Haworth Zody Office Chair


I was very reluctant to give up my Aeron but decided to give Haworth's Zody chair a try. It comes with all the bells and whistles you come to expect from high end office chairs but with less of a jaw dropping price tag.

A number of cranks, pulls and buttons create a fully customizable fit—the most innovative being an adjustable lumbar support (above right), developed in association with the Human Performance Institute at Western Michigan University. The arm rests feature pivoting action to offer proper support for mousing or typing, and move vertically and laterally according to arm length and shoulder width (I found the pivoting to be a little loose). The chair is made with 51 percent recycled content and is 98 percent recyclable at the end of its life span. Even better, the Zody chair is made using 100% green energy from wind power. Now our intern is sitting in the Aeron.

The Zody chair is available for $699 from Haworth.