How To Choose Your Perfect Office Chair

How To Choose Your Perfect Office Chair

Anthony Nguyen
Jul 27, 2010

If you've been out looking for the "perfect" office chair, you'll soon realize there are many factors to consider before taking the plunge. We know some people hate Aerons, some prefer mesh fabrics, and some just need plenty of options to look at before making the decision. But before throwing down hundreds of dollars, make sure you consider these 3 important factors...

The Office Stylist suggests:

1. Comfort 2. Look/Design 3. Price

"Comfort, for most people will be number one but depending on your budget and design, other factors will matter after that. My top two places to find stylish, affordable office chairs are IKEA and West Elm."

Personally, we avoid IKEA office chairs like the plague (due to cheap materials, bad ergonomic design, and cheap overall aesthetic), but we're sure their prices will he hard to beat compared to the more pricier options (like the Humanscale Freedom chair seen above). Usually, after you hit the $1000 mark, you're only looking for fancier finishes and fabrics that may be considered a mere luxury rather than contributing to proper ergonomics.

What do you consider when purchasing an office chair? Is there a "right" price tag for proper comfort? Let us know below!

[Images: Humanscale]

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