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John Vernon
07-12-2007, 07:49 AM
anybody have a really good desk chair that you really like? I'm thinking about getting a new desk chair for the office because the one I have now just sucks.

chris hill
07-12-2007, 08:22 AM
*lurks with intent*

would love to hear other's recommendations on this subject

Allen Yeh
07-12-2007, 08:28 AM
I have no idea what your office budget looks like but this is the chair I have at work (older model but same brand/type):
http://www.hermanmiller.com/CDA/SSA/Product/0,,a10-c440-p8,00.html

I love this chair and prefer it over the chairs that are all padded with leather...etc. It is really pricey though $700-$1000 as I discovered when I went to try to buy one for my home office.

Yael Grauer
07-12-2007, 09:29 AM
Only peripherally related; just wondering if anybody has tried either of these back support thingies Stuart McGill sells? I was thinking of getting the $37 one.

http://www.backfitpro.com/supports.htm

Frank Needham
07-12-2007, 10:17 AM
If you can afford it, go with Haworth stuff. I sit in one for several hours each day and have a bunged up back but never have problems from the chair. I just got a quote on one for our site at $380.00 for a single chair.

http://www.haworth.com/Brix?pageID=1

Robb Wolf
07-12-2007, 03:19 PM
Ditch the fudging chair and get a standing work station! Fer-the-love-of-gawd!

Frank Needham
07-12-2007, 04:33 PM
Ditch the fudging chair and get a standing work station! Fer-the-love-of-gawd!
Sacrilegous statement! After having run my ass off to tune of 14+ miles a day for years on end I'm enjoying being coddled and sitting on my somewhat larger ass! Give up my chair!? Never! (at least not for less than 6 figures) If I had to have a standing work station then, why, I'd actually be working....

Scotty Hagnas
07-12-2007, 04:42 PM
Robb-

Did I remember correctly that you bought a standing work station at IKEA? The first IKEA in this area opens in two weeks... i NEED one of those things!

Scotty Hagnas
CrossFit Portland

Mike ODonnell
07-12-2007, 05:08 PM
Sit on a swiss ball....best use for them....or you could get the $200 version where they put the ball on a smaller roller platform....I seriously wish I came up with that idea and was able to make 5000+% profit.....you know some corporations got sold on it and ordered hundreds of them....damnit.....
http://www.jumpusa.com/swiss_ball_chairs.html
http://www.jumpusa.com/swisschairplastic2.jpg
Best use....get stressed out and beat the crap out of the ball....will feel so much better....

John Vernon
07-12-2007, 09:34 PM
Ditch the fudging chair and get a standing work station! Fer-the-love-of-gawd!

on the other side of my cube I have a drafting/plan reading table, which I promptly cranked up to standing height the day I started with my company. BUT, I'm still sitting for at least 1/2 (more like 3/4) of the day.

being that I work for what is basically an interiors specialty contractor they've expertly set up everyone's work area so that there is no way to move things around to accomodate standing a majority of the day. foiled again by the man...

Robert Allison
07-13-2007, 07:36 AM
Ditch the fudging chair and get a standing work station! Fer-the-love-of-gawd!

Does yours adjust from standing to sitting height? I seemed to recall seeing one of those somewhere a while back, and was going to see if my company would spring for one.

I would also like to get Aeron chair, but, like Allen, I experienced a bit of sticker shock when I saw the price.

John Vernon
07-13-2007, 08:21 AM
My adjustable drafting table is made by a company called Mayline. It's got a hand crank at the base to raise it up from sitting height to standing height. I wish I had two of these in my cube instead of one. 78" Wide x 29-3/4" Deep.

Robb Wolf
07-14-2007, 10:54 AM
Does yours adjust from standing to sitting height? I seemed to recall seeing one of those somewhere a while back, and was going to see if my company would spring for one.

I would also like to get Aeron chair, but, like Allen, I experienced a bit of sticker shock when I saw the price. No, just a simple pub table and chair combo from IKEA for ~$200. Stuff made for a cvomputer...looks hideous and is up to 10x as much. GAYE.

kevin mckay
07-15-2007, 12:29 PM
I like these and to the point where I will actually buy if work does not provide

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeron_chair


My back problems are quit when I sit in these

Jay Cohen
08-06-2007, 01:50 PM
anybody have a really good desk chair that you really like? I'm thinking about getting a new desk chair for the office because the one I have now just sucks.


John;
I use a basic adjustable metal swivel stool, low, no back, just a 12" dia circle.
Forces me to keep good posture, can't really slump or sag.
Just my two cents.

Before this, I had a stand up work station, rarely sat down, when I did, I had a drafting chair, worked pretty good.