A successful freelancer, or anybody that works from home, needs a good office chair. Just because you have the ability to spend some time on your favorite couch while working doesn’t mean you should. In fact, it might even affect your overall productivity.

If you’re happy with what you have currently, that’s understandable. Buying furniture is a hassle in many cases, and more importantly, not everyone has the budget for that. However, here are the 5 best executive chairs you can enjoy right now.

Humanscale Freedom Office Chair

Humanscale Freedom Office Chair

Described by the New York Times as “the gold standard in office seating,” this is a designer chair that will adapt to your body shape and weight, eliminating the need for bulky reclining features and other functions. The non-customized models start at $1,200 but it’s an investment that will surely pay off in terms of working hours, productivity, and comfort.

HON Nucleus Task Chair

HON Nucleus Task Chair

Also a designer chair, created by Marcus Koepke, the Nucleus chair is a bit simpler and doesn’t come with that cutting-edge technology, it still requires some manual function. However, functionality is the chair’s strong suit. From the adjustable armrests to the chair’s synchro-tilt features, this chair actively avoids a position in which you would feel comfortable. Starting pre-made models cost $1,000 on average.

HPFi Nexstep Office Chair

HPFi Nexstep Office Chair

This is one of the cheaper models from a big company, costing about $700 on average. HPFi could be seen as a store for budget office furniture, but this is not necessarily the case, they’re just more used to selling in bulk. This chair comes with the basic ergonomic stuff but has the quality that only decades of experience in the modern furniture industry can provide.

AIS Devens Task Chair Express

AIS Devens Task Chair Express

Another excellent choice that won’t compromise your budget. The Devens task chair also has synchro-tilt technology with a seat slider. It will handle your movements and weight with little to no resistance. Excellent quality materials and lots of configurations for you to choose. Starting price is at $600 on average.

Eames Aluminum Office Chair

Eames Aluminum Office Chair

This is not a dedicated design (though it once was, back in the 1960s). The Eames Aluminum Executive Office chair has been copied by everyone, and there’s a chance you’ve used one before. Good replica retailers like Manhattan Home Design offer you a great rendition for about $400. Not the best, functionally speaking, but top-quality in its design, build, and ergonomic qualities.

Curious for more? Discover how Humanscale has helped us provide office workers in Manhattan a favorable professional environment or read out review of one of the best office chairs in New York: The Humanscale Freedom Office Chair.

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