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Re: Chair recommendations for home studio?

Postby IDiot » February 13th, 2017, 1:12 pm

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AndyMc wrote:My experience is that the adjustable arm-rests make a surprising impact, in a good way, on my comfort when sitting at my desk.

Whenever I have one with fixed arm-rests they either get in the way of my elbow using a mouse, get in the way of my elbow when sketching, or they stop my chair from fitting under the desk, which makes me hunch over to reach my keyboard. I just move them around as needed now, depending on what I'm using my desk for.

If you do get one with fixed rests, then it's definitely worth looking to see if you can take them off without the chair falling apart as well, just in case they start to annoy you (lesson learnt! :D ).


Are you talking about adjustable armrests or no armrests at this point?

Re: Chair recommendations for home studio?

Postby AndyMc » February 16th, 2017, 10:29 pm

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I find chairs with armrests more comfortable, but prefer that they can be adjusted out of the way if needed.
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I have a similar chair than this one, and it works awesome. It is a 5 hour chair.
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I've been lucky and never had to "shop" for a chair since I've had access to member sales, etc. (I'm a furniture designer with a large manufacturer), but I'd advise getting a chair with adjustments so you can dial in the fit and comfort. Also, find a place where you can go and test in person. I love classic chairs, but some just aren't that comfortable. Get one that's ANSI/BIFMA rated, has a good synchro tilt control (not a swivel tilt or assynch ), 2 or 3 way adjustable arms, seat depth adjustment, and a good warranty.

I've sat in MANY of our and competitors' chairs and for me the most comfortable is HON Nucleus. The seat is extremely comfortable (no seat board so it never will sit hard), ANSI/BIFMA rated, 12 year warranty. Not a classic, but a well designed, clean looking chair (no, I didn't design it :) ) Depot sells these and looks like there's a model that's just over $400 new. Sounds like I'm pitching hard, but I know seating fairly well and it's a great value on a seriously comfortable professional chair.

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/499754/HON-Nucleus-Series-Ilira-Stretch-M4/

Allsteel's Acuity chair is super cool, too, and you might be able to find one used for around your budget.


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IDiot wrote:If you want something brand new Shortcut is in your price range. I designed it, so it's got that going for it... LOL but seriously we got A LOT of comfort into a plastic shell. Not the perfect chair for all people by any means, but I preferred it over a lot of "higher end" chairs.
http://www.bkmofficeworks.com/products/seating/guest-chairs-stools/shortcut/
The URL is also to BKM Officeworks, they are a Steelcase dealer in your area, you should be able to go in and testdrive, but ordering online is probably your best bet (individual sales is usually not where dealers excel or even want to play).

As long as I'm self promoting, there is this too
http://www.bkmofficeworks.com/products/seating/guest-chairs-stools/buoy/


That Shortcut is cool.

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