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Ergonomic Office Chair Design
What is a fully adjustable office chair?
Each body is unique, so an adjustable office chair is the way to go. Truly ergonomic office chairs have customizable functions to suit and support any body type. The headrest angle, armrest position, back tilt angle, tension, seat tilt and height should all be completely adjustable to help you find your comfort zone.
What type of material should I choose for my office chair?
When you’re looking at an ergonomic computer chair, you should always look at the materials. The backrest should be made from a breathable mesh fabric. A mesh ergonomic chair ensures flexibility while still offering strong support. You’ll also want soft, durable fabric for your seat cushion, as well as sturdy steel frames and high quality plastic.
Should your ergonomic chair bring comfort?
Your computer ergonomic office chair should offer top class support while keeping you comfortable throughout your working day. Your future self will thank you for investing in one made from high quality materials such as supportive springs, elastic TPE, long-lasting memory foam and premium mesh covering.
Is leather or mesh better for an office chair?
When choosing an ergonomic office chair, the most critical consideration should be selecting the most comfortable chair, whether made of mesh or leather. Mesh chairs are a handy and cost-effective alternative for a quick and inexpensive office set up. Mesh ergonomic desk chairs also allow optimum airflow as they do not trap heat, letting your body breathe easier. Leather office chairs are excellent investments for a conference room or other venues requiring a more upscale look.
What’s the difference between the mesh and TPE ergonomic computer chairs?
Mesh is a classic material. Ours is woven for extra strength and durability, while remaining soft, breathable and responsive. TPE is a little more unique. It’s less silky, but more durable, and the Naked option on the Pro+ takes airiness up a notch – it simply doesn’t trap heat.
Do I need an ergonomic chair with a headrest?
Those suffering from acute neck or back discomfort will benefit the most from utilizing a mesh ergonomic chair with a headrest. The neck aches you are experiencing might result from poor posture caused by the continual effort of sitting straight without the necessary support. Ensure that you purchase an ergonomic office chair that has an adjustable headrest to avoid neck pain.
Is it better to have an office chair with or without arms?
You should get an ergonomic desk chair with arms due to its better ergonomics. The armrests' position is determined by the chair's height and any adjustments made to the armrests themselves. They are, however, often designed to rest at about the same height as the standard desktop. This allows your arms and elbows to relax on the armrests while typing at your workstation.
Are office chair wheels universal?
No. There are many types of ergonomic office chair wheels designed for different surfaces and chair types.
Are office chair bases universal?
No. There are different types of ergonomic desk chair bases. Make sure you pick the right one if you ever need to replace it. Get in touch with our team or a reputable provider if you need more information.
Do office chairs have gas in them?
Ergonomic desk chairs have a gas lift to control the height of the seat. However, this does not mean there’s gas in the chair - it’s just air.
Benefits of Ergonomic Office Chair
How Autonomous ergonomic chair help your workplace?
Each office chair for sale from Autonomous is an ergonomic solution. Whenever you sit, we want to make sure it's time well spent. Our computer ergonomic chair design focuses on back support, spine protection, and of course, comfort. Check out the best mesh ergonomic chairs we offer, and discover your new best friend at work.
Does an ergonomic office chair help your posture?
Say no to any office chair that causes you even a small amount of back pain. Your spine should always remain in its natural form when you sit and the best ergonomic office chairs will protect your upright posture. Lumbar support is also crucial, as it ensures that the natural curve of your back is protected.
How important is good posture to your work?
Good posture has a direct impact on self-esteem, positivity, and overall confidence. It’s no wonder that posture is so important for people giving speeches to deliver them in a powerful and impactful way. The same is true for you as you sit at your desk doing the best possible work you can with an ergonomic office chair!
How does an ergonomic chair help with spine support?
Your spine is the core pillar of support for your entire body. It allows you to stand upright and maintain balance. Its natural curve acts as a shock absorber for every step you take. A healthy spine keeps all the internal organs in place so they can function to their fullest extent, and allows the blood to circulate freely. An office chair with lumbar support acts as a support to your body’s central pillar.
Can an ergonomic computer chairr help solve poor circulation?
Bad posture restricts blood flow not only to parts of your back, but to the rest of your body as well. This can have an impact on your alertness as your brain needs a steady supply of oxygen to function at 100% capacity, and can eventually wear down on other internal organs that don’t receive as many nutrients as they could be. Poor circulation can eventually lead to blood clots, as well as cardiovascular disease. It’s important to make sure your blood can flow freely and effectively throughout your body with an ergonomic office chair.
Can ergonomic chairs improve digestion?
Over time, poor posture can have a detrimental impact on your gastrointestinal system and metabolism, making it more difficult for your body to process food and potentially leading to nutritional deficiency and even constipation. An ergonomic desk chair keeps you upright and helps your internal organs function properly.
Does an ergonomic chair prevent restricted breathing?
In addition to your digestive system, poor posture can compress your diaphragm, which is essential for taking full, deep breaths. These breaths are what allow the maximum amount of oxygen to enter the lungs, which is then absorbed by the bloodstream. If your breathing is cut short by your posture, your oxygen supply may be compromised. This, in turn, affects your brain’s ability to process and problem solve throughout the day, and increases fatigue. Office chairs help keep you alert!
Ergonomic Office Chairs User Guide
Which ergonomic chair is right for you?
From the ErgoChair Core, to the ErgoChair Pro, to the cutting edge ErgoChair Pro+, you can’t go wrong with any of Autonomous’ high quality ergonomic office chairs. These are your sidekicks, keeping you sitting comfortably and productively throughout the day and ticking off all the boxes of adjustability, durability, high quality materials, and of course customizability for any workplace.
Which office chair is your best seller?
We love all our children equally, but ErgoChair Pro is the crowd favorite.
How do I measure myself for an office chair?
First, stand in front of the office chair to determine the ideal seat height. Adjust the seat height or cushion, so the top of the ergonomic computer chair or cushion is below your kneecap. Adjust the seat height of your workplace chair so that your elbows create a 90–100-degree wide-angle. Keep changing the height of your chair until your arms are parallel with or sloping slightly towards your desk.
How do you determine the seat height of a chair?
Your seat needs to offer a height range that allows you to sit comfortably with your knees bent at a right angle and your feet flat on the floor. You’ll also want armrests that allow your arms to rest naturally at a 90 degree angle as you type and use your mouse.
I’m pretty tall. Will your chairs fit me?
All our chairs are height adjustable to comfortably support anyone up to 6’6. Check out the specs tab under each ergonomic desk chair for more detailed information relating to armrests, headrests, and so on.
How much should you spend on an office chair?
The cost of an office chair can range from $100 to $1500, depending on the construction quality, adjustability, and other considerations. For quality and cost-effective options, you should buy an ergonomic office chair between $350 and $800 with at least a 2-year guarantee, personalization possibilities, and extra functions to your preference. Ultimately, choose an ergonomic desk chair that feels the most comfortable to you, has fully-adjustable parts, and ergonomically designed features for better postural health.
Which chair is best for working at home?
Autonomous ErgoChair Pro is the best ergonomic chair for working from home. It has a comfortable seat with a soft cushion and a breathable woven mesh back. It comes with an adjustable seat height, armrests, headrests, smooth recline, and other features that allow optimum ergonomic health. It also features a smooth 360-degree swivel mechanism that enables the person to move quickly in the office. The ergonomic computer chair has a 2-year warranty and a 30-day trial for those who want to experience it before buying.
What is the lifespan of an office chair?
Generally, there's no definite time for a mesh ergonomic chair to last. An office chair will typically last between five and ten years if purchased from a respectable manufacturer. However, the lifetime is determined by various elements such as the material used, the construction quality, and time spent in the office chair. You should buy ergonomic office chairs from suppliers that offer warranty for their products. Autonomous offers up to a 5-year warranty for ergonomic chairs on the website.
Should you use an office chair as a gaming chair?
Yes, you can use an ergonomic office chair for gaming. Ergonomic health is essential in any chair you sit in for more than an hour, which is usually the case for gaming. Computer ergonomic chair comes with better ergonomics and adjustable features to aid you during your gaming session. They can help you relieve your body pain, especially lower back pain, as well as stress issues that manifest themselves with pain or poor performance. A mesh ergonomic computer chair is the perfect choice for the best gaming performance if you usually play on your computer for an extended period.
How do I know when I need a new chair?
In general, when your chair's quality is decreasing and is becoming less comfortable is the time when you need a new ergonomic office chair. If your office chair's seat has cracks or rips or parts are gradually falling apart, it is time to upgrade it or opt for a new one. If there are no noticeable signs, look for irregularities like stained upholstery, deep creases across the seat cushion with noticeable indentations that don't bounce back into shape. Replacing an old chair for a new one with better posture support and comfort is a win-win.
How high should the back of your office chair be?
There is no such thing as an ideal office chair height. However, it usually depends on the person who will use the ergonomic desk chair and how high the back of the office chair he prefers. Varying office chairs have different sizes, but the standard computer chair height range is 16 to 21 inches measured from the seat to the ground. Moreover, the modern ergonomic chairs should have adjustable seat height, lumbar support pillow, headrest or back height, and so on for optimum ergonomic health.
How to disassemble an ergonomic computer chair?
Firstly, have a screwdriver and/or an allen key ready to go. Then you can start by unscrewing all the bolts and pack them into bags or containers so you can reassemble when you need to. An ergonomic office chair is designed to be easily assembled and disassembled, so just follow the steps carefully.
How to remove wheels from an office chair?
Turn your ergonomic desk chair to one side and unscrew the bolts with a allen key or screwdriver.
What tools do I need to assemble an office chair?
This depends on the kind of bolts your ergonomic chair is put together with. Make sure you have screwdrivers and allen keys ready.
Office Chair Maintenance
How to clean an office chair?
Simply use warm water and a little bit of dish soap to scrub your ergonomic office chair from the backrest right down to the wheels. You can also use a vacuum cleaner to keep the dust away.
Can office chairs explode?
No - is the short answer. Most office chairs, including from Autonomous, use a gas lift to control the height of the seat. It’s important to emphasize that a “gas lift” is just the metal rod filled with air. It is very safe and manufactured to the highest standards. So no, office chairs don’t explode, but they may malfunction.
How often should office chairs be replaced?
That’s up to you! Our ergonomic office chairs are built to last but sometimes you just need a change. Just follow your instinct and freshen it up when you need to.
Can office chairs ruin carpets?
With careful use and well maintained wheels, high quality carpets can cope well with office chairs. However, there will be a bit of wear and tear with extended use.
Why does my ergonomic computer chair keep sinking?
It can be due to a number of reasons but the most common is that there’s an issue with the gas lift. In the event of this happening, you can see if you can get it fixed or replace the chair. Check your warranty before you take the next step.
Will my office chair damage vinyl flooring?
Over time, there will be a bit of wear and tear from ergonomic desk chairs but with rubber coasters on wheels, you can minimize the impact.
Do office chairs ruin hardwood floors?
Office chairs can wear down hardwood floors over time. However, you can either buy special wheels designed for hardwood floors or use a chair mat to mitigate the damage.
Shipping & Showroom
Do you have a showroom?
Autonomous is an online only store. We understand that you may want to try before you buy, so we’ve implemented a 30-day trial period with free returns if you don’t love the ergonomic chair you chose.
Do you ship outside the USA?
Yes! We’ve shipped to over 100 countries and counting. Simply select your country by clicking the flag icon to the right of your top bar.
How long will it take to deliver my office chair order?
Shipping time is calculated from the estimated shipping date to the expected date of delivery.
The shipping date is the date your ergonomic office chairs are shipped out of our warehouse.
The delivery date is the date your ergonomic chairs are expected to arrive at your delivery address.
Please note that each item in any one order may have different estimated shipping dates due to its availability and warehouse location. Shipping time frame varies depending on your location. Please see below:
United States - The 48 contiguous states: 3 to 5 business days after the item’s estimated shipping date.
Canada: 5 to 7 business days after the item’s estimated shipping date.
Countries in the European Union: 7 to 9 business days after the item’s estimated shipping date.
Switzerland and the UK: 9 to 11 business days after the item’s estimated shipping date.
How do I change or cancel my ergonomic chair order?
After completing your office chair order - signified by the notification “order placed” - you cannot make changes to your order, but you may cancel your order within 30 minutes of placing it. See below:
1. Select the “Sign in” button, then fill in your email to log-in to your Autonomous account.
2. Move to the "Hello [your name]" button at the top and select “Your orders”.
3. Search for your order and click on "See details".
4. Select “Cancel order” if you would like to cancel the entire order, or "Cancel item" for a specific item.
Note: If you would like to change an ergonomic chairs’s color, size, or quantity, or need to edit your shipping selection or delivery address - simply cancel your original order and place a new one. Once an order is shipped, it is not possible to make changes or cancel the order, but you may initiate a return via our Returns form.
Do you offer expedited shipping?
No. Currently, we only offer standard ground shipping services that do not require a signature upon delivery.
If I return my office chair, how long does it take to receive my refund?
For all refund inquiries, please contact us to request a refund.
After receiving confirmation of refund from our customer support team, the refunded amount will be reflected in the original payment account within 3-5 business days.
A refund can only be sent to the original payment method. If you no longer have access to that payment method, please inform a customer support agent before we process the refund.
If your ergonomic office chair order was paid using store credit, you can log-in to your account and check your available store credit within 24-48 hours.
Sale Items, Discounts + Financing
Do you offer price breaks/volume discounts for multiple office chair orders?
Yes we do! With our progressive Buy More, Save More discounts, the bigger your order the more you save per unit. The best part is that our Bulk Order discounts are offered from as little as 3 units. Head over to our Bulk Order page to learn more.
What financing options do you provide with office chair orders?
When paying for your ergonomic office chair order:
Autonomous accepts the following credit card: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express.
Autonomous provides other express checkout methods including: Paypal, Amazon Pay, Google Pay, Affirm.
For Bulk Orders that may require payment via wire transfer, check, or billed to your company, please CONTACT US HERE for assistance.
In some circumstances, you might be limited to using certain credit cards and express checkout methods based on your location. Make sure that you are on the correct checkout page for your country before processing the payment, your page location can be found at the top right corner of the web page in between the search and profile icons.
Is there any additional or hidden sales tax that may be applied to my ergonomic chair order?
Depending on your final shipping location, additional taxes may be applicable in some regions:
USA and Canada: Any additional sales tax is applied at checkout and is calculated from the final shipping location provided with your order placement.
Countries in the EU: VAT is included in the final product prices published on our EU website.
Other countries: No additional taxes will be applied at checkout. However, additional import taxes and/or carrier fees may be applied once your shipment arrives at customs of your country. Any additional fees will need to be paid by the customer.
If you have any further questions regarding state taxes, feel free to CONTACT US for assistance.
How do I file a tax-exemption for my ergonomic office chair order?
Autonomous supports tax exemption claims only for EU business orders and US orders that can provide a tax exemption certificate. You are required to pay all additional taxes/VAT prior to filing your tax exemption claim. Please note: For business account orders, we only accept one tax-exempt account from one EIN (Employer Identification Number)/VAT number.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to file for tax exemption:
1. Complete the Tax-Exempt or VAT Application by following the prompted questions and uploading documents.
3. Click on "Request sales tax exemption" next to the relevant order.
4. Follow all prompts/questions and upload all relevant document(s), then hit "Submit".
5. Once your application is submitted, your documents will be reviewed. Please note: It may take up to 5 business days for your status to be approved or denied. If approved, you will get a tax or VAT refund transferred to your original payment method.
6. If you require a new invoice with your company information and tax refund, please CONTACT US for assistance.
Seating for Success: The Significance of Ergonomic Chairs
The importance of ergonomic chairs in modern workplaces cannot be overstated, as they play a pivotal role in promoting employees' well-being, productivity, and overall comfort. These specialized office chairs are meticulously designed to accommodate the human body's natural posture and movements, offering many benefits that extend far beyond mere comfort.
Ergonomic chairs provide crucial support to the spine, reducing the risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders such as lower back pain, neck strain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. By featuring adjustable lumbar support, armrests, and seat height, these ergonomic computer chairs enable users to customize their seating arrangement to suit their unique body dimensions, ensuring that their posture remains aligned and stress-free throughout the workday. This tailored support not only minimizes discomfort but also enhances long-term health by preventing chronic issues associated with poor posture. Ergonomic office chairs contribute significantly to increased productivity and efficiency in the workplace. Employees who are comfortable and pain-free can focus more effectively on their tasks without the constant distraction of discomfort or fatigue. Improved concentration leads to higher-quality work, reduced absenteeism due to health-related issues, and ultimately a more engaged and satisfied workforce. Furthermore, ergonomic desk chairs promote better blood circulation, reducing the risk of deep vein thrombosis and fatigue commonly associated with prolonged sitting.
In the context of employee retention and well-being, ergonomic chairs demonstrate a company's commitment to the health and welfare of its staff. Employees who feel valued and supported in their workplace are more likely to remain loyal to their organization, resulting in reduced turnover rates. Moreover, investing in office chairs can lead to substantial long-term cost savings by decreasing healthcare expenses related to work-related injuries.
The importance of ergonomic chairs transcends mere comfort; they are integral to creating a healthy and productive work environment. By prioritizing the well-being of employees through the provision of these thoughtfully designed chairs, organizations can reap the benefits of improved performance, reduced healthcare costs, and a positive corporate culture that attracts and retains top talent. In an era where employee wellness is paramount, ergonomic computer chairs stand as a symbol of a company's commitment to its most valuable asset—its people.
Features to Consider in an Ergonomic Desk Chair
Ergonomic office chairs contain several features designed to enhance your posture and provide proper support, but they only do half the work. To properly appreciate the benefits of an ergonomic chair, you must first understand the factors that influence its performance. Here are some features that play a vital role in an ergonomic chair’s performance.
Lumbar Support & Seat Tilt
This refers to the support that an adjustable ergonomic chair provides for your lower back, and it's a must-have feature. Ergonomic chairs support the natural 'S' curvature of the spine, which lowers stress on the spine and pelvis and prevents slumping. The curvature in the chair can be aligned with the curve in the user's spine for the best support with an adjustable backrest. Lumbar support for an office chair is simply the most important feature of an ergonomic chair; hence it should not be ignored. Seat tilt or recline in a chair makes it a comfortable chair for long sitting. People who spend unconditional hours in front of the screen need a recline feature in a chair. The user can change the backrest to more specifically support their natural spine posture with an adjustable backrest, allowing for a more personalized setting. This feature throughout the day allows the backrest to support your upper body and relieve pressure on your spinal discs and muscles.
Armrests and headrest
The attachments – the headrest and armrests – are maybe the least regarded aspects of what makes a chair ergonomic. Both aren't strictly necessary in an ergonomic chair, but they certainly help posture. Headrests allow a comfortable place for your sensitive neck and upper back muscles; hence you won't find your neck all cramped up at the end of the day. On the other hand, adjustable arm support can help you relax your shoulders and relieve tension in your upper body. Armrests help to relieve upper-body strain and allow the shoulders to relax. When typing, however, armrests should not be used since they restrict overall arm mobility, increase wrist movement, and cause muscular forearm tension. Moreover, you should make sure the chair you are choosing has adjustable armrests rather than fixed ones because armrests adjustability plays a vital role in defining the user's comfort.
The construction of an ergonomic chair will help decide the product's durability. A good chair is constructed with a durable base and ergonomic feel. The seat cushion material is comfortable, friction-free and must not irritate the skin. Moreover, the best ergonomic chairs have a meshed back due to the numerous benefits of mesh for the body and back muscles.
Lumbar support office chairs without movement options serve as a bottleneck. This is why the wheeled base in an adjustable office chair is most common. Consider movement in an adjustable office chair an integral factor in defining comfort. Your chair should have a wheeled base that not only allows quick movements but must also protect the floor. Plastic or rollerblade wheels are the best kinds to be used in an office chair.
The benefit of an adjustable height in a chair is that it makes a product suitable for a wide range of people, since everyone is different, the seat height should be adjusted so each user can work with their feet flat on the floor. This is why choosing a chair with an adjustable seat height is critical. Furthermore, because most work tables are fixed height, the seat height must be adjustable even when sitting or working with a standing desk. Most people should be able to sit comfortably at a seat height of 16 to 21 inches off the ground. Office chairs with adjustable height also allow the chance to be used by diverse groups of people.
Tips to Use an Ergonomic Chair
Despite knowing and having the best kind of ergonomic chair, it is equally important to learn the basics of the chair so you can use it to reap maximum benefits. Here are some tips for adjusting your chair for maximum comfort and functionality. Keep your computer screen at least an arm's length away from you. The top of the monitor should, in theory, be level with your eyes. Avoid slouching by sitting up straight. The position of your neck should be relaxed and neutral. Maintain a parallel line between your arms and the floor. Avoid crossing your legs by sitting with both feet flat on the floor. This is done to ensure proper blood circulation in your legs.
Discovering Your Ideal Ergonomic Chair: The Quest for Perfect Seating
Reclining Office Chairs
Reclining chairs and their likes are the best with weight distribution and preventing the body from developing any pain due to their longitude design and ability to tilt backwards and forwards; sitting in a reclining chair shifts your centre of gravity and eliminates the pressure from building up. Such office chairs are best for people who suffer from muscle stiffness or swollen joints. Autonomous also has a huge and classic category of reclining chairs, ranging from ergo chair recline to more serious reclining chairs like vertagear gaming chairs. These chairs can recline back to 135 degrees, so you can even lie down in a chair and sneak in a quick nap. ErgoChair Recline also comes with a footrest to relax your feet after a long tiring day.
Swivel chairs are the best kind of ergonomic desk chair because of their straightforward yet comfortable design. They are also very popular for purchase in bulk or to equip your conference rooms with a chair that suits all. This ergonomic mesh swivel chair - ErgoChair Pro from Autonomous is available in 6 cool colours. It features complete adjustability and has a mesh back and curved back support to conform to the body shape. The chair has a long-lasting design with a minor two-minute assembly process.
Mesh Office Chairs
A mesh office chair is the best decision you can make for places with a lot of heat and humidity. The mesh chair has an entire mesh design with a breathable back. It has a lumbar support pad. The chair offers a one year warranty and has a contoured foam seat for comfort. Unlike the common misconception, that mesh office chairs are not comfortable; this is one of the easiest and most user-friendly office chairs.
TPE Mesh Office Chairs
While elastomeric mesh office chairs are common, some people don't want to compromise the aesthetics with plain mesh. A TPE mesh office chair is the best option to get the comfort and looks of a modern, sophisticated office chair. This ErgoChair Pro+ from Autonomous has a combination of mesh and cushioned seat at its back. The design provides maximum airflow while keeping the user well supported against the soft back seat. The ErgoChair Pro+ provides a seamless movement and quick response to unhindered action. This is because it has a seamless construction. Moreover, you will also get wonderful spinal support which adapts to your entire back. The weight capacity of this chair is 300 pounds.
With the chairs mentioned above and chairs of similar likes, you can easily bring comfort to your work setting. Get the best ergonomic chairs now and improve the ergonomics in the workplace.