The chair for your comfort and needs
THE “ordinary office chair is obsolete and dangerous” is the provocative title of an article by one of South Africa’s leading Ergonomists in Nosa (National Occupational Safety Association) Safety Management Magazine, February 1996.
The reason is quite simple – although these chairs are upholstered, they are as rigid and stiff as a park bench, preventing natural movement.
This leads to the horrifying statistics of 40% of all sick leave taken by sedentary workers being caused by debilitating back pain.
Occupational health research has proven that unless the chair allows or encourages a wide variety of movements while providing comfortable support, back pain and other health problems are very likely.
To be able to classify a chair as being ergonomic, affirmative answers must be given to the following questions:
> Does the chair allow “strain-free sitting” and encourage motion?
> Does the seat allow a forward tilt movement?
> Does the chair provide all the adjustments required due to anatomical variations between people regarding lumbar-support, headrest height and seat depth?
An even spreading of the body’s load and preservation of the natural curvatures of the spine are only guaranteed by the “horse-riding position”, characterised by a wide angle of 120 degrees between body and thighs.
Too much emphasis is often given to back support, which is passively leaning back in a relaxed position all the time.
This actually leads to weakened stomach and back muscles.
The imbalance between front and back contributes to back pain and fatigue.
If chairs are chosen for its low price only, then note that the overall economic equation encompasses far more than the initial cost of the chair.
Although a high price does not guarantee a good chair, conventional cheap office/industrial chairs provide poor overall value when it comes to durability, the user’s comfort and efficiency.
Let’s also keep in mind that there is no one chair that fits everybody.
Finding the correct chair
It is important that you should visit the showroom to test the Wagner range of ergonomic and orthopaedic chairs.
With help from its customer care team, you will find the correct chair for your specific needs.
At Chesters Collection, its well-trained customer care team is always sensitive to your sitting comfort and back care so that you will enjoy stress-free sitting while allowing ideas and inspiration to escalate.
Wagner ergonomic and orthopaedic chairs are 100% made in Germany and brought to you exclusively by Chesters Collection.
Visit Block B-0-1 Megan Avenue 1, 189 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur for a personal experience or call 03-2166 4121 for more details.