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Old Sep 15, 2011, 01:52 AM   #1
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Show us your office chairs!

So I'm in the market for a new chair for my office and I want to see what some of my fellow MR members are sitting in. I've currently got a mesh back chair from Staples, but I'm looking at a couple from Humanscale (Freedom), Herman Miller (Embody) and Lifeform. So let's see everyone's comfy office chairs.

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Old Sep 15, 2011, 06:52 AM   #2
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 08:47 AM   #3
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Management chair in white. Not an Eames, it's a pretty good repro.

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Old Sep 15, 2011, 11:57 PM   #4
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Management chair in white. Not an Eames, it's a pretty good repro.

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i have the same one
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Old Sep 16, 2011, 12:04 AM   #5
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Company i work for has a national contract with Herman Miller so they have a bunch of the Herman Miller Embody chairs just like the one pictured below at our office in Chicago.

Just wish i could work out of that office now….

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Old Sep 16, 2011, 06:50 PM   #6
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for those that have the aeron chair which is better the lumber support or the posturefit? Also what fabric do you have and how is it holding up?
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 09:47 AM   #7
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Herman Miller Aeron (at work and at home)
Same here!

I like it a lot, but I'd love to have an Embody though..
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 11:36 AM   #8
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I have the large sized Aeron at work (I am tall) and a large IMG reclining office chair at home:

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Old Sep 15, 2011, 01:04 PM   #9
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http://www.walmart.com/ip/Flash-Furn...Black/13006121

cheap soft and completely adjustable. love it
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 07:31 AM   #10
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How much and where?

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I have the large sized Aeron at work (I am tall) and a large IMG reclining office chair at home:

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This is EXACTLY what I'm looking for, a comfortable chair for us...eh ehm....big and tall guys....maybe more "big" than we are tall....I'm 5-11...do tell, where did you purchase this and how much did it set you back?
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 10:21 AM   #11
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This is EXACTLY what I'm looking for, a comfortable chair for us...eh ehm....big and tall guys....maybe more "big" than we are tall....I'm 5-11...do tell, where did you purchase this and how much did it set you back?
I know a company in the UK that sells them but I'm guessing you're a US user?
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This is EXACTLY what I'm looking for, a comfortable chair for us...eh ehm....big and tall guys....maybe more "big" than we are tall....I'm 5-11...do tell, where did you purchase this and how much did it set you back?
I'd say you could find a used Aeron on craigslist (or something similar) for something like $400-600.
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 07:07 PM   #13
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This is EXACTLY what I'm looking for, a comfortable chair for us...eh ehm....big and tall guys....maybe more "big" than we are tall....I'm 5-11...do tell, where did you purchase this and how much did it set you back?
Which chair? The IMG was around $1100, if I remember correctly. Then Aeron was supplied by the company I work for, but I think they cost less than $900.
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I have the large sized Aeron at work (I am tall) and a large IMG reclining office chair at home:

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Soho Melody?
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Soho Melody?
It was called the IMG Windsor when I bought it, but the Soho Melody could be the same chair. I am not sure.
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I have the large sized Aeron at work (I am tall) and a large IMG reclining office chair at home:

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mother of god that thing just screams "bring me a sipping whiskey!"

beautiful setup

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Heres mine.....sorry the cats chair.

Actually lol, I'd bought it to replace my other one, but it just....didn't feel right. So now it's the cats chair and for other people that visit!
i'll get you next time gadget
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[QUOTE=DisplacedMic;17374516]mother of god that thing just screams "bring me a sipping whiskey!"

beautiful setup

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Thank you, I have been very happy with this chair in my setup.
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Old Sep 16, 2011, 12:03 AM   #18
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Same here!

I like it a lot, but I'd love to have an Embody though..
Used to have one at work. Switched jobs and bought one for home. So much better than the chair at work. Got a new one with posture fit for $420 off eBay.
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Herman Miller Aeron (at work and at home)
How is it? I'm seriously considering buying one but it'll cost at least £600 with posturefit. I've read the the front can dig into your legs at times, have you experienced this? Does it help with low back pain if you have had it? Is it worth the amount you paid for it?

Any other info would be great thank you
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How is it? I'm seriously considering buying one but it'll cost at least £600 with posturefit. I've read the the front can dig into your legs at times, have you experienced this? Does it help with low back pain if you have had it? Is it worth the amount you paid for it?
I have the large version at work. I have never had it dig into my legs. I read the same thing and was also worried about it. I had back pain from a chair that was too small for my 6'5 frame and the Aeron has definitely helped. As I mentioned, I much prefer the posturefit version.

I would not want one for home because it has no neck support and I like to lean back and listen to music.
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I have the large version at work. I have never had it dig into my legs. I read the same thing and was also worried about it. I had back pain from a chair that was too small for my 6'5 frame and the Aeron has definitely helped. As I mentioned, I much prefer the posturefit version.

I would not want one for home because it has no neck support and I like to lean back and listen to music.
Great thanks. The reseller in the UK also suggested that without the posturefit, it would be better to get the HM Mirra instead. I'm 6'2 and sit on a leather executive chair from staples... Leather which means it gets uncomfortable after a few hours (heat), which is why I like the aeron over the embody.

Do you have the plastic or leather armrests? How are they? I've also read they are 'difficult' to adjust.

You can also get headrests for the Aeron apparently.

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Old Sep 22, 2011, 05:51 AM   #22
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How is it? I'm seriously considering buying one but it'll cost at least £600 with posturefit. I've read the the front can dig into your legs at times, have you experienced this? Does it help with low back pain if you have had it? Is it worth the amount you paid for it?

Any other info would be great thank you
I'm 5'11" and have never experienced the front digging into my legs (I have the medium chair at home and the large at work). I've had one at work for at least 5 years and the one at home for two. I have the vinyl armrests, they're comfortable enough and very easy to adjust....almost too easy adjusting them "side-to-side". I've never seen a headrest for an Aeron. Got my home one from ebay - much better price w/shipping (and no sales tax) than I could find at any other online stores - and no one within 50 miles carries them where I could just go pick one up.
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I'm 5'11" and have never experienced the front digging into my legs (I have the medium chair at home and the large at work). I've had one at work for at least 5 years and the one at home for two. I have the vinyl armrests, they're comfortable enough and very easy to adjust....almost too easy adjusting them "side-to-side". I've never seen a headrest for an Aeron. Got my home one from ebay - much better price w/shipping (and no sales tax) than I could find at any other online stores - and no one within 50 miles carries them where I could just go pick one up.
I haven't seen the headrests for sale at the main online reseller but they do exist:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEADREST-F...#ht_635wt_1398

Kinda a dumb question, but do you think it;s 100% essential that I try out the chair before buying? The journey is at least 2 hours to my nearest store and I won't even be buying it from them. I guess I could buy online and check the returns policy?

thank you for the input
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My home chair is a Bungee Chair from THE CONTAINER STORE. I wish I could have something like it at work. We have those cheapo standard office chairs.
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