Inexpensive Task Chair for This DIY Desk?

Inexpensive Task Chair for This DIY Desk?

Aaron Able
Aug 7, 2009

Q: I just hacked this IKEA Vika table into a wall-mounted desk, and I'm desperately looking for an office chair or stool to go with it. Unfortunately, my sub-$100 college student budget is limiting me to the standard fare — bargain basement plastic chairs and ugly dentist's stools. Wheels are a must, and a tiltable chair would make my day. Something like an Eames Aluminum Group chair would be ideal. I can scour flea markets and yard sales for a deal, but I'd love to find something before Fall classes start later this month. Any suggestions??Thank you!

Sent by Matt

Editor: It's going to be hard to find a decent task chair for under $100. Your example of a knockoff of an Eames Aluminum Group chair seems like a fair price at $200. I have always been impressed by the task chairs made from bungee cord (super comfortable) and they are available from places like CB2 ($189) and we've seen similar designs at A&G Merch in Williamsburg. You might also try Two Jakes in Williamsburg as most of their vintage furniture comes from offices. Does anyone else have suggestions for Matt?

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