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Seating Guide

Get the Right Fit

Take Our 4-Step Test Drive!


4 Steps to Determine if Your Chair is the Right "Fit":

1. Before you sit:
  • Stand facing the chair
  • The highest point of the seat should be just below your kneecap
  • Adjust the chair accordingly until this height is achieved
2. Once you're seated:
  • Thighs should be parallel to the floor
  • Feet should be resting comfortably on the floor (or a footrest, if necessary)
  • There should be at least a 0.5" clearance between the front edge of the seat pan and the knees
  • Seat pan should be at least 1" wider than hips and thighs
  • Elbows resting on armrests should be the same height as the desk or work surface and close to the body
  • Shoulders should be relaxed (not shrugging)
  • Backrest should support entire back – both lumbar and thoracic spines – at all times
  • Seat pan should provide even support, with little or no pressure points
3. Now look DOWN at the base:
  • Look for chairs with at least 5 casters
  • Provides stability
  • Minimizes chance of tipping
4. Test the controls:
  • All adjustable controls should be easy-to-understand and use
  • Also make sure they'll be reachable from a seated position