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    Chair for home office

    Hi folks,


    Where can I shop for a good chair for home office at reasonable price not exceeding HKD3,000, preferable not made in China.


    Aeron Chairs sold in POSH, Des Voeux Road Central near Sincere Dept Store are good but too expensive in price.


    Has any folk been visiting Tempur showroom at;
    Tempur Kneeling Chair
    Zenico (Asia) Co. Ltd.
    9/F., Duke Wellington House,
    14-24 Wellington Street,
    Central, Hong Kong.
    ???

    Are chairs for office displayed there?


    Are Duorest chairs/Duorest Ergonomic Chairs displayed in Wanchai Tai Yau Centre, 3/f ? Are Duoback chairs from Korea the same product but not the same manufacture? If YES where can I find the latter's chairs


    Where can I find SITAG chairs in Hong Kong
    http://www.sitag-sitzmoebel.de/


    TIA


    B.R.
    satimis

    Last edited by satimis; 20-01-2009 at 01:00 PM.

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    Office Chair

    Ikea or Franc Franc?


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    I tried out one of these babies and it spoiled me real bad;but have not seen them here

    http://www.isokineticsinc.com/product/gm_6106002rtl

    Pity.


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    Personally I'd say scrimp somewhere else and get the Aeron. It took me ages to decide that I wanted to spend that much money on a chair, but I'm very glad I did.

    Be aware that they come in different sizes depending on your height and weight so make sure you get the right one.

    Last edited by PDLM; 30-01-2009 at 05:16 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kombuchakid:
    I tried out one of these babies and it spoiled me real bad;but have not seen them here

    http://www.isokineticsinc.com/product/gm_6106002rtl

    Pity.
    Hi kombuchakid,


    Amazing, the chair looks like a toy. I never saw it before. It is a multi-function chair


    satimis

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDLM:
    Personally I'd say scrimp somewhere else and get the Aeron. It took me ages to decide that I wanted to spend that much money on a chair, but I'm very glad I did.

    Be aware that they come in different sizes depending on your height and weight so make sure you get the right one.
    Hi PDLM,

    Thanks for your advice.

    Finally I got a Contessa chair in Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong before Chinese New Year holidays. The chair is manufactured by Okamuro, Japan.

    I have been looking at Aeron chairs. Unfortunately they are now manufactured in China. The salesman in the shop did try hard to persuade me turning to Aeron. He explained to me that all components even a piece of screw come from USA with the chairs assembled in China. I have been in industry for prolonged time. No manufacturer will do that stupid way. Not much cost can be saved in such arrangement. Components and/or materials must be supplied locally except one or two major components which can't be sourced in the domestic market will be supplied from overseas.

    Just like at late 1970 and early 1980 when China first opened their door inviting overseas manufactures switching their production to China. They have to bring machines, material and components include screws to China. No overseas manufactures were interested to start production in China at that time.


    B.R.
    satimis
    Last edited by satimis; 30-01-2009 at 10:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCMel:
    Ikea or Franc Franc?
    I focused my searching on;

    Aeron - USA
    Contessa - Japan
    Durorest - Germany
    Duroback - Korea

    and

    SITAG
    http://www.sitag-sitzmoebel.de/


    I found all of them in Hong Kong except SITAG. They are NOT cheap in Hong Kong because the high operation cost such as rental and staff salary. Their export price is NOT expensive.


    The price of the first 2 are of exorbitant high. I have been informed that some multi nation giant corporations can rent that chairs in their Hong Kong office. If it is true their selling price must be of sky high. Otherwise how can they charge high rental.

    The company selling those chairs won't rent them for sure. If I were the owner I'll set up a sister company for office furniture rental business. On their showroom there are many displayed chairs for sale. How can they have so many displayed chairs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by satimis:
    I have been looking at Aeron chairs. Unfortunately they are now manufactured in China.
    I've no idea where mine was made and I really don't care. I certainly don't subscribe to the rather bizarre view held by some that "Made in China" implies automatically that something is bad, and I have some degree of confidence in the quality assurance on manufactured goods provided by respected brand names - that respect is earned and companies won't throw it away lightly. Sony is Sony. Herman Miller is Herman Miller. Apple is Apple. Regardless of where it is made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDLM:
    .... Regardless of where it is made.
    I'm fully aware of the games played by those brand named companies (herein after referred as "brandnamed'') through the bitter lessons absorbed in industry. They are always setting their eyes on lower cost of production to maintain their high profit. First they set their eyes on China now turning to Vietnam, etc. They won't start their production plants in China instead subcontracting the production to local manufacturers in China. Some of the latter are local Chinese and others Hong Kong people. The "brandnamed" squeeze price hard on subcontractors to maintain low cost while keeping high profit. How can the local manufacturers survive? Using lower cost materials for production is the ultimate solution. Then what will be the result ??? Using lower cost material not only succeeds cost saving in material. In parallel it also saves fabrication cost, easier to manufacture particularly metal.
    Last edited by satimis; 31-01-2009 at 11:15 AM.