You may not realize it, but your office chair is one of the most important pieces of furniture in your office, if not the most important. You’ll spend many hours of your day sitting in this chair—perhaps even more hours than you’ll spend in any other. Therefore, your office chair should be of impeccable quality and support your health and productivity.  Here’s what you need to consider when choosing yours:

Ergonomic Design

A good office chair will have an ergonomic design. The back and seat of the chair should be designed to support your spine and naturally place you in a sitting position that promotes good posture. An ergonomically designed chair will also position your knees and hips to encourage proper circulation throughout the legs and body. The right chair will be supportive, flexible, and stable.


Your office chair should adjust to your body type and size while still providing the ergonomic support mentioned above. Check to see if you can raise and lower the seat to accommodate your height. Consider whether or not you’d like the option to recline in your chair. This feature can be helpful if you find that varying your position throughout the day improves your comfort. However, if you are reclining constantly, you may counter any benefits of an ergonomic design, so use this option wisely.

Arm Rests

Arm rests are an important feature of any office chair. They should be adjustable to accommodate different tasks. Chair arms should be positioned in such a way that your elbows are bent at a 90-degree angle to aid in keeping the body and spine in alignment. Correct positioning of your arms will also help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. Consider whether you’d appreciate a little padding on your arm rests or if a hard surface would suit your preferences better.

At Office Furniture Expo Atlanta, we offer all types of office furniture, including custom office furniture and chairs. Visit our website to browse our selection, or call (678)-894-1869 for more information.

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