Friday, November 11, 2011

Eco Home: Zuo Modern Eco Office Chair Review

Our new attic finally looks like an office and is perhaps the nicest room in the house. It's also the warmest! Which makes me want to stay here a while in the winter - not great considering the kitchen and all the food are two floors down and my toddler is an avid snacking machine. For some finishing touches we bought a white leather ottoman with a tray table at a local Home Goods and we received the Zuo Modern Eco Office Chair for review. 

There is a lot to love here, aside from the fact that anything new is better than our old office chair that was falling apart and literally peeling. First, as an Interior Designer I certainly appreciate the modern aesthetic and  ergonomic design. It's really sleek, minimalist without being skimpy. Looks and feels rather luxurious. It is not real leather, it's a man made material - hence I guess you can call it vegan (not that I am) and that's why it is the 'Eco' chair. Honestly, I prefer real leather, but I'm really liking this material. It feels and looks very close to the real thing, time will tell how it stands up to daily wear and tear. 

Assembling the chair wasn't an easy task. There were no instructions in the box, thankfully my husband is pretty good at putting things together. I would have needed directions! The second problem we ran into is that it was impossible to keep the white leatherette clean through assembly because my husband had to touch the slightly oily metal parts and got his hands a little soiled. After assembly we were left to figure out how to clean it. The only thing that worked after a few attempts is old fashioned Russian laundry soap (yes, I brought it from overseas several years ago). 

Once my husband sat in the chair and tried it out he forgot all about the inconvenient assembly quirks! He is very picky with office chairs, this one he loved and it fits him perfectly. He is 6'2" and 180 pounds. While it is still comfortable for me, it is on the large side for my 5'2" frame at 100 pounds. Well, being nine months pregnant there isn't anything that can be comfortable right now! It looks perfect in the space, it matches the white ottoman, and completes the look we were trying to achieve. A black office chair just wouldn't look right here. We really wanted everything light since there are no windows. Never mind that we have a toddler and another baby on the way! We'll just have to teach them to take good care of the furniture (and hide the scissors). 

The Zuo Modern Eco Office Chair retails for around $180, it is available through our affiliate Amazonwith free shipping. Certainly not cheap for a chair that is not real leather, but if you're looking for the right aesthetic, this just may be the ticket. They don't just sell office chairs. They have some awesome contemporary furniture for bedrooms, dining rooms, as well as accessories. 

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Disclaimer: I was provided a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are solely my own and your experience may differ.

1 comment:

  1. Looks pretty but yikes for the price and not being real leather.


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