Ergonomic Counter Chair?
September 28, 2007 8:50 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend an ergonomic work/office chair that can accomodate a counter-height (36") desk? The usual chair height is 24". It would be nice if it could roll and swivel but mostly I'm just looking for comfort and a sleek design. Thanks!
posted by JJ Jenkins to Work & Money (8 answers total)
Herman Miller makes stool versions of most of their task chairs, for both 36" and 42" desk heights. Here's an online retailer.
posted by seymour.skinner at 10:06 AM on September 28, 2007

You want a "drafting chair," as drafting tables are taller. I don't know about the company, but I found this as an example. It will raise up to 31 inches in height. There are others on that site that go up to 36. There are a bunch more here, but I'm not sure exactly what you're looking for. There are Aeron drafting chairs, as seymour.skinner said above.
posted by brina at 1:15 PM on September 28, 2007

Charrette's drafting chairstool page. Also, make sure the chair has more than four coasters. The chairs have a high center of gravity - falling over isn't pretty.
posted by R. Mutt at 1:57 PM on September 28, 2007

You also might want to check out laboratory chairs/stools, as they're made for working at counter-height lab benches. I don't have any personal recommendations, but a search brought up these people, whose chairs are highly customizable, if you have the budget (you would want the 10 inch seat adjustment cylander).
posted by twoporedomain at 1:59 PM on September 28, 2007

I recommend this chair, which I purchased for the exact same reason as yours — higher table (a steel prep table, in my case). One of its customization features is a 10" extension to the piston. Had it now for two years; it's a swell chair.

I love my chair.
posted by Haruspex at 5:32 PM on September 28, 2007

I haven't been able to get my mind off your question, mostly because I saw this chair, which is gorgeous and can be raised as high as 31.5 inches. A bunch of other chairs on the site are also beautiful.
posted by brina at 9:44 AM on October 3, 2007

Thanks for all the responses! I was hoping to find something a little more decorator-y, since it's for a home office, but the Freedom chair and the Life chair have piqued my interest. I didn't realize they could raise that high.

I've had an Aeron before, and they aren't my favorite. The question now is how much money so I want to spend? Maybe I will use an inexpensive kitchen stool until I figure it out. Good advice about the 5 casters!
posted by JJ Jenkins at 10:10 AM on October 5, 2007

The Leap Stool is a great chair that can accommodate counter height.
posted by Hayley K at 4:23 PM on May 29, 2008

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