5 Ergonomic Furniture Your Office Needs
Although some workplace trends come and go, ergonomic office furniture is one aspect of office interior design that continues to gain traction. Ergonomic furniture has been scientifically designed and technologically enhanced to improve the physical health and well-being of office workers. As a result, your most valuable asset’s performance and productivity will improve.
We’ve curated the trendiest ergonomic office furniture that you can incorporate in your next office renovation.
Versatile Desk With Equally Adjustable Chair
These include workstations where you can adjust the height of your office desk or chair to accommodate a standing or sitting position. There are options such as electric desks (with chair), manual adjusted, and crank operated. These options can fit your office interior design. Be sure to consider your ergonomic furniture early on in your office space planning stage.
The benefits of having a sit and stand chair in your office interior design are that it reduces the strain on your lower back due to prolonged sitting and increases muscle activity. You’ll even burn more calories compared to sitting. Whichever state you’re in initially, you can sit or stand to address discomfort.
This type of ergonomic chair may not sit well with most people as it requires you to have an unusual position while sitting. But the health and comfort it provides to your employees outweigh the awkwardness, which makes the kneeling chair worth considering for your next office renovation.
The kneeling chair is specially designed to maintain the natural curve in your lower back and relieve the pressure on your back, and places your entire back at ease. Pair it with a 120-degree desk, and you’ll find multi-tasking the whole day less physically demanding.
Built-in Harmonic Tilt Chairs
Chair products such are Miller, Mirra, Aeron, and Cosm chairs are great examples of chairs incorporating the “harmonic tilt.” The Harmonic Tilts adjust to the size of their sitters and provide balanced support as they move from an upright to a fully reclined position and anywhere in between. The Harmonic Tilt designs also improve the dwell, resulting in far more controlled and relaxed movement than most work chairs.
Electrical Standing Desks
From the adjustable height to the inward-curved surface to even the slim wire storage cubby, this minimalist-style desk offers flexibility with a push of a button. Of course, it makes sense to match this with an equally adjustable chair. After all, it is advisable to have a low desk where the elbow forms a 90 degree angle so that chances for carpal tunnel syndrome is reduced. Whether it’s high desk, low chair or low chair, high desk, you can take your pick.
Saddle Chairs and Stools
The backless chair might be a usual choice for your corporate setting, but its benefits will help you to reconsider this all-time-favorite dentist and beautician chair. A saddle chair may be worth considering if you want to improve your posture, strengthen your core, and relieve back pain. This unusual design is worth considering. Contact an expert office space planning team to provide you with ergonomic options that will work with your type of business.
Not Just About Products
However, ergonomics isn’t just about products. Your office space planning and design will take into account how office workers interact with the furniture in addition to ergonomically designed furniture. It’s also a good idea to teach your employees about posture and how to position themselves in front of their desks.
SORDC understands the importance of good posture and a comfortable workspace, which is why we incorporate ergonomics into all of our office interior design and construction projects. However, it’s critical to maintain the same practices outside of the office in order for employees to work at their best.