General Discussion: good office/ computer chair?


FUNKY.IN.HULL
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3861 posts since 2/6/03

27 Dec 2006 16:30
right my chair is fucked the hydraulic part has gone and now it rocks. Does anyone have any ideas on a good office chair which is good for your back but doesnt cost a fortune? one that reclines would be great for when i watch fillms on my computer. cheers.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

27 Dec 2006 17:14
My mums got one of these coming, you cant beat them.

You might be able to get one for a good price on ebay


Charles Winthorpe III
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5474 posts since 29/7/05

27 Dec 2006 17:16
Homer wrote: My mums got one of these coming, you cant beat them.

You might be able to get one for a good price on ebay




herman miller chairs are the daddy of office furniture, i use an aeron one in my studio and they are the frikkin dogs bollox (no plug).
oldgregg
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6320 posts since 13/4/02

30 Dec 2006 02:29
Homer wrote: My mums got one of these coming, you cant beat them.

You might be able to get one for a good price on ebay



Seconded on the Aerons, any version of the Eames Aluminium group chairs are also a nice looking (although not as comfy) alternative.

joey
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517 posts since 4/12/03

30 Dec 2006 02:55
http://crunchgear.com/2006/12/28/workspace-roundup-ergonomic-chairs/
AAA
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10012 posts since 15/12/02

5 Jul 2010 00:30
Need to get a new one pronto, anyone got any suggestions?
Mr.X.
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3009 posts since 23/6/13

28 May 2020 10:27
I need to buy some computer/office chairs for a hard floor x4… any recommendations?

I like the look of Herman Miller Sayl but reviews say they're small? Never sat on one so don't know comfort level. Budget is £400 per chair approx.
Anto
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3799 posts since 19/1/12

28 May 2020 11:11
I had a Sayl at work and found it overall comfortable, although I agree it's on the smallish side, and not the best you can find on the market.
Seat is not very wide and most of all, if you're tall, the back rest is pretty low and tends to curve away from your back at the very bottom, lacking a bit of support. Some of my colleagues had to put a cushion to elevate a bit the seating. Let's say they compromise good design and comfort there. Nothing major if you don't sit for the entire day, but keep that in mind if you're stuck there for long hours.
The thing that really did my head in, even if the chair wasn't mine, was the poor quality of the armrests. Padding material\foam was super soft and broke pretty quickly at the edges, where not supported by the plastic material inside.

If you find a great deal, consider it, it's ok for home office imo, full price you might want something else
Mr.X.
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3009 posts since 23/6/13

posted 28 May 2020 11:34, edited 28 May 2020 11:34
Cheers Anto.

I can get a good price with adjustable arm+lumbar support. I will be using all day but my current office chair is horrendous and very cheap. Probably go for all black with slate back support.
illwill
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4017 posts since 17/5/04

28 May 2020 11:55
https://www.humanscale.com/products/seating/freedom-headrest-executive-chair

Will be loads coming up on ebay from bankrupt companies.
sodomgomorra
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1526 posts since 24/3/14

28 May 2020 12:23

I have a Herman Miller setu and it is shit. The lumbar support hurts my back. Most HM chairs do.

@illwill:
oh yeah, good tip.
MrW
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2712 posts since 1/8/11

posted 28 May 2020 12:24, edited 28 May 2020 12:24
illwill wrote: https://www.humanscale.com/products/seating/freedom-headrest-executive-chair

Will be loads coming up on ebay from bankrupt companies.
+1

Picked up mine for something silly off ebay, think it was £138, don't think it had ever been sat on.

swiftus
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1076 posts since 1/7/09

28 May 2020 12:26
I was looking for a couple of office chairs, went through loads of varieties (everything from Aeron to Ikea). Can pick up loads of Aerons secondhand. Ended up going for these Mirus chairs. Thought they combine they best of comfort, adjustability and price without the marketing hype. Been using for a year now, and the only complaint is that the base gets a bit warm now that we're in summer. Other than that, happy with it.

http://www.comfort.global/chairs/mirus

https://www.ergohuman.net/mirus-office-chairs.html
sodomgomorra
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1526 posts since 24/3/14

28 May 2020 12:29
Mesh is great and airy. Never going back to leather/fabric again.
swiftus
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1076 posts since 1/7/09

28 May 2020 12:34
sodomgomorra wrote: Mesh is great and airy. Never going back to leather/fabric again.

Agreed.
Rirawin
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9344 posts since 17/7/05

28 May 2020 12:51
Was looking at Setu and their new model Lino. Sod, what's up with the lumbar support? Is it that bad it's not worth getting one with lumbar support? Have Sayl at work, both that and the Setu do seem like they're better suited to shorter builds… I guess that's why they have higher back versions of certain models and the Aeron for the 6ft+ crew.
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

posted 29 May 2020 07:35, edited 29 May 2020 07:35
Thought there was only 1 chair? THE chair comes in 3 sizes, A, B and C. I rock a B, am 6'2. Got lower back problems and the lumbar "loaf" on the back does me good.

Anyway my THE chair, I got used on yahoo auctions when I lived in Japan. 15 years back? Anyway it's survived 1 international and 2 interstate and about 14 cross city moves, is still solid as a rock, with no maintenance needed yet, I could sit in it all day and be fine, about the best thing I ever bought. I'm pretty paradroid about the pellicle tho, never let anything sharp near it..

it looks so classic and iconic too, nice contrast with older design pieces, like my desk.

I say get a used THE chair. Like you have a choice anyway?? There's only one chair..
sodomgomorra
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1526 posts since 24/3/14

29 May 2020 08:39
Rirawin wrote: Was looking at Setu and their new model Lino. Sod, what's up with the lumbar support? Is it that bad it's not worth getting one with lumbar support? Have Sayl at work, both that and the Setu do seem like they're better suited to shorter builds… I guess that's why they have higher back versions of certain models and the Aeron for the 6ft+ crew.

I'm not exactly sure, I might be too tall for it though, at 6ft 4. - so that's it pushes my back out at the wrong height.
sodomgomorra
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1526 posts since 24/3/14

29 May 2020 08:40
MLI wrote: Thought there was only 1 chair? THE chair comes in 3 sizes, A, B and C. I rock a B, am 6'2. Got lower back problems and the lumbar "loaf" on the back does me good.

Anyway my THE chair, I got used on yahoo auctions when I lived in Japan. 15 years back? Anyway it's survived 1 international and 2 interstate and about 14 cross city moves, is still solid as a rock, with no maintenance needed yet, I could sit in it all day and be fine, about the best thing I ever bought. I'm pretty paradroid about the pellicle tho, never let anything sharp near it..

it looks so classic and iconic too, nice contrast with older design pieces, like my desk.

I say get a used THE chair. Like you have a choice anyway?? There's only one chair..

If that chair could tell stories…
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

29 May 2020 22:34
yep, it's got a few to tell Cool