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Top 7 Office Chair Features Every Workspace Needs in 2024

April 2nd, 2024 | Knowledge Base

Looking to invest in new office chairs for your home or corporate setting? Making the right choice can be overwhelming with so many options available. When buying office chairs, make sure they are comfortable and help you work better for long periods. It’s important to invest in furniture that promotes productivity and well-being.

In this guide, we’ll explore the top features to consider when buying office chairs. Understanding these key elements will help you make an informed decision and choose the right office chair that caters to your needs. Let’s look at how to make your workplace more comfortable and ergonomic.

Office Chair Features for Comfortable Seating

1. Lumbar Support

Sitting for long periods can strain and cause discomfort in the lower back, also known as the lumbar region. Opting for an office chair with lumbar support allows you to tailor the level of support to your specific needs.

This feature reduces pressure on your lower back. It makes sitting more comfortable and decreases the risk of developing back problems. Sitting for a long time can be harmful, but this feature helps alleviate that risk.

Types of Lumbar Support: Fixed vs. Adjustable

An office chair with fixed lumbar support remains in one position, providing consistent support but may not suit all body shapes. Conversely, adjustable lumbar support allows you to customize the height, depth, and firmness for a comfortable lower back position.  

Choosing an office chair with lumbar support whether fixed or adjustable can improve your posture and reduce back pain. See our top office chairs at Arenson Office Furniture, with choices of fixed or adjustable lumbar support:

Proline Big and Tall Executive Chair

 

Name Proline Big and Tall Executive Chair with Fixed Lumbar Support
Description Experience the ultimate in heavy-duty office seating with this luxurious big and tall office chair. Indulge in the comfort of the thick, padded contour seat with built-in lumbar support, providing a soothing embrace for your back. With a generous 400-pound weight capacity and multiple adjustments, this chair offers complete customization to support your work style. 

 

Neo Lite Task Chair

Name Neo Lite Task Chair with Adjustable Lumbar Support
Description Neo seamlessly blends style, comfort, and value, making it perfect for task, conference, and collaborative spaces. Its clean lines, 13 mesh colors, and molded foam seat with a waterfall edge ensure versatility and comfort. Neo chairs also feature integrated adjustable lumbar support and a seat slider for personalized comfort.

 

2. Adjustable Seat Height

Proper seat alignment helps to evenly distribute your body weight, reducing strain on your lower back and hips. It also improves blood flow in your legs and feet, preventing numbness or discomfort when sitting for extended periods. Setting your office chair to the correct height can help you feel more comfortable and productive while working throughout the day. 

To raise or lower your office chair, find the lever under the seat that adjusts the height of the chair. While sitting, pull up the lever to unlock it. Adjust the seat height until your feet touch the floor comfortably and your knees are bent at a 90-degree angle. When you’ve adjusted to the right height, release the lever to secure it in place, and you’re good to go.

If you’re looking for an office chair with adjustable seat height, consider our Space Executive Air Grid Chair. It comes with a one-touch pneumatic seat height adjustment, making it easy to customize to your preferred height.

Space Executive Air Grid Chair scaled

Name Space Executive Air Grid Chair
Description The big and tall series of the Space chairs are designed with generously sized seats and backs, providing ample width and depth for maximum comfort. The 63-37A773HM model offers adjustable lumbar support, one-touch pneumatic seat height adjustment, mid pivot knee tilt, and adjustable tilt tension control. Additionally, it includes height and width adjustable arms with PU pads for added comfort, along with an adjustable headrest.

 

3. Seat Tilt Adjustment

Seat tilt lets you adjust the angle of your seat, which can help improve your posture and reduce strain on your back. By tilting your seat forward slightly, you can promote a more upright posture, which is better for your spine. Conversely, tilting it back a bit can take pressure off your lower back and thighs.

This flexibility is key because each person’s body is unique, and what helps one person may not help another. Experiment with different tilt angles to find what feels best for you. Remember, a well-adjusted seat tilt can help you stay comfortable and supported during long periods of sitting. Check out one of our office chairs with seat tilt mechanism:

Boss Mesh Back Task Chair

Name Boss Mesh Back Task Chair
Description Engineered for all-day comfort, this chair features a Synchro-Tilt mechanism that allows the back to tilt more than the seat and offers tension adjustment for personalized support. With adjustable arms and a pneumatic gas lift for easy height adjustment, this chair is designed to adapt to your needs. Plus, with a weight limit of 275 lbs., it’s the perfect choice for most body types, ensuring a comfortable and secure seating experience for everyone.

 

4. Adjustable Armrests

Do you know that armrests can prevent shoulder and neck strain? Armrests support your arms, reducing strain on shoulders and neck for a more relaxed and comfortable posture. You can adjust the armrests for height, width, and pivot to fit your body and work setup. This lets you find the most comfortable position for your arms. Here are a few office chairs with adjustable armrests from Arenson Office Furniture:

OM Truly Executive

Name OM Truly Executive Chair
Description Crisp, aluminum bodied loop arms
Options: 
AR-81 (Fixed Height, Adjustable Width)
AR-485 (3D Adjustable)
JR-69 (4D Adjustable)
KR-200 (2D Adjustable)
KR-445 (4D Adjustable)
View Brochure

 

HAG Sofi Task Chair

Name HAG Sofi Task Chair
Description Arms slide back out of the way to move closer to desk, sit sideways or use armrests as elbow support
Armrest
View Brochure

 

5. Material Durability

Office chairs made from durable materials like mesh, leather, or fabric can handle daily use and stay comfortable. Durable materials also contribute to the overall stability and safety of the chair, providing reliable support throughout your workday. Choosing a durable office chair can be a long-term investment in promoting productivity and well-being.

6. Weight Capacity

When choosing an office chair, one key feature you should always consider is the weight capacity. It determines how much load an office chair can bear, ensuring your safety and comfort during long hours of work. Research suggests that office workers generally prefer chairs with a higher weight limit to avoid any mishaps.

It’s best to choose a chair with a weight capacity that is significantly higher than your body weight. For example, if you weigh 250 pounds, aim for a chair with a weight limit of at least 300 pounds or more. Office chairs that can hold more weight usually have stronger parts, making them more stable and comfortable for people of all sizes.

Always double-check the chair’s specifications before purchasing to guarantee it can support your body weight effectively. Here are some of the best office chairs from Arenson Office Furniture and their weight limits:

Acclaim Executive Chair

Name Acclaim Executive Chair
Weight Capacity 300 pounds

 

Boss Executive Big and Tall Chair

Name Boss Executive Big and Tall Chair
Weight Capacity 400 pounds

 

CXO Exec Chair

Name Nightingale CXOHD Heavy Duty 6200D-HD
Weight Capacity Up to 450 pounds

 

7. Mobility and Swivel

Office chairs with mobility and swivel features help you move around your workspace effortlessly. Good mobility allows you to move easily across the floor, while swivel lets you turn in any direction without getting up. This makes it easier to reach items on your desk or chat with coworkers without straining. Look for chairs with sturdy casters for mobility and a smooth swivel mechanism for effortless movement.

Summary

In summary, choosing the right office chair is an investment in comfort, productivity, and well-being. From lumbar support to material durability, these key features are crucial when purchasing office chairs for home or corporate use. Prioritizing these attributes can transform your workspace into a comfortable and ergonomic environment that supports daily activities.

At Arenson Office Furniture, we offer a wide range of office chairs with these essential features, ensuring a tailored fit for your needs. Contact us for expert guidance on choosing the right office chairs for enhanced productivity and comfort. Elevate your workspace with our high-quality office furniture and feel the difference in your daily routine.

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