“Most office chairs are built to accommodate an average frame. If you’re slightly shorter than 5’3 for women and under 5’8 for men, your office chair could be the root of your aches and pains. It is important to choose an office chair that is suited to your build, to prevent existing issues or potential new ones.
In our guide we look into several factors which shorter people will need to focus on when selecting their new office chair. We’ve also suggested some of the best for you, so that you don’t have to spend 7 hours of the working day in pain. All of these selected chairs are appropriately sized and make certain differences to help improve sitting posture, and most importantly, improve overall comfort.
Important Features to Consider
If you’re slightly shorter, finding the perfect office chair is often tricky due to limited choice. One of the main things to consider when selecting your chair is adjustability. Adjustability is perfect for those of all sizes, as you can change the chair to suit your own individual needs. Here are some other features to keep an eye out for when choosing your perfect home office chair:
Smaller seat depth – If the soft part of the chair is too deep, it may cause circulation problems for shorter people. By having your feet off the floor, this will then cause pressure to the soft underside of your thighs. We would therefore recommend looking for a seat depth of roughly 18’ in your office chair.
Lower seat height – It is important to look for a chair with shorter height than most if you are petite in build. The average office chair is adjustable which is beneficial, so look for one that can be lowered to around 18’ to be comfortable.
Lumbar support – The backrest of your chair should support your lower back. It is a good idea to look for an office chair that has an adjustable backrest, so that you can alter the lumbar support to suit your needs.
Which office chair is best for me?
Herman Miller Aeron Graphite Edition – Size A
Seat width – 25.75’
Seat depth – 15.75’
Recommended for 4’10 – 5’9 heights
The Herman Miller Aeron Chair in Size A is the perfect office chair for shorter people. The chair is on the smaller side, and features a below average seat depth. The chair is also adjustable.
Techo Sidiz T50 Office Chair
Seat Width – 18.5’
Seat Depth – 18.3 – 21’
Available in a wide range of colours
The Techo Sidiz Office Chair has an ergonomic design, and has fully adjustable features which are ideal for people with smaller frames. This chair is excellent value for money and is available in several colours, perfect for any office environment.
At Office Chairs UK, we supply a vast range of ergonomic chairs to suit an entire range of needs. Take a look at our collection here. “
By: Richard Edwards
Published: 30th November 2020