RFMs ergonomics first commitment is evident in the Carmel. The unique design with the narrow upper back shell encourages a shoulders back posture, which is the way the body was naturally designed to sit. Body-cradling thoracic support is created by adding a special thoracic ridge for optimal comfort. With tractor seats included as standard options, your body will feel the difference Carmels ergonomic seating provides.
Back design promotes Shoulders Back posture, which reduces stress.
Thoracic support achieved through narrow upper back shell and special Thoracic Ridge.
Unique design reduces elbow interference with the chair
Back provides greater freedom of motion.
Three control options.
Comfortably accommodates up to 300 lbs.
Meets CAL 117.
25 nylon resin base.
55 mm dual hooded black casters.
Back Width: 19"
Seat Width: 20"
Back Height: 21"
Seat Depth: 19"
For more than 35 years, RFM has crafted elite seating solutions designed to promote healthy computing habits and good posture. This industry leading manufacturer specializes in the provision of customizable chairs for 24-hour use, intensive tasking, and other specialty applications. RFM office chairs are carefully designed and crafted for excellence in the workplace. The chairs from this reputable brand typically ship within 10 working days and come backed by a factory warranty that ensures years of performance.
RFM Seating products are engineered to provide many years of use under normal conditions when cared for properly. Normal conditions are defined as an office environment during a single shift consisting of 8-hour days, 5 days a week for a user weighing 300 pounds or less. Products manufactured by RFM carry the following limited lifetime warranties to the original purchaser:
Seat and back fabric is covered fo five years and not warranted for multi-shift operations.
The Above Warranties Exclude The Following:
Any product, which has been repaired or altered by the customer.
Any variation in color, grain, or texture of wood, leather, or fabric.
Any incidental damage resulting from the neglect or inability to use RFM products properly with regular maintenance.
Any normal we are and tear. The warranty is a protection from defects only.
Warranties are NOT transferable on RFM products.
All ergonomic, task & conference chairs - Lifetime warranty on cylinder, 12 years on all other parts.
All multi-shift chairs and nurse's station - 7 year warranty on all parts.
All big and tall chairs - Lifetime warranty on cylinder, 7 years on all other parts.
All guest and lobby chairs - Lifetime warranty on all steel and wood frames, 5 years on all other components.
Essentials chairs - 5 years on all components.
To make a claim under this RFM warranty, the claim must be processed through the original dealer of purchase. The dealer will inspect for warranty qualifications and may obtain a return material authorization (RMA) number from RFM. RFM shall provide (at their option) parts or replacements. Labor is not covered under warranty. The warranties indicated above are the only warranties made by RFM and no other warranties expressed or implied are given on products manufactured by RFM.
The return of products will NOT be accepted without an RMA number issued by RFM Customer Service. All returned products must be protected to prevent damage in transit and shipped pre-paid.
RFM is MAS Green Certified - an independent emissions testing program that certifies low-emitting interior products and building materials to relevant regulatory and industry emission standards. Only products that pass stringent testing can attain MAS Green Certification. You can also earn credits in sustainability programs like LEED and California CHP programs when you purchase RFM office seating.
Care and Maintenance
Casters - Your casters do most of the work throughout the day and it is important that you clean them at least once a month. When used on hard floors or chair mats, casters will accumulate dirt and debris on the wheels. You can use a solvent based cleaner to wipe them clean. If you don't visually see debris, a canister or air will do the trick.
Hardware - Over time bolts and other hardware can become loose. You should go through your chair and tighten all hardware twice a year. This will help eliminate squeaks and ensure nothing is broken or damaged.
Lubrication - As you can imagine, lubricating your chair controls from time to time will be necessary. With all of the moving parts and the locking and unlocking of all the different adjustments, a can of white lithium grease will be your best defense against squeaks and creaks. RFM has specific diagrams for each of their chair controls (available upon request) that come in handy when it's time to lubricate parts.
Clutch Plate Adjustment - RFM chair controls are locked and released with the use of clutch plates. Over time with the constant adjusting of the seat, the clutch plates can start to loosen. As part of maintaining your chair you will need to tighten the clutch plates should they become loose and start to slip.
Upholstery - Vacuuming and a dry wipe down of your seat and back will help in keeping your upholstery fresh and clean. Spills on the fabric can be cleaned according to the fabric manufacturers specific instructions that are usually located on the back of the fabric card on their website.