Dauphin Basis, BL 1400
This is a task chair with a tall, narrow back and standard seat. Price above does not include armrests. There are various armrest options. The chair evaluated had height and width adjustable armrests. Seat sliding available but also not included in the base cost. Forward and backward tilt available. Padding on the chair is rather firm.
Seat is height adjustable, with backward and forward tilt. Seat sliding mechanism available but also not included in the base cost.
Backrest is height adjustable, with forward and backward tilt.
Various armrest options available that cost extra. On the chair evaluated, armrests were height and width adjustable.
The height adjustment can be either pushed or pulled to raise or lower the chair.
The tilting can be either continuous movement or it can be locked into position. The controls for the backrest and other functions can be a bit confusing and hard to reach. The height adjustment can be either pushed or pulled to raise or lower the chair. The armrests tested were width adjustable by 1.5 inches. There are other armrest options, but they do cost more. The armrest levels are numbered, but when sitting, it’s hard to figure out what level it’s on because they’re covered partially by the armrest itself. The backrest was height adjustable, but the mechanism was awkward to manipulate and it required a lot of force to depress the button. The seat pan was adjustable, but required more than the usual force and agility to move it and is not included in the base model. Overall, it’s a pretty nice adjustable chair.