Homes & Interiors
by Aspect County

SitSmart to sit well

There’s so much more to an office chair than you may think

With more adults and young people working from home than ever before, never has a supportive office chair been more important as we sit at our desks, or tables, for long periods of time. It’s vital that our seating doesn’t affect our comfort or concentration. 

Most chairs are now designed to shift with the shape of the human frame and as the body moves so the chair moves promoting good posture, support and wellbeing. Sitting on any home chair, or even a basic office chair, can cause backache, neckache and poor concentration setting you up for potentially big health problems in the future. Ergonomic chairs have revolutionised the way we look at office furniture with ergonomists studying the human form and designing chairs that offer excellent back support, plus accessories as required – such as headrests, armrests, adjustability, and lumbar support. It’s all about prevention and alleviation of pain.

SitSmart, the Tunbridge Wells-based ergonomic office chair specialists, supply quality posture chairs and stools for home offices and businesses, plus a variety of ergonomic accessories to help your workstation work for you. Most chairs come in a variety of fabrics, colours and finishes. 

They are a major supplier of chairs from leading ergonomic specialists including Flokk (RH), KAB, Varier, Mesh Seating, Pledge, Rhubarb and Herman Miller, offering full workplace assessments, free fitting and a try before you buy’ service, allowing you to test their chairs in situ. 

SitSmart also supply businesses such as CCTV and control rooms, airports, schools and colleges, rehabilitation centres and the NHS, plus any general office environments.

The company was initially set up in Godalming, Surrey, in 1991 when the then owners realised it was becoming more apparent how important office chairs were in relation to people’s productivity and time off sick with chair related issues. The company was then sold to the TEK Group of companies 16 years ago as it complemented other products in its’ seating portfolio.