The planning and forethought invested into the selection of your office chair may very well mean the difference between a well coordinated office suite and one that actually promotes optimum productivity.
If you’re going to spend massive amounts of time in your office chair, then you will want to find a chair that includes a synchro tilt mechanism; and a device that reduces fatigue (located underneath the seat) that ensures back support no matter what direction you lean in – backward or forward. These are particularly important considerations for the computer programmer, receptionist, or anyone who stays pretty much stationary in their chair for the major portion of their day.
For those of you who spend equal time moving about the office as spent sitting at your desk, you will want to look at choosing a chair that allows you to plant your feet firmly on the floor while leaning back in the chair (typically known as a knee-tilt mechanism). Without this feature, it can become extremely uncomfortable over time to lean back because instead of your feet being supported by the floor, they are suspended. Chairs with the knee-tilt mechanism are generally more stylish and therefore lend a more sophisticated look to the office furniture.