Physix by Alberto Meda, Physix Family by Alberto Meda © Vitra
Physix by Alberto Meda, Physix Family by Alberto Meda © Vitra

Be kind to your present and future self by investing in a stylish, ergonomic office chair. We pick 10 of the best to check out.


12 JULY 2023

As creative professionals, we take pride in our workspaces. Well, maybe some of us don’t, but we really should. After all, not only is it nicer to work in a comfortable, aesthetically appealing environment every day, but it will also make us more creative and productive.

And when it comes to office chairs… well, buying the best one you can afford couldn’t be more important. Back pain is no laughing matter, and you don’t want to spend decades in agony later in life just because you spent the money on something more frivolous.

Ergonomic chairs help guard against that by providing proper support to maintain a healthy posture, reduce the risk of back and neck pain, enhance blood circulation, and promote overall comfort. By investing in one, you’re prioritising your future health and well-being, and what could possibly be more important than that?

Just paying a lot of money, though, won’t guarantee that you get the best office chair. In this article, we have carefully curated a list of 10 exceptional office chairs that cater to the discerning creative, offering both ergonomic support and stylish looks. From budget-friendly options to luxurious choices, there’s something for everyone on the list below. (If you’re after a desk, meanwhile, take a look at our recommendations here).

1. Diffrient World Task Office Chair by Humanscale

Created by industrial designer Niels Diffrient, this office chair from Humanscale combines ergonomic support and comfort in an innovative design that fuses functionality and style. Made from high-quality materials, its mesh backrest is designed with a weight-sensitive recline mechanism that moves with you to provide balanced, lumbar support throughout the working day.

This tri-panel, non-stretch mesh removes the need for external lumbar support devices or manual controls for a flexible and comfortable feel. It also offers a full range of reclining and adjusting options, including seat height, depth and armrest height. Its sturdy metal base and