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The Blueprint to Choosing the Best Office Chair


“Happiness is spinning on an office chair.” - Anon

Are you clued up on all things relating to office chairs? Have you done any research on office chairs and what is best suited to your working environment? It’s high time you do. If you consider how much time those working in an office spend sitting in an office chair, it adds up to a staggering amount of hours. Therefore, an office chair that is seemingly insignificant is an essential part of the office environment.

Sitting for extended periods of time is touted as being detrimental to our health and well-being. Therefore, it is crucial that you choose a chair that is comfortable, as the average office worker spends at least 7-8 hours a day, sitting. It highlights the necessity of selecting a chair that is not only comfortable but supports your lower back and helps maintain good posture.

Anecdotal evidence shows that ergonomically designed chairs help boost productivity and fortifies efficiency. It is worth spending every cent, by investing in a high-quality office chair, as it reduces any long-term health issues and increases employee work rates.

What to be Mindful of when Selecting an Office Chair

Contemporary interior design is the ‘in thing’ and is evident in more and more workplaces. Workspaces filled with luxury, stylish furniture, including office chairs. While it is aesthetically pleasing to the eyes and welcoming to both employees and visitors, it is vital that you bear in mind your comfort.

It is not a one size fit all scenario. You need to take into account how much space you have and the nature of your work. If you have a small workspace, then big chairs are not suitable. At the same token, a small seat still needs to provide the support you need if you sit for long periods. You might want to opt for an operator or task chair which provides the extra support. High-quality executive chairs that scream ‘power’ are more suitable for directors and managers as they are likely to spend less time sitting in it.

You can pay more attention to style when kitting out your visitor's area and can tie in with the décor of the space. Executive chairs are also ideal for the boardroom and individual offices.

Ergonomic Comfort

What on earth is ergonomics and how does it impact your choice in selecting office chairs? The definition as given by ‘The Free Dictionary’ – retrieved from www.thefreedictionary.com. “Design factors, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by minimizing operator fatigue and discomfort.” Hence ergonomically designed chairs deliver the best in comfort and productivity. The design of office chairs has come a long way; all chairs can be adjusted to the individual's needs.

Hurdley’s is a specialist store that offers an extensive range of high-quality, modern, New Zealand made office chairs at affordable prices. They offer different styles and colours, ranging from executive chairs to specialist chairs; you name it, and they’ve got it.

For information on office chairs and any other products, call our friendly staff members on (09) 522 2090 or visit our showroom at 11 Alma Street, Newmarket, Auckland.

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