Chair review - the ME100 chair from MDK

The ME100 chair manufactured by MDK Seating, based in Leicestershire is a high back task chair with a large comfortable flex-front seat and a shapely back incorporating a 3-way curve. It has a large number of chair adjustments, a lot of which can be found on other chairs.

The main differing feature on this chair is that is has two seat slides! One is a standard seat slide and the second enables the chair seat to have a movement range of 160mm from the rearmost position to the forward position. This is the widest seat slide adjustment available. A benefit of this is for the chair buyer who has to supply different options of chairs for members of staff within their organisation. This chair boasts that it can supply 95% of the adult population.

(Seat slide is a feature that allows the chair user to move the seat forward or backward to offer improved support to the thighs.)

The chair also has a 'flex-front' seat to lessen pressure under the front of the thighs.

There are also plenty of upholstery personalisation options. The standard upholstered backrest can be supplied with one fabric on the front and a different fabric on the back. Mesh panels can also be applied over the fabric upholstery for a very unique look. Make sure the two go together colourwise!

One the seat, the side panels can be specified in a different fabric to the main body of the seat.

When you have eventually finished with the chair, the manufacturers claim that this chair is 95% recyclable. There is a 5 year warranty on the ME100 chair but over chairs we have had from this manufacturer tend to last a lot longer.

With a dizzying array of options of chair adjustment and upholstery, it can be easy to get carried away when specifying the ME100 chair and watch the price shoot up. But basically, the ME100 is a comfortable, reliable, robust chair that will provide good service for many years. With the amount of chair adjustments available, everyone should be able to get this chair to suit them.

If you would like further information on this chair or any of our chair ranges, please give me, Mark Brown, a call on 0116 251 7741 or email me at