Modern or Vintage: What Kind of Desk Chair Do You Favor?

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Yesterday we discussed home offices and a reader wondered about the kinds of chairs others use at their desks. As with other pieces of furniture, there must be a healthy balance between looks and comfort, however, chairs in particular are important since they have a direct impact on the body but also stand out a fair amount in a room. In a sense, a chair is to a room what a shoe is to an outfit.

Finding the right chair can be difficult and I too am curious what others use. Myself, I vacillate between the two very different options I have in my home.

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First up is the Herman Miller Aeron chair, which the previously mentioned reader brought up in the comments. While the attractiveness of this chair is questionable, it is incredibly comfortable. In my last apartment I had less space and as a result, this chair had to be in the living room. It was not a good look. Luckily I can keep it tucked away in the home office now that I have more room.

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The other chair that I favor is a well loved, beat up estate sale find that I happend upon by chance, but has since become one of my favorite and most comfortable chairs in the house. Despite this chair having its own rustic charm, it is not perfect for me. The arms tend to hit the table and force me to sit a bit further away than I would like. If I could have something better that was just as comfortable I would prefer it.

Do you have a chair that you love at your desk?

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