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Office space: 6 ergonomic task chairs

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Specsheet: 6 Ergonomic Task Chairs. Pictured here: Kristalia's task chair inspired by the largest mammal, Elephant with castors (Courtesy Kristalia).
Specsheet: 6 Ergonomic Task Chairs. Pictured here: Kristalia's task chair inspired by the largest mammal, Elephant with castors (Courtesy Kristalia).

Although the office has evolved to be many things with the advent of creative, collaborative spaces, standing desks, and remote working, there is one workplace constant: the task chair. Rolling to-and-fro at a desk nearby, these six chairs on casters are designed for comfort and durability.

(Courtesy Humanscale)

Diffrient Smart Chair
Humanscale

“So striking in mesh,” says almost no one. This chair is the exception, featuring a tri-panel, u-shaped mesh backing that encourages ergonomic postures.

(Courtesy Teknion)

(Courtesy Teknion)

Nuova Contessa
Teknion

This chair was designed to encourage sitters to move and change positions to optimize their workflow. To fall in line with the office aesthetic, it is offered as an all-mesh model or with mesh back and upholstered seat in a spectrum of workplace-ready hues.

(Courtesy Kristalia)

Elephant with casters
Kristalia

Like the the largest land mammals that inspired its form, this chair is sturdy with a stiff polyurethane structure, yet soft to the touch. It is available in upholstered fabrics by Kvadrat, or in hide with visible stitching that emulates an elephant’s backside.

(Courtesy BuzziSpace)

(Courtesy BuzziSpace)

BuzziBounce
BuzziSpace

Rock n’ roll! Shaped like the letter S, BuzziBounce’s tubular steel frame offers a spring-like “bounce” when sitting. Bringing movement to an otherwise static workday, the effect also provides the appearance and feeling of weightlessness, in a full range of bright and pared-down colorways.

(Courtesy X-Chair)

X3
X-Chair

Tired from sitting? This chair tends to all those problem areas with an adjustable backrest height, a dynamic lumbar support, and an independently adjustable head and neck rest. Notably, the chair supports the user’s weight with Advanced Tensile Recovery fabric, a multilayered knot polymer whose support system was inspired by flying buttresses.

(Courtesy Allsteel)

Lyric 
Allsteel

Wolfgang Deisig, founder of the Berlin-based studio Deisig Design, designed this task chair to fit in with other office furniture, yet stand out with brilliant pops of color. It is offered as a mid-back or high-back chair, in standard or large-and-tall sizes.

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