How To Quickly Find Your Chair's Ideal Height

Setting up your office chair properly is key to maintaining an ergonomic workspace, but it's not always as simple as it sounds. Apartment Therapy suggests that the easiest way to quickly get your chair to the right height is to level the seat with your knees.

Adjustable chair image via Shutterstock When you're sitting in your chair, your feet should be flat on the floor with your knees at a 90-degree angle. So it makes sense that a quick way to figure this out is to simply stand in front of your chair, and then adjust the seat so it's right below your kneecap. If you're sharing a chair with a few people who always adjust it up or down, this is an easy way to get it right quickly. It's also key if you're ergonomically optimising your workspace.

Quick Tip: Finding the Ideal Height For Your Task Chair [Apartment Therapy]


    Nope, chair doesn't go that high. And at it's highest setting it causes my legs/knees to hit my desk. Ergonomics failed.


      Being 6' 1" and having your employer provide you with a desk that's too low, and a chair that doesn't raise enough doesn't lead to a very nice back at the end of the day!

        Follow it up with HR. Providing you with an ergonomically unsuitable chair / desk could leave them open to a lawsuit at the end of the day. Remind them of that and I'd be surprised if they didn't sort it out almost immediately.

        Last edited 28/11/12 2:23 pm

    Have you ever tried to adjust a pneumatic chair when not sitting on it...? It's either all the way up, or all the way up.


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