Nice desk and chair for reasonable price?
September 22, 2009 6:17 PM   Subscribe

I need recommendations for a desk and chair for my home please. Requirements inside.


-will be used for laptop and spread out papers, fairly standard stuff
-contemporary style, should look reasonably good
-should be medium-sized; no l-shaped things
-need drawers, bookshelf, and filing cabinet with it
-<$500 (though the cheaper the better!)

Chair for desk:

-comfortable, ergonomic, reasonably good-looking


-need suggestion as to where to buy these in New York or via mail order.
-need delivery and assembly from seller for not too much more

posted by shivohum to Shopping (4 answers total)
No recommendations on the desk, but I got a MARKUS about 9 months ago and I'm very happy with it. It's got a rather high back which gives it a "captains chair" kind of look that I liked when I saw it. Available at any IKEA or mail-order from them.
posted by citywolf at 7:19 PM on September 22, 2009

Space Air Grid 5560 by Office Star is the first sub $500 (new price that is, my favorite chairs have all been used until this one) office chair I have liked. I have not purchased from Sit4Less (a couple of coworkers have made purchases and were happy). I got mine from CostCo.
posted by fief at 7:37 PM on September 22, 2009

If you're concerned about ergonomics, put your money into a keyboard tray and an external keyboard for the laptop. The arching of your wrists up to that laptop is worse for you than anything related to the chair.
posted by muscat at 9:53 PM on September 22, 2009

Any chair can be made even better with the Back Vitalizer. Seriously the best back pad I've ever used. I didn't believe my dad at all when I first tried his, but I was immediately hooked and promptly "borrowed" his. There are a couple different ways to use it but I prefer using it as a back pad rather than sitting on it.
posted by radioamy at 7:46 PM on September 23, 2009

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