BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board
 
Evolve Automotive
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-13-2008, 12:15 AM   #1
Dleo
Brigadier General
 
Dleo's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 X5
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NYC

Posts: 3,357
iTrader: (2)

Office Chair..

Yes very random I know, but anyone have any suggestions on a comfortable office chair? Seems like i spend more time sitting in this damn office then anything else, and this chair just ain't cutting it.

When i think of a chair I would love to have, Scarface comes into my mind:


Anyways, what would you guys suggest?
__________________
Dleo is offline   Cyprus
0
Reply With Quote
      05-13-2008, 12:18 AM   #2
Dleo
Brigadier General
 
Dleo's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 X5
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NYC

Posts: 3,357
iTrader: (2)

BTW, that scarface chair is a bit gaudy, and very pretentious for me to have in my office. I think my clients will agree with me on this
__________________
Dleo is offline   Cyprus
0
Reply With Quote
      05-13-2008, 12:20 AM   #3
NPDAN
Colonel
 
NPDAN's Avatar
 
Drives: AW DCT M3
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: So.Cal

Posts: 2,570
iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [4.00]
07' E92 335i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to NPDAN
http://www.hermanmiller.com/CDA/SSA/...440-p8,00.html
__________________
NPDAN is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-13-2008, 12:44 AM   #4
Dleo
Brigadier General
 
Dleo's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 X5
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NYC

Posts: 3,357
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by NPDAN View Post
had one very similar to that but gave it away. I was not a big fan of it.
__________________
Dleo is offline   Cyprus
0
Reply With Quote
      05-13-2008, 01:02 AM   #5
sinnet112
Major
 
Drives: 2009 E89 Z4
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: NJ

Posts: 1,119
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Herman Miller is very well known for those types of chairs, and they put to shame any of their competitors chairs (I can attest from personal experience), so definitely give them a shot at least. They're great office chairs!
__________________


Z4 sdrive30i | Deep Sea Blue | Ivory White Nappa Extended Leather | ZSP
sinnet112 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-13-2008, 01:21 AM   #6
asdflkijd
Aberry is a scammer
 
asdflkijd's Avatar
 
Drives: SGM E92 335i, AM E90 335i
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Seattle, WA

Posts: 5,503
iTrader: (14)

Garage List

http://www.ergonomicofficechairs.com...ID=59&grID=239
asdflkijd is offline   South Korea
0
Reply With Quote
      05-13-2008, 02:40 AM   #7
spacedogg
Colonel
 
spacedogg's Avatar
 
Drives: Debadged
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC

Posts: 2,819
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dleo View Post
had one very similar to that but gave it away. I was not a big fan of it.
What did you not like about it? The Herman Miller Aeron chair was largely touted as the "best" office chair. Given it's price...it better be. It has a lot of adjustments which allows for best customization and comfort. Another durable office chair with good street cred is the Steelcase Leap. Again...well constructed. Good level of adjustments.

Personally, I use a "made in China" chair...has just about the same number of adjustments or functionality as a Steelcase Leap or Herman Miller Aeron chair...but cost me $200.

It sounds like you want an old school office chair...something with a lot of leather and wood construction. These chairs are generally rigid so they don't have much adjustments. So generally...they are not as good as a modern chair (if you plan on sitting in it all day long). You won't be able to adjust the height of the arm rests, the lumbar, how forward the seat pad is etc. But if you're into that sorta thing...then Steelcase or Herman Miller is the wrong place to start as they are pretty modern.

I take it you want something in leather...with metal/wood accents...in a wing back chair form factor. Something you typically see judge's sitting in. Something like this (of course perhaps in a different colour)?



If so...then search for "wing back, tufted, lawyer or judge's chair"

If you want something really wild or crazy...you may need to go for something antique or custom built by a local furniture guy...

Guy who says their chairs are similar to scarface chair: http://www.officechairsonsale.com/ha...chair-899.html

And then the chair currently at the oval office: http://www.newyorkfirst.com/gifts/5050.html

Take a look at the Gunlocke Washington. The preferred chair of "eight US Presidents". If it was good enough for their asses...

Last edited by spacedogg; 05-13-2008 at 02:57 AM.
spacedogg is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      05-13-2008, 05:58 AM   #8
TurboFan
Ski bum
 
TurboFan's Avatar
 
Drives: sideways
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Knee deep in the pow

Posts: 6,207
iTrader: (8)

Quote:
Originally Posted by asdflkijd View Post
Very nice- I'll take 2, they're only $1600!!
__________________

1999 e46 328i Ti Silver / Black[retired]
2007 e90 335xi Jet Black / Black[retired]
2011 e70 X5 35d Vermillion Red / Cinnamon
2011 e92 M3 LeMans / Fox Red extended
TurboFan is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-13-2008, 07:15 AM   #9
Zeeman
Captain
 
Zeeman's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 335 SG
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver

Posts: 661
iTrader: (0)

Aeron chairs are totally overrated IMO. I have a very comfortable and functional chair in my office....but I can't remember the make. I will check when I am back in the office next Tuesday.
Zeeman is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-13-2008, 08:04 AM   #10
FrankoQ
Deny everything
 
FrankoQ's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 330i
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Laurel, MD

Posts: 11,293
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to FrankoQ
How about this...
Attached Images
 
__________________

I need a drink

FrankoQ is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-13-2008, 08:44 AM   #11
GreenThree
Colonel
 
GreenThree's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 e90
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Boston, MA

Posts: 2,070
iTrader: (0)

Good topic. Because this is where alot of us spend most of our time. I got one of those ergonomic chairs. But it is crappy and not well made. Starting to look for another one...
__________________

2013 328i Xdrive | AT | Glacier Silver | Black Leatherette | Htd Seats | Moonroof
GreenThree is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-13-2008, 12:48 PM   #12
Neurorad
Major
 
Neurorad's Avatar
 
Drives: 330xi 6MT Blk/Blk SP
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Location, Location

Posts: 1,212
iTrader: (0)

I bought a new home office chair on Saturday, from Staples.

$349, not on sale.

It was the most comfortable chair at Staples or at (Office Max/Office Depot - don't know which it was).

I bought a new chair for my office at work ~5 months ago. Sign on bottom says 'made for Backsaver Acquisition Corp', 'made in Canada'. An administrator gave me the name and address of a local office furniture store, and said go pick one out - I went, I tried, and picked it. I think it was ~$1200. Already, one of the wooden armrest braces is scratched to hell by the housekeeping employee who vacuums.

It's not a product I would buy online. You really just have to sit in a bunch first.

I think Herman Miller is overpriced - lots of advertising money.

If you have a bad back, go look at a local 'Save the Back' store for some with good lumbar support.

You can probably find something decent at an office warehouse store. If you want to spend $$$, go to an office furniture store.
Neurorad is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-13-2008, 01:13 PM   #13
GreenThree
Colonel
 
GreenThree's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 e90
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Boston, MA

Posts: 2,070
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neurorad View Post
I bought a new home office chair on Saturday, from Staples.

$349, not on sale.

It was the most comfortable chair at Staples or at (Office Max/Office Depot - don't know which it was).

I bought a new chair for my office at work ~5 months ago. Sign on bottom says 'made for Backsaver Acquisition Corp', 'made in Canada'. An administrator gave me the name and address of a local office furniture store, and said go pick one out - I went, I tried, and picked it. I think it was ~$1200. Already, one of the wooden armrest braces is scratched to hell by the housekeeping employee who vacuums.

It's not a product I would buy online. You really just have to sit in a bunch first.

I think Herman Miller is overpriced - lots of advertising money.

If you have a bad back, go look at a local 'Save the Back' store for some with good lumbar support.

You can probably find something decent at an office warehouse store. If you want to spend $$$, go to an office furniture store.
Probably why this chair sucks. It was closer to $100. Thanks for the tips.
__________________

2013 328i Xdrive | AT | Glacier Silver | Black Leatherette | Htd Seats | Moonroof
GreenThree is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-04-2010, 12:32 PM   #14
Feyd
Major
 
Feyd's Avatar
 
Drives: a DEEZZULL
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chicago, IL

Posts: 1,241
iTrader: (2)

I have an Aeron chair in my office in LA and I'm not really a fan. Some people love them, but heavier people >200lbs in most cases aren't happy because they don't give you the support that you need. I have a bad back, so more than 8 hours/day in my Aeron and I have to go home because I can't take the pain any more.

I bought a Freedom Chair for my office here in Chicago and IMO it's waaaaaaaay better, but still not that great. For the money it seems very rickety and it's got this weird feature where it doesn't give you any resistance when you lean back.. it's supposed to help you strengthen your core muscles or something, but if I had known about it before I bought it, I wouldn't have.

I think I'm going to go for a high-back leather chair next... maybe one of those converted lambo seats from racechairs.com.. LOL.
Feyd is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-04-2010, 01:11 PM   #15
CollinsE90
Where my bitches
 
CollinsE90's Avatar
 
Drives: Cadillac coupe deville
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: street corner checking profits

Posts: 1,927
iTrader: (0)

__________________
CollinsE90 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-04-2010, 01:45 PM   #16
gary88
Ikea enthusiast
 
gary88's Avatar
 
Drives: '07 E92 335i
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chicago, IL

Posts: 7,984
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2007 E92 335i  [3.91]
I have this badass mofo

http://www.officemax.com/office-furn...ine~1^region~1

Has memory foam and lumbar support, so comfy.
__________________

garyhebdingjr.com | flickr | Instagram@garyhebding
gary88 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-04-2010, 03:51 PM   #17
Memphis1
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Memphis1's Avatar
 
Drives: Z4 SDrive 35i
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: CT

Posts: 1,843
iTrader: (0)

I know it doesn't so true but the most comfortable chair I've sat is a exercise ball chair, we have them on our tradin floor. Ill look up the name.
__________________
Memphis1 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-05-2010, 01:30 AM   #18
Alchem
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 335xi
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chicago

Posts: 422
iTrader: (0)


Hermann Miller Embody. Its the best one out there and very expensive.
Alchem is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:07 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST