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This Viral Amazon Desk Chair Is TikTok

Jun 16, 2023

Crisscross applesauce.

Updated Aug 21, 2023 8:26 AM

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The end of August signifies the swan song of out-of-office messages and Summer Fridays. Work Week is our one-stop-shopping cluster dedicated to feeling good about getting back into a routine—whether that’s working from home, the office, or a classroom. We’ve got the snazzy task lamps, new desks, and sharp organization tools to help.

When is the last time you heard someone wax poetic about an office chair? If you partake in TikTok, it was likely today. The social media platform catapulted this armless desk chair from unassuming Amazon furniture to viral video sensation. Not only has it amassed millions of views and a stack of pretty compelling customer reviews, but it sold out several times over and consistently counts itself among the ranks of Domino readers’ most purchased products. Luckily the buttery faux leather version is back in stock—and, what’s more, so is its under-$100, channel-tufted counterpart.So what’s the catch? To start, all kinds of buyers rave that it’s everything from “super-comfortable” to “very comfortable” to “really comfortable.” But the main selling point is that you can sit cross-legged—or, as some reviewers call it, “crisscross applesauce”—in the oversize seat thanks to the design’s lack of bulky armrests.

“I can crisscross my legs easily to relieve the pressure in my hips, which is life-changing if you’re chained to your desk sitting in meetings all day,” one reviewer writes. On top of that, the faux leather is easy to care for and “feels like butter.” Shoppers also argue that the neutral tone gives more “real furniture” than “corporate office” vibes. If a tweedlike fabric is more your thing, the 20% off channel-tufted version is not short on praise, touting more than 400 reviews deeming it “expensive-looking” and the “best office chair ever.”

There are other features we appreciate, too: The seat is roomy at 25.5 inches; there’s a weight capacity of up to 300 pounds; and it has more than 5 inches of adjustable height. While the chair rotates, it’s worth noting that it doesn’t have wheels—which shouldn’t be a problem if you work from home, because (let’s be honest) there’s nobody to wheel yourself over to. At $220, it’s not a typical quick thrill from Amazon, but we consider it inexpensive compared to most ergonomic office chairs. Just think of it this way: With all that newfound productivity, you’ll be up for a raise in no time (so basically, it makes you money).