Finding the Right Chair for Your Standing Desk
by Kenny Rhoads
Height Adjustable Ergonomic Computer Desks save the back, neck and shoulders, not to mention help reduce the incidence of joint and muscle problems and variety of diseases. While you may want to use a standard office chair while the standing desk is in the lowered position, to get maximum benefit out of an adjustable standing desk, you’ll likely want to invest in a high quality adjustable chair as well when using the elevated position of the work surface.
Several Style Options
The Saddle Stool Style
A backless saddle stool goes very well with adjustable standing desks. Designed to copy a horse saddle, these chairs allow your legs to be further apart and therefore stabilize the back and legs, additionally allowing the user to easily maneuver the stool. The seat angle equally facilitates adjustments, making them flexible for more than one staff person’s use if your office has shift workers. The saddle seat can easily be raised and lowered with your standing desk height.
The Modified Saddle/Capisco Chair
The modified saddle chair by Hag is similar to the straight saddle stool in that it has a saddle seat that provides the same maneuverability and balance but also has a back for added support. Additionally, the modified saddle chair has greater height adjustability which is ideal for semi-standing work at standing desks.
Move Chair by Varier
The Move Chair by Varier has a triangular seat that has a expanded height adjustable range. It is easy to adjust for either lower levels or semi-standing work and its backless seat’s edges are tipped up to provide additional stability.
The Muvman Stool
New to the US market, the Muvman Stool is unique in that the shape of the stool is pitched forward offering solid stability for high work spaces. The pitched stool allows feet to be wider apart and the body’s weight to balance straight as opposed to leaning forward, allowing the body to be open. Essentially, the stool leans the body without the body having to lean forward from the stool as is the case in other designs. The opened position frees circulation and naturally relaxes key muscle groups, making it ideal for use with ergonomic computer desks. While this stool does not have casters, it is easy to move forward and back and side to side with a wiggle mechanism from the base itself.