Topstar Open Art Junior Kids and Youths Swivel Chair : Great homework chair

My most comfortable working chair, as a not very tall adult with a painful back it makes perfect sense for me and it is so well-made and sturdy i feel it will last forever.

Nicely made chair, easy to put together and my son ( aged 8) loves it.

Would have been 5 stars but for a couple of very small points. . I had ordered this chair for when my grandson comes round and plays on the computer as he finds it a bit uncomfortable sitting on a dining chair. It arrived promptly and i immediately set about assembling it. This is where a few points got deducted from its score. The instruction sheet has no written assembly instructions, just a series of diagrams on its reverse side, so you had better be practically minded. The front of the sheet carries cleaning and maintenance instructions and a warning that if you intend to use the chair on say, a laminate floor, that you need to buy different castors to those which come supplied with it (or put a rug under it). I also found that the single bolt, which attaches the backrest to the underside of the chair, needed extensive work with a torque wrench to get it to screw into the threaded hole in the plate – there was no way that this bolt could have been tightened with the hex key alone. Once i had run the bolt through the thread several times with the torque wrench i was able to revert to using just the hex key. When completely assembled this is a really smart looking piece of furniture and should be easy to keep in this condition with an occasional wipe down (baby wipes with lanoline are good for car dashboards etc. So i might just try them if the seat does become grubby). Here are the specifications for the Topstar Open Art Junior Kids and Youths Swivel Chair:

  • Kids and youths swivel chair that grows with your child
  • High backrest with breathable mesh cover and synchronic tensions effect
  • Moulded seat with a black plastic seat shell
  • Special gas spring for children
  • Black polyamide base

Very comfortable office chair. This is an excellent quality chair which is very comfortable. It replaced an ikea chair which was cheap although did the job well for a year and prior to taking ownership of the topstar, we never had any complaints about it. The item arrived packed well with instructions and was very easy to assemble, really cant go wrong. Once constructed, the chair feels very solid and i immediately noticed how heavy it was compared to the ikea chair. After sitting on the topstar for a few minutes it was immediately obvious how comfortable the cushioning was, the lumbar support is also excellent, it really is a chair you can sit comfortably in for prolonged periods. I then moved back over to the ikea chair and it felt. Horrible, just felt all wrong so it really goes to show how you can get used to something and think its fine although after using something of a far better quality, you get the realization that it was never as good as you thought. I also like the colour as most of my previous chairs have been black.

Good quality, nice looking chair. This is a really nice chair for young people. It was easy to put together – the only problem i encountered (totally my fault – not the chair) was that the wheels do not require brute force to push them in – this does not work. It took my partner about two seconds to gently ease them inthe chair is adjustable and can be changed as your child grows. It is a proper ‘office’ chair. There is nothing cheap or nasty about it – it is a quality chair. My oldest daughter absolutely loves it – although i do wish she didn’t think it was a fair ground ride and swing round on it (i haven’t found a lock button to stop this). Overall this is a really high quality item – perfect for settling down at the computer or desk and completing homework. I have the white option – but there are plenty of colours to choose fromwould recommend this chair.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great homework chair
  • Top quality at a reasonable price
  • Great quality – better than mine!

This is a very nice chair, it is small and compact and offers very good back support. The chair is a decent size, it will fit a 5 year old, but it will also fit a 13 year old without a problem. It requires the minimum of construction out of the box and is easy to build without the need for special tools or dozens of people helping out. The casters work well on carpet. The height adjustment works well. It looks great, is very stylish and as we use this chair in a normal sized bedroom with a desk i am pleased to say does not take up huge amounts of room. It is strong and sturdy, easy to clean with a quick wipe down and very comfortable to sit in and use, even for fairly long periods of time making it an ideal chair for sitting in at a computer to do homework.

Highly recommended by my two youngest children very strong and sturdy and very comfortable. . Great little chair for my two youngest , they have it in their bedroom to sit and do art work or play at their desk , took sometime to construct though , the big single screw that joins the back rest of the underside of the chair needed a lot of hard work , i was not able to do that part myself my husband had to help but once the back rest was connected to the seat it is very sturdy and strong. Chair is very well made and easy to maintain , after being fully constructed , ideal for children or small adults , chair is easy to use and very comfortable , my children like the chair and use it regular , they will get many many years of use out of it due to height adjuster. Do i recommend this chair , yes i do , its very well made and will last many years.

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  1. This review is from : Topstar Open Art Junior Kids and Youths Swivel Chair – Apple Green

    Pleased with purchase for my 8/9 yr old but castors could be better. . Chair is perfect for my 8/9 yr old but the castors on the base aren’t very good quality so struggle to move the chair smoothly. Overall pleased with purchase though so would recommend.
    1. Pleased with purchase for my 8/9 yr old but castors could be better. . Chair is perfect for my 8/9 yr old but the castors on the base aren’t very good quality so struggle to move the chair smoothly. Overall pleased with purchase though so would recommend.
      1. Great quality – better than mine. I’m jealous of my 8 year old son – he has a better chair than me. The white version of this chair wouldn’t look out of place on the set of the star wars film – it’s futuristic, bright white and fantastically constructed. Putting the chair together took just a few minutes, although i’ll confess i found some of the pictures a little unclear. The end result is a solidly constructed chair that’s not much smaller than an adult swivel chair – it would certainly suit a petite adult. Unlike an adult chair, on the other hand, the gas cannister/level arrangement on this one will respond to a child’s weight so my 8 year old (who’s small for his age) has no problem adjusting it to suit. The depth of the chair is more tricky to adjust (for a child) but, then, this doesn’t need to be done very often. Overall, an excellently constructed product – much higher quality than you might expect of a product aimed at children. I’m confident this will last him through school and won’t look out of place in his bedroom as it changes as he grows up.
  2. This review is from : Topstar Open Art Junior Kids and Youths Swivel Chair – Apple Green

    Great quality – better than mine. I’m jealous of my 8 year old son – he has a better chair than me. The white version of this chair wouldn’t look out of place on the set of the star wars film – it’s futuristic, bright white and fantastically constructed. Putting the chair together took just a few minutes, although i’ll confess i found some of the pictures a little unclear. The end result is a solidly constructed chair that’s not much smaller than an adult swivel chair – it would certainly suit a petite adult. Unlike an adult chair, on the other hand, the gas cannister/level arrangement on this one will respond to a child’s weight so my 8 year old (who’s small for his age) has no problem adjusting it to suit. The depth of the chair is more tricky to adjust (for a child) but, then, this doesn’t need to be done very often. Overall, an excellently constructed product – much higher quality than you might expect of a product aimed at children. I’m confident this will last him through school and won’t look out of place in his bedroom as it changes as he grows up.
    1. The perfect chair for homework. This junior swivel chair is generally well designed and comfortable and suitable for ages 5-13. What’s in the box:all the various pieces required to assemble the chairassembly:easy peasy, done in 10 min without power tools. Seat is height adjustable and backrest adjusts forwards and upwards. If the seat is fully extended it’s high enough for me to sit comfortably (and i’m a 1. 76cm tall adult)cons:the big bolt which secures the backrest bracket under the seat is quite tight and needs a fair bit of force to tighten sufficiently to secure the seat. A slight niggle, as all the other bolts and screws were effortless. The casters (wheels) are a bit stiff compared to adult chairs. This may actually be a positive since it means your child won’t be sliding all over the place accidentally. Overall opinion:i think this is a great seat for your child for homework etc. Well made and comfortable and should last a long time and reasonably priced for such a well made product.
      1. The perfect chair for homework. This junior swivel chair is generally well designed and comfortable and suitable for ages 5-13. What’s in the box:all the various pieces required to assemble the chairassembly:easy peasy, done in 10 min without power tools. Seat is height adjustable and backrest adjusts forwards and upwards. If the seat is fully extended it’s high enough for me to sit comfortably (and i’m a 1. 76cm tall adult)cons:the big bolt which secures the backrest bracket under the seat is quite tight and needs a fair bit of force to tighten sufficiently to secure the seat. A slight niggle, as all the other bolts and screws were effortless. The casters (wheels) are a bit stiff compared to adult chairs. This may actually be a positive since it means your child won’t be sliding all over the place accidentally. Overall opinion:i think this is a great seat for your child for homework etc. Well made and comfortable and should last a long time and reasonably priced for such a well made product.
  3. This review is from : Topstar Open Art Junior Kids and Youths Swivel Chair – Apple Green

    I have been really impressed with the quality of build and look of this chair. 5 year old in view of being her homework chair when she is a little older. The chair was easy to assemble and looks sturdy, whilst providing all the right support and comfort you expect from a chair in this price range. All the supports are easily adjustable. My daughter is delighted with the chair and it looks really good in her room without taking up much space. I can see this chair lasting her for many years to come.
  4. This review is from : Topstar Open Art Junior Kids and Youths Swivel Chair – Apple Green

    I have been really impressed with the quality of build and look of this chair. 5 year old in view of being her homework chair when she is a little older. The chair was easy to assemble and looks sturdy, whilst providing all the right support and comfort you expect from a chair in this price range. All the supports are easily adjustable. My daughter is delighted with the chair and it looks really good in her room without taking up much space. I can see this chair lasting her for many years to come.
    1. This is a well made quality item. It was simple to put together with the instructions provided. The chair is easily adjustable, and exceedingly comfortable. My daughter loves it and it makes sitting at her desk doing her homework a much more pleasant task compared to the regular wooden seat she used before. The gas lift operates smoothly and the wheels enable movement but not too easily so she feels quite secure on the chair. This will last her a long time.
      1. This is a well made quality item. It was simple to put together with the instructions provided. The chair is easily adjustable, and exceedingly comfortable. My daughter loves it and it makes sitting at her desk doing her homework a much more pleasant task compared to the regular wooden seat she used before. The gas lift operates smoothly and the wheels enable movement but not too easily so she feels quite secure on the chair. This will last her a long time.
  5. This review is from : Topstar Open Art Junior Kids and Youths Swivel Chair – Apple Green

    Young ones today spend far more time seated in front of a desk using a computer for fun or doing far more homework than my generation did, and, it is only right and proper that they should be made as comfortable as possible while doing so. It is so important for their physical development that they be afforded good back support and sitting height whichever chair they use. This beautifully made and finished chair by topstar fits the bill exactly. Its minimal, stylish design is timeless and offers optimum comfort as they grow. It is so user friendly to make the necessary adjustments as their needs require. It needs to be put together from the box, but fast assembly is straightforward and it arrives with all the necessary tool for the job. As a bonus, it comes with a 3 year warranty, but will last much longer as my wife and i can confirm. We both have been enjoying our extremely comfortable topstar swivel chairs for the past 6 years. While it comes in several colour finishes, i like the white one as it looks much cooler and serves either sex.
  6. This review is from : Topstar Open Art Junior Kids and Youths Swivel Chair – Apple Green

    Young ones today spend far more time seated in front of a desk using a computer for fun or doing far more homework than my generation did, and, it is only right and proper that they should be made as comfortable as possible while doing so. It is so important for their physical development that they be afforded good back support and sitting height whichever chair they use. This beautifully made and finished chair by topstar fits the bill exactly. Its minimal, stylish design is timeless and offers optimum comfort as they grow. It is so user friendly to make the necessary adjustments as their needs require. It needs to be put together from the box, but fast assembly is straightforward and it arrives with all the necessary tool for the job. As a bonus, it comes with a 3 year warranty, but will last much longer as my wife and i can confirm. We both have been enjoying our extremely comfortable topstar swivel chairs for the past 6 years. While it comes in several colour finishes, i like the white one as it looks much cooler and serves either sex.
  7. This review is from : Topstar Open Art Junior Kids and Youths Swivel Chair – Apple Green

    Great product, quick delivery. . Great product, quick delivery.
  8. This review is from : Topstar Open Art Junior Kids and Youths Swivel Chair – Apple Green

    Great product, quick delivery. . Great product, quick delivery.
    1. Sturdy, easy to put together and looks good. Only quibble is that my daughter finds that it swivels a little too easily.
  9. This review is from : Topstar Open Art Junior Kids and Youths Swivel Chair – Apple Green

    Sturdy, easy to put together and looks good. Only quibble is that my daughter finds that it swivels a little too easily.
  10. This review is from : Topstar Open Art Junior Kids and Youths Swivel Chair – Apple Green

    I have just bought this chair for my 11 year old son who normally does his homework on his bed. This chair is very comfortable, yet good for his back. He is actually working at his desk. Seats are wipeable and although the chair is expensive, i feel it is a good investment as it will grow with him. Cannot think of any negatives.
  11. This review is from : Topstar Open Art Junior Kids and Youths Swivel Chair – Apple Green

    I have just bought this chair for my 11 year old son who normally does his homework on his bed. This chair is very comfortable, yet good for his back. He is actually working at his desk. Seats are wipeable and although the chair is expensive, i feel it is a good investment as it will grow with him. Cannot think of any negatives.
  12. This review is from : Topstar Open Art Junior Kids and Youths Swivel Chair – Apple Green

    Got this chair at a very good price from amazon- not sure i’d have paid full whack. That said this is an excellent solid chair giving great lumber support and just the right size for an older child / teen. Easy to put together & adjust.
  13. This review is from : Topstar Open Art Junior Kids and Youths Swivel Chair – Apple Green

    Got this chair at a very good price from amazon- not sure i’d have paid full whack. That said this is an excellent solid chair giving great lumber support and just the right size for an older child / teen. Easy to put together & adjust.
    1. Top quality at a reasonable price. The quality of this chair, the build and the comfort is second to none. Although the instructions were not in english the pictures were very clear and easy to follow and it took me less than fifteen minutes to put together each chair. The chair does esactly as the product description details but already i can see the benefits for both my 8 and 13 year olds they both have said they are very comfortable and whats more my 8 year old use to have to get someone to help her lower the old chair this one requires no help. I also like that the rollers are slightly stiff easy enough movement for what they need but just enough to detract them from thinking its a playground ride. The material on the seat should make for easy cleaning in the future with a wet cloth too but most important you can see immediatley the improved posture without losing comfort. The back of the chair can be adjusted easily both up and down and backwards and forwards. I realy do think alot of careful thought went into the build of these chairs. I did notice there were spare holes underneathe i think for the armrests for a possible future purchase if so top marks again, i will have to take a look to see if the armrests can be brought seperatley.
  14. This review is from : Topstar Open Art Junior Kids and Youths Swivel Chair – Apple Green

    Top quality at a reasonable price. The quality of this chair, the build and the comfort is second to none. Although the instructions were not in english the pictures were very clear and easy to follow and it took me less than fifteen minutes to put together each chair. The chair does esactly as the product description details but already i can see the benefits for both my 8 and 13 year olds they both have said they are very comfortable and whats more my 8 year old use to have to get someone to help her lower the old chair this one requires no help. I also like that the rollers are slightly stiff easy enough movement for what they need but just enough to detract them from thinking its a playground ride. The material on the seat should make for easy cleaning in the future with a wet cloth too but most important you can see immediatley the improved posture without losing comfort. The back of the chair can be adjusted easily both up and down and backwards and forwards. I realy do think alot of careful thought went into the build of these chairs. I did notice there were spare holes underneathe i think for the armrests for a possible future purchase if so top marks again, i will have to take a look to see if the armrests can be brought seperatley.

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