In November 2009, I wrote a review the Divoga Bucket Chair I purchased from OfficeMax, and how disappointed I was when it when it began to fall apart after only a few months of use. Since the chair was under warranty, my intention was to return it and get another of the same chair. Unfortunately, it was was discontinued, so they gave me a credit and I had to pick another one.
When I looked around the store, they did not have many chairs in the modern style or white color I was looking for. The closest thing in my price range I could find was the Divoga Managers Chair. The regular price of the chair is $139.99 and it was on sale for $99.00, which was a good price, but it still cost me $25.00 more than the one I returned. While it is not pure white, I chose it for the eggshell color, which was the closest thing to white that I could find, as I needed a light color to match the room it was going into.
The Divoga Managers Chair is stylish and comfortable. It has a faux leather off white seat that is soft to the touch and does not feel like sticky plastic. There is a light pattern imprinted in it so it looks like leather. In my opinion, it is a bit firm to sit on compared to some chairs, so I am not sure it would be comfortable for someone who sits on it for many hours at a time. I use it for an hour or two here and there throughout the day so, for me, it works just fine. The seat sits on a five-leg chrome base with black caster wheels that rotate 360 degrees, so it rolls easily. The armrests are padded in the same faux leather and are attached to the body of the chair with curved chrome pieces, which give it a modern look. The arms are fixed, and not adjustable in anyway, so if you sit in the chair and do not like where the arms are, you are stuck with them. It has a full high back with lumbar support and is well padded. There is pneumatic height adjustment and a swivel tilt with tension control. It's sturdy, well balanced and never feels like it is going to tip over.
It came in a box, unassembled. My husband was able to put it together for me in about 15 minutes. The instructions were clear and easy to follow and I think if he was not home, I could have easily done it myself.
I’ve had it for about a year now and for the most part this Managers Chair is comfortable. I use it at home for both office work and crafting and because it is easily adjustable from 17-3/4" - 20-1/2" H, it works great for both. It's not as wide as the bucket chair was in the seat area, which makes it a little less comfortable for me when I am crafting since I sit with my legs crossed but I can squeeze them in and I have learned to sit like a grown-up, at least some of the time. If I have one complaint about the chair, that would be the design of the armrests. The curved edge that gives the chair its modern look, makes the arms stick a little far forward and makes it a bit hard to get in close to some areas when you have the seat set in a higher position. That part is also not padded so you can the risk of scratching your desk if you scrape against it.
Unlike my bucket chair, this one has held up well with no tears or obvious wear except for a little denting in the seat from me sitting on it. Like the white chair though, it does show dirt easily. It is easy to clean up though with a damp paper towel and for stubborn marks, I use a Magic Eraser on it and that works beautifully to remove them with no damage. For the money, I have been very happy with my new seat.