11 Smart Office Chairs That Won't Hurt Your Back

Updated 04/18/15
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If you’re tired of feeling like Quasimoto’s cousin, hunched sadly over your keyboard and desk day after day, you might want to listen up. No matter how you slice it, we’re spending a lot of time at our desks these days, whether at work or in your home office. One of the keys to great posture and an ache-free back come end-of-day Friday is an ergonomic desk chair. Because not all desk chairs are created equal, we did some digging to come up with a list of the best at every price point. Read on.

Herman Miller Aeron Chair $729
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Herman Miller Aeron Chair ($729)
Best Assets: The most commonly used chair in the professional world. Rates high in style and comfort. High-tech mesh fabric keeps the chair cool and comfortable. Made from recycled materials.

Eurotech Seating Ergohuman $624
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Eurotech Seating Ergohuman ($624)
Best Assets: Designed to comfort lower back. Made with eight-hour days in mind. Good design for taller people.

HumanScale Ballo $329
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HumanScale Ballo ($329)
Best Assets: Promotes low-intensity, but active, engaged seating. Easily portable. Promotes good posture.

IKEA Markus Swivel Chair $200
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IKEA Markus Swivel Chair ($200)
Best Assets: Great value. Lumbar support for ergonomic comfort. Back mesh keeps you cool.

Knoll ReGeneration $437
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Knoll ReGeneration ($437)
Best Assets: The curves and flexes are made to support the body. Optional lumbar support available. Lightweight and designed for a 270 degrees of comfortable sitting.

Herman Miller Sayl $459
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Herman Miller Sayl ($459)
Best Assets: Great value for a high-end model and design. Full range of motion thanks to frameless back. Back material keeps chair cool. Stylish design with streamlined engineering for easy assemble. Made from recycled materials.

Knoll Remix Chair $617
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Knoll Remix Chair ($617)
Best Assets: Good value for price, design and comfort. Available in array of colours. Tilt control with three adjustable tilts for seating control.

SPACE Seating Professional Desk Chair $160
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SPACE Seating Professional Desk Chair ($160)
Best Assets: Low price without compromising style and comfort. Great value. Lumbar support for extended comfort. Versatile fit for all heights.

VIVA OFFICE Mid-Back Computer Chair $99
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VIVA OFFICE Mid-Back Computer Chair ($99)
Best Assets: Very low price for quality office chair. Mesh keeps chair cool. Adjustable tilt tension and seat height.

HumanScale Freedom Task Chair $989
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HumanScale Freedom Task Chair ($989)
Best Assets: Designed to minimise pressure points and distribute weight distribution. Clean lines and an architectural look. Designed to fit 95 per cent of population.

Steelcase Leap Chair $920
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Steelcase Leap Chair ($920)
Best Assets: Flexible in comfort and movement; designed to support the nine common modes of work and seating. LiveBack technology flexes to change shape with your movements. Adjustable lumbar support. Made from recycled materials.

Steelcase Leap Chair ($920)
Best Assets: Flexible in comfort and movement; designed to support the nine common modes of work and seating. LiveBack technology flexes to change shape with your movements. Adjustable lumbar support. Made from recycled materials.

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