For a while, I’ve struggled with office chairs.
Ultimately, I know I should sit on them less and will have my problem solved.
Alas, I have some computer-heavy days and am stuck with the following options.
- Use a kitchen-table-style chair. (No arm rests, no wheels, no height adjustment.)
- Use an exercise ball. (Same as above, although slightly more lateral mobility.)
- Setup a standing desk. (Probably best for my body. And would work great some days. But a writer’s gotta sit.)
- Buy an office chair from a big box store. (Over-priced, poorly built and surprisingly uncomfortable.)
- Buy an $800 Herman Miller office chair. (Satisfies all the above problems, but is outrageously priced.)
(TLDR: As I’m writing this, I could see the same argument being made for Vitamix. And, as I look at the Herman Miller website, I see their company history is very similar my partner from Olmsted Township, Ohio. Early 1900s, USA-based, basically one product. So, my forthcoming conclusion to this post will either be hypocritical or, perhaps prophetical on a couple levels.)
Ask the world to create a market-disrupting office chair company similar to what Tuft and Needle is doing for mattresses.
Someone please do this.
I will advise, invest, and promote as needed.
The world needs this office chair problem solved.