad is made of high quality molded foam, identical to the Steelcase OEM seat pads (including the contoured shape of the original), except we’ve chosen to add an additional 3/4″ of thickness to our new seat cushion for additional comfort.
The result is a brand new, thicker seat on every Steelcase V1 Leap chair we sell!
- Brand New Virgin Foam Seat Pad on Every V1 Leap
- High Density Molded Foam
- Contoured Shape
- Increased Comfort
- Made in the USA
- +3/4″ of Additional Thickness
Note: Pictured on a V2 Leap
V1 Leap Standard vs. V1 Leap Highback vs. V2 Leap
About the Steelcase V1 Leap Highback
Steelcase played around with various different back and back pad designs through the years on the V1 Leap Chair. Through much of the life of the V1 Leap, a highback variant of the chair was offered as an option. This high back design featured a more upright, taller and sleeker looking back, and clearly helped inspire the new V2 back design.
V1 Leap Standard vs. V1 Leap Highback
The V1 Leap Highback has all the same features as the standard V1 Leap chair, including the fully adjustable arms, liveback, adjustable lumbar (option), lower back firmness, seat slider, etc…The primary difference between the V1 standard and highback are the height and shape of the back.
V1 Leap Highback vs. V2 Leap
While the backs are very similar between the V1 Leap Highback and the V2 Leap, the V1 Leap Highback does not include the updates on the newer V2 model, including the 4D armrests, seat design, base, etc…
The back on the V1 Highback is actually slightly taller than the V2 Leap, and the back pad is noticeably thicker than the V2 as well.
We at Crandall Office Furniture absolutely love the V1 Leap Highback design. With it’s thicker seat and back pads compared to the V2, many people here find this variant of the Leap chair to be the most comfortable of all Leap chairs.
V1 Standard vs. V1 Highback vs. V2 Comparison Pictures:
V1 Standard vs. V1 Highback vs. V2 Comparison Video:
Custom Fabric Remanufactured V1 Leap Chairs
Choose from any of our standard designs shown. We will continue to add more standard designs to our catalog as time goes on.
- 27 Vibrant Designs to Choose From
- Lead Time: 3-5 Business Days After Placing Your Order
- Lowest Price
Standard Design + Logo
Take your custom chair and branding to the next level! Chose from any of our standard designs shown + add your company logo.
- 27 Vibrant Designs to Choose From
- Lead Time: 3-5 Business Days After Design Approval
- YOUR LOGO ON YOUR CHAIR!
Fully Custom Design
Work with our design team to create a 100% unique to you custom design, submit your own custom design, use personal pictures, etc…
- Limitless Design Options!
- Lead Time: 3-5 Business Days After Design Approval
- Includes 1 Hour of Design Time
For custom designs (including logos), our design team will reach out to you after the order is placed to develop your custom design. We will send you design mockups, and once approved will print your final design and put it on your chair!
Any submitted logos and images used must be vector format or high resolution to ensure a high quality print.
The same high quality fully remanufactured Steelcase V1 Leap chair with a 12 year warranty that Crandall Office Furniture is known for, but now with custom fabric!
*Exclusive to Crandall Office Furniture
You spend as much (or more) time in your office as you do your home. Are you tired of staring at the same solid color and pattern fabrics in your office space? it’s time to customize and personalize your office space to fit you.
We are now offering a new way to customize and change your office space. Using our custom fabric, we can custom print any digital image into your office chair, workstation tiles, acoustic sound panels, and much more!
Any Digital Image
Whether it’s your logo, branding, artwork, signage, or a picture from your family vacation, we can print it to customize your work space! Any high resolution graphics file, photograph, or image! The possibilities are endless!
High Quality that Doesn’t Fade
We’ve chosen to use Guilford of Maine’s Open House fabric for use in our custom printing for it’s proven durability and track record. Tested to 250,000 double rubs, this fabric far surpasses (over 8x) the baseline industry standard for “extra heavy duty” commercial grade fabric of 30,000 double rubs.
On top of using only the best commercial grade fabrics, we’ve also invested in the latest dye sublimation and heat transfer technology to ensure the very best printing resolution, vibrant colors, and reliability that will never fade. Utilizing this process, the printed image becomes part of the fabric, so there is no worry of the image wearing off or fading with time like other printing processes, and we have the test results to prove it!
Made in the USA to Order
Crandall Office Furniture has invested heavily into the machinery, processes, and designs used to create our custom fabric. Every print is made to order in our Greenville, Michigan facility, and is never outsourced. We have done this to keep lead times down, and provide flexibility to allow us to work with you to create YOUR custom design on the fly.
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. We go through all of the working components of every chair, then put it back together with new casters, new gas cylinder, new arm pads, new fabric (removing the old and have full sewing/upholstery capability), and we stand behind everything with a 12 year warranty.
Please do not hesitate to contact one of our team members with any questions. We can’t wait to help you save money on your office chair purchase without sacrificing quality or reliability.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have the ability to print literally any digital image at 300dpi (dots per inch – photo/print resolution). This includes photos, digital artwork, logos, patterns, and anything else you can think of!
Unfortunately we do not (yet) have the licensing in place to print sports or college logos at a retail level. This is an area we hope to expand in the future. The only exception is if you are a college, university, or sports team with written authorization to print and reproduce your own logo for internal use.
Absolutely not! We use the latest dye sublimation technology which will never wear off or fade. We have sent fabric samples out for independent testing, which passed both wear and UV fade testing with flying colors. You can see these test results below.
Download Crandall Office Custom Fabric Testing Results PDF Report
Yes we can! Most smart phones or digital cameras that take pictures of 12 megapixels or more work best, but if there’s any question, feel free to send us your photo and ask!
Yes! Given accurate color data, we can do color matching. It’s worth noting that when trying to match paint color or something that will be side-by-side with our fabric, it can be difficult to match exactly. In those cases, we can print sample swatches of like-colors and have you pick which one looks best to your eye.
Absolutely! We always send out digital design mockups before printing to make sure everything looks and is scaled to size correctly. We’re happy to do this design work with you prior to ordering.
No problem! We have graphic designers on staff that can help you create the perfect custom design. All fully custom chairs come with 1 hour of design time included.
Yes, we accept returns of all custom fabric chairs returned in the original packaging during our 30 day return window, but due to the cost of producing this custom fabric, all custom fabric chairs will incur a 15% restocking fee.
Julian (verified owner) –
Illinois, United States
The chair is high quality and certainly top of the line back support. Other than what is noted next, the refurbish work is of high quality. I do have questions how long it will last as the glides used to guide the seat cushion are slightly off. Maybe they will last, maybe they will not Responses by customer service has been either watch a video or send them a video, not responding to what I write. This is why I gave a three star ratings
Clayton W –
Overall I’m pleased with the chair. The only thing I have against it is that it is somehow much less comfortable than the Leap V1 Highback I use at work. My suspicion is that the extra foam in the seat raises my torso too high, making the curvature of the seat too low to meat comfortably with my backs curvature. I may end up getting an OEM seat pad to remedy this issue. As it stands, I can sit in my Leap V1 highback at work all through my workday, but I cannot sit on my Crandall Leap V1 highback for longer than an hour or two.