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high-end task chairs: knoll life vs. Aeron vs. Freedom Chair

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by GQgeek, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    ^yeah, depends on the company. my old firm was so cheap they'd rather you brought from home
     
  2. longskate88

    longskate88 Senior member

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    First, try to ask the Facilities manager if they can order you one. Mention your health/back, especially if you have back problems. In many firms, if you can produce a doctor note about back problems, they will get out of their way to order a better chair for you.

    Good idea. No real back problems, more like preventitive posture and back health concerns. I hope to work for a smaller CPA firm eventually, so I doubt it should be a problem to sneak a new chair in. [​IMG]
     
  3. converge

    converge Senior member

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    I have a Steelcase Leap that is miles better than my previous Aeron (lumbar support was a joke).
     
  4. binge

    binge Senior member

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    I haven't sat in a Knoll Life but have put in many, many hours in Aerons. Although I found the Aeron satisfactory in terms of comfort and ergonomics, it didn't seem a whole lot better than other chairs in which I've also put in some serious iron-butt time. My main complaint with the Aeron is the mesh, it wore down the seat of my pants, including otherwise sturdy denim.
     
  5. yfyf

    yfyf Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I used to use an Aeron chair at one of my old workplaces. I owned a Knoll Life for use at home. The Life poops upon the Aeron from a great height.
     
  6. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    I'm going with the freedom chair in pomegranate and all-aluminum frame. Will post pics when i get it. [​IMG]
     
  7. crazyquik

    crazyquik Senior member

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    My ass has been parked in a Knoll Life chair for the majority of the last few days, and will be for another week or so, and its pretty awesome. The plastic base is fine, but you have to upgrade to get adjustable armrests.
     
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    I'm going with the freedom chair in pomegranate and all-aluminum frame. Will post pics when i get it. [​IMG]

    Awesome. Please report back.
     
  9. turboman808

    turboman808 Senior member

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    Looks like they came from Ikea.
     
  10. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I have an Aeron but also love Knoll's chairs.
     
  11. Night Owl

    Night Owl Senior member

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    The Aeron is great, IF you set it up well and get the right bottom cushion. They're sized and not that adjustable (if at all, don't remember) so many people find the Aeron as uncomfortable as a suit that's a size too large or too small.

    I find this strange. The Aeron is probably the most adjustable chair out there. Some feel it's too adjustable, like trying to get comfortable in a 16 way power seat in an automobile.

    The Freedom is the opposite. I hope it works for you because that's one chair I would recommend trying first. It tends to polarize.

    I like the leather Leap myself.
     
  12. username79

    username79 Senior member

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    The craigslist tip earlier in this thread is valid.

    12PM -- found listing for a brand new Aeron chair with all features.

    3PM -- met random guy in parking lot

    3:15PM -- gave guy $300 in cash

    4PM -- arrived home with brand new Aeron chair
     
  13. haganah

    haganah Senior member

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    The craigslist tip earlier in this thread is valid.

    12PM -- found listing for a brand new Aeron chair with all features.

    3PM -- met random guy in parking lot

    3:15PM -- gave guy $300 in cash

    4PM -- arrived home with brand new Aeron chair

    Didn't ask where it came from; didn't want to know.


    So...you accept the fact that you may be a thief? you just don't want to confirm it?
     
  14. username79

    username79 Senior member

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    So...you accept the fact that you may be a thief? you just don't want to confirm it?
    Technically, the Craiglist listing went something along the lines of "this was a gift and now we have a new baby blah blah," but.. the chair was worth more than his car. Who knows? How would I know? Wish the guy the best of luck with his kid. It was cute and in a car seat.
     
  15. haganah

    haganah Senior member

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    Was your daddy a thief?

    That makes no sense. Just like your views on what the word "drop" means along with when you complained your ex had anal sex with another guy and sent the video to you but then she magically showed up on here to call you a liar.

    If you're a thief, I think you should just confirm it and get it over with...people may think your bad to the BONE.
     
  16. username79

    username79 Senior member

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    That makes no sense. Just like your views on what the word "drop" means along with when you complained your ex had anal sex with another guy and sent the video to you but then she magically showed up on here to call you a liar. If you're a thief, I think you should just confirm it and get it over with...people may think your bad to the BONE.
    Yes, then I'd post it in the what manly things did you do today thread. Unfortunately, you are correct, my entire life is a lie. What would have done in the situation? Demanded a receipt? Why do you follow me around this forum?
     
  17. haganah

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    Yes, then I'd post it in the what manly things did you do today thread. Unfortunately, you are correct, my entire life is a lie. What would have done in the situation? Demanded a receipt?
    So when you imagined the guy taking your girl to pound town, was he wearing non-iron shirts and did he have a 4 inch drop? That would have pissed me off. To no end. Anyway, mon ami, you knew what you were doing and the possibility of a theft - you just didn't want to confirm it. That's not something to encourage. All kidding aside, you can probably get enough of a discount elsewhere without resorting to shady exchanges that leave open the possibility of theft. Happy holidays.
     
  18. username79

    username79 Senior member

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    was he wearing non-iron shirts and did he have a 4 inch drop? That would have pissed me off. To no end.

    You know, I got those shirts MTM from BB. They came back quite slim in the body but the sleeves were the same as the regular model. Not even the slim fit. Very disappointing. I am no longer a non-iron believer.
     
  19. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You know, I got those shirts MTM from BB. They came back quite slim in the body but the sleeves were the same as the regular model. Not even the slim fit. Very disappointing. I am no longer a non-iron believer.
    What about the Dockers?
     
  20. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    That makes no sense. Just like your views on what the word "drop" means along with when you complained your ex had anal sex with another guy and sent the video to you but then she magically showed up on here to call you a liar.

    If you're a thief, I think you should just confirm it and get it over with...people may think your bad to the BONE.



    Link to his anal sex misadventure plz?
     

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