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Herman Miller Caper Chair Review – An Affordable Chair


When it comes to exceptional work in the chair industry, Herman Miller remains on top with its massive collection of iconic, comfortable, beautiful and ergonomic chairs. In this review, we are going to look at the Herman Miller Caper chair to see whether its features and options match the other products produced by Herman Miller.

caper chair introduction

According to research, an increasing number of persons are working in places apart from their offices or workstations. Today, people are working in workspaces that are used by different people in the course of the day and due to this, there is an increase in demand for space efficiency, comfort, and ergonomic options that are placed on secondary seating to be used in venues such as project, conference, training and multipurpose rooms. The chairs that are commonly used in such places were designed for other uses and lacked the necessary capabilities that include easy mobility, compact footprint, light scale and easy adjustments. To develop a chair that offers a solution to that requirement, Herman Miller did extensive research and built a chair and applied it to secondary seating – the result being the Caper Chair.

The chair was designed by Jeff Weber, of Stump/Weber and Associates, where they use the universal principles of design in creating one seating product that handles diverse users, tasks and settings in a multitude of workspaces available. According to Weber, the chair lives to its level of high performance and comfort by applying standard materials in novel ways and is also brought up with integrity. And you shouldn’t worry about the chair’s impact on the environment because the Caper Chair contains high levels of post-consumer materials and is 100% recyclable.

Stay tuned to see this chair into detail and decide whether it is right for you.

The Good


Caper Chair is a lightweight, and so you can easily move it around either singly or as a group. It comes at a weight that is as much as half of its competitive models. The chair without the armrests weighs about 9.5 pounds and has a compact size that utilizes the space efficiently. Also, when it comes to portability, the designers have that covered as the chairs can be stacked six-high when on the floor and 15-high when on Caper Cart where they can be moved easily as a group.

Blends with Any Workspace

The chair has a light and clean design that fits in any working space without appearing to dominate the look or the feeling of your workspace. It blends naturally with modern workspaces with its ideal colors matching with many working areas. The chair is available in different colors from the playful primaries to the sophisticated neutrals, which all make your workspace look better.

caper chair Blends with Any Workspace


Although the chair is small, it offers exceptional comfort. With its contoured, flexible seat and back, it distributes the weight evenly, minimizing the pressure points and allowing the user to move freely. The chair’s seat and the back have small holes perforated in them to give you the coolness you need while seated.


With each Caper Chair made from 100% recyclable content and 21 percent recycled content, the chair is environmentally conscious. Also, as said earlier, all Caper chairs are lightweight and weigh about half the weight of other competitive models, and so less energy and materials are required while manufacturing this chair.  These chairs follow the McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) Cradle to Cradle Design Protocol and are certified by GREENGUARD and can contribute to LEED credits.


The chair comes with a 12-year Herman Miller warranty. This is an indication to you that the chair is made with the highest standards and are willing to take responsibility if the chair fails to live up to their standards. They will ship and repair the chair for you, and you will not incur any cost.

The Bad

You may not like the chair if light and thin is not your thing. Also if you the type of person who wants a softer seat, then you should look for a chair fitted with FlexNet Seat.

Bottom Line

Caper chairs are a perfect choice for users that need many chairs that can perform various purposes in both home and offices. The fact that these chairs are lightweight makes them ideal for such purposes. The chair is also easily movable, and so you will not worry about moving it from one point to another.

caper chair Bottom Line

Caper Chair Review – Summary

  • Designed by Jeff Weber
  • Manufactured in the United States of America
  • The chair is eco-friendly with 21% recycled content and 100% recyclable content
  • Come with a 12-year warranty
  • Stacks 6 high on the floor and 15-high when on Caper cart
  • Fourteen contours are available with castors or glides. Come with or without arms

Features and Options

Easy-to-use Adjustments

The chair’s swivel, tilt and height are easily adjustable by use of straightforward controls located under the seat. The pneumatic height adjustment enables the user to locate his/her ideal sitting position for comfortable working.

Fresh Aesthetic

Caper comes with a rich array of vibrant hues or sophisticated neutrals. Again as said the chair is a lightweight and come with a single profile that provides the chair with a fresh and casual aesthetic making it perfectly complement any modern working environment or home.

Perforated Seat and Back

The chair comes with a perforated seat and back and is made of molded polypropylene substance to enhance even distribution of weight. The perforated holes allow the chair to breathe and help regulate the body temperature of the user. This feature is also essential in ensuring the chair is lightweight and so enhancing its movability.

caper chair Seat and Back

Optional Hardwood or Carpet Casters

Nothing is pleasing as having a chair that allows you to move smoothly in your office and Caper offers precisely that. With hardwood and carpet casters options, you can choose the one that fits your working environment. The hardwood casters come with a brake lock that helps you anchor them in position to minimize movement.

Contoured Support

Designers aimed at providing a chair that is healthy and ergonomic through the curve and contour of both the back and seat. The Caper Chair contoured back and waterfall seat edge offer support to your upper body and also allow proper circulation to your legs.


  • Molded plastic back and seat
  • Tubular steel frame


  • Height: 32’’
  • Width: 24.25’’
  • Depth: 17.25’’
  • Seat Height: 17.5’’
  • Arm Height: 26.25’’


Caper chairs are as good as you would hope for. Although they are light, they are sturdy and offers the necessary support. The chair is made in modern design but can still fit well with some traditional applications. Chair assembly takes a short time and easy, and you can do it all by yourself without seeking the help of professionals. The chairs are stackable and so storing as well as moving them is very easy. And you should not worry about the color because it comes with various colors that you can choose the color that fits your working environment.

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