The Best Office Chairs for Tall People
Office Chairs UK, 23/11/2020
Being tall is great most of the time, you can reach the top shelf in the supermarket and even change lightbulbs without a stepladder. However, finding the perfect office chair when you are tall is not always the easiest task. Let us show you why it is so important to find an office chair that works for you, alongside some suggestions across the price ranges.
Why having the perfect office chair is so important
The average worker spends 7 to 8 hours a day, 5 days a week in the comfort (or discomfort) of their office chair, that’s over 22% of the entire week. That is why it is so important to find an office chair that works for you.
The typical office chair often has a basic design with low-quality materials. When you sit for a long time, you will become uncomfortable or even feel pain, which causes productivity to drop alongside your overall happiness. That’s even before we get to diseases like osteoarthritis, preventing blood circulation.
How to find the correct office chair if you are tall
For tall people, the two main elements in an office chair to consider are the maximum seat height and depth. These measurements have a direct effect not just on your comfort level, but health as well.
Many office chairs come with an insufficient seat height adjustment which can rarely accommodate tall user’s legs. This forces you to bend your knees or stretch your legs while seated, putting your whole body in an awkward position.
Tall people have longer femur bones, which means you will need an office chair with a greater depth than average to be comfortable. A minimum seat depth of 19” or more is recommended. A seat that is depth adjustable beyond 19” depth would be perfect.
Budget office chair for tall people
The Torasen Mercury chair is at the lower end in terms of budget, but still offers some fantastic features. The addition of a stylish, height adjustable mesh back gives a modern, fresh aesthetic to the range while also ensuring comfort for taller users.
The standard mechanism allows the backrest height and angle to be adjusted with the ability to lock in position.
The back angle can be adjusted by lifting the rear lever on the right hand side of the chair to achieve the desired position, the desired position can be set and locked in place by releasing the lever.
Mid-range office chair for tall people
The Herman Miller SAYL chair designed by Yves Behar won the 'Best Workplace Seating' category at the FX International Interior Design Awards. Good design and comfort should be available to everyone, Sayl’s unframed back and Y-Tower support creates a striking visual aesthetic.
The support and breathability of Sayl’s signature 3-D suspension back does not have any hard edges. The PostureFit (Adjustable Lumbar) offers support of the back, and allows your spine to maintain its natural “S” shape. It empowers your body to maintain a healthful posture with less fatigue.
High-end office chair for tall people
The Humanscale Freedom chair redefines the concept of traditional task chairs, and is perfect if you are looking for a high-end office chair.
Designer Niels Diffrient aimed to design an office chair that automatically adapts to the user, allowing them to move freely from posture to posture.
The recline mechanism perfectly adjusts to the user, definitively reinventing modern task seating to be truly simple, functional and beautiful.