The 9 Best Office Chairs (2021): Budget, Luxe, Cushions, and More
It may take you a week or two (maybe even a month) to get used to the Herman Miller Embody, but it’s worth it. Its upright position supports my back and relieves chronic back pain from sitting in a cheap gaming chair. The seat felt stiff at first but eventually became a strange cushion, and the armrests remained firmly in place. It did a good job of removing heat from my body, even if it wasn’t As as well as mesh backrests and seats. It’s one of the most adjustable chairs around: You can pull up the chair, change the height and angle of the armrests, and tweak the Backfit adjustment to follow the natural curve of your spine.
Did I say pretty? I would argue that this is one of the most eye-catching seats around, especially with the rib-like design on the back. Not to mention that it has a strangely small footprint. I know, I know, it’s very costly. But the strange thing is that after nearly two years of spending me in this chair, it feels as good as new, with almost no scratching. Best of all, Herman Miller offers a 12 -year warranty that covers every part of the seat, and it comes fully assembled.
★ Laing Luxe Chair: Steelcase is Compass ($ 1,159) comfortable, no matter how you sit. Tuck one leg under the other, nail your legs to the knees, or swing one over the armrest, and you’ll be well supported. The adjustments are also nice — there’s plenty of wide range of motion to use so the whole package feels just right for your body and posture. Unfortunately, the upholstered fabric doesn’t hold up as well as the Embody, and it doesn’t breathe like other, cheaper chairs.