Are you looking into purchasing seating for your workplace? If so, read this first! In the Interior Design industry, the big buzzword when it comes to task seating is ergonomics. Ergonomics is the study of the human body and its interaction with physical objects. The more ergonomic a chair is for example, the more comfortable the person sitting in the chair will be.
The engineering in today’s task seating is astounding! A truly ergonomic chair allows for complete adjustability for people of all shapes and sizes. Adjustment options should include:
- The degree of recline (back tilt),
- The seat depth and height,
- The armrest height, width, depth and angle,
- The depth and height of lumbar support,
- The position of the headrest,
- Tilt tension, and
- Back height.
Now although the primary requirement for a task chair is ergonomics, itâs gotta look great too! Here are a few of our favourite ergonomic chairs offering sleek, modern designs.
Ok, you’re wondering how much those gorgeous chairs must cost. Although many of them are relatively affordable, you wouldn’t be wrong to assume a great task chair could cost you upwards of $600, but there are a number of affordable options out there, that have much of the adjustability as well. Below are a few examples.
Remember investing in comfort will go a long way to making your business more profitable. The more comfortable your employees are, the more productive they can become. Injured and sore employees typically need to take time off to recover; reduce the number of sick days through the application of ergonomics. Functional task seating is just one aspect of ergonomics however. Check the hatch blog regularly for additional information on ergonomic office solutions in upcoming entries of our series on office interior design.
» Need to source some ergonomic task seating to complete the design of your workplace? Contact Hatch Interior Design located in Kelowna, British Columbia. Sustainable Interior Design Solutions for the Modern Workplace.