Features to Consider when Choosing an Ergonomic Office Chair


One of the most important office furniture is the ergonomic office chair. It not only increases the appeal of those in high ranked positions, but also has some effects on the health of users. A comfortable chair is necessary, particularly when a person sits at his desk for hours each day. If not chosen properly, the person may develop back problems that affect posture and overall health.

The value and durability of any office furniture must never be taken for granted. Below are the features to consider when choosing the ideal ergonomic office chair:

  • Adjustable height. For the office chair to be convenient, its height must be adjustable. The seat should range at least 16 to 21 inches off the floor, enough for the feet to rest or be planted firmly on the floor.
  • Enough width and depth. The office chair would be very comfortable if it comes designed with enough width and depth. The industry standard is 17 to 20 inches wide. The depth should be sufficient so that the user can sit with his or her back against the backrest of the chair while leaving at least 2 to 4 inches between the back of the knees and the seat of the chair.
  • Proper Lumbar support. Lower back support is essential to avoid health problems. If the lumbar spine isn’t supported properly, it will cause slouching. A good ergonomic office chair should have a lumbar adjustment so that proper lumbar support can be provided.
  • Good Backrest. The backrest should be at least 12 to 19 inches wide. It should provide sufficient support to the natural curve of the spine and the lumbar region.    
    The Fellowes Mfg. Co Professional Series Back Support  ergonomic office chair has all these features and so much more. This excellent office furniture is outfitted with mid-spinal support, memory foam cushion and lower lumbar support with 3 memory foam sections that conforms comfortably to natural body curvature.  It also features the innovative Tri-Tachment system that eliminates the need for readjustment.
    Always remember to choose the right office chair for optimal working comfort and good posture.