Our experts advise – How to choose an office chair?
Office chairs are usually equipped with contact, bridge, synchronous and multi-block control mechanisms.
A chair with a contact mechanism has a low degree of adjustability. The only detail that can be adjusted to your body shape is the angle of the backrest of the office chair, which can be adjusted by a knob. This chair is recommended for short periods of sitting of 4 to 6 hours.
The chair with synchronous mechanism is our most popular product – it is the most comfortable and the best suited for long periods of sitting for 8 hours. Thanks to this ergonomic chair mechanism, the reclining angle of the backrest can be adjusted and the seat moves with the backrest (at a certain angle). This mechanism allows you to sit comfortably by locking the backrest at the desired angle, or to let the backrest of the office chair move freely and sway gently.
The multi-block mechanism is found in office chairs where the seat and backrest are connected. With the help of a knob, such an office chair can be left to swing gently or locked in its working position. Chairs with a bridge mechanism adjust the height of the chair and are usually special purpose or visitor chairs. Bridge chairs are recommended for short periods of sitting, up to 4 hours. The Chair Centre recommends that you consult a consultant to find the most suitable solution for you.
You can read more about the mechanisms here – Office chair mechanisms
How to adjust a work chair correctly?
- The back of an office chair is properly adjusted when it properly supports the lumbar region of the occupant’s back.
- The seat depth of an ergonomic chair is correct when there is a gap of about 4 cm between the front of the chair seat and the sitter’s legs.
- It is important that you can adjust the height of the chair to the height of the person sitting. The height of the chair is appropriate when the knees are at a right angle of 90 degrees to the floor and the bowl when sitting.
- The arms of an ergonomic chair are well adjusted when the elbows of the arms are at right angles to the table at a steep angle of 90 degrees when seated. *We recommend chairs without arms for children.
- It is important that the sitter’s back can remain active even during work. So choose an office chair with active seating and combine work with breaks for physical activity.
Are all office chairs the same?
The variety of chairs is astonishing: different colours, fabrics, mechanisms; for children, teenagers, women only or for the whole family. Particular care should be taken when choosing chairs where you spend a lot of time – for computer work, for the workroom or for the office, if you have a specific sitting job.
To find out more about office chairs online, we always encourage you to visit the Kėdžių Centro showroom or contact us by email or phone.
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