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MARKUS Office chair, Vissle dark grey

Price £ 179

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This ergonomic office chair keeps you comfy and focused with features like a manually adjustable tilt tension, and head-/armrests to help relax the muscles in your neck and back. 10 year guarantee.

Article Number302.611.52

Product details

10 year guarantee. Read about the terms in the guarantee brochure.

Suitable for business use.

This ergonomic office chair has lots of functions that allow you to easily adapt the chair to your body.

Height-adjustable seat allows you to adjust the height so that back and legs are at a 90° angle.

Synchronised tilt mechanism allows the chair to move with you. The backrest moves more than the seat when you lean back, so torso/hips open up. This improves circulation and keeps energy levels up.

As you recline, the synchronised tilt mechanism allows feet to stay on the floor while your gaze remains straight ahead. Your chest stretches without adding pressure on thighs, improving circulation.

This swivel chair has adjustable tilt tension that allows you to adjust the resistance to suit your movements and weight.

To adjust the tilt tension, turn the knob under the seat to increase or decrease the resistance.

The high backrest and the curved shape of the chair, provide good lower back support and prevent your back from getting tired. You sit comfortably, longer and with a relaxed posture.

The shape of the armrests provides good support and helps you find a good sitting position.

The mesh material of the backrest lets air through to your back during long sitting periods.

A safety function locks the castors when no one is sitting in the chair and keeps it securely in place when you stand up.

The castors are designed to provide ease of movement and maneuverability on both carpeted and hard floors as well as on uneven surfaces.


Henrik Preutz

  • May be completed with KOLON floor protector.

    Adjustable seat height.

    Manual tilt tension.

    Tilt mechanism.

    Synchronised tilt mechanism.

    Tilt lock.

    Lumbar support.

  • Material
    Plastic part:
    Polypropylene plastic, Polyethylene plastic
    Back frame/ Armrest frame/ Back bar:
    Steel, Epoxy/polyester powder coating
    Armrest pad:
    Polypropylene plastic
    Polyurethane foam 35 kg/cu.m.
    Seat frame:
    Layer-glued wood veneer
    Star base:
    Aluminium, Epoxy/polyester powder coating
    73% polyester (min. 90% recycled), 20% modacrylic, 7% cotton
    73% polyester, 20% modacrylic, 7% cotton
    Supporting fabric:
    100% polyester
    Fixed cover

    Light stains can be removed with textile cleaner or a sponge damped in water or a mild soapy solution.


    Wipe clean with a mild soapy solution.

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

  • 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.


Tested for: 110 kg

Width: 62 cm

Depth: 60 cm

Min. height: 129 cm

Max. height: 140 cm

Seat width: 53 cm

Seat depth: 47 cm

Min. seat height: 46 cm

Max. seat height: 57 cm

  • MARKUSArticle Number302.611.52

    Width: 59 cm

    Height: 23 cm

    Length: 98 cm

    Weight: 21.97 kg

    Package(s): 1

Comfortable, but creaks and rattles a lotVerified ReviewerI had the previous leather one, after 8 years of good service it was getting very loud so I went for this one. This one has a loose zip in the headrest, which is inaccessible so it rattles all the time whenever you move around. It creaks a lot more than the prior one did when it was new, and costs a lot more than the leather one did. I reported these issues to IKEA, they sent me another one and it was just as bad (or worse). On the plus side it is comfortable, it looks nice, and it's fairly easy to put together even on your own.1
Poor quality foamVerified ReviewerVery poor quality foam used. Sagging after just a 3 months of occasional use. Managed to get it replaced under warranty. New one lasted 4 months only.1
Good chairVerified ReviewerBut it clicks a lot. Probably shouldn't have got ex-display4
Comfortable chair, but.......Verified ReviewerReluctantly I had to replace my old Ikea office chair which was the most comfortable chair in the house. I chose this model which is very comfortable. However, the arms are not adjustable and seem to be just at the same height as my desk. Consequently, if I am not square on to my desk, as I pull the chair closer to the desk I keep nipping my arm between the chair and the desk. Because I invariably sit side-on to my desk I now have bruises on my arm. I don't really want to remove the arms of the chair, but I will have to find a way to prevent my arm from getting caught between desk and chair. I did not have this problem with my old chair.4
Could be a little cheaperVerified ReviewerCould be a little cheaper but otherwise it's a decent office type chair4
Not worth the moneyVerified Reviewer6 months working from home this chair is already flat and uncomfortable. My cheap £80 chair from amazon before this lasted longer. Also, the arms on this chair are AWFUL. Who thought rough, rubber armwrests were a good idea? They are uncomfortable and extended chair use if you want to rest your arms you will get sore skin. There's nothing redeeming about this chair at all, absolute waste of money. You will get more value from buying two cheap chairs less than 100 pounds, or just spend a little more for a leather office chair somewhere else. It was easy to build but that doesn't make it worth it, I would rather have a chair that is horrible to asssemble but actually lasts more than a few months.1
Arms will not fit under desk. Annoying noise when back locked.Verified ReviewerI purchased this under recommendation and was very disappointed in it. - Firstly, the arms do not fit under any of our desks. This means that not only can we not "park" the chair without first lowering it as low as it can go, it also means that you cannot sit close enough to the desk when working which causes arm strain. I have removed the arms which is not ideal as this can also cause strain but am looking into a solution to the problem. - The other problem is that when the back is locked into a position, sitting back in the chair causes an annoying "clunk". This can only be solved by leaving the back unlocked. - The headrest could be adjustable. It is causing neck pain as it could do with being a bit lower as it seems to be set for somebody that would be around 182cm tall. + I cannot fault the build quality for the money.2
Display PieceVerified ReviewerIt's a fantastic chair but I got displayed one on discount rate. Returned back to Ikea as it wasn't in good condition.3
Stylish & ComfortableVerified ReviewerA great chair offering style & comfort the only drawback is if you are a light weight person, it is hard to adjust the rake angle.5
Homeworking ChairVerified ReviewerFinally back In stock, I can now work from home in better comfort5
Only criticism is lumbar supportVerified ReviewerOnly criticism is lumbar support is not adjustable4
Bit overpriced but comfortable. TheVerified ReviewerBit overpriced but comfortable. The recline can be set in place which has to be the best feature. The chair backrest left black marks on my wall.4
Comfortable gamingVerified ReviewerBrought for my son who spends many hours in this chair. A good value office chair that keeps a gaming teenager happy. No more bad backs and comfy enough to recline in and watch TV.5
Chair heightVerified ReviewerThe chair height would not go high enough to fit the desk, so rather than return the made up chair, I had to invest in a cushion so that the typing height was correct.2
I bought this for myVerified ReviewerI bought this for my son, cloth version. He thinks it’s super comfy. Really pleased.5
OkVerified ReviewerOk5
Outstanding chairVerified ReviewerAbsolutely love this chair and a dream to assemble with only eleven bolts.Do yourself a favour and invest in this product.5
Super super comfy.Verified ReviewerSuper super comfy.5
Huge amounts of back painVerified ReviewerThis chair doesn't actually allow you to sit straight upwards, even after large amounts of adjustments it causes you to have to either tilt back or slouch forward to reach the desk. I'm an average height woman (5'7) and this caused me huge back pain due to the depth of the seat and the backward tilt of the chair.1
Verified ReviewerI bought this to assist me with working at home and after reading many reviews for a decent chair at a reasonable price I settled with this. Assembly was easy only taking a few minutes. Construction is good, components are metallic rather than plastic so it feels sturdier than others I have used. I am using this chair every day for around 8 hours and have had no issues with comfort. The high back gives good support whilst being cool due to the mesh, the lumbar support is good but would be better if it was adjustable height as for me it seems a little high.4
MARKUS Office chair, Vissle dark grey

Our take on polyester

Polyester is a durable, wrinkle-resistant and easy-care material that is ideal for many home furnishing products like rugs, pillows, quilts and cushions. The downside to virgin polyester is that it is made from oil, coal or natural gas. This means that when we use virgin polyester, we are exhausting the planet’s natural resources. Our response to this, is to replace all virgin polyester with recycled in our products. In 2020, we achieved the milestone of replacing 79% of the virgin polyester used in IKEA textile products and will accelerate the transformation towards the aim of only using recycled polyester throughout the product range where polyester is used.

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 customised 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 a 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 10-15 cm 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 for example focusing on paperwork. General lighting provides a uniform light through the whole room. Mood lighting provides a cosy 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 EN stands for European Norm. These standards are recognised 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 organisations 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 office chairs 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 office 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 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 hardwearing, 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, hard wearing and protects it from moisture and scratches. Board on frame – A wooden board or fibre 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 hardwearing 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 moulded and is made from oil or natural gas but also from plants. There are two categories of plastics: thermosplastics that can be heated, moulded 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 fibre that is moulded 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.

Virgin vs recycled polyester

Originally, all polyester was made from oil-based raw materials which are not renewable but we are switching to only using recycled polyester. The good thing is that polyester can be recycled over and over, without negatively affecting the quality of our products. When we make products from recycled polyester, we give a second life to material that is not biodegradable and reduce the amount that may otherwise end up in landfill or the ocean. Instead, PET and other sources of polyester are used to make textiles, storage boxes, kitchen fronts and even lamps. Recycled polyester is just as good as virgin polyester in terms of looks, quality and function, and produces about 50% less in CO2 emissions. And the material is just as clean and safe in every way.

Some challenges with recycled polyester

Recycled polyester makes us less dependent on oil. The amount we convert, is equal to the amount of virgin fossil fuel we eliminate from our polyester raw material (this excludes potential dyeing and other post recycled polyester production treatments). With some exceptions, the challenge is not the conversion of polyester into recycled itself, but to make it available to everyone by keeping it affordable. Buying low environmental impact products often comes with a higher price tag. We want to change that by working to make recycled polyester products more affordable and accessible to the many people.

Only recycled polyester

IKEA is committed to end the dependency on virgin fossil materials and only use renewable or recycled materials by 2030. We are accelerating this movement for polyester in our range and aim to replace all virgin polyester in our textile products with recycled. In 2020, IKEA replaced 79% of the virgin polyester used in IKEA textile products with recycled polyester. In volume, this means we converted 130,000 metric tonnes of recycled polyester, and saved 200,000 tonnes of virign polyester. We haven’t reached our 100% goal yet, but we have come far and overcome many obstacles on the way. These volumes make us a leader in converting to recycled polyester and we hope that our decisions can inspire and motivate whole industries to change.

Responsible sourcing

At IKEA, we demand that all recycled polyester used in IKEA products shall come from recyclers that are compliant with the Global Recycled Standard and traceability is secured to the IKEA product through requirements toward the IKEA Suppliers. By only using recycled polyester that meets the Global Recycled Standards we manage to secure social, environmental and chemical practices at the recycler’s production. We believe that the GRS standard is the best standard on the market today. We work with our partners and textile organisations such as Textile Exchange to further improve standards on recycled materials, including traceability of material beyond the recycling units.


What is polyester?

Polyester is a durable, quick-drying and insulating material that is optimal to use for textiles and as filling in pillows, quilts and furniture. The material is made from crude oil – a limited resource. Since IKEA doesn’t want to contribute to more virgin oil being used, we are now gradually switching to recycled and traceable polyester from sources like PET bottles. What’s nice is that polyester can be recycled over and over, without changing or losing its great qualities.

Function solution

A good day at the office

You both 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 gives the chair a neater form – and reduces the environmental impact of transport, as it makes the chair both flatter and lighter.