When you are faced with buying chairs and seating for your offices, how do you choose which chairs or couches are right? You first want to think about the kind of image your office needs to project. Do you want a contemporary look with its clean simple lines, or does your firm require the traditional elegant designs with some curves and décor? It’s good to browse online or in catalogs and get a feel for how your office will look. Colors are sometimes important, but many offices use neutral colors that wear well such as black, grey or blue.
When you decide on a genre, start looking around at seating that fits your criteria. You may find a large discrepancy in pricing from one manufacturer or dealer to the next. Some dealers may give you a better price if you buy 20 or more pieces, or if you buy $1500 or more of their merchandise, etc. Other dealers offer deep discounts on selected seating, but not on others. Some dealers offer great prices on an entire line, and must add shipping costs to the price.
It’s good to check around to see who gives better service along with good prices. Sometimes getting your chairs for a few dollars below another dealer isn’t worth it if it’s a lot of trouble dealing with them, or they have no customer support to answer questions in advance.
One furniture manufacturer that offers a wide range of affordable seating is Boss Chairs. Some dealers sell this line at around half the price as many standard manufacturers. Most of the fabric-covered chairs come in 4 standard colors – black, grey, blue and burgundy – with a few available in wild colors such as zebra, pink, or bright red – and other chairs use LeatherPlus, which is leather infused with a durable fiber that allows the leather to last longer. Other seating is available in black, oxblood, or burgundy vinyl.
Back height is another consideration when choosing chairs. Some people prefer a mid-back style, where the chair back is lower than your shoulders, while other people prefer a high-back style. Executive chairs are generally higher back, include padded arms, and are adjustable in various areas. Task chairs tend to be smaller and more mobile. Some have adjustable arms and seat sliders, which allow you to adjust the seat forward or backward to fit you. Boss offers many styles of task chairs, some with mesh fabric on the back for better breathability, some with double padding, no arms, adjustable arms, or loop-shaped arms – which are stationary. The chairs also raise and lower from 4 to 6 inches, to adjust for people and desks of different sizes, executive chairs of many styles, including a set of traditional button tufted styling were you can get matching executive and guest chairs, and even a sofa and love seat. Drafting stools and guest chairs also are offered with a good selection. Drafting stools are basically the same as a task chair, but the seat is several inches higher and they have a foot ring to rest your feet. They also include a wide base (27”) for extra stability. The base is the structure with the radiating feet and casters that allow you to wheel and spin around.
You can also buy your desks and workstations from this manufacturer as well, and customize what you want at the same time saving money.