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What is Ergonomic Office Furniture?

What is Ergonomic Office Furniture?

Many of us spend our days at an office working at a desk. We spend so much time in our chairs and at our desks that having high quality furniture is important for our physical health. Sitting for a long period of time in one position in potentially bad posture or uncomfortable positions can cause problems with the neck, shoulders, back, spine, hips, and even your knees.

In order to ensure you're sitting at your desk properly, having ergonomic office furniture is the first step. And the good news is that ergonomic office furniture doesn't have to be boring or utilitarian. There are some amazing modern office furniture designs that also support your back, shoulders, and posture!

Ergonomic Chairs

A good ergonomic office chair will help you sit up straight and prevent long-term damage and discomfort to your back and shoulders. While every person has a different body type, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to choosing an ergonomic office chair. Fortunately, many office chairs come with the ability to customize and fit them perfectly for your unique body. Finding an adjustable chair is the first step to finding the right ergonomic chair for you.

The right modern office chair will help you maintain a neutral posture. Your feet should sit flat on the floor, your knees slightly higher than your hips, and your hips, shoulders, and ears all line up with each other vertically. It will also allow for the freedom to move slightly backwards to allow you to easily adjust your posture. Lumbar support, or support for the curve in your lower back, is one of the most important features to look for when choosing a chair. This support will help you keep your neutral posture throughout the day.

It's almost important to take breaks from sitting, even when you have an ergonomic office chair. Every 20 minutes or so, take a minute to stretch, lean back in your chair, and relax your muscles that may tense up while you're working on a computer.

The Dervish HB Office, Adam Office, and Gakko Office are just some of our most popular moder ergonomic office chairs. Offering strong lumbar support and the ability to adjust the height, they are easily adjustable to make sure each person finds their perfect fit.

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Ergonomic Desks

It is a little more simple to find an ergonomic desk than an ergonomic chair, since they typically don't require as many adjustments to suit someone. The most important things to note are to ensure there's enough clearance for the knees, so that they aren't touching the underside of the table top or hitting the edge. Your elbows should also be bent comfortably so they are straight from the elbow to the wrist.

If the desk is too high and can't be adjusted, adjust your chair to sit higher and use a footrest. If the desk is too low and can't be adjusted, place boards or blocks under the desk legs to raise it. It should also have a large enough tabletop that your elbows can sit comfortably on it and it has enough room to move your mouse and keyboard freely.

The York Desk and Billiani Table by sohoConcept are two great options for comfortable, ergonomic desks. Their modern metal legs and table tops are perfect for any contemporary space while still providing the space and height for an ergonomic set up.

Get Modern Ergonomic Office Furniture

sohoConcept provides modern office furniture to buildings and businesses around the world. Our office chairs, desks, and tables are perfect for spaces who are conscious of creating an ergonomic working environment.

For more information or to request a catalogue, contact us today! We can help you find the perfect modern office furniture for your space.