In today's world, where many of us spend hours working at a desk, it is essential to invest in a chair that not only provides comfort but supports our bodies. Sitting for long periods can lead to back pain, fatigue and even poor posture. But fear not, as we unveil this year's most supportive and comfortable chairs for sitting all day.
What is the Best Chair for Sitting All Day?
When searching for the ideal chair, it may be tempting to let the price tag sway your decision but this shouldn’t be the number one factor. Chairs are one of the most used items everyday and it’s important to consider the user’s comfort and the chair’s ergonomic features.
An ergonomic chair is designed with the human body in mind, offering adjustable features to accommodate various body types and sitting preferences. Look for a chair that allows you to adjust the height, seat depth, lumbar support and armrests to find the perfect fit for you.
Comfort is key and a comfortable chair should have padding or cushioning to provide ample support. Look for a chair with a contoured seat to promote proper weight distribution and reduce pressure on sensitive areas like the backs of your thighs. Consider the material of the chair, ensuring it is breathable and allows for proper airflow to prevent sweating and discomfort.
Best Overall Office Chair
One of the most popular options is the Herman Miller Aeron chair. It is truly one of the best ergonomic chairs out there thanks to its incredible features and innovative fabric. It comes with adjustable PostureFit SL and a clever harmonic tilt so you can always keep your feet comfortably on the ground whilst supporting your lower back. Its breathable mesh material keeps users cool and comfortable throughout the day, promoting productivity and preventing discomfort.
The Aeron chair is all about creating a customised seating experience. You can create your own Aeron chair or choose a fully assembled in stock Aeron chair.
Best Designer Office Chair
With its unique design, the Herman Miller Sayl chair is a statement piece of office furniture. The rubbery backrest takes inspiration from the Golden Gate bridge and provides great support through its intelligent suspension to help improve posture. As standard, it comes with a sliding seat adjustment and tilt limiter to create a personalised seating experience. You can build your own Sayl chair to make it more personal to you or choose from a range of in stock Sayl chairs that are already fully assembled.
Best Budget Office Chair
For a more budget-friendly option, the Torasen Pluto Plus Mesh Chair is worth considering. Designed for both style and comfort, it has a contemporary design with a breathable mesh back and lots of ergonomic features, including multi-functional height adjustable arms, seat depth adjustment, adjustable lumbar and a fully synchronised mechanism. You can also choose from a wide variety of seat and mesh back fabric colours to match your interior aesthetic.
Best Sitting Position for Working
While investing in a high-quality chair is essential, it is equally important to remember that sitting for extended periods isn’t great for our bodies. Experts suggest taking frequent breaks, incorporating stretches and exercises into our daily routine, and even consider options like standing desks to aid movement.
The way you sit in your chair and your desk height is also important. Your feet should be able to rest flat on the ground or on a footrest, and the backs of your knees shouldn’t touch the edge of the seat. Your back should be straight with your elbows close to your body and your lower back supported by your chair. You want to make sure the top of your monitor is level or just below your eyeline and at an arm’s reach away
Finding the Best Chair for You
The right chair is an investment in your health and productivity. Remember, a chair should be functional and supportive, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish. We have a range of sleek ergonomic chairs to suit all styles and locations, perfect for both office and home working.