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Review of IKEA Swivel Office Chair Verner

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Verner Swivel Chair, IKEA

Verner Swivel Chair, IKEA

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The Bottom Line

The Verner Office Chair from IKEA is an affordable office chair that might work well for most users. Just don't think of it as a long term solution for your office, as it will probably have to be replaced in a couple of years.


  • Affordable office chair
  • Height adjustable
  • Easy to assemble


  • Not the best chair for long periods of sustained desk work
  • Not suitable for users of above average height or built


  • Two color choices for seat: Black and Silver
  • Black frame
  • Artificial leather cover
  • Artificial Leather composed of 25% cotton, 75% polyester, 80% polyurethane
  • Dimensions: Seat Width 20 1/2 x Depth 18 1/2. Seat Height:16 7/8 - 21 1/4

Guide Review - Review of IKEA Swivel Office Chair Verner

The Verner chair from IKEA is a very affordable swivel office chair at around $59.99. It is reasonably comfortable for a medium sized user, and surprisingly more comfortable than some of IKEA's higher priced chairs such as Jerrik, for instance, which sells for $259.

If you do an online search for the Verner chair, it is often alluded to as being leather. It is not, and strolling in an IKEA store, I noticed that they have put up a sign that says it is artificial leather.

While not the most sleek looking chair, I like the fact that it has arm rests, even though they are not padded because arm rests do make an office chair more comfortable. The chair does provide some back support, but not much neck support. The padding seems comfortable enough, but it does not seem to have enough resilience to stand up to years of heavy use.

While you get two color choices for the seat, silver and black, both chairs have black arm rests and black bases.

Before you buy the Verner chair, consider how heavily it's going to be used, and who will be using it. While the chair is height adjustable, for a heavier and larger user it might not hold up for too long, and be a snug fit. But it is an option if the chair is not going to be used too heavily and a person with a medium or small frame is using it.

If you are looking for an office chair that is in a lower price range and is reasonably comfortable, you might like the Verner swivel office chair from IKEA. But if you are looking for a long term office chair solution or have back problems, you might be better served by looking at used office chairs or recycled office chairs. They might be slightly more expensive, but may be more ergonomically sound and remain comfortable for a longer period of time.

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