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Ignition Chair

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There are 4 options for arms on the Ignition Chair: None, Fixed, Width and Height Adjustable, and the most popular Height, Width and Depth Adjustable.

No Arms: You get the idea.

Fixed Arms: With 20" between fixed arms you have lots of room. Shaped like a boomerang fixed arms do not adjust and are shown below.

Height and Width Adjustable Arms: These are pretty good. They move up/down and left/right and you get 17"-19.5" between the arms to work with. 

Height, Width and Depth Adjustable Arms: These are even better. They move up/down, left/right, forward/back and you also get 17"-19.5" between the arms to work with. 
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Back Adjustments

There are 3 options for back adjustments on the Ignition Chair: Standard Tilt, Synchronized Tilt and Synchronized Tilt with Back Angle Adjustment. Regardless of which you select your new chair will have the ability to adjust the tension when you lean back, tilt lock (prevent the chair from leaning back) and adjust the height of the back, which puts the lumbar region of the back where you need it.

Standard Tilt: Very basic. The pivot point for tilting is directly above the center of the chair base and reclines at a 1 to 1 ratio, meaning the angle of the seat and back are the same. Also, the tilt tension knob is located under the front of the seat, not on the side of the chair where it would be easer to adjust.

Synchronized Tilt: The pivot point for tilting is still in the same spot but the back reclines at a 2 to 1 ratio to seat angle. It allows you to recline while keeping the seat cushion relatively parallel to the floor. The tilt tension knob is conveniently located on the right side of the chair.

Synchro-Tilt and Back Angle Adjustment: The back angle adjustment is very unique and many people buy this chair because of it. What it does is allow you to lock the back in an infinite number of positions and remain leaned back even when you go to lean forward. All else is the same as Synchronized Tilt.

Please note: folks that opt for the standard tilt end up exchanging their chair for one with the upgraded tilt more times than you would imagine. It is the #1 reason for return/exchange on office chairs. When in doubt, choose these better options as you can't add them later.
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Ignition Work Chair, Mid-Back with Mesh Back
by HON

Ignition Chair with Black Base and Arms

The Ignition chair fits every body type from the 5th to the 95th percentile, and easily delivers personalized support with simple-to-use adjustments. Whether you're the only user or you have multiple people sharing the chair, the Ignition chair is ready to perform.

This mid-back version of the Ignition Chair is the ideal size for a wide variety of users, with a comfortable, supportive back height that can fit short, medium and tall frames. Other features of the Ignition Mid-Back Work Chair include:

Control Options

  • Swivel-Tilt: perfect for those up and down throughout the day, the combined 360 swivel/tilt allows for smooth recline that helps keep everything within reach.
  • Synchro-Tilt: offering relaxing support, Synchro-tilt reclines at a 2-to-1 ratio, helping the seat stay level to the floor, and provides the user who spends most of their days at a desk with a comfortable recline
  • Synchro-Tilt with Back Angle Adjustment Option: designed for those who spend long hours sitting, the Synchro-tilt with back angle adjustment provides maximum adjustability by offering a 2-to-1 seat to back tilt with an independent back angle adjustment.
  • Back Height Adjustment: whether sitting at your desk for long hours or constantly coming and going, get proper back support with our adjustable back height. With six vertical positions, you can easily place our helpful lumbar support in the best location for your needs.

Arm Options

  • Armless: perfect for those that prefer the most freedom moving around, or have a very low-height desk that isn't conducive to chair arms.
  • Fixed Arms: ideal for those who need arm support every now and then, but don't want to fuss with adjustments.
  • Height & Width T-Arm: adapting to your individual needs, height- and width-adjustable arms provide customizable support throughout the day.
  • Fixed C-Arm: made for short periods of sitting, the fixed C-Arm option provides a distinguished look and comfortable support for individuals who are always on the move. Available in black or polished aluminum, matching your choice of base color.

Back Upholstery

  • Upholstered Back: classic and coordinated, this option matches your choice of seat upholstery.
  • Mesh Back: light and airy, the mesh back option provides breathable support throughout the day while adding a hint of style to the mix.

Materials & Measurements


Mid-Back Work Chair
Overall: 46" h x 27.5" w x 39.5" d
Seat: 20" w x 17-19" d
Back: 22.5-25.5" h x 18.5" w
Width Between Arms: 17-19.5" w
Height, Seat to Floor: 17.5-22" h
Usable Seat Depth: 16.25-18.25" d
Shipping Weight: 52lb (Mesh Back), 58lb (Upholstered Back)

Mid-Back Work Chair with Back Angle Adjustment
Overall: 48" h x 27.5" w x 42.5" d
Seat: 20" w x 17-19" d
Back: 23-26" h x 18.5" w
Width Between Arms: 17-19.5" w
Height, Seat to Floor: 17.5-22" h
Usable Seat Depth: 15.25-17.25" d
Shipping Weight: 58lb (Mesh Back), 63lb (Upholstered Back)

About the Manufacturer

HON Office Furniture
Inspired by practicality and invested in understanding the needs of its customers, The HON Company strives to establish meaningful connections resulting in product solutions and customer support that exceed market demands. As a leading designer and manufacturer of workplace furniture including chairs, storage, panel systems, tables and desks, HON's commitment to serving its customers is rooted in reliable performance and a member culture that is approachable, confident, smart and ready to serve. Headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, The HON Company has numerous manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout the United States, and markets its products through a nationwide network of loyal dealers and retailers. The HON Company is an operating company of HNI Corporation.

Design Story

The Ignition Chair from HON is one of their flagship office chair products. It's comfortable, ergonomic, stylish, customizable, and utterly unique. Mixing classic forms and style with contemporary body science and the latest in fabrics and materials, this is a chair for the 21st century office.

When the designers at HON sat down to build the next generation of office chairs, they had a set of ideas to work from. They wanted to make a chair that could truly be for everyone - a chair that could seat all comers and make them all equally comfortable. Gone are the days when office chairs were made for a specific size and then marketed to all. The Ignition Chair is built to comfortably and ably support all body types, from the 5th percentile to the 95th.

No matter who you are or where you work, the Ignition Chair is for you. They also wanted to build a chair that was as attractive and iconic as any classic chair, yet maintained the science-driven forward thinking of the modern performance chair. The elegant mesh back of the chair is reminiscent of mid-century furniture like the Eames Aluminum Group Chairs - but with an added dash of ergonomic know-how and precise craftsmanship, this chair is supremely comfortable as well as supremely stylish. They also wanted to build a chair that was adjustable and customizable - after all, who knows better than the user the most comfortable ways for them to sit, to work, and to move? That's why they added a raft of control features, all easily controlled through a series of discrete levers and knobs on the side of the chair.

Another priority was to keep the price point on the chair low - a chair as revolutionary as the Ignition Chair isn't meant only for corner offices. This is a chair for everyone, and the affordable price point is also one of its biggest and most impressive selling points.

To sum up - the Ignition Chair is an affordable, personalized, ergonomic, adaptable, flexible, beautiful office chair. What more could you want?

The Ignition Chair pictured above is the mid-back version, which is a good one-size-fits-all setting for the back of the chair. You can, as always, customize the product to better fit your personal needs.


Executive, conference, work and task chairs. Task stools. Guest and lounge seating. Address the needs of your entire office with one stylish, affordable seating solution platform that's easy to add to you as your needs grow. That's the beauty of Ignition -- it fits who you are, how you work, and where you work. Today and tomorrow.

Shipping & Delivery

The HON Ignition Chair ships via standard ground shipping and delivery within the contiguous 48 United States. For additional shipping and delivery options, please give us a call at 888-467-6278.


The HON Ignition chair is warranted to support users weighing up to 300 lbs., and is covered by HON's limited lifetime warranty. HON promises to repair or replace any product or component that is defective in material or workmanship for as long as the original purchaser owns it.

For assistance filing a warranty claim, please give our customer service folks a call at 888-762-7841.