As the new office nears completion there's one final thing I
need want to add to it -- a new chair.
The chair I'm sat on at the moment, which you can see in this shot, is five years old. As well as being tatty round the edges it has a wheel missing, which means I take a jolt backwards every now and then. It's a nice wake up call sometimes but I could live without. That and the fact I fancy treating myself to a new one.
Can any of you recommend a chair? Or is it much too personal a choice?
As far as I know I don't have any special needs of a chair and don't suffer with my back. All I really want is something that looks the part, is comfy to sit on and moves about easy enough (probably in that order of importance).
When Mike "Notestips" Golding and I worked together the company we worked for moved us to new offices where every desk had an Aeron chair that cost about a grand a piece. So expensive that they sent a man to make his way round every desk and make sure you were comfortable and sat properly. Shortly after the move they had to make a load of budget cuts and my contract wasn't renewed.
My budget doesn't quite stretch to an Aeron but could probably stretch to a couple of (maybe even three) hundred pounds if I thought I was getting a decent chair that would last.
Anybody have any advice? Wherever I look there seems to be an overwhelming choice on offer. Without being able to actually go and sit on them all I'm at a loss as to which is the best and would have to resort to choosing a chair based on looks alone.