A modern office chair sporting the latest in ergonomic chair design can complete the look and feel of a contemporary office setting.
Aside from the desk, the office chair is the next most important fixture in any office.
You can be as contemporary as you want in the interior of your office, but it’s the desk and the office chair that determine the overall style of the room.
So if you’re going for the modern office look, make sure you get the right chair that fits right in.
Here are some of the best modern office chair designs on the market.
New Classic – Embody chair by Herman Miller
Embody Chair by Herman Miller
Herman Miller has always been known for its unique and modern office chair designs. Herman Miller’s creations are usually one generation ahead of the rest of the market.
The Embody chair by Herman Miller is exactly that. It’s Herman Miller’s new creation for the next generation.
The Embody is being marketed as the chair that moves naturally with your body; even the smallest movements of your body are captured so that your back is effortlessly supported.
Some consumers remarked that the position of sitting on the Embody chair does not feel like sitting at all, thanks to these top two technologies:
Backfit: Offers total freedom of back movement without compromising support
Pixelated support for the seat: The seating is made using 4 different layers of fabric mixed with a springy support material; this helps prevent aching thighs.
The Embody also uses a special kind of material that will not make you sweat. This breathable new fabric is a cross between ordinary upholstery, which can be warm, and mesh, which some people don’t really like sitting on.
And even though Herman Miller ceased creating three different sizes like it did with the Aeron chair, the Embody is still a great fit for you, regardless of your body type, because of its various adjustment options.
If you have a smaller frame, all you have to do is lower the gas lift, with the lowest setting at 15 inches. If you are taller, you just need to raise the gas lift.
The downside is that the Embody is more than just an office chair; it’s an investment. But the Embody chair by Herman Miller can bring an undeniable contemporary flavor to your office.
Breakthrough Design – Generation by Knoll
Regeneration By Knoll
One of the breakthrough ergonomic chair designs of today is that of the Generation chair, a Knoll creation. The Generation by Knoll is obviously a modern office chair, by its looks alone.
It can definitely make your office look like its geared up for tomorrow.
For the modern design of Generation, Knoll teamed up with Formway Design. Its ingenious design can be summarized in this sentence: the chair rearranges itself to respond to your movements.
If you’re not convinced, just check out all these awards that Knoll raked in for this chair:
- Best of the Year Award 2009, Interior Design
- Best of NeoCon Gold Award 2009 for Seating in Desk/Workstation Task Chairs
- Good Design Award 2009, Chicago Athenaeum
The Generation modern office chair comes in several different colors. You can combine your choice of the flex netback color and the fabric color of the seating. The materials used in the seat and backrest are flexible and durable.
The modern office chair design of the Generation by Knoll is more than just an aesthetic standout. It has also been rated as a sustainable, platinum level, under the SmaRT Consensus Sustainable Product Standards. It is also certified by Greenguard for Indoor Air Quality and for Children and Schools.
Also, most of the materials used are recycled and recyclable. The Generation by Knoll has also achieved LEED credits. All in all, its achievements are more than any new generation chair has achieved.
Best Value – ZUO Modern Leader Office Chair
ZUO Modern Leader Office Chair
Both the Embody chair by Herman Miller and the Generation modern office chair can be quite expensive. Good thing there are some modern office chair options that don’t require the same level of investment.
Of course, you’d have to sacrifice some of the features of these award-winning chairs, but if you really want to focus on functionality, then that wouldn’t really be quite a big sacrifice.
One example of a modern office chair that you buy at a reasonable price is the ZUO Modern Leader, a low-back office chair available in Espresso and Terracotta colors. With a 4 star rating from consumer reviews, this chair is quite popular in its own right.
It is also a contemporary office chair priced at only around $200, which is quite a unique deal.
According to consumers, the ergonomic chair design is well put together and the chair feels comfortable. It does not sag or feel too soft; some consumers remarked that the comfortable firmness was exactly what they were looking for in an ergonomic office chair.