Caper Multipurpose Chair
by Herman Miller

$ $495.00 + Free Shipping

Caper Multipurpose Chair

by Herman Miller
SKU# 73
Herman Miller Authorized Retailer
$ $495.00 + Free Shipping

Designed by Jeff Weber


Contoured for comfort, flexible for give, and colorful enough to brighten up any room.Designed to accommodate the diversity of people and spaces.

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    Product Overview

    Caper Multipurpose Chair

    The Herman Miller Caper Multipurpose Chair is designed with complete versatility in mind. Need to turn quickly to talk to the person behind you? Or, glide across your office space to reach a colleague's desk? The Caper Chair's agile design is mobile and adaptable - perfect for all-day use. The chair, which won a Bronze IDEA Award and Best of NeoCon Gold Award for seating, has all the ergonomic features and simple-to-use mechanisms you've come to expect from Herman Miller, including:

    • Polypropylene back and seat.
    • Straightforward controls.
    • Swivel, tilt and height adjustment.

    Looking for something supportive, easy to use and freshly stylish? The Caper Multipurpose chair is your answer.

    Caper Multipurpose Chair Features

    As with any Herman Miller product, the Caper suite was designed using research-backed ergonomics, a trend-setting style and other features created with the user in mind. From its contoured shape to its molded polypropylene seat, the chair is as comfortable as it is casual, fun and mobile.

    Polypropylene Back and Seat

    The Caper's back and seat are made out of flexible, perforated polypropylene, which allows air to flow to give your body better breathability. The material molds and flexes as you change positions to ensure all-day comfort.

    Contoured Support

    Designers thought through every curve and contour of the seat and back to create a chair that's healthy and ergonomic. The contoured back and waterfall seat edge support your upper body while allowing total circulation in your legs.

    Easy-to-Use Adjustments

    Caper's swivel, tilt and height can all be adjusted easily, using straightforward controls underneath the seat. The pneumatic height adjustment allows the sitter to find his or her ideal position for reaching the workspace comfortably.

    Fresh Aesthetic

    The Caper suite comes in an array of rich, vibrant hues or sophisticated neutrals. The lightweight and simple profile gives the chair a fresh and casual aesthetic that would complement any home or trendy office environment.

    FLEXNET Seat (Optional)

    The optional FLEXNET seat provides an extra source of comfort. Using suspension, the seat evenly distributes any user's weight to prevent uncomfortable pressure points.


    Dimensions & Measurements

    Overall Height: 38.125" to 43.625"

    Overall Width: 24.25"

    Seat Height: 16" to 21.5"

    Seat Depth: 18.375"

    Seat Width: 24.5"


    Product Options

      Product Brochure

      Caper Mutlipurpose Chair Product Brochure

      Product Options

      For any custom options below, call or chat with a product specialist to build.

      Seat / Back Color

      • Studio White
      • Berry Blue
      • Black
      • Cappuccino
      • Fog
      • Graphite
      • Green Apple
      • Lemon
      • Red
      • Turquoise

      Seat Material / Color

      • Matching Molded Plastic
      • Black Flexnet Fabric
      • Silver Grey Flexnet Fabric


      • With Arms
      • Without Arms

      Arm Color / Arm Cap Color

      • Black
      • Fog
      • Silver Grey

      Leg Finish

      • Black
      • Metallic Silver

      Casters / Glides

      • Casters for Carpet (2.5 inch hard wheel caster, black yoke, carpet only)
      • Casters for Hard Floors or Carpet (2.5 inch caster, carpet or hard floors)
      • Braking Casters for Hard Floors or Carpet (2 inch braking caster, black yoke, hard floors or carpet)
      • Glides for Hard Floors or Carpet (2.5 inch glide, hard floors or carpet) - Custom

    Design Story


      “Good design doesn’t have to be expensive.”

      Caper chairs and stools were designed by Jeff Weber of Studio Weber + Associates. His goal, and ours, was to create comfortable, mobile seating that’s also affordable. “Too much good design seems expensive,” Weber says, “I wanted to break that cliché.”

      Weber believes that design is “the connective tissue” between people and the environment, and that the quality of that design—whether of a building or a chair—has a profound effect on quality of life. Caper seating, he says, achieves its high level of performance and comfort by “using standard materials in novel ways.”


      Jeff Webber

      As a kid, Jeff Weber was fascinated by the way things worked. “I was always tinkering—either building things or tearing them apart,” he says. Watching his mechanical talents develop, his grandfather suggested that he consider becoming an industrial designer. Once he learned more, “I never really thought about doing anything else,” recalls Weber.

      Today he uses his considerable talents to improve the human condition by designing products that enhance people’s lives—at home and at work. “There should always be a human benefit associated with whatever it is we’re designing,” he explains. “It’s all about the experience, stimulating a person’s senses in a positive or beneficial way.”

      While Weber’s work includes a wide spectrum of products, he became interested in furniture design when he teamed up with Bill Stumpf, who worked with Herman Miller for 30 years. “Bill’s design spirit will inspire all my future work,” says Weber. One example is Stumpf’s “uni-part” theory. “It says that all components of any given object must have a functional purpose as well as an aesthetic one,”says Weber. “It’s a fundamental principle we employ every day.”

      In the studio, that philosophy means the design of an object, a building, or a service “is the connective tissue between people and the world. The quality of that design really dictates the quality of the user’s experience and thus defines our existence.”

      With an emphasis on results, an integral and important aspect in his design process is research. When designing Herman Miller’s Embody chair, for example, Weber and the Herman Miller team spent nearly two years talking with experts in various fields of medicine, from specialists in upper-extremity conditions to optometrists and neurologists. It was all in an effort to gain a real understanding of what it takes “to support a body in space in a healthful way and enable motion at the same time,” he says.

      “The human body is a constant source of inspiration for me,” he continues. “Workplace demands and responsibilities may change, but the human element remains relatively the same. My challenge is always, ‘How can I produce something that will actually improve that condition?’ Comfort and health are like love and peace: can we ever have enough?” he ponders.

      Weber says the most satisfying part of his work is watching someone enjoying the final outcome of his efforts. “Seeing someone sitting in a chair and appreciating the logic and rationale behind it is very gratifying.”

      He says he’s finding this stage of his career to be especially energizing. “I’ve always believed that good design is a blend of art and science,” he says. “To use that combination in ways that positively impact how people live and work is really exciting to me.”


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