Recommend me an office chair

Like you all, I've been working from home lately. Sitting on a tatty fold up chair means my lower back is starting to ache.

Can anybody recommend a decent office chair, for home use? It sounds like a simple decision but there is such a wide range available priced anywhere between £50-£1,200!!

I want a decent one as i'll be spending a lot of time on it! I think I want a swivel chair with mesh back, so I don't get sweaty back syndrome in the summer.

If anyone has any experience of using companies like 2NDHND who refurbish used chairs, that could be an option....

I would go out and try some but you know..... :/


  • richallumrichallum Administrator

    Herman Miller Aero. I got a 2nd hand one (it was 6 months old at the time) 5 years ago. Came as good as new with long warranty. Still perfect.

    Paraplanner. F1, Apple, Nutella, ice cream. No trite motivational quotes. Turning a bit northern. Republican.

  • Thanks Richard. I think second hand is the way to go. I've been looking at who have a good reputation and some good ergonomic chairs in good condition.

    Worth paying for a decent one or i'll be spending it on chiropractor fees instead!

  • Slightly off the topic of chairs, but possibly just as important. I was doing some quite intensive figure work one day, and at the end of that my neck was really stiff. This was because my monitors were too low.

    I invested in a stand for my monitors, and it's really handy as I now have extra storage space that I didn't have before. The width is adjustable (obviously within parameters) and I have not had any neck pain since.

    I guess the moral of the story is to make sure that your workspace is comfortable, your monitor(s) is(are) the right height, and you have plenty of gin, I mean tea, to hand :smiley:

  • richallumrichallum Administrator

    That's a really good point. My office has a stand but at home I'm using all the business books I've never read to raise the height.

    Paraplanner. F1, Apple, Nutella, ice cream. No trite motivational quotes. Turning a bit northern. Republican.

  • MattcleggMattclegg Member

    Another vote for second hand Herman Miller chairs.

  • Thanks all. Went for a second hand (ex-demo) Humanscale Liberty for a bargain price.

    Instantly better than what I was using, although i'm not sure i'd pay the astronomical full price to be honest!

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