Ergonomic Office

If you know anything about office furniture, you’ll know that we’re now in the world of ergonomics. In a nutshell, this means making the office environment fit you. It means looking at your personal working space, your job responsibilities and also your body frame measurements and weight, to get the ‘best for you’ as regards to working conditions.

‘Getting it right’ will cover space, light, noise and overall sitting comfort:-

Space. A good ergonomic layout will mean that your work system is organised in such a way that you don’t have to carry heavy weights over long distances, you don’t have to overly stretch and you’re not working in cramped conditions etc..

Light. Good daylight is important and, where this isn’t possible, good simulated daylight is the next best thing. Knowing what type of lighting to buy for your office space is essential. Also bear in mind that a lot of light comes from your computer screen and this is going directly towards your eyes, which isn’t a good thing, as good light should always come from over your shoulder. I would always advise getting a filter screen for your computer, to reduce that ‘sunlight’ effect which really is too bright.

Noise. We now often hear of noise pollution and, in a busy office, pollution is often the case. For example, how often have you had to speak with call centre staff and can’t hear what your contact is saying as clearly as you can hear her colleagues? In that modern-day office, false walls in the form of screens are often used, to give that feeling of private space and to somewhat reduce the effect of the overall noise.

Overall Sitting Comfort. When it comes to seating, always look at ergonomic office chairs, as these are designed to offer many adjustments, making the chair of your choice match your overall needs. The Ergohuman range has several models, like the Ergohuman, the Ergohuman Plus, the Mirus, Enjoy and the Nefil. Spend some time finding out what these chairs offer. The features include seat tilt and glide, seat height, adjustable armrests, a lumbar support region and many other useful features and there are also additional extras, such as a headrest, a leg rest and a note table. Knowing what your job responsibilities ask of you will help you decide which of these additional extras are necessary.

Overall. An ergonomically-friendly environment makes work a pleasure and the day less stressful. It’s like any job, a bad workman always blames his tools, so getting the environment right for you means success all round.

It’s simply ergonomics.

Nefil Office Chair

The higher up you get in office life, the less likely you are to take a real lunch break. And office life doesn’t only occur in offices. A strange thing to say I know but even a manager in a residential home is working in an office, so you see what I mean. While computers were to reduce paperwork, I suppose they did reduce the ‘paper’ element but they didn’t reduce the need to fill in forms, hence the need to be comfortable when you’re sitting at your desk.

I love to sit with a straight back but, referring back to that manager in a residential home, or any job where that budget seems to overwhelm you, you can find yourself glued to your seat, tossing figures around in your mind and easily forgetting that you should have gone home hours ago. And that’s when I realised I wasn’t sitting upright anymore but was, at times, sprawling across my desk and suffering the consequent pain.

A good ergonomic office chair will encourage you to sit up properly. It will have all those whizzes and bangs that, when you adjust them to suit your frame, you’ll want to own those changes, to make use of them and, as you’ll find out, to benefit from them.

Relax with an Ergonomic Office Chair like the Nefil Chair
Relax with an Ergonomic Office Chair like the Nefil Chair

Take the Nefil Office Chair model as an example. Coming in a mesh upholstery, it’s a breathable material which is already giving you comfort. With its adjustments of seat height, seat tilt and glide, you can get your perfect sitting position. Have you ever sunk into a sofa that is too low and too squidgy and, though it might feel good as you drop into it, it’s not really a comfortable experience? Well, getting that seat pad of the Nefil just right for you means that you’re guaranteed comfort, that you can enjoy the experience and that coming and going, as office life demands, become second nature actions.

The Nefil ergonomic office chair also has an in-built lumbar support panel which, when you’ve adjusted the seat back to make that lumbar panel meet with your lumbar region, you will be hugging your back and keeping those all-important internal organs in comfortable working order. It seems strange to talk about internal organs when talking about chairs, so think of carrying a bottle of wine in a suitcase, without having first wrapped the bottle in a tee-shirt or two and then fixing it in position inside your suitcase. with more rigid objects. Something’s going to give, isn’t it? While you might b able to replace the bottle of wine the same day, getting the pain out of your body as a result of sitting badly isn’t going to be so quick. So, yes, supporting your lower back really is important, as it goes towards supporting all-round good health.

And when that Nefil ergonomic office chair comes in a super colour of your own choice, it’ll feel just as good as that personally-chosen wine tastes.

Nefil Office Chair
Nefil Office Chair

Genidia Office Chair

The Genidia is a new concept office/posture chair with cutting edge aesthetics, breakthrough bonding design and interactive sitting posture engineering.

Its twisted structure optimises strength, allowing it to create a consistent thin edge throughout the entire frame. A custom integrated mechanism offers many areas of adjustment without disrupting the chair’s flow.

Also available with the Genidia is a ‘Sitting Posture Warning Device’ which can help users to correct their sitting posture, allowing them to be seated in a healthier way. After turning on the device, if the user has an incorrect sitting posture more than a minute, the device will be activated to alert the user.

Features:

  • Sitting Posture Warning Device add-on is also available
  • Mesh is made from elastomeric polyester mesh
  • Seat frame and headrest is made of nylon
  • Back frame is made of a combination of nylon and TPR
  • 4D armrest is made from plastic, aluminium, metal and polyurethane
Genidia Black Leather Office Chair
Genidia Black Leather Office Chair

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Enjoy Mesh Office Chair

The name ‘Enjoy’ for an ergonomic office chair makes you like it straightaway, doesn’t it? Still, we’re inquisitive creatures and would need to know a little more before purchasing, wouldn’t we?

Well, the Enjoy ergonomic office chair is one of the stunning designs offered in the Ergohuman range and I always advise that this is the best place to start looking if you want a seriously effective chair. With autoflex zones which give lumbar support, a single lever for making many of the adjustments (including back height , back tilt and seat slide), three-dimensional arm rest adjustments (height, width and angle) and the option of a headrest, this ergonomic office chair is serious business when it comes to looking after the human frame.

The chair frame is very inviting to look at, the back support giving the impression of a tree and its branches. To me, that has the psychological feeling of growth and that’s something that is needed in the work environment. Gone are the days of chairs designed simply to sit on; today’s chairs have to sell themselves by looking good as well.

The upholstery I would go for is mesh, as it offers so many advantages. It’s breathable and thus helps to keep you cool longer. It’s longer-lasting, as the mesh is tightly-woven. It’s easy to look after, simply needing the occasional wipe over to keep it looking clean and fresh. And, as for colour, you can have straightforward black or blue, or go for a more interesting red, green, orange, burgundy, white or grey. Teamed with a white, black, or silver frame (for me, in that order), you’ve got a nice piece of equipment to help you with your job. It looks good, feels good and so do you!

Enjoy Mesh Office Chairs
Enjoy Mesh Office Chairs

Office Chairs

Certification & Guarantee

Enjoy Office Chair

The Enjoy office chair is certified to BS EN 1335-2:2000. According to this standard, the chair is considered to be structurally suitable and sufficiently stable for use as an office task chair for up to 8 hours a day by persons weighing up to 110kg or 17 stones.

Guarantee – 5 Year Manufacturers Guarantee on chair structure, with 3 years guarantee on moving parts and upholstery.

Enjoy Mesh Office Chairs
Enjoy Mesh Office Chairs

Ergohuman Office Chair

The Ergohuman chair is certified to BS EN 5459-2:2000 and is therefore structurally suitable and sufficiently stable for use as an office task chair for up to 24 hours a day by persons weighing up to 150kg or 23.5 stones.

Guarantee – 10 Year Manufacturers Guarantee on chair structure, with 3 years guarantee on moving parts and upholstery.

Ergohuman Office Chairs
Ergohuman Office Chairs

Ergohuman Plus

The Ergohuman Plus is in the inital stages of testing for certification to BS EN 5459-2:2000. We expect certification to be complete in early 2010.

Guarantee – 10 Year Manufacturers Guarantee on chair structure, with 3 years guarantee on moving parts and upholstery.

Ergohuman Plus Ergonomic Office Chairs
Ergohuman Plus Ergonomic Office Chairs

Mirus Office Chair

The The Mirus Office Chair is the latest addition to the Ergohuman range, the Mirus chair boasts the ingeniously simple single lever control which operates the three most frequently used chair functions – seat height, seat depth and back tilt can all be operated from a single point of contact.

Guarantee – 5 Year Manufacturers Guarantee on chair structure, with 3 years guarantee on moving parts and upholstery.

Mirus Mesh Office Chair
Mirus Mesh Office Chair

Nefil Office Chair

The Nefil Office Chair is the top of the range from the acclaimed Ergohuman family of office chairs. The Nefil chairs are available in mesh, leather, fabric, microfibre or combinations of mesh and leather with or without headrests

Guarantee – 5 Year Manufacturers Guarantee on chair structure, with 3 years guarantee on moving parts and upholstery.

Nefil Office Chair
Nefil Office Chair

Genidia Office Chair

The An Ergonomic Office Chair, embracing the most innovative technology and materials, our state-of-the-art Design, Research and Development centre have pushed the boundaries in task seating to unprecedented levels. The concept is a highly designed chair with revolutionary technology unique to the task seating industry.

Guarantee – 5 Year Manufacturers Guarantee on chair structure, with 3 years guarantee on moving parts and upholstery.

Genidia Office Chair
Genidia Office Chair

Ergonomic Office Chairs

Choosing an ergonomic office chair can be difficult due to the complexities associated with the functions and features available. Sitting in the correct posture while you are working is paramount and will help in the short-term and more importantly in the long-term. Once you have accepted that posture is important for a healthy back, the right chair should go further than simple ergonomic by training your body to sit correctly. Some ergonomic chairs provide ergonomic features but if you keep sitting with the wrong posture you will have the same problems prior to using an ergonomic chair.

There are 2 examples of bad practices that instantly come to mind: having a pad between you and your keyboard will force you to lean forward and you will lose the back support of the chair. Some people will even sit with one leg folded on the seat pan. Nowadays ergonomic engineering and technology is pushing new boundaries and some of the most recommended ergonomic chairs will promote a good posture simply by not letting you sit incorrectly. How do they do that? Basically, you will feel very comfortable and supported if you are sitting correctly. However if you are sitting in the position which gives you no back support, for instance on the edge of the seat, within seconds you will feel like correcting your posture because of the lack of comfort.

Once you get used to the chair, you will soon feel the benefits. After a few weeks you may also feel that the chair helps to strengthen your body. This would come from the back-rest of the chair pushing gently against your back giving you support. As a natural response your body will push back against the back-rest of the chair using your back muscles – in essence working out the muscles in your back and strengthening them.

If you suffer from back pain a good ergonomic chair combined with regular gentle/slow stretching exercises to loosen your back will go a long way. If you had back pain treatment from a physiotherapist you would have been given treatment for the problem and probably a sheet of recommended exercises to strengthen your back. For some people, when the weather gets cold and damp, aches and pains start to appear like clockwork – as if they were by direct debit. If such is the case, you should make sure you do the stretching exercises especially during that time of the year.

Then it’s back to being conscious of your posture again, key to this is the ergonomic chair. So which is the best chair for you? What else do you need to complete you ergonomic office configuration to create the perfect ergonomic working environment whether at work or at home?

Once you have the right ergonomic office chair, and the right ergonomic height adjustable desk, the items you use on your desk need to come to you rather than you reaching out repeatedly all day long. Try and pause for a moment and plan how to rearrange your desk so that what you use the most is easily reachable. Do you have to reach out in an odd position to grab a pen? Do you have to twist yourself downwards to target the bin? Is your phone close enough and on the right side of the desk? Is your monitor at the right height or do you find yourself looking down and tensing your neck muscles over time?
All these are considerations that will need to be addressed to create the perfect ergonomic set-up. There are also a range of ergonomic accessories which will perform these necessary adjustments to get everything just right!

Ergonomic Posture and Ergonomic Office Chairs
Ergonomic Posture and Ergonomic Office Chairs

Ergohuman Chair Range

I already have my office chair but, if you need to buy one for yourself, I would suggest that you look no further than the Ergohuman range. I have the Nefil office chair, though my colleague swears by the Enjoy office chair model but it really depends on what you’re looking for. One of the points that should affect your decision is your body frame but the nature of your job is also important. What I mean by that second consideration is do you sit down all day long or are you always up and down, does the job involve a lot of twisting (maybe your filing cabinets are right next to you and you don’t have to actually leave your seat to put something away).

For me, the seat tilt and slide and the backrest tilt mean that I can get my back and my bottom to fit comfortably into the Nefil chair, so that I am actually using its magnificent features to support the whole of my back. That means that I am making use of the lumbar support that the chair back gives. My friend likes the Enjoy chair, as it has autoflex zones in the lumbar support feature and this does it for her.

All of the Ergohuman chair models are to die for, as a lot of thinking has gone into their design. They all have many features and adjustments and I suppose the most noticeable difference is the look of the chair. I just love the simple look and the Nefil’s chair back from the rear reminds me of the old-style beer bottle opener. The chair looks good and makes me feel good. With its ribbed look back support, the Enjoy appeals to my friend and that’s fine.

One thing we both agreed on was the choice of fabric. Though the leather is very nice, we much preferred the airiness of the mesh. It’s easy to wipe clean and is a chair that breathes, if you know what I mean. Now there is a new chair called Mirus and that is a cross-over between the Ergohuman and the Enjoy from
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Mirus Office Chair
Mirus Office Chair, new from Ergohuman.net

I’m really pleased that I was guided towards the Ergohuman Office Chair range. It was sound advice and that’s why I am passing the same information on. There’s an interesting range of colours to choose from as well. And as regards to that sound advice … don’t forget to pass it on.

Ergohuman Office Chair
Ergohuman Office Chair
Enjoy Office Chair
Enjoy Office Chair

Mirus Office Chair

The Ergohuman range of office chairs are stunning and, although they are similar but different, you’ll be hard-pushed to choose the one for you. The Mirus is the latest addition and, like many of the other designs, it also boasts the single-lever control, which allows you to adjust the three popular features of seat height, seat depth and back tilt.

The seat height makes the seat available to short, medium and tall users, getting the seat pad in position to allow your feet to touch the floor comfortably. The seat depth complements the seat back’s purpose of addressing height, in that it allows you to make sure that your thighs are fully supported and your knees fold comfortably at the seat pad end. Like in a car, the seat tilt is about feeling right and getting your arms and hands to meet the working area (keyboard or desk as opposed to the steering wheel) at the most effective distance.

Mirus Office Chair
Mirus Office Chair

The multi-directional neck-roll gets the support just where you need it, as is the case with the 3D lumbar support facility. The seat slide manoeuvre adds the finishing touches.

The Mirus Office Chair is one of the Ergohuman range of office chairs that offer a zero-pressure seat cushion, with the purpose of distributing weight evenly and making sitting feel like a luxurious experience, rather than being simply to take the weight off your feet.

When choosing the frame, you can opt for either black or white with aluminium, or all-black, complemented by the all-aluminium base and five black castors.

Three of the nine models come with a 3D headrest and, in a choice of either fabric or mesh which both come in a range of colours, you really will be hard-pushed for choice.

The Mirus Office Chair is 98 percent recyclable and really does deserve your attention, before making your mind up about which Ergohuman ergonomic chair should be the one to serve your personal needs.

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Mirus-Office Chair - Ergohuman Range
Mirus-Office Chair – Part of the Ergohuman Range of Office Chairs

Mesh Office Chairs

It can get very difficult to differentiate between some ergonomic office chairs, particularly when the names are very similar but, suffice to say, the Ergohuman Plus is the top of the range in the Ergohuman stakes, with plenty to offer the health-conscious office worker. The Ergohuman Plus is the top of the range mesh office chair.

This model is ninety eight percent recyclable and has more aluminium detailing than its close relatives, so it’s a smart looking chair with a strong frame. Its long list of adjustment possibilities mean the Ergohuman Plus can be altered to suit everyone.

One lever controls the three main adjustment areas of seat height, seat depth and back tilt, all of which get the chair to fit the smallest or tallest person. The height adjustment can cater for five foot to six foot four inches and the seat depth is particularly important, as correct adjustment keeps your back in contact with the back rest, while reducing any pressure that could fall on the knees, if the seat pad didn’t match you leg length. Like in a car, the back tilt gets the body in a good position for the arms to reach their place of work comfortably.

Arm rests are really important, as they support your arms and therefore also reduce any pull on your shoulders, guiding your hands to the desk or computer keyboard. The arm rests on the Ergohuman Plus offer multidimensional adjustments, meaning up, down, backwards, forwards and also in and out. Making sure that your elbows are placed comfortably near your body rather than splayed at a wide angle makes a huge difference to overall support.

The Plus has a seat tilt option which helps take pressure off the spine but only when adjusted correctly for its user. It really does pay to get all adjustments set to meet your needs, or the ‘ergonomic’ quality of the chair will be there in name only.

Lumbar support is essential and this ergonomic office chair boasts autoflex zones for added comfort and that important support. Adjusting the seat back will get this important feature to work for you and make long days seems less stressful.

With a matching headrest, this office must-have oozes comfort and, in a choice of either mesh or leather upholstery, you really do feel loved.

Ergohuman Plus Mesh Office Chair
Ergohuman Plus Mesh Office Chair

Ergohuman Office Chairs

Ergohuman or Ergohuman Plus
Which is the Office Chair for You?

 What is the difference between the Ergohuman office chair and the Ergohuman Plus?  Well, a good starting point will be to first look at what they have in common, then the unique little differences will be more appreciated:

  • Synchro-Tilt.  Both the seat back and the seat pad can be tilted, to afford maximum comfort to its user.  Once the back is at your desired position, it is also tension-adjustable.
  • Tilt-Lock.  By using the appropriate mechanism, you can unlock the back rest to recline and you can lock it for a fixed position.
  • Tension Control.  This allows you to rock a little in your chair and the tension can be adjusted to match a body weight of up to 250 pounds (17 stones 12 lbs.).
  • Seat Depth Adjustment.  Getting this position right means that your back is still in contact with the seat back and your thighs are fully supported, allowing your knees to fold comfortably without any seat abrasion.
  • Seat Height Adjustment.  It’s important that your feet rest flat on the floor, so getting the seat pad height right for you will allow your feet to do just that.
  • Arm Rests. They adjust up and down, forward and backwards and also left and right, meaning that they can be made very comfortable for you and help keep your lower arms horizontal, as they move towards the keyboard or office desk.

These two ergonomic office chairs then have subtle differences and, as we are all different, the element of choice is available to us:-

  • The Ergohuman has straight aluminium legs, whereas the Ergohuman Plus has a curved design.
  • The arm rests on the Ergohuman chair are black, whereas those on the Plus sport an aluminium linkage under them.  On the Plus, they are also further away from the chair.  That gives you more room to get in closer to your desk.
  • The latest model has a black cover over its under seat mechanisms but the Plus reveals its aluminium linkage.
  • The head rest linkage is black on the and aluminium on the Plus.
  • The aluminium frame on the chair back is narrower on the Ergohuman Plus design.

Though most of these differences may seem cosmetic, they add to the overall beauty of the chair, which encourages us to make choices.  On top of these considerations, you need to decide between mesh and leather. Which one is right for you?

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Ergohuman Office Chairs
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