Best mid-priced drafting chair for standing desk?
March 9, 2020 1:11 PM   Subscribe

I’ve seen a few previous questions but they didn’t share all my criteria. I don’t need off-brand $200 chairs from Amazon, but $1000 is too spendy. What chair would you recommend for a standing desk—for about $500? (My needs include a chair with a back and armrests, not a stool. I like mesh.)
posted by Monochrome to Shopping (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I don't use a drafting chair, but I do have a Steelcase Jack. It's in your price range, and it's available in stool height with arm rests. The main downside is that, unlike the non-stool Jack, you can't get it with the recline feature.
posted by tobascodagama at 1:47 PM on March 9, 2020 [1 favorite]

Madison Seating has several Herman Miller and Steelcase chairs on sale right now, with a 30-day return policy. ("Open box;" MS is not an authorized dealer for either brand.)
posted by Iris Gambol at 1:51 PM on March 9, 2020

Try lab chairs from industrial suppliers. I got - no-name lab chair that looks like an office chair but goes up to 1.4m and is super comfortable for working at a high table where I sometimes stand. It’s sturdy and easy to clean as well.
posted by dorothyisunderwood at 6:01 PM on March 9, 2020

You can get used Aeron drafting chairs for about that. I ordered one on eBay and am very happy with it.
posted by Maxwell's demon at 12:58 AM on March 10, 2020

MS is not an authorized dealer for either brand.

Caveat Emptor: I would definitely research Madison Seating more before buying from them, and decide if their reputation regarding refurbishment and customer service matches up with your tolerance for risk.
posted by zamboni at 6:12 AM on March 10, 2020 [1 favorite]

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