Guaranteed to improve your office performance. Sort of.
Mercedes-AMG has unveiled one of its lightest yet slowest products ever. It's an office chair, and it's based on the AMG Performance seat that you can get in a roadgoing AMG product. The Mercedes-AMG ONE has bespoke seats that are fixed directly to the tub, so these are more like the seats that you'd find in something like the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 - as shown in the preview video. Nevertheless, they're very sexy, with black ARTICO artificial leather and DINAMICA microfiber (the same materials from AMG's cars) contrasted with red stitching, red accent lines, and a touch of either silver or satin black metal. And much like the seats you can get in a car, these are adjustable in many ways.
The armrests have adjustable height and width settings, with a pivoted armrest pad. As in road cars, the seat is well bolstered and even boasts an extendable leg rest. Finally, the base of the chair is height-adjustable too. While we can see what appear to be adjusters for backrest and seat angle, AMG has not mentioned anything about these, so consider those round bits on the side of the seat as embellishments.
The AMG Office Chair is exclusive, too, with the first 50 units reserved for Private Lounge members. We assume that Mercedes will offer the furniture to us regular folk later down the line, but as of now, we have no idea what one of these will cost.
Mercedes-AMG is not the first automaker to make car-themed furniture and not the first to do so for the office environment either. We've seen BMW make a gaming chair with climate control and massage functions, and Porsche has created office chairs too. We've even seen third parties create furniture styled after Ferrari and Bentley seats and, more recently, chairs meant to look like those in the original Ford Bronco. Others have taken old seats directly from scrapped cars to make cool furniture for their homes, and if you ask us, this is the best way. Don't spend thousands on an AMG-branded office chair - head to a junkyard and find something to convert into a one-of-a-kind art piece.