MARKUS Office chair, Glose black
MARKUS Office chair, Glose black
MARKUS Office chair, Glose black
MARKUS Office chair, Glose black
MARKUS Office chair, Glose black
MARKUS Office chair, Glose black
MARKUS Office chair, Glose black
MARKUS Office chair, Glose black
MARKUS Office chair, Glose black

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 Number001.031.02

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.Please check with your local authorities to make sure that the product complies with any specific requirements for business use.Complies with California TB117-2013 flammability requirements.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.Designer

Henrik Preutz

  • 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
    Plastic part:Polypropylene, Polyethylene
    Main parts:Dyed through top-grain leather with a treated, embossed and pigmented surface
    Coated fabric parts:25 % cotton, 75 % polyester, 100 % polyurethane
    Fabric:100 %polyester
    FrameWipe clean with a mild soapy solution.Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
    Non-removable coverProtect from direct sunlight to prevent drying out.
  • MARKUSOffice chairArticle Number:001.031.02
    Width: 23 ¼ "Height: 9 "Length: 38 ½ "Weight: 48 lb 7 ozPackage(s): 1

Product size

Tested for: 
242 lb 8 oz
24 3/8 "
23 5/8 "
Min. height: 
50 3/4 "
Max. height: 
55 1/8 "
Seat width: 
20 7/8 "
Seat depth: 
18 1/2 "
Min. seat height: 
18 1/8 "
Max. seat height: 
22 1/2 "


Very comfyMelissaVery comfy5
Good QualityNancyGood Quality5
Comfortablecarol a.Comfortable4
It’s my # 4 Marcus.ALEXADRAIt’s my # 4 Marcus. Every family member has own Marcus.5
Comfortable Home Office/Gaming ChairRichardGlad that the MARKUS chair was available and it was easy to assemble with one exception, attaching the chair back to seat was a challenge, but was able to get the chair assembled. The other thing I noticed that the finish on the right-side arm rest had minor damage and will call customer care to address this. Other than that, I am very satisfied with this chair and it is a good value.4
Very good desk chair. EspeciallyKazofeifaVery good desk chair. Especially when you’re working and seating all on it. Good back Support5
Good heightJagsfanMy husband is 6ft 2in tall so it is hard for him to find a chair that is high enough. This chair is perfect and very comfortable.5
Fantastic ChairDogsDadLove, love, love this chair. It’s my second one Bought first years ago for my office & a wheel broke off right when the pandemic closed everything down. I was in agony in my neck & shoulders at work without my chair. We were at Ikea just a few days after reopening to get a new one Worth every penny5
Great ChairkrschillBought is for working at home. It is way more comfortable than the dining room chair I had been using.5
Too Shallow for ComfortMcDutchI’ve had this chair for about two years now and it’s held up pretty well. The three biggest complaints that I have about it likely are irrelevant to most users. I’m a big man. I stand 6’6” and weigh about 260#. If you’re instead 5’5” and 130#, you may not relate to this review. The piston raises the chair to only 20.5”—~2” shy of my comfort zone. The top of the headrest rises only 32” above the seat—again, 4” shy of my comfort zone. Finally, the seat back is only 19” from the leading edge of the seat—a full 5” shy of my comfort zone. Even my wife, who is only 5’4” tall, finds the seat too shallow for comfort. She would prefer a depth of 21-22”. Apart from these fitment issues, the chair has held up well enough. The piston needs replacing, as it’s beginning to lose some height over the course of a week or so. That is, I have to reset it at its zenith about that often. The arms have gotten loose a couple of times but I just tightened them with a screwdriver and then they were good for several months. When I got the chair, it’s wheels wouldn’t roll unless you put your weight on them. Now it scoots around the floor sans occupant. That’s about it. If you can live with these few annoyances—or if you’re less generously proportioned than I—buy one. You may like it. Apart from these fitment issues, th3
So far so good. Only minor complaints.michaelj72I looked at Wirecutter and other places for recommended office chairs andthey were all well over $500. I don't work from home permanently, so just needed a good chair for my home office/desk when I do. This was noted as a good runner up loved by many. Only a few minor nits from me. The bottom cushion is a bit thin and not contoured in anyway. Short term that's not a problem, but long sits will have you find the bottom of the cushion too easily for a permanent chair I think. Also, the lumbar support is sewn inside the back, so there is no way to adjust it. You need it, as the mesh is too thin by itself to provide sufficient support, but for some it could be in the wrong spot and not adjustable. The armrests aren't adjustable, but for me that hasn't turned into an issue. Beyond that, it's built as well as any other chair costing much more that I've used at work (and I've used several including the famed Aeron chair, which I wasn't that honestly impressed with).4
Read The WarrantyDIYor DIEBought two of these in store, on sight, because they were tagged with a sign touting a 10 year warranty, Of course it's limited and only covers moving parts and the frame. That isn't what will wear out on this leather version. After only three years of light use at home, the bonded leather on both, a very thin film, is peeling off. Same as the junk sold at Office Depot for much less. Try the fabric version, if you must have one. Rating for appearance. below. is for the peeling sunburn effect. They looked great at purchase.1
Horrible chairRob5335I tried out the chair in their show room and it was great, when I got this home the material was different but that didn't matter to me. When I sat in it, it was clear it was not the same chair. I can't sit in this for long as it really hurts my lower back. I am average height, the cushion is terrible. I wouldn't advise this chair, not sure how it's so highly rated, it SUCKS.1
RTPsGood value. Only complaint I have is that I wish the armrests were adjustable.4
Good Stuffdrdestruction25It’s a good chair, plenty comfortable, and very stylish. My only complaints are small nitpicks that I don’t care to bother with. Very pleased with my chair.4
Nice chair!ChuckFLLI am used to an ergonomic high back chair at work. This chair is kind of similar. It's fits the ticket. The seat bottom is a right depth, etc...5
Best Chair OverallJimmyworksAfter spending weeks visiting every furniture and office store in Dallas and hours scouring online, I decided to get this chair, and I am super happy with my purchase. Best value, quality and comfort. This thing is a throne. It's one of the few chairs that come all the way up to provide a cushion for your head. Excellent lumbar support and the mesh back is breathable keeping you cool while supporting your entire back. It reclines very easily and can be adjusted based on your weight and can also be locked into any position alone the recline. Seat is very comfy but firm. I usually have issues with my legs falling asleep in computer chairs and I don't have that problem at all with this chair. Legs are also make of solid metal for those worried about quality. This thing is made to last. Improvements they could make is maybe redesigning the arms to allow more space in front of the chair for people who like to cross their legs. I have no problem with putting one leg up under my other leg, but crossing them may be an issue. You could always take off the arms if you don't use them.5
Great office chair for the price!BrianSeattleI wanted to replace at 14 year old office chair I bought at another big box store. I wanted a chair that had designer looks and was comfortable for working on the days I Work From Home. While walking through my local IKEA a month ago, I happened upon this chair (I was shopping for something else) and sat down on it. I fiddled with the up-down lever and the lean-back tension. I found my sweet spot. I bought it and took it home - the setup was very easy and took maybe 15 minutes. The chair is very comfortable and I LOVE that the back of the chair goes above my head. When I'm at home and having a stressful day or meeting, I can lean back and the tall back is a great place to rest my head. Plus, the leather and dark gray make it appear like a designer chair. I had family over for the holiday weekend and several of them sat in this and wanted to know where I got it. I said IkEA! and some of them mentioned that they would go to their local IKEA to get it. Hopefully, the product has legs (in other words, that it stays comfortable for a long time and the padding and up-down-lever works for many years).5
Office ComfortAlways an IKEA CustomerI bought this a few weeks ago and I am so glad I did. This chair is so comfortable. I lost track of time while I was writing my second book. I love it.5
comfortableBAPSVery Comfortable to do work on.5
MARKUS Office chair, Glose black

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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Can take a tough day at work

A chair that is approved for office use fulfils high requirements on ergonomics, stability, strength and durability. We know, because we put the chair through many different tests and tough challenges. For example, we sized the chair according to both European and American measurement requirements, subjected it to heavy loads and tested the endurance of each part - up to 300,000 times. We did all this to make sure it would be comfortable to sit in, safe to use and capable of enduring full-time desk work - for many years.

Function solution

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.

Office chair, Glose black

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