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1 day ago  The Vari Task Chair is easily one of the most comfortable chairs I’ve used when sitting upright, working at my desk. If I’m in the zone and getting stuff done, this chair helps keep me there.

Q & A with Marc Rosen, President of 1 Source Office Furniture

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  2. The greatest feature of these ergonomic task chairs is that they are adjustable to fit each specific employee and these chairs are designed and built to fit most body types. Therefore, if you invest in the ergonomic task chairs in general for your employees you will be able to get the right chair for all your employees with little change of the.
  3. 'Task chairs can have 200 parts. This one has 30-ish,' says Steelcase vice president of global design and engineering James Ludwig, who designed the chair and talks about it eagerly like a proud.

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One of the most critical office furniture buying decisions is which ergonomic task chair is best for my work force? How will one task chair address the needs of my entire company, from the front office to top executives? If you choose wisely, there can be one ergonomic task chair that suits even the most demanding employee.

When business owners buy office furniture, task chairs are often not given the full consideration they deserve. Office furniture buyers make a big mistake when they buy premium desks and workstations, and then put inferior chairs in the office to save money. Quality task chairs are an important investment because the right chairs will aid in the overall health and well-being of the entire staff. Because the human body is not designed to sit all day, a good ergonomic chair supports the spine and promotes better health.

Here are some important factors to consider when looking for new office chairs.

1. What are the most important functions in a great ergonomic task chair?

The most important functions will vary with each person, but smart choices in chair functions should make the user comfortable all day. The term “ergonomics” means built to support the human body for the task at hand. While there are several factors to consider, every great ergonomic chair has a synchronized back feature, which allows the back to move independently of the seat. This allows the user to lean back without having his feet lifted off the ground, thus avoiding pressure on the lower back.

The second feature is to insist on a medium density supportive seat cushion where the user does not bottom out, also helping to keep their posture correct. It is best to avoid task chairs that are either too firm or too soft. Additional features that are helpful to customize the feel are adjustable seat depth and back height. Many chair buyers also choose one with lumbar supportbehind the back (preferably mesh back material) for added comfort and posture correction.

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2. What should an office manager expect to spend per task chair?

With much of a company’s work force working remotely during Covid-19, there is a greater need for those employees to be comfortable for long periods of time, with a proper ergonomic task chair.

It’s the job of any good office furnishings dealer to work within a client’s budget, so I have found nice chairs for the under $200 budget and with every $50 added beyond that, you should expect to get additional features. The average price for a good quality mid-price task chair from 1 Source is between $250- $350, a range in which there is ample selection of styles and features. When you consider that the investment in a high-quality task chair will yield many years of use, then the price is reasonable.

3. What are some of the manufacturers / products you like best in 2020?

SitOnIt has become our leading source for ergonomic seating because it is made by a very dependable company that offers a wide variety of task chairs with exceptional performance in a variety of office environments. A big advantage with SitOnIt is that CEOs can choose SitOnIt for all their seating, such as task, guest, breakroom, and conference, which yields a coordinated look throughout the workspace. SitOnIt’s Chair builder tool enables dealers and clients to create a custom product and see it online prior to a purchase. Try it here and then share your custom chair with us for price and availability:

9 to 5 Seating offers very well-made task chairs with exceptional ergonomics. For in-stock / quick ship seating, Office Sourcehas great chairs at affordable prices. Open Plan Systems (OPS) has value-driven task chairs and guest seating to go with the systems furnishings they manufacture. There are also some nice offerings from All Seating, who specializes as an exceptional source for seating, and the HON company, a leader in office and educational furniture since the 1940’s. For budget-conscious buyers, the Space chair is an excellent choice for the money.

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In addition to the look and technology of an ergonomic task chair, all of the products 1 Source Office Furniture offers are proven to be highly durable and built to last. See more here:

4. Do task chairs usually come with warranties?

Most chair manufacturers’ warranty products for 6 years, and many offer lifetime warranties on the chair’s structural integrity; however, fabric wear is usually not covered.

For this reason, we discuss a fabric’s durability as demonstrated in textile manufacturers “double rubs” abrasion tests. Fabrics that withstand 100,000+ double rubs are more durable for busy offices than fabrics that can only get to 50,000. Opinions differ about how much importance should be placed on abrasion tests, saying that it is only one aspect of how fabrics hold up to constant wear in the workplace. Buyers should also consider stain resistant colors and patterns in their search for task chairs. See more here:

5. Please explain the delivery process for task chairs:

At 1 Source, we want every customer to receive product fully assembled and 100% perfect, and chairs are no exception. Small chair quantities can sometimes be shipped direct to the client, as we do for some out-of-state clients. However, most of our projects require more than a few chairs, and we would have an experienced installer deliver the products to ensure the chairs are properly assembled. In general, task chairs require minimal assembly, but most chairs do not ship fully assembled.

For affordable office ergonomic seating anywhere in the United States, contact 1 Source Office Furniture for a consultation and complimentary quote: [email protected]

About Us

In business since 2010, 1 Source Office Furniture sells new business furnishings in Maryland and other states throughout the USA. Owners are Marc Rosen, President and Laurie Rosen (VP). Services include: Complimentary space planning with 2D and 3D renderings, free consultation at client’s location and (fee) delivery / installation. Some products are in stock and available in 2-3 days. Showroom visits by appointment. Call (410)982-7032 or visit

An office chair that can swivel and be adjusted to various heights and angles.

An office chair, or desk chair, is a type of chair that is designed for use at a desk in an office. It is usually a swivel chair, with a set of wheels for mobility and adjustable height. Modern office chairs typically use a single, distinctive load bearing leg (often called a gas lift), which is positioned underneath the chair seat. Near the floor this leg spreads out into several smaller feet, which are often wheeled and called casters. Office chairs were developed around the mid-19th century as more workers spent their shifts sitting at a desk, leading to the adoption of several features not found on other chairs.


Charles Darwin’s chair in Down House.

One of the earliest known innovators to have created the modern office chair was naturalist Charles Darwin, who put wheels on the chair in his study so he could get to his specimens more quickly.[1]

With the advent of rail transport in the mid-19th century, businesses began to expand beyond the traditional model of a family business with little emphasis on administration. The additional administrative staff was required to keep up with orders, bookkeeping, and correspondence as businesses expanded their service areas. While office work was expanding, an awareness of office environments, technology, and equipment became part of the cultural focus on increasing productivity. This awareness gave rise to chairs designed specifically for these new administrative employees: office chairs. This caught the attention of Otto von Bismarck, who is cred with popularizing the office chair by distributing them throughout parliament during his time in office. American inventor Thomas E. Warren (b. 1808), designed the Centripetal Spring Armchair in 1849 which was produced by the American Chair Company in Troy, New York.[2] It was first presented at the 1851 Great Exhibition in London.[3] It was only around 1850 when a group of engineers in the United States began to investigate how chairs could improve health and relaxation by stressing posture and movement. [4]

An executive office chair.

The office chair was strategically designed to increase the productivity of clerical employees by making it possible for them to remain sitting at their desks for long periods of time. A swiveling chair with casters allowed employees to remain sitting and yet reach a number of locations within their work area, eliminating the time and energy expended in standing. The wooden saddle seat was designed to fit and support the body of a sitting employee, and the slatted back and armrests provided additional support to increase the employee’s comfort. Like modern chairs, many of these models were somewhat adjustable to provide the maximum comfort and thus the maximum working time.


There are multiple kinds of office chairs designed to suit different needs. The most basic is the task chair, which typically does not offer lumbar support or a headrest. These chairs generally cannot be sat in for more than a couple hours at a time without becoming uncomfortable, though they often offer more room to move than higher-end chairs.

The Aeron by Herman Miller.

Mid-back chairs offer fuller back support, and with the right ergonomic design, can be sat in for four hours at a time or longer. High-end chairs in this category, such as the Herman MillerAeron, are comfortable for long periods.

Executive or full-back chairs offer full back and head support. Many executive chairs are designed to be sat in for eight or more hours at a time. These are typically the most expensive office chairs.



In the 1970s, ergonomics became an important design consideration. Today, office chairs often have adjustable seats, armrests, backs, back supports, and heights to prevent repetitive stress injury and back pain associated with sitting for long periods.

Standards for the design and testing of office chairs include:

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  • EN 1335:2012
  • EN 1728:2012
  • ANSI/BIFMA X 5.1
  • DIN EN 1335
  • DIN 4551
  • AS/NZS 4438

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  1. ^'On Darwin's 200th, a theory still in controversy'. Associated Press by way of Fox News. February 8, 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  2. ^Murphy, Heather (30 May 2012). 'The Quest for the Perfect Office Chair'. Slate magazine. Retrieved 30 May 2012. Referencing Olivares (2011).
  3. ^Bishop, J. Leander (2006). History Of American Manufactures From 1608 To 1860 - Volume 2. Kessinger Publishing. ISBN1425495141.
  4. ^Murphy, Heather (2012-05-30). 'The Quest for the Perfect Office Chair'. Slate. ISSN1091-2339. Retrieved 2021-04-22.

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