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      09-18-2017, 04:18 PM   #1
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Question Home Office Chair Recommendations

So I am looking for a "comfy and lightweight office chair for my home office". Nothing overly expensive. Our new house is nearly complete and I am going with all new furniture.
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I just picked up a Ikea Markus. It is regularly one of the top reviewed bargain office chairs. It is very comfortable and its only $200. The seat bottom is firm and built in lumbar so you have support for long seating times. Go try one out at your local Ikea store.

http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-office-chair/
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I have a Herman Miller Aeron chair at home. It's okay, the mesh is nice for the hotter days. The chair I have at work is a Steelcase Leap. I prefer it over the Herman Miller.
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I second the Steelcase. The Gesture is also very good, as is the Think if you want a mesh back with a more comfortable seat than the Aeron (IMO).
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I don't know what chair you should get, however I recently replaced my office chair and all I can say is if you spend any significant amount of time sitting at the desk get a mesh chair. OMG changed my life! It's like having cooled seats. I just got a cheapo one from staples. I think its this one, however was much cheaper at the time.

https://www.staples.com/Staples-Hyke...xoCLOIQAvD_BwE
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Another vote for the Ikea Markus. I'm on my second in 17 years.
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Recaro in my home office and at work , because they are the best !
Recaro is not cheap , but probably the best on the market ..

Recaro office racing chairs => http://www.sportseats4u.co.uk/recaro...m/cat_302.html
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      09-18-2017, 07:14 PM   #8
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Based on my initial research and reviews and what is aesthetically pleasing, the Gesture and Steelcase will be considered. Was trying to keep it under $600. But, considering the "significance" of this furniture, I may drop the grand.

Thanks and more opinions are welcome. I have a couple of weeks to decide...
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My wife talked me into a leather chair from Ethan Allen. I don't remember exactly what it cost but it was well worth it. Very comfortable and high quality. I'll probably have it forever.
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I have both the Aeron Chair (http://store.hermanmiller.com/Products/Aeron-Chair) and the Caper Chair (http://store.hermanmiller.com/Produc...ipurpose-Chair). Even though it's nearly half the price, for my back, I actually prefer the Caper.

I have the yellow one:

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I sat in a ton of chairs before getting new ones for my office a couple years ago. the most comfortable by far was the humanscale freedom w/ the headrest. that said, what's best for you could be different. don't pay list price!
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I got 18 years of daily service out of my Aeron. Had to replace the seat ($120) because the frame cracked, but it's now back to 100 percent. I highly recommend it. Whatever you choose, mesh is the way to go.

Do a quick Google search on the name brands (except IKEA), and you can save about half off the suggested retail.
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I sat in a ton of chairs before getting new ones for my office a couple years ago. the most comfortable by far was the humanscale freedom w/ the headrest. that said, what's best for you could be different. don't pay list price!
Agreed. I bought my Herman Miller (practically brand new) from a local office space that was going out of business for a fraction of the retail price.
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Agreed. I bought my Herman Miller (practically brand new) from a local office space that was going out of business for a fraction of the retail price.
^^^This. We have a few used office furniture places around here. Bargains aplenty.
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Check out the tempurpedic line of chairs at staples. Seriously comfortable.

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I own one of these here and totally pleased with it; my design differs but thats it.
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I used to buy the plush leather type office chairs in the $100-$200 range (probably my first mistake) and kept having to replace them when the padding wore out. I've worked from home for years now so my chairs see a lot of seat time. I finally switched to an all mesh chair and picked up a Workpro Quantum 9000 from Office Depot. It's been 3 years now and it's still comfortable and looks brand new.

So I'd vote +1 for a mesh type of chair that fits your budget.
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My wife talked me into a leather chair from Ethan Allen. I don't remember exactly what it cost but it was well worth it. Very comfortable and high quality. I'll probably have it forever.
It's this in a different color:

http://www.ethanallen.com/en_US/shop...EaAn5TEALw_wcB
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