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Flash Furniture Mid-Back Orange Mesh Desk Chair

Flash Furniture Mid-Back Swivel Task Chair

By In Under $200 On April 23, 2016

The Flash Furniture Mid-Back Orange Mesh Swivel Task Chair is a definite eye-catcher. Its slick curved lines pull your eye around its bold black frame. This chair comes in ten different colors designed to match any modern or contemporary office space. Its variety of colors includes traditional and understated options such as grey or black, bright and fun colors such as lime green, purple, and orange, as well as an elegant white. This mid-priced office chair is not only about style; it is also about function. Let’s take a look at the details of this chair, compare them to some of the other options available on the market today, and see if this may be the right fit for you.

Rock and Roll

Many office chairs allow you to adjust the angle of your seat. You can tilt it backwards (bringing your knees closer to your body) or forwards (forcing you to sit forward in your seat). The Flash Furniture Mesh Task Chair allows you to adjust the seat in this fashion, but also allows you to choose whether or not you would like to lock it into place once it’s adjusted. You can choose to set it in one position, or leave the tensioner loose, allowing you to rock back and forth between positions.

Not only can you rock in this chair, you can also roll. Castor wheels built onto this chair increase the ease of moving about your workspace. You will be able to roll your way across short distances to retrieve documents and items from around your office. Unfortunately, the standard plastic and metal composition of these wheels means that they may have a weight limit. Like anything built of plastic, these wheels may begin to buckle or flatten under pressure. I was unable to find any listed weight restrictions in my research, but you may want to consider contacting the manufacturer for details if this is of concern to you.

Basic Ergonomics

The adjustable ergonomic support offered by Flash Furniture is right on par, if not a step above, what you would expect from a mid-priced office chair. Like many other mid-priced office chairs, this chair features adjustable arm rests, adjustable back height, and adjustable seat height to fit people of many different heights. Being able to adjust these heights separately allows the user to customize this chair to meet his or her needs. For example, I may have a tall torso and long legs, you may have long legs and a short torso; and your co-worker may have short legs and a long torso.

Further comfort can be derived from this chair’s contoured seat cushion, which has been designed to reduce the pain associated with pressure points by offering extra comfort and support to those areas.

Back support is offered by the adjustable chair back as well as its built-in lumbar support. As expected from a mid-priced office chair, you can adjust the angle of the chair back on the Flash Furniture Mesh Task Chair using a paddle. You can also adjust the height of the back using a tensioning knob. The wonderful part about adjusting the back height of this chair is that you are not only altering how high it reaches on your own back, you are adjusting the height of the built-in lumbar support.

Advanced Ergonomics

Lumbar support is very important ergonomic feature. It reduces pressure on spinal discs and allows your back to take a more natural S-shape as you sit for long hours. Most low-priced office chairs neglect to include any type of lumbar support. Many other mid-priced chairs offer lumbar support, but not in an adjustable form. The other great thing about this lumbar support is that it is not simply an extra cushion added to the back of the chair. Instead, it is built into the frame of the chair. The chair’s back is framed in an S-shape designed to resemble the shape of the average person’s back. However, it seems that Flash Furniture is aware that every back is different. Instead of making their lumbar support hard and sturdy, they stretched mesh around a shaped frame. The shape of the frame offers more pressure on the important parts of your back, while the mesh forms to the contours of your back in particular.

The Downsides

Some people who have purchased the Mesh Task Chair have complained about having to assemble the chair themselves. Self-assembly is often required for many pieces of office furniture, but some people prefer to purchase pre-assembled furniture. If you are the type of person who does not have the time or patience for assembling your own chair, you may want to consider another option.

Another downside that consumers have discussed is the feel of the mesh fabric against their skin. Although the mesh is very forgiving and offers extra comfort for your back, it may not feel as nice against your skin. People who have sat at this desk in open-backed shirts or skirts have complained that the mesh is scratchy and does not promote the ventilation it is claimed to offer.


The Flash Furniture Mesh Task Chair offers more adjustable ergonomic support than I would expect from a chair of this price. So long as you do not have any major ergonomic concerns and do not mind assembling it yourself, it appears to be a great find. Unfortunately, this chair is adjustable in height, but not in width. If your body type is wider or narrower than average, you may want to consider a chair with more adjustability in width, to allow for proper ergonomic support. Although it is designed to fit into modern or contemporary offices, the Flash Furniture Mesh Task Chair is sure to bring some artistic flare into any space.

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