What kind of office chair do you work in?

over 6 years ago from , Designer at Chef'n

I have a really shitty back, minor scoliosis plus some sort of numb leg thing that goes on and right now I sit in this $5 office chair from a thrift store.

I was wondering what everyone sits in and if they recommend it or not, I am in need of something comfortable, thanks!


  • Zach JohnstonZach Johnston, over 6 years ago


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    • Andrew LiebchenAndrew Liebchen, over 6 years ago

      I second that emotion.

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    • Chris De La FuenteChris De La Fuente, over 6 years ago

      Sounds like that's the usual answer I swung by the HM store the other day and say in them and they felt really fantastic. But right after I posted this my girlfriend found another chair on the street with FREE signs on it and it actually feels pretty good!

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  • Tierney CyrenTierney Cyren, over 6 years ago

    One of my couches or the recliner where I can put my feet up. My legs get anxious when they're straight down.

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  • John KarlssonJohn Karlsson, over 6 years ago

    Kinnarps Model 3. It has a lot of ergonomic settings, but I have the worst posture so for me it's not of much help.

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  • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 6 years ago

    Similar position. Cheap chair, rubbish back, elbows and knees.

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  • George Kedenburg IIIGeorge Kedenburg III, over 6 years ago

    We've got a mix of Herman Miller Mirra and Aerons.

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  • Jon SchaferJon Schafer, over 6 years ago

    Aeron. But for the money I wonder what the Sayl would be like. It's about half the price and still has lumbar support. Plus it looks cool.

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  • Sabih MirSabih Mir, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    Switched to a standing desk at work last year, and aside from taking a few weeks to get used to it (a standing/anti-fatigue mat is a must), it's fantastic.

    Seems to have helped with my overall posture and I've never had a backache. It's also really nice having the monitor right at eye level. You still need to take breaks occasionally, but I'm not going to go back to sitting all day—especially after all the research around it being bad for you:


    I've had an Aeron for my home office for 10+ years, by the way.

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    • Chris De La Fuente, over 6 years ago

      I always read about that and would love to try it just found a slab of butcher block might want to try and make a workstation and throw a mat and a stool on it.

      What is your standing desk if you don't mind telling me, I am worried about it wobbling and I can't attach it to the wall to secure it.

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      • Sabih MirSabih Mir, over 6 years ago

        Nothing fancy since I wasn't sure it would work. I was able to find a used Ikea Frederik (which they no longer make, unfortunately) and have been using that, along with an anti-fatigue mat from Amazon (http://amzn.to/1d0jtGJ) and they have been great. There is no wobble at all.

        Good luck!

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  • Daniel WilberDaniel Wilber, over 6 years ago

    We have a few Herman Miller SAYL chairs here in the office. They look great, are comfortable and don't break the bank compared to some of HM's other offerings.

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  • Rik RoukensRik Roukens, over 6 years ago

    I'd like to know this as well! Been looking for a good chair, but can't seem to find the right one..

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    • Cole TownsendCole Townsend, 6 years ago

      I've never found Omnigraffle any more useful than a series of stickies or on a whiteboard. I always wouldn't consider myself particularly Omnigraffle savvy.

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