Task Chairs

ChernerĀ® Task Chair

Did you know about the contentious history of the Cherner Chair? I didn’t, but I’m glad Cherner’s sons revived their father’s designs, and created the variation you see above. Task chairs often look terrible, no matter today’s advanced ergonomic technology, and the simplicity of such classic lines when applied to an office/desk area seating option is enormously appealing. Now that we’ve agreed its aesthetic appeal, someone just needs to test out how comfortable this chair is after a few hours’ work.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,499.00
Available from: DWR

Buoy Multifunctional Chair

Need a chair that keeps you moving? There’s the ErgoErgo, which we’ve posted before, and now there’s also the Buoy. The Buoy Multifuncitonal Chair has a rounded bottom that encourages you to move often- swivel, tilt, and turn- and also allows for proper posture wherever you’re working. A gas lift mechanism within the built-in handle enables height adjustment (excellent for workspaces that accommodate several people) and brighter base colors are available as well.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Available from: YLiving

Magis 360 Chair

Good looking task chairs are hard to come by, and while I’m not sure about the ergonomics of this one by Konstantin Grcic, it sure kicks the heck out of the ones at your local office supply. It looks simple and minimal (if I had a dime for everytime I used those two words…) plus swivels and adjusts in height with a gas piston lever.

Designed by Konstantin Grcic
Material: Frame in steel tube painted in epoxy resin. Foot-rest in die-cast aluminum.
Specs: 63w x 30.5h (inches)

Purchase Information:

Price: $840.00
Available from: 2modern

Webble Active Footrest

Quick, what’s your posture like right now? If it’s as bad as mine, maybe you’ll also be curious as to how this little footrest might help you improve your office ergonomics. I only wish it was a little less office-y looking. Also, how much do you want to bet a co-worker will attempt to use it as a skateboard? That could be entertaining… until they rip a hole in it, or break their wrist/nose/leg.

A movable footrest that rides on four smooth-gliding casters and provides workers with a sweeping 360-degree range of motion. Durable, breathable mesh surface supports feet with or without shoes… It’s specially designed, functional form and grippy mesh surface enable workers to instantaneously place their feet exactly at the angle that fits them best without any adjustment.

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.95
Availability: Buy Webble Active Footrest here

MUJI manufactured by Thonet

I’ve been super excited by this ever since I saw the press release, and even though it’s not available for purchase online, you can buy the pieces from the two New York stores where they are on view.

MUJI U.S.A. LIMITED announces its new furniture line, MUJI manufactured by Thonet. Thonet, a German manufacturer of high-quality furnishings, is producing a simplified form of bentwood and tubular steel furniture for the MUJI line.This line aims to bring back design masterpieces with MUJI’s extraordinary and clear simplicity. It reflects part of MUJI’s basic concept, to offer quality goods with affordable prices by streamlining the process and selecting materials which coincides with the Thonet’s original philosophy.MUJI manufactured by Thonet is displayed at Times Square Store and Chelsea Store.

Thonet Beech Table, $795.75
Thonet Beech Bentwood Chair, $495.75
Thonet Steel Pipe Chair, $575.75
Thonet Steel Pipe Desk, $675.75

Contact MUJI Times Square or Chelsea location to purchase.

Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair

I absolutely love this chair. We ended up getting ours off of ebay, but if you’re not the patient type that will wait forever until one turns up for bidding, there are several stores that offer a brand new one in exchange for a chunk of change.

“Aluminum Group chairs were originally developed in 1958 as a special project by Charles and Ray Eames for a private residence being designed by Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard. With the addition of plush, 2-inch thick upholstered seat cushions, the Soft Pad Group chairs retain the style of the earlier chairs and enhance long-term comfort.”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,299
Availability: Buy Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair here

Cox Chair

Crafted from three-dimensional veneer, this chair was recognized with a Frankfurt Messe Design Plus Prize, which is awarded to products that have a combination of innovative technology and design. It’s simply one of the loveliest chairs available, and it’s now on sale.

“Strong and comfortable, the Cox Chair swivels on its four slim legs and the deep seat is slightly shaped like a Windsor chair. Lightly scaled, with soft curves and clearly defined edges, it is suitable for dining, lounge or office.”

H 33.5″ W 23.5″ D 23.5″
Seat H 18″ Arm H 24.5″

*Also, DWR is running a combo sale- buy a combo of 6 tables, chairs or stools, Save 15%…so that’s a sizable savings to figure in.

Purchase Information:

Price: $850
Availability: Buy Cox Chair here

Spoon Chair by Antonio Citterio for Kartell

If you’ve long been waiting for the perfect office chair, and get depressed anytime you visit your local office supply chain store, then this might be just the thing to cheer you up. There’s a handful of color options too if you prefer a bit more pizazz in your workspace.

“spoon chair is a semi-articulating office chair which directly evokes the spoon stool.
for spoon chair too, the handle that regulates the mechanism is perfectly concealed inside the trunk. the chair height is adjustable from a minimum of 18 inches to a maximum of 21.5 inches.”

24″width – 32.9″/36.4″ height – 17.7″/21.3″depth – 27.6″ seat height.

Purchase Information:

Price: $643.00
Availability: Buy Spoon Chair by Antonio Citterio for Kartell here

Fiona Swivel Chair

For a “budget” chair, this is not too shabby. It’s proportioned perfectly with no awkward places. It even has an adjustable height with a hydraulic mechanism.

Purchase Information:

Price: $348
Availability: Buy Fiona Swivel Chair here

Solitaire

This is a bit pricy, but you’re essentially getting two furniture pieces for the price of one! (I can essentially justify buying anything if I like it enough)

“The Solitaire, by Alfredo Haberli, is an upholstered chair with an organic shape that is designed in one piece. One of Solitaire’s armrests is like an intergral tabletop, ideal for reading, writing, or for use as a side table. The chair is equally suitable for the home and dynamic workplaces.”

Measures 24.5″D x 36.6″W x 28″H with a 17.3″ seat height.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,695
Availability: Buy Solitaire here

 
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