Many people and companies purchase office chairs without really knowing how to recognize good ones from less good ones. Let's have a look at what field experience teaches us.
First of all, there is a difference between buying a chair for one person and buying a chair for a population. If you buy it for one, the chair may be less adjustable, as long as it is adjusted! If you buy it for a population, it needs to fit a wider range of morphologies. Hence, the adjustement ranges may need to be larger.
Secondly, you should bear in mind that the more adjustment possibilities, the bigger the risk that it is not adjusted properly. One may rightfully ask whether more is always better.
These technical specifications will help you choose a chair for a population. On the video below, you will discover the usual adjustments for a good quality chair. [...]
Next, let's see the usual flaws of many chairs:
A good chair will last you for many years (8-10). I always advise to buy a good chair rather than a cheap one: the real monthly cost is actually quite low. Some shops also offer reconditioned or used quality office chairs, which are often a better deal than a new cheap chair.
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