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Office Chair

Discussion in 'off topic' started by andyoz, Sep 26, 2021.

  1. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    That's interesting. My lower back is giving me issues but it may be because my current char is past its used by date. Floorspace isn't an issue. I also want to get decent chairs for my wife and kids so maybe I pick off a few second hand ones and I should hopefully land on one I like.
  2. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    Have a google for “Werksitz Klimastar”. Very simple design, but effective and bomb-proof. I use one at the office and one at home.

    For me, complicated designs with all sorts of settings are a no-no, as you often end up stuck in a precise position, like in a recaro seat. American car builders in the fifties knew that for long driving hours, it was good to have a wide bench that allowed you to move time and again.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2021
  3. Paul L

    Paul L coffee lounge for me

  4. DuncanF

    DuncanF pfm Member

    The Aeron is pretty bombproof. I bought a second hand one 18 years ago and it's man enough to deal with my lardy arse on a daily basis. More so since Covid. Little knowm is is that they come in three sizes. If you run your finger along the inside of the seat back top rail you'll feel some pips in the middle. 3 = L, 2 = M, 1 = S. M is the most common.
  5. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    Modern, so-called ergonomic, office chairs are almost all incredibly ugly. Also, having used a variety of them over the years in various offices, I have not found them to be more comfortable than a good wooden desk chair, upholstered bottom and arm rests, from any period in the 20th century. Some of these are uncomfortable, but some are very comfortable and look a lot better than those steel-and-plastic things. The one my wife uses is from around 1910-20, a round upholstered seat, all wood, and even rotates on roller bearings between the seat and the four legs. (Once a year I remove the upper part and apply grease).
  6. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    They look great too - a lot more domestically acceptable than an Aeron. Not cheap though at ~£600. Is that how much they cost over your way?
  7. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    I'm looking for a new office chair too, so am following this thread with interest.

    I rather fancy something a bit mcm - I've been watching too much Endeavour lately - and this caught my eye:

  8. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Me too, I ate one sour too.

  9. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    For WFH ? What's wrong with lying on the couch in your pyjamas ?
  10. Jezzer

    Jezzer Unspecified

  11. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    The WS 9220 in black PUR integral foam starts at €422. Take the soft foam version if you have a choice.

    I have used mine for 10 years and they are both as new (you can clean them). I totally forget my chair when I’m sitting at the desk.

    In my life I have chosen to spend more on office chairs than on cars, and when I compare the time I spend in/on them, I found €500 to be a bargain. Normally I’d spend 1k for something proper.
  12. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    If you have a less than perfect back (like me) you really need to speak to an expert and try a few out. Dropping over a grand on an Areon, only to find that even with the £200 lumbar support option added it's no good for your back would smart a bit.

    I recommend these - not sure, though, if it's easy for you to visit. Hopefully, there is something similar to them near where you live.
  13. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

    Hille Supporto
    Ebay 2nd hand
    Most comfortable chair I have ever used and sat in for hours at a time
  14. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    Comfortable, but doesn't it make you sweat like a pig ?

    The white one would have fit well in One Flew Over A Cuckoo's nest
  15. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    I'm sure it was great in the 70s but the arms cannot be raised / lowered and the seat angle is not adjustable; both can cause musculoskeletal problems.
  16. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    i agree - you need to be able to adjust properly for the correct posture and sitting position to be able to use keyboard/mouse/screen appropriately.
  17. Andrewxyz

    Andrewxyz pfm Member

    I bought a refurb Humanscale Freedom off Ebay several years ago. Very comfortable & I must spend more than 8 hours a day in it. However the leatherette on the arms & back has now split, leaving me with the choice of a duct tape bodge or an expensive re-upholstering job.
  18. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

    Still happy using my Supporto in home office
    Tried a highly recommended, whatever it was with adjustable everything some years back
    Ok in the showroom. Never got on with it and very happy to go back to Supporto
  19. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    I don't know, I've never sat in one. It's real leather so probably not sweaty?
  20. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    The seller of the Aeron has two and £380 the pair. Medium size. I noticed they are the 'Classic' version like in the link below but without the lumbar support. I can actually buy the lumbar support online afterwards.

    I might go for them as my wife and kids need chairs too so if not for me they would definitely use them.

    Gives me a starting point - not many options for used premium office chairs here in NI.

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