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Ergonomic chairs?

I'm looking for ergonomic chairs for the office, and since Herman Miller chairs are kinda pricey (Mirra sells for a good 800E in Paris, Aeron start at 1,000E and up)... I was wondering if you would recommend other brands I should look at.

Frederic Faure
Thursday, January 15, 2004

I'm not offering an alternative, but I will say that the Mirra is worth every Euro. 800 of them is worth it. I've never been more comfortable when working.

Tim Sullivan
Thursday, January 15, 2004

Thx Tim :-) For those interested, they're down to $519 on some sites, free shipping in the US.

Frederic Faure
Thursday, January 15, 2004

A while back in the late 80's there were chairs that had 2 areas for body contact, your knees and your bum.  I got one as a birthday present it was very comfortable.  Virtually eliminated slouching.  There is some time needed to adjust (balancing weight load evenly on your knees and behind).

Of course if you have bad knees this may not be a good idea.

apw
Friday, January 16, 2004

p.s. similar to this http://www.ultimatebackstore.com/ultimatebackstore/swivel-posture.html

apw
Friday, January 16, 2004

Thx for the link. I did try those once, but never got used to them. I'd rather slouch :-)

FredF
Friday, January 16, 2004

Having spent ample time in both the Mira and the Aeron, the Aeron is much more comfortable than the Mira.  The Mira's back piece is almost hardened plastic, and if you're not a "well padded" developer, it really isn't very comfortable on your bony parts like your sholder blades.

Just something to keep in mind...

Elephant
Friday, January 16, 2004

Aeron's last a LONG time. Almost certainly ten years. So you're talking about 10 Euro per person per month which I assure you is less than you are spending to provide them with a telephone in their office.

Joel Spolsky
Friday, January 16, 2004

apw

Argos sell those kneeling chairs for £40 (code 617/0594). 

I bought one at work about 3 years ago and whilst threadbare it's going strong.  They take a bit (well a lot) of getting used to but are *very* good for your lower back. 

A cynic writes
Friday, January 16, 2004

cynic,

I've replaced the foam padding on mine 4 times....had the chair from '88 - '96 i didn't survive the dorms :(


I should get a new one.....

apw
Friday, January 16, 2004

Not this topic again...

comfy chair nazi
Friday, January 16, 2004

Yes, that's right, tie her to ...

THE COMFY CHAIR!!!

Philo
Friday, January 16, 2004

http://www.swopper.de/
http://www.swopper.com/

Best office chair ever.

Chris Nahr
Friday, January 16, 2004

This is my dream chair. No one at work would dare mess with me if I had this chair.

http://www.costco.com/frameset.asp?trg=subcat%2Easp&catid=93&subid=2720&hierid=2723&log=&NavTop=

Caveat
Friday, January 16, 2004

Doh. Link didn't work right. I meant the Galaxy model.

Caveat
Friday, January 16, 2004

> the Galaxy model.

Crew.......... we are facing the............. Romulons our... sworn.. enemy. Scotty....... give...... me........ fullpowernow.

Full name:
Friday, January 16, 2004

I have been tempted to get one of those knees-and-bum chairs, but I have bad knees.  Does anybody know whether they really do mess up your knees (worse, in my case) or not?  Anybody notice knee problems from using one?

Kyralessa
Friday, January 16, 2004

Thx everyone :-) Since Elephant mentions that the Mirra chairs might not be as comfy, I'll go back to the store for some more serious testing. Shall I bring "War & Peace"?

Alternatively...

www.costco.com/images/ProdImagesToProd/490578.jpg

www.costco.com/images/ProdImagesToProd/458758L.jpg

FredF
Saturday, January 17, 2004

When did costco start selling Bauhaus designs?  What is this world coming to?

christopher baus (www.baus.net)
Saturday, January 17, 2004

Knee/Bum chairs and knees..... after a little tweaking you can adjust the chair to give even distribution of weight between you bum and knees.

Bum gets numb? Too much bum adjustment....and so forth :)

apw
Monday, January 19, 2004

Since 2 weeks, I have a Mirra chair.........Mirra is as comfortable as the Aeron chair and Mirra is much more easier to use as you don´t need  any instruction book to adjust your seating position! By the way, Mirra is so comfortable that I use the Mirra to watch TV.

But have a look to these links......


http://www.fortune.com/fortune/photoessay/0,18467,546679-9,00.html

http://slate.msn.com/id/2085064/

kucchi
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

and don´t forget to support the planet.........

http://mocoloco.com/

kucchi
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

a new article........"Color comes to the cubicle"

http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-homeworks22jan22,1,5192533.story?coll=la-headlines-home

kucchi
Thursday, January 22, 2004

OK Dearies,
I have a new chair for you. It is better than any other ergonomic chair on the market, and they are beautiful. Some designs are even sexy. Designed and made in America by a nurse that got fed up with uncomfortable, substandard chairs. You've got to see this website.
www.anyacara.com

Anya Cara
Saturday, February 14, 2004

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