Anyone using a Porsche Office Chair? - Page 2 - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Notices
991
Sponsored by:

Anyone using a Porsche Office Chair?

 
Old 02-15-2017, 11:31 AM
  #16  
R_Rated
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Where aspirations are natural
Posts: 4,390
Default

Originally Posted by Petza914 View Post
Looks funny in a car though
right at home in an old lincoln
R_Rated is offline  
Old 02-15-2017, 02:27 PM
  #17  
kayjh
User
 
kayjh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 763
Default

Originally Posted by twk63 View Post
I have one as well, purchased for $4,500 new off ebay. I love it and as far as I (and my back) are concerned, it was well worth the money.
Does it have the power memory package?
kayjh is offline  
Old 02-15-2017, 02:52 PM
  #18  
77tony
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
77tony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: TucsonAZ/WlfdCT
Posts: 7,621
Default

Paul of: http://www.designpaulchampagne.com/928Seats.html made this 928 sport seat in lazered pascha for a friend a few years back. Even incorporated the pop up armrests. T
Attached Images  
77tony is offline  
Old 02-15-2017, 07:30 PM
  #19  
john45in
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: just west of Cincinnati
Posts: 193
Default

Can you get a Porsche seat heated and ventilated?
john45in is offline  
Old 02-15-2017, 07:52 PM
  #20  
mwjackson92
User
 
mwjackson92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 68
Default

$5000 for an office chair.. some of you guys have a lot of $$$ sitting around!
mwjackson92 is offline  
Old 02-15-2017, 08:31 PM
  #21  
weespeed
User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 44
Default

I use Herman Miller and love it. Not sure the Porsche chair would be more comfortable.
weespeed is online now  
Old 02-15-2017, 09:35 PM
  #22  
kayjh
User
 
kayjh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 763
Default

Originally Posted by mwjackson92 View Post
$5000 for an office chair.. some of you guys have a lot of $$$ sitting around!
"Sitting around" - was that a pun?
kayjh is offline  
Old 02-15-2017, 09:51 PM
  #23  
Joe Lapin
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Joe Lapin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Montreal
Posts: 306
Default ****** ALERT!

A Recaro car seat on a rolling base is a farce, suitable for enjoying a cigar and a Scotch, while viewing one's car in the garage!
Bad idea!

As an industrial designer I am familiar with the market of ergonomic office chairs.

Look at the offerings from Steelcase and Herman Miller.
These are highly evolved, superior products designed by experts.

I have used a Steelcase Leap for 15 years, and it is still in excellent condition. So is my spine!

Get a REAL chair, and save your back.

http://store.steelcase.com/seating/office-chairs/leap
Joe Lapin is offline  
Old 02-15-2017, 09:56 PM
  #24  
Homeles
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Homeles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: SC
Posts: 1,371
Default

Friend of mine went to dcautomotive. They're the largest recycler of porsche parts in the US. Picked out a couple of seats, installed them on old office chair frames. They look great.
Homeles is offline  
Old 02-15-2017, 11:54 PM
  #25  
JustBud
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
JustBud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,747
Default

My office chair, it's beyond comfortable.

http://store.hermanmiller.com/Produc...FQm5wAodGIMBmA
JustBud is offline  
Old 02-15-2017, 11:57 PM
  #26  
ipse dixit
Super User
 
ipse dixit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,296
Default

Originally Posted by enzom View Post
Anyone using a Porsche Office Chair?
Only when driving my 911.
ipse dixit is offline  
Old 02-16-2017, 03:49 AM
  #27  
RickIrons
User
 
RickIrons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
Posts: 83
Default

I thought about getting one and it is very nice but I got an Interstuhl Silver instead. https://www.interstuhl.com/silver/en#1
I find it nicer looking and more comfortable.
RickIrons is offline  
Old 02-16-2017, 07:22 AM
  #28  
ibmiked
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
ibmiked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: My garage, where else?
Posts: 614
Default

Mike at Vintage Seats can help. They manufacture the best-in-business reproduction Recaro sport seats for vintage 911s. They can build a beautiful office chair for much, much less than the prices being discussed here. Don't quote me, but I believe they are well below $2k each and are supremely comfortable.

[email protected]

ibmiked is offline  
Old 02-24-2017, 10:20 PM
  #29  
Petza914
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Petza914's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Clemson, SC
Posts: 9,950
Default

Well, I sold the pair of 928 12-way seats I was using one of as my office chairs, so picked up a 997 GT3 version to replace it. Not quite as cool since only the backrest is powered, but I find the 997 Sport seats to be the most comfortable Porsche seat and why I have those in both my 997 and 928, and now my office. Here's the updated look.





Petza914 is offline  
Old 02-24-2017, 10:59 PM
  #30  
kwikit356
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
kwikit356's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Eastern Massachusetts
Posts: 265
Default

Right after I bought my 991 I happened to see the "chair" at the dealership. I made a mental note to think about it, as the price looked quite fair. The next time I was there I sat in it to try it out, when I got up I looked at the price tag. Holy s**t, I had thought it said $495.00. Finally able to see the numbers clearly I was just happy to escape.

I have a long history with office chairs: many years ago I was standing behind my desk, talking with my former wife. I don't recall the details of the call, but she hung up on me while I was talking, as was her wont. I was so p***ed off that I threw the phone as hard as I could toward the wall. I had neglected to remember that I had recently had the base attached to the wall next to my desk, to save space. Somewhere, near the end of the phone's outbound trajectory, I must have had some slow realization that this object (which had a tightly coiled cord) was going to come back my way. Like and old man attempting to get out of the way of a head-seeking fastball, I began to duck and twist to the left in an effort to avoid what damn sure seemed to be an accelerating object that appeared to have some kind of crude homing device. Alas, I was too slow; the heavy handset hit me between the eyes, thankfully just above my nose. It knocked me off balance, whereupon I landed off-center in my high-backed leather office chair. The chair, not that stable to begin with, tipped me smartly backwards at such an angle that I was upside-down with my head wedged into a tight corner of a wall and a built-in bookcase, still tightly sitting upside-down in the chair with my legs thrashing somewhere above my desk. It actually took me a while to get out of this position. I have been a great deal more careful with rolling chairs ever since. Of course, I never said a word to my wife.
kwikit356 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Anyone using a Porsche Office Chair?


Contact Us About Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: