Originally Posted by Jr Mouse
Recently I tried out the Embody from Herman Miller
and fell in love with it. Easily the most comfortable and best supporting office chair I have ever sat in. The looks may prove divisive to many, but I think the design is fine. It's a little on the pricey end, but if you can swing it I would give one of them a shot.
One day I'll upgrade to the Embody unless something better comes along.
I haven't sat in this for long periods of time, but I have tried it out (when looking at commercial furniture for a possible office re-do) and liked it. It doesn't get in the way of your arms which is nice.
If we were going to replace our Aerons, it would be my preference to try out the Embody.
What I don't get is why our junior staff all get shitty chairs. They aren't absolute cheapies (no $50 staples special) but I don't like them at all. It looked like they have plans to replace them all, but again the options are not really top-notch.
An Aeron only costs a few hundred bucks more per employee (especially when you are buying 100+) and they should be covered by HM's awesome warranty for 12 full years. Even after 12 years, they should still be going strong. The cheaper chairs might save you at most an hour's worth of billing from an employee, but they will probably need replacement faster. Add in the fact that the younger employees are spending their entire lives at the computer. The older people sitting in the Aerons spent the first 30 years of their life *not* using computers...what's going to happen to all these kids who have grown up in front of one and are still sitting in crappy chairs?