Frequently asked questions
What is a task chair? What is a task chair designed for?
Task chairs, also known as desk chairs, work best at a traditional seated-height desk. They are designed to support the body throughout the workday.
What should I look for in a task chair?
There are hundreds of task chairs available, but most are not ergonomically designed, despite being labeled as such. To find one that is truly designed to support your body, look for one that doesn’t lock your body into one position all day. Avoid chairs with heavy padding, a seat that forces your legs into a 90-degree angle, and a lack of recline. Learn more about what makes for a healthy task chair.
Are task chairs comfortable?
Task chairs are traditionally the most comfortable desk chairs available. However, beware of task chairs that are meant to keep you “comfortably seated” for an entire day. A good task chair should facilitate movement and healthy posture, rather than locking you into a seated position with layers of squishy padding all day. You may be comfortable in the moment, only to suffer from soreness and pain as a result of sitting all day.