What is an ergonomic office chair?
The best ergonomic office chairs aren’t always what you’d expect. From traditional task chairs to saddle seats, kneelers, and stools, the best desk chairs will always help you find a healthy posture while also encouraging you to move your body and change positions as you work. At Fully, we call this Active Sitting.
While adjustable-height desks are a key part of an ergonomic workspace, standing all day isn’t any healthier than sitting for hours on end. That’s why it’s so important to understand what “ergonomic” really means.
Encourage strong, healthy posture
The best ergonomic chairs don’t let you get sucked into thick padding or force your body into a rigid position. Instead, the chair height allows you to put your feet flat on the floor or on a footring at standing height. The seat shape allows your hips to open, your knees to drop, and your spine to rest in its natural S-curve. You’ll be supporting your own body weight in this neutral position, so you subtly engage your muscles, and strengthen your back and core while you sit. Armrests and back rests then become optional.
Fully offers chairs that let you wobble, rock, bounce, sway, and lean to get optimal movement into your day.
Join the Movement movement
Human beings are meant to move. We feel more energized at work when we activate our muscles, rather than let them go slack. The right ergonomic chair shouldn’t just provide support, but allow you to easily adjust sitting positions. This is how you’ll experience the most long-lasting comfort, and avoid the pain that comes from being locked into one position for too long. Fully active chairs let you wobble, rock, bounce, sway, and lean to get optimal movement into your day, so you can be productive and feel great all day.
Find the best ergonomic office chair for you
Standing desk person? Or traditionalist? Do you like to focus, or fidget? Find out which ergonomic chair supports the way you like to work.
The best ergonomic chairs don’t let you get sucked into thick padding or force your body into a rigid position.
Chair Spotlight: Capisco by HAG
The best option for all-day sitting
If you’re looking for a desk chair that’s best for all-day sitting, you’ve found it in Capisco. It’s the most versatile office chair we’ve ever met, and the first product we ever sold at Fully.
Inspired by the form and movement of the body, Capisco’s human-centered design allows for more healthy sitting postures in a single chair than three others put together. The plus-shaped seat back enables comfortable backwards or sideways sitting, while the contoured saddle seat opens the hips for a more active forward posture. There’s also plenty of space at the back of the seat for traditional sitting. Capisco is the best option if you sit for long hours, because it subtly encourages you to move and adjust your position throughout the day.
It’s a smart environmental choice, too: 90% recyclable, and made from at least 50% recycled material.
“Come look at what this chair can do!”
Lifestyle blogger Denisse Myrick (@chasingdenisse on Instagram) is a big fan of the Capisco Puls because it’s the perfect complement to her Jarvis Standing Desk.
The many benefits of saddle seating
Saddle chairs—also called saddle seats and saddle stools—are named for their resemblance to equestrian saddles. They put your body into the same position you’d be in if you were riding a horse: hips apart, knees dropped, pelvis tilted forward, and spine aligned into its natural S-curve. You’ll find saddle-shaped seats on some of Fully’s most beloved and best-reviewed ergonomic chairs. Learn why this posture is proven to be the most ergonomic, and explore our saddle seats to find the one that’s right for you.