Welcome to WDM’s Chair of the Month review! Each month, we will work from the latest task chairs and share our thoughts.
Work Design Magazine’s Katie Sargent along with the Interiors team at HOK NYC collectively logged 40+ hours working in Kimball’s newest task chair, Eager. Here’s what they experienced.
Meet Eager by Kimball International
The Eager task family of seating is a solution that comes in a variety of arm options, support features, mesh colors and base and frame finishes to fit an array of environments. Its modern silhouette, stylish contours, and ergonomic functionality allow this collection to easily integrate anywhere.
5 Ergonomic Features & Adjustments
Perfectly placed adjustment on the lower right hand side of the chair allows you to increase or decrease tension of the chair’s tilt to match your body weight. At the proper tension, we were able to lean back easily while providing balanced support when reclining.
Also located on the right hand side of the base, you can raise or lower the seat of the chair until our feet could rest flat on the ground which minimized pressure placed under thighs. Pro tip from Kimball: to ensure smooth operations, raise and lower the seat monthly.
With a generous range of 60mm, we could adjust seat depth to a position that best accommodated the lengths of all of our different legs. Doing so reduces pressure behind thighs providing long-term comfort.
This was key. Adjustable armrests helped relieve the strain on the neck and shoulders.
We raised / lowered arms to support forearms and keep shoulders in a neutral posture.
- Key Features: Lumbar support, mesh back, seat cushions feature 3” of molded, CFC-free, urethane foam
- Chair Type: Task chair with conference arm option
- Adjustability: Height & arm rest controls
- Seat Height: Standard sides with casters 16 1/2 – 21 1/8
- Weight Capacity: 275 lbs. – standard
- Customization Options: 4 arm options including armless as well as 2D or 4D; Choice of black or gray frame; Black, gray or aluminum base; A choice of 8 mesh colors
What We Loved Most
Over the course of a month, each of our six reviewers spent as much time as they could working from the Eager chair and their thoughts were unanimous: This is a great everyday chair.
This chair is a great commercial/office-use chair. I would be happy working on this chair every day.
The cushioning on the seat and mesh back were comfortable to sit on for back-to-back Zoom calls. Our reviewers felt supported by the backrest throughout the day and loved being able to easily adjust and recline the chair to their individual liking. The Eager chair’s height adjustability even paired perfectly with one reviewer’s height adjustable desk. The wheels were able to smoothly and seamlessly glide over a variety of surfaces including carpeting, hardwood, and even the tricky edge of a rug.
What our reviewers really loved was the versatility of Eager. The chair features a clean and sleek profile that allows it to easily fit into any space. With a variety of color options for the seat, frame and mesh, Eager can suit any environment.
What the Earth Will Love Most
- It’s PVC free!
- Eager is Indoor Advantage GOLD and level2
Eager to try out the latest seating solution from Kimball?
Eager is only one of the amazing task seating lines offered by Kimball International. You can check out all of their task seating offerings here.
Meet Our Reviewers
Special thanks to HOK :
Tara Roscoe • Selin Gok • Christine Vandover • Yu-Chi Lan • Shira Itzkowitz