Picking the Perfect Office Chair
Here are a couple of tips to consider when selecting your next office chair either for personal home use or commercial applications:
- Consider the environment - Is the chair going to be used at home or at an office location? Did your boss finally allow you to work from home? Well, now it's time to splurge on a great office chair with all the extra hours you will be putting in on YouTube...I mean production reports.
- What style suits your office space or personality? - Office chairs come in plenty of styles from all mesh, hybrid (cushion seat, mesh back) or the traditional upholstered backrest and cushion seat (think secretarial chair).
- Consider how you sit - Men typically like to sit reclined slightly back when working, while women tend to perch at the end of the seat pan with their back straight. This will determine what type of adjustments and features you will need on the chair.
- The amount of time you spend sitting - Sitting for extended periods of time is not recommend, but if your jobs does require a significant amount of sitting consider a commercial grade office chair. Most inexpensive chairs areNOT industry rated. Ask the sales rep at your local authorized dealer if the chairs are BIFMA rated/certified. Office chairs that are BIFMArated/certified have gone through extensive testing prior to market introduction.