MARKUS Office chair, Vissle dark gray
MARKUS Office chair, Vissle dark gray
MARKUS Office chair, Vissle dark gray
MARKUS Office chair, Vissle dark gray
MARKUS Office chair, Vissle dark gray
MARKUS Office chair, Vissle dark gray
MARKUS Office chair, Vissle dark gray
MARKUS Office chair, Vissle dark gray
MARKUS Office chair, Vissle dark gray

Adjust the height and angle of this chair so your work day feels comfortable. The mesh backrest lets air through so you keep cool even when the workload rises. Built to outlast years of ups and downs.

Article Number902.891.72

Product details

10-year Limited Warranty. Read about the terms in the Limited Warranty brochure.The adjustable and lockable tilt function increases stability and control in different sitting positions.The safety casters have a pressure-sensitive brake mechanism that keeps the chair in place when you stand up, and releases automatically when you sit down.You sit comfortably since the chair is adjustable in height.Your back gets support and extra relief from the built-in lumbar support.The mesh material of the backrest lets air through to your back during long sitting periods.May be used with KOLON floor protector.This chair has been tested for office use and meets the requirements for durability and stability set forth in the following standards: EN 1335 and ANSI/BIFMA x5.1.Complies with California TB117-2013 flammability requirements.Complies with California TB117-2013 flammability requirements.Designer

Henrik Preutz

Article Number902.891.72
  • Plastic part:Polypropylene, Polyethylene
    Total composition:100 % polyester
    Back frame/ Armrest frame/ Back bar:Steel, Epoxy/polyester powder coating
    Armrest pad:Polypropylene
    Foam:Polyurethane foam.
    Seat frame:Layer-glued wood veneer
    Star base:Aluminum, Epoxy/polyester powder coating
    Non-removable coverLight stains can be removed with a textile cleaner or a damp sponge and a mild soapy solution.
    FrameWipe clean with a mild soapy solution.Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  • MARKUSOffice chairArticle no902.891.72
    Width: 23 ¼ " (59 cm)Height: 9 " (23 cm)Length: 38 ½ " (98 cm)Weight: 48 lb 7 oz (21.97 kg)Package(s): 1

Product size

Tested for: 
242 lb 8 oz (110 kg)
24 3/8 " (62 cm)
23 5/8 " (60 cm)
Min. height: 
50 3/4 " (129 cm)
Max. height: 
55 1/8 " (140 cm)
Seat width: 
20 7/8 " (53 cm)
Seat depth: 
18 1/2 " (47 cm)
Min. seat height: 
18 1/8 " (46 cm)
Max. seat height: 
22 1/2 " (57 cm)

Ratings and reviews

Fabulous!VITTORIASuch a price for this quality, it’s fantastic5
Both products v niceANVESHNABoth products v nice5
Markus desk chairAlexandreVery comfortable. Easy to install. Good for the price.5
Good quality, good priceMoon19No wonder it became out of stock quickly. We are satisfied.5
I"m in LOVEmayrammI love my new home office desk chair. Material is soft, look great, price was good, you can lock the reclining, feels very sturdy. Just hope the material lasts and doesn't start peeling...5
Looks great and Easy to AssembleAVJ88This is a great basic office chair if you’re looking for something with a neck rest, this is a good affordable choice. It’s comfy and was easy to assemble. I just wish it had arm adjustment. There are only two recline adjustments too, so not five stars.4
Office chairTannis47exceeded all my expectations, I do suggest thread locker for the back rest screws as it is a little awkward to get at if you need to re tighten them.5
Don"t be fooled by the 10 year warranty...OctellisThe warranty isn't for the things that will actually wear out quickest. I developed a problem with the headrest (flaking/peeling because it's garbage bonded leather...) after 4 years or so and Ikea wouldn't even sell me the part, let alone warranty it. The cushion also had some cracking and whatnot, but I stopped using the chair due to the headrest problems. It did last an okay amount of time, but I should've gone for the cloth version, if anything.2
Great comfortable chairbasma025Very nice, comfortable chair. I use this chair to work from home every day. It's really comfortable and looks nice. Good quality and nice color!5
Okay task chair - wished the arms were adjustableACUnitThe Markus is most of everything you hope for a task chair including a tilt and a height adjust feature, minus one very glaring piece - the lack of adjustable armrest. I have had the opportunity to use this chair now for several weeks due to the world moving to home offices and it is dreadfully uncomfortable. Ikea, if you are reading this, you will have my huge gratitude and five stars, if the designers can find a way to create an adjustable armrest for those of different body types/sizes. It would be amazing if you can make it attach to the current Markus chairs with the two screws, so that even people who have previous purchased a perfectly good chair can just swap out the armrests.3
Perfect ergonomicsAJ_OI am glad we got this chair. It has provided more sitting support than more expensive options from other stores.5
Last 10 Years of Comfort!Ash TorontoI bought this in 2011 and it still works amazing! I have sat on it for over 8 hours at stretch sometimes and the firm base and back support always comforts the body. Great buy!5
Not what it used to beRyan22I previously owned this chair and enjoyed it - purchased a new one recently and the mesh / fabric back makes a loud friction noise with the frame when leaning into the back of the chair. It’s extremely annoying and something you’d expect from a chair that’s been used for 5 years. On my 3rd one now and all 3 have been the exact same, I even waited for new stock to see if it was just a one off thing with their current stock - my old Markus didn’t do this so I’m not sure where the quality went on these but I’m tired of assembling chairs and driving back to Ikea.2
Good office chairIKEA family 74I bought this less than a month and the chair is good but the back is not reclining, so a bit uncomfortable.3
Great for long periods of sitting00Kevin00What this chair is not. It is not a movie-theatre plush experience. It is not a accessories and flashy style. The seat is relatively large, if your legs are hitting the metals sides, you're possibly too large for this chair. What this chair is. It is ergonomic. It is minimalist. It is well thought out for it's price. It's ability to lock in tilt positions make it a game changer in customising your seating position. This chair (for its price) is very affordable and very well thought out for it's price. You can lock the tilting which allows for a somewhat more custom seating position compared to other chairs that never locked like that. Its mesh backing and lower back support behind the mesh have the perfect amount of play that it is comfortable reclined and up straight without compromising your posture. I can actually feel my posture getting better by sitting on this chair. The head rest is relatively comfortable, I haven't experienced any peeling in the last year but I take care of the chair by adding leather conditioner once per month. The seat is somewhat stiff, but it's quite a nice stiffness, it's an acquired taste where it's not super soft like a leather couch, but a professional seat built with ergonomics well thought out in the design. You can sit on this chair for long periods of time without feeling exhausted while in creative thought. The sidearms are a really nice touch with the leather compared to the plastic on the cloth version of this chair. The plastic is cold to the touch and they are not nearly as comfortable as the leather, although I haven't found any issues with peeling, I can see how it could eventually wear out and look ugly. I use this chair more than 10 hours per day and I feel that this was a great value as long as you understand this chair isn't meant to be a plush-soft movie chair experience. This chair is meant for people looking to find an affordable chair that they can easily get use to, sit for long periods of time, a high back chair and improve their overall posture. I recommend this chair to any working professional or can appreciate that you have to somewhat sit properly in this chair to get the benefit out of it. Not recommended to anyone that is going to abuse it with harsh sitting habits. Things they could improve on in this design is maybe quality of material in the head rest and an adjustable lower back. Although they have another similar chair that has an adjustable lower back.5
IKEA MiaReally comfortable chair.4
recline lock paddle stopped locking after 1.5 yearcantstopreclingthe product was given to me brand new as a gift. after 1.5 years the left side lever that locks the recline stopped working. It makes a loud clank sound.1
Works, but only justJ123456Works as an office chair, but it's far from ideal. When locked the chair still rocks slightly back and forth and always rocks slightly side-to-side. The back doesn't quite adjust straight enough to help enforce good posture without also sitting quite far back on the seat.3
Better than 300 to 400 dollar gaming charisdoudoubMy second MARKUS, some much more comfortable than some fancy gaming chairs.5
MARKUS Office chair, Vissle dark gray

Designed for comfort and built to last

Whether we work in an office or at home, many of us spend the majority of the day at a desk. A comfortable workspace is therefore essential for our health and well-being. Since we are all different shapes and sizes, it is important to have office furniture that can be customized to our personal needs. This brochure shows how we make your comfort our priority, and what you can do to achieve the best working environment.

Create the best workspace for you

It’s important to create the most comfortable working environment to suit you. Working for longer periods of time while sitting or standing in a bad or uncomfortable position can cause neck and back injuries as well as other serious health problems. Find out what you can do to create an ergonomic workspace, and learn about the different quality tests we carry out and the materials we use. What’s an ergonomic workspace? Ergonomics is about designing products or environments to make them safe and comfortable for people to use. An ergonomic workspace is one that is customized to your personal needs, allowing you to work in a comfortable and safe way.

Feel good and work better

We want to help you achieve an ergonomic working environment that suits you and promotes good health. This means adjusting the workspace to your needs, adopting an ergonomic position and keeping as mobile as possible. The human body is made to move, so ideally, your workspace should give you the choice of sitting, standing and leaning, allowing you to change positions often. And if you feel good at work, you will work better.

Some tips:

Choosing the right chair, desk, monitor or lamp can help create a comfortable working environment, but it cannot correct bad posture. Make sure you adopt a good posture when sitting or standing for longer periods to avoid injury. Here are some tips on how to create a comfortable workspace.


You should be able to stretch your legs under the table and turn 90° to the left and right for freedom of flexibility. The hips and knees should be at an angle of approx. 95-100° with your feet flat on the floor. HEIGHT Choose a height-adjustable chair. When standing, the highest point of the seat should be just below your knee cap. You should aim for an even distribution of weight. Raise your chair if you feel pressure near the back of your seat, but if you feel pressure near the front of your seat, you should lower your chair. This will improve the circulation of blood and reduce the risk of swelling. SEAT TILT Use the seat tilt to lock a position and to improve your comfort. It will affect the distribution of weight and can provide better stability and support when you need it. A tilt of 5° is recommended.

LUMBAR SUPPORT A chair with lumbar support will relieve the small of your back from tension caused by tiredness. The tilt of the back support should allow you to sit with your upper body slightly reclined (recommended 110°). ARMRESTS Armrests can provide support for the upper part of your forearms, and reduce the stress on your shoulders and back. Make sure that the armrests do not prevent the chair from being drawn close to the desk, nor restrict natural movements. Also keep in mind that soft armrests will be more comfortable for your elbows.


A height-adjustable desk is ideal as it will allow you to change position often. Alternating between sitting and standing will reduce the risk of injury and increase circulation, as well as productivity. The top of your work surface should be elbow height and your elbows should be at a 90° angle when sitting or standing at your desk.


A standing support enables a position between sitting and standing, and is ideal when you have a height adjustable desk. It has the following advantages: Provides freedom of movement for your upper and lower body. Activates and strengthens the core muscles of your body. Gives you an open posture which improves your circulation and metabolic rate.


Make sure your monitor is not placed too close to you. With your chair pulled in and arms stretched in front of you, you should not be able to touch the screen. The monitor should be placed directly in front of you, with the top just below eye level. Placing the monitor too high can cause neck problems. For longer periods at your monitor, make sure your arms and wrists are supported. The keyboard and mouse should be placed around 4-6" from the edge of the desk, so that the wrists are supported, but not too far that your neck and shoulders lean forwards. The monitor should be tilted at 20°-30°, which is an optimal angle for the eyes as well as the neck and shoulders.


To provide ideal lighting you should consider a combination of general lighting, mood lighting and task lighting. A desk lamp is a type of task light that provides a concentrated beam of light over a limited area. This is useful when focusing on paperwork. General lighting provides a uniform light through the whole room. Mood lighting provides a cozy feeling and softens the contrasts between general and task lighting. Place the lamp on your left side if you are right handed to reduce shadows. Computers near a window should be roughly placed at a 90° angle to the window in order to avoid glare.


We test our products for quality, safety and durability to meet international testing standards. We have very tight restrictions on chemicals, and even though certain products meet international standards they might not meet our own higher standards. In that case we will not manufacture those products. Your safety is always our top priority.

International standards

We test that our products are in line with international standards according to or set by EN and ANSI/BIFMA. In addition, IKEA has its own chemical and quality testing. EN stands for European Norm. These standards are recognized throughout Europe and they assure strength, durability and stability. ANSI/BIFMA ANSI is the American National Standards Institute, which creates and oversees norms and standards, and accredits organizations like BIFMA to formulate tests for different sectors. BIFMA, the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association, creates standards for business furniture with the highest safety standards. The professional office furniture from IKEA is tested according to BIFMA’s safety and resistance requirements.

High-quality testing

Tests are carried out in our test labs in Sweden and China in the product development phase. The test methods are the same for home and professional use, but for professional use the products are tested with heavier loads and more cycles.

How we test our office furniture

Desk and desk chairs that are intended for home use are tested to assure they are comfortable, stable, safe and durable. The series of tests we put our desk chairs through are more rigorous to meet the strict requirements on stability, strength and durability. For instance, the chairs are subjected to heavy loads up to about 300 000 times. Desks for home use are subjected to various tests including stability, strength and durability tests. The kinds of tests that are carried out depend upon the design of the desk, and which areas of the desk that are expected to be most exposed to wear and tear. Tests carried out on desks for professional use are stricter than those for home use. Desks that meet those standards will adhere to the following standards: EN 527, ANSI/BIFMA X5, which means we test their stability, durability and safety. For example, we might test the strength of a product by subjecting it to a vertical force of 100 kg for 10 seconds×10 times.

Storage Quality tests are carried out on storage furniture for safety and durability. Different parts including doors, drawers, surfaces and wheels are subjected to different tests. Storage furniture that has been tested for office use meets the following standards: EN 14073 and ANSI/BIFMA × 5.9.


We care about what goes into our products and always aim to use resources in the most efficient way possible. We choose our materials carefully while keeping prices low. Some materials work better for certain furniture depending on its use and design. For example, Melamine is often used in table tops because it has high surface resistance against scratches and marks. Melamine – a paper film with an impregnated print or pattern, which is applied under pressure to a board. The result is a durable, heat-resistant and water-repellent surface which is easy to keep clean. Veneer – thin layers of wood glued on to a board. All IKEA veneer is lacquered which makes it easy to clean, durable and protects it from moisture and scratches. Board on frame – A wooden board or fiber board with a honeycomb filling structure made of recycled paper. It is lightweight yet sturdy, and uses significantly less raw material. Bamboo – stronger and more flexible than most wood. Sustainable fast growing grass that produces twice as much oxygen than tree species.

Solid wood – a renewable, natural material that is durable and every piece is unique with its varying grain. IKEA sources all wood from closely inspected logging and carefully chosen forests. GLOSE leather – a soft yet durable dyed-through grain leather, treated with a protective coating. Easy to look after. Treat with ABSORB leather care set. Plastics - A synthetic or semi-synthetic material that can be molded and is made from oil or natural gas but also from plants. There are two categories of plastics: thermosplastics that can be heated, molded and melted, and thermoset plastics that cannot be remelted. The most commonly used in IKEA are thermoplastis such as polycarbonate and polypropylene. Wood plastic composite WPC – A mixture of wood and fiber that is molded into a form, combining the advantages of the two materials. It is strong and lighter than other plastics, making transportation costs lower and reducing environmental impact. Paint & lacquer powder coating is a process where dry powder paint is applied to a surface, often metal. It is an efficient and environmentally sustainable technique, since there’s little waste of powder and no solvents are used.

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A good day at the office

You work and feel better when you sit comfortably. MARKUS swivel chair is tested for professional office use and therefore meets your requirements for safety, durability and stability. You can easily adjust the chair to suit your body and the built-in lumbar support relieves your back. The airy mesh fabric in the backrest lets air circulate and reduces the environmental impact of transport, as it makes the chair both lighter and more compact.

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