Office Seating

What to consider when deciding on office chairs

We’re obviously still in the throes of a world-changing pandemic. Lockdown levels eased, and then, subsequently, restricted us all again. The main recommendation from various authorities, though, has been the directive to rather stay at home. And that’s meant that on organisational levels, significant changes have had to have been adopted, in order to salvage operations. On a more micro level, individually, we’ve all had to adopt our own ways of making our workdays easy to navigate, and seamless when it comes to productivity, and of course, comfort.

Perhaps the biggest change in this regard is having to establish a work-from-home routine, with all the machinations therein, including the setting up of a home office that includes all the features you need to get things done.

And one of the most vital features of a productive home office is the feature of office chairs. It may seem insignificant. It may even seem unnecessary to lend even a modicum of your important time to find the office seating that’s right for you. But we at AngelShack are here to ask you to consider this: what is the first important point of comfort that must be established to ensure you’re happy in one place for a full 8-hour day? Well, the office chair, of course.

Office chairs – or office stools, depending on the nature of your trade – exist as features of an office that can be technologically advanced, even as they remain entirely simple.

From office chairs that support, to office chairs for convenience, even those that promote not only comfort but the maintenance of health and physical wellbeing, through that comfort. There is infinitely more than meets the eye when it comes to the simple office chair. Here’s a quick breakdown to help you decide on your best office seating apparatus when endeavouring to set up your productive and comfortable home office:

What are the best office chairs?

Choosing the right chair can’t be a task frivolously undertaken, or done in haste, for that matter. There are a myriad of features to consider when choosing office chairs, and each works to make your home office seating situation one that promotes 8-hours of use.

High-back chairs

These are more commonly known as ‘executive’ office chairs. The high-backed design exists as an elegant provider of extreme comfort, and because they form part of the executive line, these are office chairs that don’t skimp on any of the features of ergonomics.

Support models

What we mean by ‘support’, is back support, and within that, the features that promote it. These are features that include adjustability, armrests, and the kind of technology in seat design that provides back support to those who suffer from pain by sitting for long spells. And this, particularly in sufferers of lower-back pain – the kind that debilitates and takes from productivity.

Lumbar features

Somewhat different to back support technology which eases the lower back stresses of sitting for extended periods, lumbar support models ease aches and pains that may manifest higher up – specifically in the upper back and shoulder area.

It’s not always possible, during a long working day, to make sure we’re sitting correctly, that our posture is adequate, and that our eye-to-screen angle is correctly in place. All these points are best practice elements to ensure physical health and comfort whilst sitting. Chairs equipped with lumbar features do most of the work in keeping your posture right so that you can concentrate on the task at hand.

These are the main things to consider when choosing office chairs that will give you comfort, and keep your physical wellbeing at the forefront. At AngelShack, we have a comprehensive showcasing of office chair options designed to give you the office chair that not only provides comfort and support, but that looks professional, too.

Click here to see our beautiful range of office chairs and office seating options.


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