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Everything You Need To Know About Low Back Chairs

A pair of beige low back chairs in a reception area.

Chairs come in all shapes and sizes, but there are two main types: high back and low back chairs. Which one is right for you? That depends on your individual needs and preferences. Here we will discuss the benefits of using a low back chair and what you need to know before making your purchase.

What is a low back chair?

Low back boardroom chairs in an office meeting room.

A low back chair is a chair that has a lower backrest, typically around 30 to 60 centimetres high. The seat of the chair is also generally shorter than a high back chair, so your legs are more likely to dangle or hang off the edge. Low back chairs can have either hard or soft seats and may or may not have armrests.

While they vary in style and design, they all share the common feature of a low backrest. Low back chairs are ideal for use in a variety of settings, including home offices, conference rooms, and patient waiting areas. Here are just a few of the many low back seating styles.

  1. Dining room chairs

  2. Desk and office chairs

  3. Club chairs

  4. Executive and boardroom chairs

  5. Barrel chairs

  6. Accent chairs

  7. Assisted living and waiting room chairs

In an office setting, low back chairs typically have a number of features, such as adjustable heights and tilt mechanisms. Some low back chairs also have lumbar support, which can help to reduce back pain.

What is the difference between a high back and a low back chair?

When it comes to choosing an office chair, there are several factors to consider. One important question is whether to choose a low-back or high-back model.

Low-back chairs are typically less expensive and take up less space, making them a good choice for small offices. However, they offer less support for your back and shoulders.

High-back chairs, on the other hand, can be more expensive and bulky, but they offer greater support for your neck, lower and upper back, and shoulders. If you sit for long periods of time, a high-back chair may be a better option for you.

Benefits of low back chairs

A blue low back chair at a wooden desk.

When it comes to office chairs, low back chairs have a number of advantages over their mid and high-back counterparts.

For one, they’re generally more affordable. This is because less material goes into producing low back chairs since there’s no need to support the head and neck.

As a result, low back chairs are often the budget-friendly option for businesses and individual workers alike.

Additionally, low back chairs tend to have more variety in terms of style and design. This is because there’s less of a need to conform to ergonomic guidelines, which often results in a greater range of options when it comes to low-back chairs.

Low back chairs offer further benefits, which are worth considering:

  1. Generous seat width, seat depth and support for the lower back, can help to reduce pain and fatigue.

  2. Allow for greater freedom of movement, making it easier to get up and down from the chair.

  3. Lightweight design and typically more compact than other types of chairs, making them easy to move around.

  4. They are often more stylish and modern in design than traditional office chairs.

  5. They are also easier to get in and out of than high-back chairs, making them a great choice for the elderly and those with limited mobility.

So if you’re looking for an affordable and stylish office chair, a low-back chair is an excellent option.

Low back chairs are good for posture

When it comes to ergonomics, low back chairs have a lot to offer. Unlike standard desk chairs, low back executive chairs provide neck and lumbar support, which helps to keep the spine in alignment. This can reduce pain and fatigue, and help to prevent long-term problems such as chronic back pain.

Low-back chairs are also typically more comfortable than traditional desk chairs, which makes them ideal for use in the home, small offices or coworking spaces. In addition, low back chairs often have adjustable features that allow you to customise the fit to your own body type.

As a result, low back chairs can provide a number of benefits for those who are looking to improve their posture.

Some of the most popular low back chairs

Now that we’ve covered the key features and benefits of low back chairs, let’s take a look at some of the best styles and models for home and office.

Of all the different types of low back chairs available on the market, there are a few that stand out as being particularly well-suited for home or office use.

Dahlia Low Back Executive

Dahlia Low Back Executive Chair in black leather.

Looking for an office chair that makes a statement? Look no further than the Dahlia Low Back Executive Chair. With its contemporary design and comfortable low back, this chair is sure to make a statement in any setting. The Dahlia is made with high-quality leather and the chrome base adds a touch of luxury.

Gryphon MK3

Gryphon MK3 Low Back Chair.

This Gryphon MK3 is stylish, comfortable and versatile. This popular low back chair is perfect for any office or business environment. It comes upholstered in your choice of commercial grade fabric vinyl or leather, in a wide range of colours to suit your taste. You can also customise it with extra features like air lumbar support, extra seat foam and an extended back bar, to make it even more comfortable.

Whether you’re based in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, the ACT, Darwin, Hobart or Perth, we can deliver your Gryphon MK3 straight to your door.

Humanscale Freedom Heavy Duty Task Chair

Humanscale Freedom Low Back Heavy Duty Task Chair

Looking for an office chair that will allow you to move freely and comfortably from posture to posture? Look no further than the Humanscale Freedom Heavy Duty Task Chair! Designed by Niels Diffrient, the sturdy design is engineered to automatically adjust to the user, providing optimal postural support and comfort no matter what position you’re in. The reclining mechanism is smooth and easy to use, making it a breeze to find your perfect sitting position. And the best part? The Freedom chair is a modern task seating solution that is truly simple, functional, and beautiful.

Legend Mesh Chair – Model 2

Legend Mesh Low Back Chair.

This stylish and functional chair is perfect for any office or home. The black mesh back is supportive and stylish, while the seat can be upholstered in various colours of fabrics, leather and vinyl. The Legend Mesh Chair – Model 2 is a versatile and comfortable chair that will provide you with years of enjoyment.

Mercury Low Back Executive

Mercury Low Back Executive in black leather.

The Mercury Low Back Executive office chair is the perfect choice for the modern boardroom or executive office. Upholstered in high-quality black leather, this chair comes with four adjustable features – seat height, seat angle, back height, and back angle – to ensure maximum comfort and support. The sleek design and synchro tilt feature adds a touch of style and sophistication to compliment any workspace.

Mustang Low Back Executive Chair

Mustang Low Back Executive Chair in black leather.

Introducing the Mustang Low Back Executive Chair, a beautifully designed and upholstered chair perfect for any meeting room. Upholstered in high-quality black leather, this chair features three adjustments – seat height, seat tilt, and locking seat angle – as well as a locking swivel and tilt mechanism. With its grand style and comfortable design, the Mustang Low Back Executive Chair is sure to make any meeting more productive.

Regal Low Back Executive

Regal Low Back Executive Chair in black leather.

If you’re looking for a luxurious and modern executive chair, the Regal Low Back Executive chair is perfect for you. Upholstered in black leather, this chair is sure to make a statement in any office or boardroom. The Regal Low Back Executive chair features a high back and padded seat for ultimate comfort, as well as a gas lift height adjustment.

Low back chairs come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours, so it’s easy to find one that fits your personal style. Whether you’re looking for a sleek and modern design or a cosy and traditional one, there’s definitely a low-back chair out there for you.

Choosing the right low back chair for your needs and lifestyle

Home office desk setup with low back chair.

There are many different styles and models of low back chairs available on the market, so it is important to do your research before making a purchase.

First, consider how often you’ll be using the chair and for how long.

If you’re looking for a chair to use on a daily basis for long periods of time, then a higher-end chair with more adjustable features will likely be a better investment.

On the other hand, if you need a low back chair for occasional use or for shorter periods of time, then a mid-range or budget-friendly option will probably suffice.

Secondly, think about the size of the space where you’ll be using the chair.

If you have a small office or home office, you’ll want a chair that fits in the space. Low back chairs tend to take up less space than their high-back counterparts, making them ideal for smaller rooms. Most high-back chairs are designed for ergonomics, meaning they’re larger than low back chairs.

Lastly, consider your budget.

Decide what you’re willing to spend on a low back chair and the overall style of your office when making your decision.

With all these factors in mind, you should be able to find the perfect low back chair for your needs and lifestyle.

When choosing a low back chair also consider the dimensions and features of the chair:

  1. Height of the backrest

  2. Seat width

  3. Seat depth

  4. Features like mechanisms, padded armrests, bases, chair legs, tilt adjustment and air lumbar support

  5. Type of chair fabric, from mesh and durable, commercial grade fabric to vinyl and high-quality leather upholstery

You also want to make sure that the chair is comfortable and has a good warranty.

Whichever low back chair you choose, be sure to take the time to test it out in person to ensure that it offers the right level of support and comfort for your needs.

When it comes to low back chairs, there are many different styles and models to choose from, so take your time and find the perfect one for you.

See the low back chair range at our Perth showroom

Arteil is proud to offer a wide selection of Australian-made office chairs and low back chairs, perfect for any need and lifestyle. Low back chairs have many benefits, including improved posture and decreased lower back pain.

Arteil offers a wide variety of low back chairs, from traditional designs to modern styles. We also carry a wide range of sizes to accommodate different body types. Whether you are looking for a new office chair or a comfortable seating option for your home, Arteil’s low back chairs are an excellent choice.

Visit our Perth showroom to discuss your requirements with our friendly team. Or view our chair range online to find your perfect low back office chair today.

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