Many people sit for hours on end at their desks. Especially without the benefit of an ergonomic chair, this can cause all sorts of health issues, from carpal tunnel syndrome to back problems.
What makes an office chair ergonomic?
An ergonomic office chair is one that has been designed to put as little strain on your body as possible. The features of the chair must support a healthy posture for the user at all times.
Proper lumbar or lower back support is essential when sitting for long periods of time. An ergonomic chair will have good lumbar support built into the backrest.
Seat height adjustment
To make sure that your chair is the right height for your body type, you need to be able to adjust the seat height. At the ideal height, your feet should be flat on the floor with your knees slightly lower than your hips.
Back angle adjustment
The recline of the backrest also needs to be adjustable so that you can set it to your preferred angle. This ensures proper upper and lower back support.
In order for the chair to be stable and balanced, the castor base must have a minimum of five spokes. This helps distribute weight evenly and keeps the chair stable.
An ergonomic chair must have arm support to make sure that undue strain isn’t on your elbows and wrists. Ideally, arm supports should be height-adjustable.
The chair seat must be able to swivel over the base. This helps you to keep your spine and neck aligned as you get in and out of the chair. It also prevents unnecessary twisting of the spine, which can aggravate back problems.
Ergonomic office chairs in South Africa
Great care is taken to ensure that K-Mark’s chairs fit the requirements of ergonomic office seating wherever possible. Here are just some of our ergonomic desk chairs.
The EasyPro is our award-winning flagship office chair. Specifically designed for the South African market, the mesh back allows airflow in our warm climate.
The EasyPro features adjustable lumbar support, adjustable Italian-made armrests and smooth height adjustment.
The Italian-made synchronous mechanism automatically synchronises the recline of the backrest with the seat tilt. This provides optimal support for the spine and back.
Our stylish and sleek highback chairs feature contoured high backs for optimum lumbar support.
They are fully customisable, with height, tilt, tension and armrests being adjustable to accommodate different body shapes and sizes.
The chairs also feature user-friendly pneumatic height adjustment and five-leg aluminium or nylon bases for enhanced stability.
Our multipurpose midback chairs feature contoured backrests with improved lumbar support. By following the natural curve of the spine, our midback office chairs offer superior comfort and support.
The height-adjustable seat is padded and sculpted for additional comfort. The rounded drop-down edges have been specially designed to reduce pressure on the back of the legs.
Our netback chairs have been specially designed for our warm climate. They encourage airflow while still providing comfort and support.
The lightweight, breathable mesh helps regulate your ambient body temperature.
The height, angle of the backrests, depth and tilt of the seating are all fully adjustable.
Custom office chairs from K-Mark
K-Mark has been supplying quality, ergonomic office chairs to corporate clients and smaller businesses in South Africa for nearly two decades.
All our ergonomic office chairs are backed by five-year warranties. We provide after-sales support and office chair repairs are one of several services we offer businesses in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Contact us for more information or to discuss your needs.