May 3, 2021

Need someone to have your back at work? Best Ergonomic Chairs 2021

Now is the perfect time to step back and check that your office setup is working for you, not against you. Why now? Because the longer you put up with something like a chair that isn’t ergonomic or one that is just plain uncomfortable, the more damage you can do.  

Look around the office. Can you spot chairs that are broken or sagging? There is nothing worse than being stuck with the chair with the cracked castor or an armrest that droops.  

However, there are worse kinds of chairs – the kind that don’t support you. If your office chair is underperforming, SmartSpace has your back.

What is the best ergonomic office chair?

We spend nearly six hours a day sitting at our desks.  That’s a pretty good reason to make sure your bum is on the right seat.

The ideal office chair should be adjustable. The seat height, arm and headrests, lumbar support, and pitch need to be customised to the optimal seating position for you.    

Ideally, knees should be at a 90-degree angle, with your feet flat on the floor. Your forearms and wrists should be parallel to the floor, resting comfortably on your work surface.  

That is quite a list!  Being able to make all those adjustments to suit you is what makes a chair ergonomic. At SmartSpace, all our chairs not only make the ergonomic grade, they look smart too.

If your current perch is not pitch-perfect, consider going iKONIC. This is not just any seat. This ergonomically designed workstation or meeting chair has a modern aesthetic plus a synchro mechanism so it moves with the user. This is seriously the Rolls Royce of office seating. With an innovative and active adjustable back, this chair has your back, literally!

What makes an office chair comfortable?

If your office chair is a few years old it is a good idea to adjust it weekly. All you have to do is check the seat, height, back, and arms.  Daily usage knocks the adjustment out over time. As a result, you can get tired and sore pretty quickly.  So “tweak” your chair to see if that works for you.

Sometimes it is time to upgrade but not quite time to go overboard. And that’s when the Suffo can help take a load off.  The Suffo is the type of multi-tasker you need on your team. As well as the many adjustable features it can also be customised to your office look or your budget with options like with or without arms and in a black nylon frame or a polished aluminium one.

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What is the best office chair for lower back pain?

First of all, most people forget how to sit in a chair. Bad sitting posture can have a negative impact on your back.  So take a look at yourself and tune up your posture. At the risk of sounding like that teacher that was a bit of a nag, sit up straight with your feet on the floor!

Staying in the same position for extended periods of time can cause a multitude of problems, lower back pain among them.  Make sure you get up and move about at least once an hour. It helps get the blood moving and allows some muscles to stretch and others to rest.

It is important that your office chair offers lumbar support and can be customised to the height and distances you need to sit comfortably. You can be confident that all the chairs in the SmartSpace range meet the grade, we’ve road-tested them ourselves.

If lower back pain is an issue, it’s a good idea to take a look at the rest of your work station too.  That should be adjusted to fit you.  Here are some handy things to check:

  • Your computer screen should be an arm’s length away.
  • Ideally, the top of the monitor should be level with your eyes.
  • You should be able to sit up straight easily – try not to slouch too often!
  • While typing and working try to keep your arms parallel to the floor.
  • Sit with both feet flat on the floor, and avoid crossing your legs.

Can I get comfort and style in my home office chair?

It is time for a facelift? Not you, you look great! But the home office might be looking tired after a hard year. It always feels good to be on-trend. At SmartSpace we know all about that!

The TREND offers good back support so it always feels great to be on. Featuring a simple synchronised mechanism that free-floats or locks the chair in the upright position and raises the seat height plus an adjustable lumbar and soft padded armrests, the TREND delivers such a high level of comfort it is bound to keep bums on seats!

If you’d like to be sitting pretty on something supportive, new and stylish, get in touch with the team at SmartSpace. We have got your back!