4). Korean fabric: The Korean fabric used in Kliig chairs are finer and more comfortable to touch. They are water stain resistant and therefore easier to maintain. Water resistance also mean cooler as your sweat don't get soaked into the foam immediately and form a layer of evaporation. Evaporation cools down the surface of the foam, making your foam seat cooler. Also the foam don't become so smelly. Overall, the Korean fabric we use feel more comfortable, last longer, don't trap dust so easily, feels cooler and is easier to maintain.
Just the fabric alone gives you so many benefits that cheap China chairs don't!
In addition, we have different kinds of fabric texture. If you're very sensitive to fabric texture, let us know and we can show you different kinds of texture to choose from.
5). Korean synthetic leather: If you prefer leather, no sweat. All Kliig chairs can be ordered either in fabric or leather. In Korea, because the synthetic leather is of such good quality, 99% of offices use Korean synthetic leather and not real leather. The premium Korean synthetic leather used in Kliig chairs are maintenace free (real leather needs regular oiling or it will crack) and feels even more comfortable than cheap real leather used in some China chairs. Korean synthetic leather also don't peel off as easily as China synthetic leather. They are superior in quality but also cost more.
6). Korean rocking mechanism: There are many kinds of rocking mechanisms. The rocking mechanism is what connects your chair to the gas spring. Different mechanisms give you different comfort level. A cheap mechanism is not only uncomfortable but also easily broken. All Kliig chairs use Korean mechanisms. Among Kliig chairs, one of the main cost factor is the mechanism used. For e.g. a $200-$300 chair use a different mechanism from a $500-$600 chair. Some people can feel the difference, some can't. For example, the Kliig synchro uses a different mechanism from the lower end models and you can really feel the difference if you like to lean back a lot. If you're just sitting straight, then you may not appreciate a more expensive mechanism. Just make sure the mechanism is good quality and not easily broken.
7). Korean gas springs (hydraulics): The gas spring (hydraulic) is one of the most important component of your chair. If your gas spring (hydraulic) is spoilt, your chair cannot move up and down. Most likely you will throw away your chair even though the chair itself may still be good. Used properly, our made-in-Korea gas springs can last many years. To learn how to keep your gas spring working for many years read our blog here.
If you're not average size, you'd be happy to know that for all our chairs, you can let us know if you want to change the gas springs (hydraulics) to shorter or taller to suit you height. Just let us know when you're buying the chair.
8). Korean legs: Korean legs are not so bulky. The reason is the plastic used is better. Better quality plastic means slimmer and yet stronger legs. For homes, this is especially important as many new homes in Singapore are very small and space is very limited. A bulky office chair has no place in the home.
For this reason, you will find many cheaper chairs using metal chrome legs. There are 2 main problems with metal chrome legs. Firstly, the cheap chrome legs rust easily in Singapore's humidity. Another problem is that the metal legs have a sharp edge (near the wheels). In the office, this is not a problem as you're wearing shoes. But at homes, as you're barefooted/wearing slippers, you can easily cut your toes against the sharp metal edge of these cheap chrome legs.
We have 3 kinds of Korean legs:
a). Compact plastic legs for use in tight places (diameter 58cm). These legs are short and strong and will not break. If used properly, it can hold 110 kg users without any problem.
b). Regular size plastic/nylon legs (diameter 63cm - 68 cm). Our plastic legs are well constructed and the plastic quality is good and will not break easily. If used properly, can hold up to 110 kg users without any problem.
c). Korean metal legs. For use by heavy users (like over 100kg). The metal legs are rounded on the edges and will not cut your toes!
In a nutshell, the Korean legs we use are stronger, more elegantly designed and safer to use.
9). Korean castors(wheels): When it comes to castors (sometimes customers call them "wheels"), Korean castors are far superior than cheaper alternatives. Here are some reasons:
a). Durability: Our Korean castors are heavy duty castors. They have served 24/7 operation like PSA operation rooms, OilTanking operation rooms etc without problems. They are so strong that we don't sell many castors over the years and very few customers ask for after-sales service on our castors(wheels). For e.g. for every 1,000 chairs we sell, we don't even get 10 broken castors.
b). Our castors have a urethane layer. When used in homes, this urethane layer is kind on your parquet or vinyl floor. This urethane layer is also quieter.
c). We have many kinds of castors: We have stoppable castors. These have auto-braking mechanism built in so that when the user of a certain weight sits on it, the castor automatically locks. We can also provide the non-urethane castors (all plastics i.e. all black type). If you aren't worried about scratches on your floor (for e.g. using on carpet/tiles) but you want the castors to move very easily on your floors let us know and we can provide non-urethane castors.
10). Korean profile: The reason we have so many different sizes of chair is because the most comfortable chair is a chair that fit your size and shape. Every body size and shape is different. And a man is different from a woman size. An adult is different from a child. The mistake many people make is to bring their spouse to choose a chair for them. Very often, spouses are very different in build. Another common mistake is for parents to choose the chair for their children. The wise spouse/parent will let their spouse/children choose their own chairs.
Generally, Korean chairs are more suitable for asian sizes than American, European or China chairs that are manufactured for the export market (hence international size and not asian sizes.)
We have 2 broad categories of Korean chairs: those build for Korean domestic market suitable for Singapore average size and those build for export market suitable for extra tall european or big caucasian sizes.
Having the widest range means that you can find a chair that suits your body size or shape!