Originally Posted by visionology
I never think about resale with chairs because when I find a chair I like I typically keep it forever or until it breaks and many of the high end chairs have a lifetime warranty on many major parts.
Just pointing out that a Contessa isn't likely to have good resale value because nobody knows what it is. They haven't revved up the hype machine as much as most of the other players in the market to.
I've owned three good task chairs so far. I bought an Aeron for very little during the dot-com bust, and sold it after grad school. I ended up selling that chair and making good money on it, too. When I moved down here I bought the Contessa for home and the FC for my office. Had I liked the FC better, I would've sold the Contessa even though even at very little difference from what I paid I found a buyer for the FC within hours of posting my CL ad.
The Contessa reminds me a bit of the Leap chair but for me with the huge bonus of the neckrest. I can't believe more chairs don't at least have the option to add one.
I think it's more comfortable than the Steelcase Leap, though certainly other people may have other opinions there.