Seating Inc. Monterey 400 24/7 Big and Tall Task Chair

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When you need a chair that combines elegant styling, heavy-duty construction, and foam cushions that absorb and disperse your energy, the Seating Inc. Monterey 400 24/7 Big and Tall Task Chair is your go-to seat to keep you working.

The Monterey 400 task chair by Seating Inc. delivers the luxury of an executive chair, featuring decorative top-stitching and a fully upholstered back, allowing you to sit comfortably in style all day. The comfort-transforming task chair is ideal for heavier users and 24/7 use, due to the thickly padded, energy-absorbing foam seat that alleviates pressure on your hips and back, letting you work without negative health effects from bad posture while sitting.

Upgrade your office seating with a chair that suits your body with the Monterey 400 24/7 Big and Tall Task Chair.


  • Ratchet height-adjustable back
  • Supports users up to 400 lbs
  • Infinite locking tilt control with tilt tension control
  • Optional seat slider
  • Optional Schukra adjustable lumbar support
  • Optional tall edition features a spacious 22" seat, 27" high chair back, and a taller cylinder for a greater height range
  • Sturdy 5-star composite base


Overall Dimensions Mid-back: 24" W x 25" D
High-back: 25" D x 34-37" H
Back Mid-back: 19" W x 19" H
High-back: 20" W x 22" H
Seat 21.5" W x 20" D x 16.5-21" H (optional wide seat is 24" W)
Weight capacity 400 lbs
Warranty 15 years


The back of the Seating, Inc. Monterey 400 features two inches of 6.2 lbs. energy absorbing, TLC memory foam.

  • Choose from the 19" mid-back or the 22" high-back model
  • Three-panel design features decorative stitching with beading
  • Each back is fully upholstered and filled with soft density foam


The mechanism determines how your chair moves and what adjustment capabilities it will have. For maximum adjustability, we recommend the Multi-function tilt.

Knee Tilt 2:1

This mechanism offers knee-tilt that rocks from just under your knees and offers a more executive feel to the tilt. Back and seat tilt in a 2:1 ratio. This means that for every 2 degrees your chair tilts backwards, your seat front rises 1 degree. This mechanism does not include a forward tilt lockout.


This mechanism offers a center-tilt that rocks from the center of the seat for a more traditional feel. Back angle can be adjusted independent of seat angle. Seat and back tilt in unison. This mechanism includes a forward tilt lockout.




Icon fabrics are grade 1 textiles and are constructed with 100% polyolefin. They have an abrasion resistance rating of over 750,000 double rubs.

Leather/Vinyl Combo

Leather/Vinyl is constructed with 100% analine through dyed leather and 100% expandable vinyl.



Choose from 3 styles of arms: T-style Height Adjustable, T-style Four-Way Height Adjustable, and T-style Five-Way Height Adjustable. You also have the option to choose no arms.

T-style Height Adjustable Arms

  • Basic height adjustable arms
  • Urethane arm pads

T-style, Angled Four-Way Adjustable Arms

  • Height and width adjustable arms
  • Forward slide
  • Button activated 3" height range
  • Urethane arm pads can be rotated 360 degrees to provide additional ergonomic support for keyboard use
  • Arms provide an additional 1.5" width adjustment
  • Dimensions: 10.25" H x 10" L x 3" W

T-style, Angled Five-Way Adjustable Arms

  • Height and width adjustable arms
  • Forward slide
  • Button activated 3" height range
  • Urethane arm pads can be rotated 360 degrees to provide additional ergonomic support for keyboard use
  • Arms provide an additional 1.5" width adjustment
  • Dimensions: 9" H x 10.5" L x 4.25" W


Add a headrest to your Monterey chair. The adjustable headrest offers a vertical adjustment range of 2.375" and a horizontal range of 2"

Seating Inc Monterey Chair


The optional Schukra lumbar support is vastly different from most chair lumbar supports. It gives each vertebral disk in the lumbar region support and relief and relaxes the back muscles. The hand wheel allows for infinite personalization of support.


Seat Slider

Adding a seat slider gives the user 2.5" of lever-activated seat depth adjustment. Choosing a seat slider allows the ability to move the seat 1.25" forward or back.



The Monterey 400 comes standard with dual wheel hooded carpet casters. Soft twin wheels for hard floors are optional.


Seat Height

Choose from three cylinder heights for the Monterey 400 chair.

Standard cylinder 18.5'' - 23.25'' H
Short cylinder [CYLS] 16.5'' - 19.25'' H
Tall cylinder [CYLT] 19.75'' - 25'' H

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  • 5
    Was skeptical of the B&T recommendation

    Posted by Chris on Oct 5th 2020

    The salesperson recommended this chair, even though I’m a 5’6” woman. I’m a free-lance artist and wanted a comfortable, adjustable chair for my work desk. Zero regrets. The chair seat is wide enough with a thick foam cushion to comfortable sit with my leg tucked beneath me, or even sit cross-legged as I sketch or ink. I LOVE this chair.

  • 5
    Worth the Price and the Wait

    Posted by Jeff on Jul 12th 2013

    I am 6'7" (44" legs) and 275lbs with athletic build. Even when i worked in an office my back and hips hurt after spending all day in the company provided chair, so when I began working from home i knew i had to get good chair. I ordered the tall edition, with high back, seat slider and lumbar support. The chair is PERFECT--fits like a glove! I could fall asleep in it. My consultant, Angela, was great as well. She very partiently walked me through all the options and their pros and cons, during the ordering process and she has been quite helpful with some post sale follow-up questions. For a big/tall person, I heartily endorse this chair, The Human Solution, and my Consultant

  • 4
    Monterey 350

    Posted by Brian on Jan 24th 2013

    Chair is excellent. Seat is great. I selected the tall version for the extra deep seat. The depth is great. The only issue is that the extension bar is too long. I am 6'5" with 36" legs, and the chair on the lowest setting is about perfect. If I raise the chair at all, my legs are swinging. I had to raise my office furniture up 4" to get my legs under my desks.

    Was nice to find tall furniture that is really tall.

  • 5
    Monterey 350 Tall Edition

    Posted by Chris on Nov 18th 2009

    This is a great chair at a really great price. I am 6'3" with really long legs and this chair really fits me. I went for the Q36, lumber support, and the tall edition. For the same features in another chair I would have spent much more. I've never had a chair that actually fits me and I am glad I spent the money for this chair.

    In addition the Human Solution has been great to deal with and I highly recommend buying from them.

  • 5
    Go for the Schukra

    Posted by Thomas on Sep 10th 2009

    I bought this chair because the salesperson told me that this would be the most comfortable chair I'd ever own. Before this chair, my back and hips almost always hurt. The salesperson was right. My hips don't hurt at all and my back is much better. I'm telling all my friends this chair is a winner.

This product comes standard with a 15-year limited warranty.

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