Considering a new office chair for the new year? So are we. Every now and again we swap chairs among ourselves here at the Room & Board headquarters and we thought we’d share five office chair recommendations, based on our experience and customer reviews, too. Find yourself in this list and take a (comfortable, productive) seat.
1. For the antsy: Freedom® Pony Saddle Stool
Go ahead and spin, roll around and bounce your legs. This workhorse (groan) is all about freedom of movement and promoting good posture. Also a great chair if you have an adjustable-height desk and stand part of the day, because you can easily tuck it away when you don’t need it.
2. For you and your job share co-worker: Diffrient Smart™
If someone else uses your chair when you’re not around, you’ll appreciate the automatic reclining tension on the Diffrient Smart. When you lean back, it instantly adapts to that pressure to provide personalized support. In other words, you’ll never embarrass yourself by leaning back too far and nearly falling out of the chair. #officewins Plus, seat and arm height adjustments are a breeze so it’s easy to reset the chair to your comfort.
3. For the petite: Luce® (shown at top)
We’ve noticed that our petits amis love the Luce. The smaller frame is especially comfortable if you’re on the shorter side: no dangling legs and the back will hit you in the right spot for once. The forward-leaning seat is a favorite for people who normally sit on the front edge of their chair—this chair mimics that feel but supports your low back and relieves pressure on your thighs.
4. For the tall: Choral®
Tall folks around our office love the Choral. A nice high back plus an adjustable headrest means your’re fully supported. This chair has all the bells and whistles so you can personalize it to your exact comfort. And let’s not deny it: this is a good looking chair to boot.
5. For the part timer: Plimode®
Sometime simple is best. This sleek chair is universally comfortable without a lot of fancy adjustments. It’s perfect for part-timers, the conference room or a casual home office—places you want comfort, but don’t need to put in 12-hour days.
Compare all of our office chairs in our new Office Chair Guide.
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