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Chair Heaven!

One of the guys at work has been thinking of getting new chairs for the office because the ones we have are fairly crappy. He wants a really good quality chair and the chair of preference is an Aeron Chair from Herman Miller.

These chairs are not cheap, the base cost for them in Australia is about $1400 each, but for that you get a superb quality chair with a 12 year warranty, so you are guaranteed at least 12 years worth of use of of them. That equates to less than $120 a year, which is actually good value.

There's 8 of us here, plus they will want another 4 or so upstairs, so that's an even dozen chairs. That's a hell of a lot of money to put into office furniture, so we wanted to check out the chairs before making the commitment. As a result we got a single Size C chair delivered for a week long evaluation to check them out, and we should be getting a Size B chair delivered tomorrow or Thursday as well.

There are three sizes of chair, A, B and C, with the C being the largest. The smaller sizes aren't quite as deep or wide as the C, so you can pick whatever is appropriate for you.

I'm in love. Since I was the one who organised the trial, I get to test it out first, and once I tweaked a few settings on the chair (there are 5 points of adjustment, not including the arm-rests) I'm finding it the most comfortable and best designed chair I have ever sat in. If we end up getting a dozen or so (and it's looking more and more likely that we will) then we will most likely get a reasonable discount on them, dropping them down to between $1000 and $1100 each. As a result I am seriously considering getting one myself for home as this is in the long run going to save me a hell of a lot of money in Chiropractor visits alone.

It's forcing me to sit upright without having to think about it, and I've discovered that my monitors are too low as a result.

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paradigmshifty
Jan. 15th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC)
I mis-read that as "my morals are too low"...

:-D
halloranelder
Jan. 15th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
Well, they are, but my standards are too high so it all evens out in the end.

:p
paradigmshifty
Jan. 15th, 2008 05:21 am (UTC)
Shouldn't that be "straightens out"?
halloranelder
Jan. 15th, 2008 05:46 am (UTC)
Well you're half right.
pastryproducts
Jan. 15th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
My morals would be low for a nice chair. I like chairs. Especially comfy ones with wheels.
missingkeys
Jan. 15th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
They look nice, but also a bit like they'd be really frosty on your bits if you sat on it at home. I'm not sold. :/
halloranelder
Jan. 15th, 2008 05:47 am (UTC)
Actually they aren't. The mesh isn't actually metal, it's a weird fabric type stuff. I'm finding it very comfortable.

If you sat on one of them I'm sure you'd change your mind. :)
missingkeys
Jan. 15th, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
Yeah, it said it was a weave, but the weave itself looked like it'd let the metal cold get through.

Hehe, can you tell I've been traumatised by cold chairs? *g*
paradigmshifty
Jan. 15th, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)
I have the next model down from those at home - they're really, really great. Not frosty at all - they let your skin breathe.
missingkeys
Jan. 15th, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
Not in a breezy way, I'll assume. :)

They do look comfy. It just looked like it'd be really cold as well.

I probably sound like a complete nudist in this thread. I can stop now.
gypsyamber
Jan. 15th, 2008 07:45 am (UTC)
oohhh...we're getting similar chairs for the front desk at work - three of the ones which have feet rest (they're in one of the photos). We all fell in love with them too. Soooo good! I can't wait! I can see why you're thinking of getting one for home. Actually that's a good idea. I might think about that in a year or so too!
fire_wuff
Jan. 15th, 2008 10:50 am (UTC)
These chairs are awsome.. we jsut got them at work. However there is a cheeper version at around $800ish (Called the Baron I think) which is much the same but less metal. Functionally they are almost identical.

Enjoy when you get them
verdigriis
Jan. 16th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
That chair looks awesome...

I'm in the market for new computer chairs at home... but sadly I don't think I'm in that price market. :-(

But... it looks soooo comfortable.
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