Best office chair?

Modern office chairs have grown far too complicated. Their underbellies have sprouted gnarly forests of knobs and levers. Their instruction manuals have thickened into tomes. On occasion, new chairs are equipped with explanatory CD-ROMs. This is absurd: Since when have we needed an animated schematic to teach us how to sit on our keisters?
Answer: Roughly since 1994—the year of the Aeron.

Sit Happens: A search for the best desk chair,” by Seth Stevenson, slate, December 6, 2005
Seth Stevenson’s list includes:
the Aeron, which he rates as “Very Good, But Not Superb.” We still like ours….
Number 2 is Let’s B, by Turnstone, at $399 a “best buy”
Number 1?


Liberty, by Humanscale, $955
He writes:

I can’t say enough about this chair. The child of design legend Niels Diffrient (who has worked with the studios of Eero Saarinen and Henry Dreyfus), the Liberty is as functional as it is elegant. This sit is the bomb.

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  1. My personal favorite is the new reflex ergonomic office chair by girsberger, closely followed by the smaller brother the folio. I have also spent many hours in the logic from rh ergonomic office chairs was amazingly comfortable and supportive as any good ergonomic office chair should be. There are also a lot of smaller lesser known companies producing some excellent chairs.

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