People spend an astonishing 7709 days of their lives, or roughly 30%, sitting! If we consider that eight hours of this is spent at offices or at home workstations hunched over a computer, then it’s clear that it’s vital to have a good office chair. Settling for anything less than a comfortable and productive chair is never advisable with so much of our working day sat seated, so choosing the right office chair runs far deeper than just being aesthetically pleasing.
It is vital to focus on the health of your spine if you work a desk job that involves hours of sitting in a day, and adequately supporting your spine and its surrounding tissues while you sit, can take a great deal of load off your neck, back, and other joints.Therefore, limiting the damage to your health should be central to your consideration when choosing a new office chair.
At OF2G we offer hundreds of different types of chairs from trusted brands across various price ranges. Read on for our top picks for the best chairs for working in the office or from home to help you find the best chair for you.
Fabric Task Seating and Mesh Back Seating
The fabric chairs are comfortable and affordable, no-nonsense, task chairs which is highly versatile and suitable for a wide range of different tasks and applications and are the perfect operators chair. The contoured seat, back and seat adjustment features increase sitting ease for long periods, allowing adjustability to tilt the back rest or leave it free. Vantage and Bilbao are the perfect entry level for operators chairs, and are what most employees sit on at their desks.
If you prefer your chair to be breathable, mesh might be a good option for you. Mesh chairs offer superior breathability, perfect for warmer days with the fabric featuring intentional openings throughout that allow air to pass through. Mesh chairs provide proper ventilation keeping the user cool, comfortable and dry and ventilation can also help to minimise muscle fatigue.
If extra head support is required then the Tuscan high back managers chair collection has a uniquely shaped back and headrest which ensures the chair adapts to the users back and provides just the right amount of comfort and support. Available in black leather, fully upholstered or with a mesh back and black fabric seat, Tuscan has ample cushioning whilst retaining a modern pillow design with sleek contours.
If you are looking for a Managers chair then the Cavalier manager seating range is available as a soft, supple leather faced chair or as a fabric chair in blue or charcoal. This offers a contoured lower back for added comfort and support and user weight tension control with knee tilt adjustment. Discover our ranges here of Fabric Task Chairs and Mesh Back Task Chairs.
Whilst Manager chairs are designed for prolonged, slightly mobile use, Executive chairs usually include more formal looking design touches (leather and faux-leather armrests, for example) with a higher back. They offer superior comfort and support for the entire upper body and the best ergonomic task chairs are backed by years of research and development.
Our Derby high back executive and visitors chair is an ideal solution for any professional environment, and is just one of the many different executive chairs we offer. Upholstered in a black faux leather finish with mesh side panels to aid ventilation throughout the working day and with a waterfall seat and contoured back providing top ergonomic support, easing stress at crucial points like the neck, back and knees. Discover our range of Executive Chairs here.
Cafe and Dining
Depending on your requirements, café and dining seating can serve many different purposes. Not all companies have formal canteens but all companies need to get people away from their desks, so bistro style furniture provides the ideal solution for both informal dining areas within the office and dedicated cafeteria style facilities.
One of our popular designs are our Fundamental range which is an economical and practical style of wooden and upholstered chairs and stools that are ideal for office breakout rooms and dining areas. They are extremely comfortable and adaptable to any environment and are also available as a café and dining stool which are stackable. Discover our range of Cafe and Dining Chairs here.
Conference and Meeting Seating
As the name implies, conference chairs are used in conference rooms and set a uniform tone for business meetings. These chairs are simple to use because they come with static arms and limited adjustments.
Our extensive range starts from the Taurus mesh back meeting room chair, which is an attractively sleek and comfortable seating solution for any office meeting room or educational establishment, through to the cool, contemporary Bruges range of meeting chairs which are durably constructed for long-term enjoyment and comfort. Discover our range of Conference and Meeting Chairs here.
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