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Good Office Chairs?

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    ManipUni

    I'm tired of low end chairs. My last office chair was over £100 and just like the £30 one before it the "mechanism" as failed. It now tilts slightly from left to right and the height compressor is leaking resulting in me slowly lowering the longer I use it.   

    What chairs do you have? Anything you swear by? Any manufacturer who has the balls to provide any kind of warranty on their chairs?   

    Only "rule" is I'm not going back to Ikea. 

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    W3bbo

    I have a Herman Miller Aeron chair at home, specifically the "Executive" loadout under the Fast Aeron name. It's a good chair, but I don't really think it's worth the £900 price it commands.

    Before that I had a £125 chair I'm told was from Staples, it was a good chair (although loud and creaky without the ability to lean back) but it was comfortable. I replaced it with the Aeron after I thought I permanently broke it, but my dad showed me it was still okay (so now I've got two comfortable chairs).

    In my robotics lab we have a load of stock office chairs (at least they're consistent). They don't lean back, but they are comfortable, all they really need are some armrests. I don't know where they're from or how much they cost, however.

    I suggest you check this thread out: http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3383243

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    vesuvius

    @ManipUni: In my experience there is very little difference between a 30 quid chair and a £200 quid one. Manufacturers are really pushing their profit margins with every product implementing IDisposable on a timer, it sucks to be a consumer nowadays.

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    devSpeed

    I really like my Herman Millers. I have an Aeron at work and a much cheaper Equa at home.

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    Zeus

    I have a Herman Miller Aero at work, and it's simply fantastic ... at home I sit on the kitchen chair, not quite as comfortable :o

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    magicalclick

    I have soft straight back kitchen chair at home. It is better IMO because the office chair is curved back, which actually hurt more than it helps.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    davewill

    When you find one that works let me know.  Save a back brother.  I've still got my eye out for something like what Josh posted .... http://channel9.msdn.com/Forums/Coffeehouse/550177-Have-an-ergonomic-office-setup-post-a-pic-for-back-pain-relief/b7b12dfe4fce4e0a84729deb0062b84c

     

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    blowdart

    Mind you saying the Aeron was designing ergonomically may be pushing it;

    http://www.businessweek.com/print/magazine/content/10_19/b4177071221162.htm

    Don Chadwick, the co-designer of the Aeron, says he wasn't hired to design the ideal product for an eight-hour-workday; he was hired to update Herman Miller's previous best-seller.

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    W3bbo

    , blowdart wrote

    Mind you saying the Aeron was designing ergonomically may be pushing it;

    http://www.businessweek.com/print/magazine/content/10_19/b4177071221162.htm

    Don Chadwick, the co-designer of the Aeron, says he wasn't hired to design the ideal product for an eight-hour-workday; he was hired to update Herman Miller's previous best-seller.

    Aye; it looks gorgeous in almost any setting, and yet unless you maintain good posture all the day it isn't all that comfortable a chair.

    My biggest peeve is how I seem to move my arse forward during the day, so eventually I'm literally sat on the front edge of the seat and slouched forward, which isn't very comfortable.

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    Proton2

    , vesuvius wrote

    @ManipUni: In my experience there is very little difference between a 30 quid chair and a £200 quid one. Manufacturers are really pushing their profit margins with every product implementing IDisposable on a timer, it sucks to be a consumer nowadays.

    I spent several days in London England once before I finally found out what a quid was. (This was before the Internet).

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