With the rise in a knowledge-based workplace and working from home structure, workers are sitting down more often and for a lot longer. Being seated for long periods increases the risk of lower back injury and a good office chair is essential for the health and wellbeing of employees. A good office chair should provide the correct support in a wide range of postures including forward leaning, reclining and upright seated positions. Frequent changes of posture and freedom of movement are essential requirements of comfortable sitting.
Herman Miller chairs are at the forefront of ergonomic research and design for seating solutions. Development of the passive Posturefit™ and Backfit™ (Embody Chair) systems, using high tech materials, ensures that the amount of flex varies across the seating surface. It’s all about providing the right amount of 'give' in the right places with the freedom to move when seated. You want to avoid a slouched seated position, where possible, as this can lead to back injury.
Additional Lumbar Support
Everybody is different and the human spine varies from person to person. To overcome this and allow you to finely adjust your lumbar support to suit your individual body shape, some chairs offer an additional lumbar support mechanism. To get the most out of your Herman Miller chair, we always recommend choosing the lumbar support option.
Tilt, Tilt Limiter & Forward Tilt
Freedom of movement when seated is essential to the wellbeing of office employees, both physically and psychologically. Reflective tasks such as talking on the phone, stretching, and most importantly, thinking are often preferred in the recline position. The Herman Miller tilt mechanisms ensure that you are perfectly supported throughout the recline and feel in control at all times. Tilt Tension controls allow you to increase or decrease the force required to recline the chair.
The simple to use Tilt Limiter lever allows you to limit the recline to a position of your choice when leaning backwards. You can still move forwards, but will not lean back further than your selected position. Forward Tilt allows the chair to tilt forwards past the horizontal upright position. Normally used when sitting at a high seated position, this relaxes the waist, knees and ankles. A forward Tilt Limiter sets the chair in the correct position to support the back in the forward leaning position.
Auto-Harmonic Tilt - Cosm Chairs
There are no adjustments necessary with the auto-harmonic tilt on the Cosm Chairs, as it responds to your posture and movement. Your body is in complete control. The tilt will provide you with total balanced support and a truly weightless seating experience. The chair’s movement mirrors your movements, naturally and with ease.
Flexfront Seat Edge - Mirra Chairs
The patented Flexfront seat edge on the Mirra Chair allows the seat depth to be adjusted to 5 positions while still seated. The Airweave™ flexible seat front flexes up and down, increasing and decreasing the seat depth to suit all upper leg lengths.
PostureFit® - Aeron Chairs
Until PostureFit was developed for the Aeron Chair, there was one part of the back that no chair could support - the lower back below the belt. When you sit upright and forward at a computer, there tends to be a void in this area which leads to slouching and your spine loses its healthy s-shape. PostureFit fills this void and is adjustable to provide the most comfortable level of support.
Aeron Chair Size Guide
Designed for all, Aeron's three sizes and ability to adjust enable it to accommodate a broader range of sizes and shapes than any other work chair. Anybody - from the 1st percentile female to the 99th percentile male - can find the perfect fit with either size A, B or C. To help ensure proper support, the stretch of Pellicle and the range of tilt tension are calibrated to the user weights and size ranges for each chair size. For the vast majority of users, B is the most appropriate size. We would always recommend choosing a larger size if you are unsure or call us for advice.