Alternative Sitting


The choice of a suitable chair depends mainly upon the context in which it will be used and the height and build of the user. Does the context involve active or passive sitting or perhaps both? For how long in a typical day will the chair be used? Is a working surface or equipment involved?

No chair does all the work for the user: chairs don’t sit, people sit. A good chair is simply one which allows us to sit well in a particular context; a good chair creates choice for the user, allowing us to sit naturally and efficiently.

We have divided this section into three pages: work and activity; general purpose; relaxation. This is a simple convenience and not all needs fit perfectly into these categories, but it’s a useful point from which to begin.