In a Nutshell:

The GM Seating Ergolux Executive Chair is a stylish, attractive, comfortable, and amazingly adjustable chair that might be the perfect addition to your home office. Recommended for anyone who can afford one.

Value for the Money
Comfort
Brand Reliability*
Aesthetic Flexibility**

Overall Rating

4/5
* Brand Reliability is a measure of the strength and longevity of the brand, which by extension, is a measure of the level of support you can expect. ** While aesthetics is a matter of taste, Aesthetic Flexibility is a measure of how easily a given design would fit into a wide range of home or office décor schemes.

Benefits

  • Good-looking, well-designed
  • Highly adjustable
  • Reasonably comfortable

Drawbacks

  • Can be uncomfortable at first
  • Modes max supported weight
GM Seating Ergolux Executive Chair
4.0

Recommended For: Anyone who can afford one. A perfect addition to your home office.

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Is aesthetics important to you? Has your quest to find the “right” office chair been frustrating? Are you ready to pull your hair out and give up? 

If you answered yes to any of those questions, read this review carefully before proceeding with your hair extraction plan. 

While the GM Seating Ergolux Executive Chair has limitations, it’s a very good chair and may be precisely the model you’ve been searching for. We reviewed other GM seating office chairs that might suit you better if not.

In the following sections, we’ll explain everything that’s great about it and tell you exactly what its limitations are so you can judge if this is the model that will finally end your search​. Let’s take a closer look if that sounds good to you.

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Key Features of the GM Seating Ergolux Swivel Chair

Elegant and stylish.

Those first words will likely spring to your mind when you first see the GM Seating Ergolux Executive Chair. While it’s a fairly conventional design overall, a couple of flourishes jump out at you immediately.

Right side of the GM Seating Ergolux Swivel Chair

Oddly enough, it might also fill you with a bit of skepticism because although it looks pretty, it also doesn’t look all that comfortable. Fortunately, where this is concerned, first impressions can be misleading, although we will say that sitting in the chair takes some getting used to.  

Expect your body to go through an “adjustment period” if you’re not used to sitting in a chair with strongly implemented ergonomic features.

Chair Specifications

Before we get into all that, though, let’s take a look at the chair’s basic stats:

  • Product Dimensions: 30” x 28” x 40.75” to 46.5”
  • Chair Weight: 45 pounds
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 250 pounds
  • Recline Range: 90 to 135 degrees
  • Seat Height Adjustment Range: 18.9” to 23.25”
  • Seat Width: 20”
  • Seat Depth: 16” to 18”

When you look at these stats, three things jump out at you. First, there’s a lot that’s adjustable about this chair, and the stats above only scratch the surface. Second, the height adjustment range paints this chair as geared toward bigger, taller folks.

Unfortunately, the third thing that jumps out reveals one of the design’s weaknesses. Check out that modest maximum weight limit. Given the height adjustment band, it’s not a good fit with the design, which we found disappointing. On the flip side, it’s one of the chair’s few weaknesses.

Available Colors

One final thing to mention in this section of our GM Seating Ergolux review is that in addition to being an aesthetically pleasing design, it’s also offered in a modest selection of colors. You can order yours in black, burgundy, or white leather upholstery. 

Black variant of the GM Seating Ergolux Gaming Office Chair
Black
Burgundy variant of the GM Seating Ergolux Genuine Leather Executive Hi Swivel Chair
Burgundy
Cream White variant of the GM Seating Ergolux Executive Chair
Cream White

Leather Upholstery

Given the chair’s price, it should also be noted that it is made of high-quality grain leather, not cheap bonded leather, making it much longer-lasting and better able to withstand heavy daily use.

Adjustability and Comfort

Let’s start with comfort. We said at the start that the GM Seating Ergolux Swivel Chair doesn’t look all that comfortable. It is, but sitting in it does take a bit of getting used to. You’ll find the chair reasonably well-padded, but the angle of the seat and the exceptionally well-implemented ergonomic features make it a bit of a harsh mistress. 

This isn’t a chair that will let you get away with slouching. You’re going to sit properly, and if you’re not used to that, you’ll probably experience discomfort until you get used to it. That’s a good thing, but it may not feel like it for the first two days you use it.

Illustration on how to operate the adjustments of the GM Seating Ergolux Executive Chair

The Ergolux’s adjustability, though, is where the model truly shines.  Just about every aspect of the chair is adjustable, which puts it on par with the best of the top-tier office chairs on the market today, and it’s offered for significantly less money. Starting from the top, let’s take a closer look at everything you can tweak on this model:

  • The padded headrest is fully articulated. You can shift the chair’s angle and move it up, down, forward, and backward for an optimal fit and maximum comfort.
  • You can’t help but notice the “cutout” in the seatback. This ingenious design makes the lumbar support highly adjustable, allowing you to customize it to your taste.
  • Although the armrests aren’t ergonomically designed, they are incredibly adjustable. You can change the angle, shifting them 45 degrees in either direction. You can also move them forward by up to three inches and adjust their height.
  • The seat height can, of course, also be adjusted, as can the tilt tension.
  • Finally, this is a true rarity among office chairs, typically only found in the most expensive chairs, so the seat depth can be adjusted to taste.

Ergonomic Features

Regarding ergonomic features, the Ergolux offers:

  • An ergonomic headrest, which helps alleviate neck pain (click here for more information)
  • Exceptional lumbar support
  • And a sculpted, waterfall-edge style seat, which helps improve the circulation of your legs

There are two final things to mention here. First, although the upholstery of the GM Seating Ergolux Gaming Office Chair is genuine grain leather, it’s still leather, which means that if you sit in it for long periods, it will make you sweat.

This chair isn’t optimized for heavy daily use, anyway. Its lightweight construction (evidenced by its lowish maximum supported weight) and leather upholstery make it much better suited for light to moderate daily use. 

Although we readily acknowledge that this is a strong design, this model isn’t the optimal choice if you’re looking for something you can use 8+ hours daily. You can find similar features in our review of office chairs for leg pain and coccyx pain, and for sciatica, click here.

Does Not Come Assembled

As with most office furniture today, the Ergolux High Back does not come assembled. Fortunately, the manufacturer does an exceptional job on this front. When you unpack the box, you’ll find that there are only six pieces to put together, and the process of putting it together will remind you of playing with an Erector Set if you had one of those as a kid.

Side view of the Cream White variant of the GM Seating Ergolux Executive Chair
Back part of the GM Seating Ergolux Executive Chair

It’s straightforward and will take twenty minutes or less, even if you do it solo. The assembly instructions are tucked away in a small pocket on the bottom of the seat, so don’t be alarmed if you miss them the first or even the second time you look for them—they’re there, we promise!

Honestly, this seems small, but it impressed us very much. We wish every company in the business would take their cues from GM Seating. Putting a typical office chair can be a lesson in aggravation. If everybody adopted the approach, customer satisfaction would soar across the board. Kudos to GM Seating for a job that was very well done!

Pros & Cons of the GM Seating Ergolux Executive Chair

We have a complex opinion about the GM Seating Ergolux Genuine Leather Executive Hi Swivel Chair. Yes. It’s a great chair. It’s good-looking, well-designed, reasonably comfortable, and has amazingly well-implemented ergonomic features.

Front view of the Cream white variant of the GM Seating Ergolux Executive Chair

Having said that, two things bother us about the design. First, it’s something of a harsh mistress. One of the most common complaints about the chair, even from people who love it, is that the first few days you’re using it, you’re going to hurt or, at the very least, be uncomfortable.

Even though its ergonomic features are highly adjustable, they’re unforgiving and will force you to adopt good posture whether you want to or not.

Second, we don’t like the mismatch between the height adjustment range and the modest maximum supported weight. It wouldn’t have added much to the cost of the chair to ruggedize the base such that it could support at least three or four hundred pounds, which would have made it capable of accommodating a much broader swath of the market.

Because of the modest weight limit and the height adjustment range geared toward bigger, taller people, the chair is painted into a bit of a corner, making it very much a niche product.  

That’s unfortunate because it’s a great design that only a narrow market segment can enjoy.

GM Seating Ergolux Review Conclusion

We like almost everything about the GM Seating Ergolux Executive Chair, but as mentioned above, it’s a niche product. If you fit into the chair, which means you’re long-legged but light enough that you don’t exceed the modest weight limit, it’s a great choice. While it’s not quite as good as the top-tier offering by Herman Miller or Steelcase, it’s also a fair bit cheaper than those chairs, which makes it a solid value.

Even better, the chair can often be offered at a steep discount, and if you can find it on sale, it becomes a no-brainer purchase. We recommend it but advise potential buyers to take careful measurements to be sure it will fit them well.

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