Types of Office Chairs

The office chair was strategically designed to amplify productivity of clerical employees by making it possible for employees to remain sitting at their desks for normal than long periods of time.

Back in the mid 1800’s businesses began to expand the traditional model of a family business with little emphasis on administration. During this time office work was expanding, an awareness of the office environment, technology and equipment became part of the cultural focus on increasing productivity. This awareness have rise to chairs specifically designed for administrative employees, along came the office chair.

A swiveling chair with caster wheels allowed employees to remain sitting and yet get to a number of locations within their operational area, thus eliminating the time and energy expended in standing. A wooden saddle seat was designed to fit and support the body of a seated employee and the slatted back and armrests provided additional support to increase comfort. Like our modern chairs, many of these models were somewhat adjustable to provide the maximum comfort and thus the maximum working time.

The Ergonomic chair is an alternative to traditional office chairs; the ergonomic chairs generally take a little getting use to, but usually become very comfortable over time. Then Ergonomic chair is very beneficial for people with lower back pain or discomfort.There are three types of Ergonomic chairs:

The Kneeling chair has no back and places the employee in a modified kneeling position. The design encourages good posture by sliding hips forward and alignment of the back, shoulder and neck.The Saddle chair can be used as either a desk or computer chair. Shaped in the shape of a horse’s saddle and puts the user in a position similar to that of riding a horse.The Exercise chair is shaped like a ball and is large enough to support a user in any long-term sitting usage.