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Sweet ass ergonomic chairs?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Brian SD, May 16, 2006.

  1. drake

    drake Well-Known Member

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    Brian: If you decide to get an Aeron make sure you try sizes B and C. I'm 5'-10" and needed the size C, B was just too uncomfortable.

    Also I'v seen Herman Miller sales of about 30% off (last summer in-fact), might want to poke around see if one is coming up.
     
  2. SGladwell

    SGladwell Well-Known Member

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    I'll post one negative for the Aeron. We had them where I used to work, and I'm glad I didn't pay for it. I have a history of lower back spasms, and this was, bar none, the most uncomfortable chair I've ever sat in. Perhaps I just wasn't adjusting it correctly, but I couldn't stand it. Just exacerbated my back problems.

    That does sound like an adjustment problem to me, though I do find the Aeron's lumbar support a bit on the clunky side.

    Brian, before you buy that local Aeron, make sure the bottom cushion is the right size for you! I know several others have already written that, but I cannot emphasize enough how much the comfort of an Aeron is dependent on getting the right sized bottom cushion.
     
  3. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

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    That does sound like an adjustment problem to me, though I do find the Aeron's lumbar support a bit on the clunky side.

    Brian, before you buy that local Aeron, make sure the bottom cushion is the right size for you! I know several others have already written that, but I cannot emphasize enough how much the comfort of an Aeron is dependent on getting the right sized bottom cushion.


    I'll check on that for sure. I probably won't be getting it. $400 is just too much. I'll just poke around for awhile until I can find a good deal.
     
  4. gamelan

    gamelan Well-Known Member

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    bumping this one for my back's sake. Brian, did you end up getting a chair? if so which one?

    anyone have other suggestions beyond the Aeron? Steelcase anyone?

    -Jeff
     
  5. otterhound

    otterhound Well-Known Member

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    I use a Bodybilt chair. Not cheap, but it made a big difference in forcing me to sit up straight in the chair. It is also infinitely adjustable. I love this chair.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. furnituregirl

    furnituregirl New Member

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    Hey there, did you ever find the Contessa for a good price?

    I may be able to get my hands on a used one. I know I can get a new one for a great price too if interested! No shipping on the new!
     
  7. JetBlast

    JetBlast Well-Known Member

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    I have this one at home; can't remember what kind it is but if you are interested I can find the info on it. Got it for pretty cheap at Office Depot. Ignore the clutter; I was more taking a picture of the room than the chair.

    [​IMG]

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    Man is it comfy.

    JB
     
  8. visionology

    visionology Well-Known Member

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    Anyone got the hookups on a Knoll Life chair?
     
  9. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

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    Hey there, did you ever find the Contessa for a good price?

    I may be able to get my hands on a used one. I know I can get a new one for a great price too if interested! No shipping on the new!



    No I didn't, I ended up getting a Knoll life chair, used, from someone on Craigs list who didn't want the mesh and wanted to buy a leather one. Cost me $200 only.
     
  10. visionology

    visionology Well-Known Member

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    No I didn't, I ended up getting a Knoll life chair, used, from someone on Craigs list who didn't want the mesh and wanted to buy a leather one. Cost me $200 only.

    Oh man you lucked out, I can't find one less than $500 and w/ shipping nearly $600. There was one on ebay a week and a half ago for $250 but the seller sold all 25 of them to one buyer and I lost out.
     
  11. johnapril

    johnapril Well-Known Member

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    Lafer recliners are quite good.
     
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    ghulkhan Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the swiss ball
     
  14. dtmt

    dtmt Well-Known Member

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    Sweet Ass would be a great name for an ergonomic chair company

    [​IMG] Nice. I too clicked on this thread for no reason other than to make a punny joke, but yours was better.
     
  15. TheHoff

    TheHoff Well-Known Member

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    Humanscale Liberty: [​IMG]
     
  16. bigbadbuff

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    Unreal that these chairs are so expensive. I'm trying to find one for under $400 new and it's tough going.
     
  17. visionology

    visionology Well-Known Member

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    I can't find a decent chair that has a headrest and the options I need. The Humanscale freedom has the headrest but not the tilt lock I need for my herniated neck and back. I have one of those "natural motion" type chairs like the Freedom now and it makes me a mess by the end of the day.
     
  18. SGladwell

    SGladwell Well-Known Member

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    I can't find a decent chair that has a headrest and the options I need. The Humanscale freedom has the headrest but not the tilt lock I need for my herniated neck and back. I have one of those "natural motion" type chairs like the Freedom now and it makes me a mess by the end of the day.

    The Teknion Contessa has both an (optional) headrest and a (standard) tilt lock. More comfy for me than the Freedomchair, too.
     
  19. G79

    G79 Well-Known Member

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    Im taking a fancy to the swissball chair ... i might as well just get one given my broken back!
     
  20. visionology

    visionology Well-Known Member

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    The Teknion Contessa has both an (optional) headrest and a (standard) tilt lock. More comfy for me than the Freedomchair, too.
    Wow, really like that chair and never heard of it before. Wish I could find it cheaper, lowest I can find is around $800 which is quite a bit for me.
     

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