What To Look For When Purchasing an Office Chair

9th April 2020

Things to look for when purchasing an office chair The Yale is also a chair with a modern stylish appearance. It is a small, but sturdy chair and is as comfortable as it appears, with a padded seat and upright backrest which gives good back support.

What to look for when purchasing an office chair?

We spend a lot of our day sitting at our desk (and some might see that as a bonus) but it can be incredibly harmful to our bodies. That is why it is important to know what to look for when purchasing an office chair.

Some things you need to look for are:

Height of chair

Your chair should allow your thighs to be parallel to the ground, whilst forearms are parallel to the worktop. This is to ensure that blood circulation and pressure on the body is not strained. It is always useful to look for a chair with easily adjustable height. This is so that you can alter it for your individual needs and measurements.


The rule of thumb is this: make sure there is about a three or four fingers-width distance between the back of your knees and your seat. You should be able to sit with this distance between your seat and your knees, whilst also resting your back against the back of the seat. Back support is crucial.


Ensure that the forward and backward tilt of your chair is adjustable. Whilst too much recline might strain your neck and eyes when looking at your screen, a slight recline will take pressure off your spine.

Chairs That Will Recline


Being able to move around the space on your chair is useful. Your chair should ideally have a swivel so that you are able to reach things from your desk during the day. It will also give your body freedom of movement when you need to rest your eyes away from the screen. You may prefer a chair that also has wheels, so you can easily access different areas of the office or move your chair around.

Here are 5 of our favourite office chairs

  1. The Yale
  2. The Callard
  3. The Jenson
  4. The Casino
  5. The Huxley


For more inspiration please take a look at our Pinterest page.





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