UP TO THE TASK Posted September 15, 2010 by Daniel Ostroff

In their search for the top ten task chairs, the September 2010 DWELL magazine includes the Eames aluminum group chair, originally introduced in 1958.

In their search for the top ten task chairs, the September 2010 DWELL magazine includes the Eames aluminum group chair, originally introduced in 1958.

Here’s the list and what they say about each chair.

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    • Diffrient World
    • Designed by: Niels Diffrient
    • Made by: Humanscale
    • Price: $740

    A fantasia of forgiving mesh, Niels Diffrient’s eponymous chair is an update of the high tech office seat. Always wise to err on the side of caution.

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    • Cachet Chair
    • Designed by: Peter Jon Pearce
    • Made by: Steelcase
    • Price: $419

    Add a bit of prestige to the office with Peter Jon Pearce’s beautifully balanced Cachet chair.

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    • 360 Chair
    • Designed by: Konstantin Grcic
    • Made by: Magis
    • Price: $840.00

    At full-swivel and full-perch, the 360° Chair rewards no slumpers. Get to work!

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    • Generation Chair
    • Designed by: Formway Design
    • Made by: Knoll
    • Price: $777-897

    Generation offers a wide berth and plenty of support. We also dig the groovy color choices, especially lime green.

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    • Worknest Chair
    • Designed by: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
    • Made by: Vitra
    • Price: $1710.00

    The Worknest chair by les freres Bouroullecs does have an avian shape, one that hides its technical bells and whistles behind humble plumage.

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    • Spoon Chair
    • Designed by: Antonio Citterio, Toan Nguyen
    • Made by: Kartell
    • Price: $675

    Sure, you’d rather be spooning in bed, but Kartell’s Spoon Chair offers the at-work support your partner, and flatware, can’t.

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    • SP Chair
    • Designed by: Yasuhiro Nakamura
    • Made by: Itoki Design
    • Price: $1699.00

    Gussying up Japanese corporate boardrooms, the simple, clear lines of Itoki Design’s SP chair should keep you toiling away. The only fear of deflation you need entertain is just before that 3:30 coffee break.

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    Clearly the old standby, this reclining office chair looks, and functions, as well now as ever.

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    • Embody Chair
    • Designed by: Bill Stumpf, Jeff Weber
    • Made by: Herman Miller
    • Price: $1199.00-1399.00

    The tall back and vertebrae-like support of the Embody chair will be sure to keep you in your office and not the chiropractor’s.

    You can read the entire article here.