Finding the right fit in an office or desk chair is an important part of planning for a productive work environment when purchasing office furniture. People don’t come in one standard shape or size, so it’s absurd to think that there could be a “one-style/size-fits-all” chair.
Blending in with the over-all style of décor is important, but not so important that comfort is sacrificed to looks. After all, your productivity will either be enhanced or hindered by how well your chair “fits” you.
It’s best to first determine how the office chair will be used. Ask yourself these questions:
• How much time do you plan to spend in the chair?
• What will you be doing while seated?
By answering these simple questions, you will be able to determine what features will be the most advantageous to you. Office furniture comes designed for heavy and moderate use. Here are some general rules of thumb:
• your chair should allow for frequent changes in posture
• thighs must be fully supported in the chair with feet resting on the floor comfortably
• ideal angle formed by the torso and upper legs is between 90 and 105 degrees, ensuring that the back is well supported.