Sourcing the perfect office chair isn’t easy. When you’re spending hours in the office and sitting in the chair, ergonomics are just as important as aesthetics. Here are ten desk chairs guaranteed to increase productivity (or at least design happiness):
Above: The classic Eames Aluminum Management Chair is available in a dozen different colors at Room & Board; prices start at $1,959.
Above: Ikea’s Jules Swivel Chair is available in five colors for $39.99.
Above: From Danish company HAY, the About a Chair AAC20 was designed by Hee Welling with “conspicuous simplicity” in mind; €295 from Connox.
Above: The streamlined Folio Leather Office Chair is available in eight different pigment dyes; $349.97 from Crate and Barrel.
Above: The Eames Rolling Fiberglass Shell Chair is available in 15 colors; it’s $425 at Modernica.
Above: Josep Mora’s Egoa Task Chair comes in oak, beech, cherry, walnut, black, and white. The chair is ergonomic with self-breaking casters and adjustable seat height; $699 from Design Within Reach.
Above: Designed for the Hudson Hotel in New York and fabricated in the US, the Hudson Task Chair is made from 80 percent recycled aluminum and comes in a brushed or polished finish; $1,025 from Design Within Reach.
Above: The 1940s Banker’s Chair in antiqued black is $495 at Restoration Hardware.
Above: Room & Board’s Jake Office Chair in cherry or walnut is molded from plywood with a chrome base and casters; $179.
Above: The Snille Swivel Chair in black powder-coated steel is $19.95 from Ikea.
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N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on October 3, 2012 as part of our North by Northwest issue. On Gardenista, learn 7 Ways to Organize and Green Your Office Simultaneously.