Many folks I know in the SF area managed to snag themselves a fancy desk chair at fire-sale prices during the dark days of the dot-com bust. If you weren't quite so lucky (that is, if you weren't able to plunder the grisly remains of shattered dreams) or you're just in need of a good new chair, Steelcase has something for you. You enviromental-types who want aggressive use of recycled material, maximum recyclability, and a chair manufacturer who knows when to mention LEED compliance in its brochure may be particularly interested in this chair, called the "Think" (PDF).
According to the Steelcase documentation:
Steelcase Think chairs aren't exactly cheap -- running around $600-$650 -- but that's not significantly more expensive than comparable non-green ergonomic chairs. For those of us who spend a good chunk of the day at a desk, ergonomically-friendly chairs are worth the investment. That the Think is also environmentally-friendly makes it all the more attractive.
Beyond the particular value for those who need a new chair, the Think is also another example of a well-regarded industrial design group taking a green leap. It's great to see Steelcase do this -- but the challenge is to move beyond the specialty niche "green chair." When Steelcase starts making all of its chairs from recycled/easily-recyclable materials, then we'll really applaud.
(Found via Treehugger)