Watch your back!

Jan 25, 2014, 15:10 IST | The GUIDE Team

Whether it's at home or at work, sitting for long hours can affect your back and neck, in several ways. With the science behind furniture rapidly improving, The Guide scouted around for some ergonomic home and office chairs. Here's what we found

Comfort re-defined

Made for the outdoors
Add a dash of orange to your home with this polypropylene designer chair from Holland. Popularly known as the Flux Chair, it’s also a great buy for outdoor seating as well as for outdoor events, as it can be folded into a small rectangular box. This chair is also available in pure white, ice blue, pebble grey, lemon lime, bright orange, classic red and
jet black.
Available at: Sanctum, Khar (W).
Price: Rs 16,99

Fall into this bucket
This self-assembled sofa-cum-chair, from Bluebell Ergonomics, combines style with comfort. This black bucket-style sofa is suitable for home as well as office environments .
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Price: Rs 11,939

Elegance meets functionality
Who said that dining chairs have to be boring and uncomfortable? Make the most of dinner with your family and friends without worrying about your back, with this elegant Madrid dining chair. Available as knocked down units, the chair is designed to support your spine.
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Price: Rs 4,999

Art of the matter
Add an artistic touch to your office / home with this special edition chair from the Unframed Art series by Herman Miller. Apart from offering the best of modern ergonomics, this SAYL chair uses woven images derived from the works of the late Australian artist Minnie Pwerle.
At: Herman Miller, Prathmesh Tower, Lower Parel.
Price: Rs 36,000 onwards

Modelled on the spine
Built keeping the human spine in mind, and designed especially to support it while using the phone, tablet or laptop, the Gesture chair from Steelcase, is a must-have. Apart from pink (above), the Gesture chair is available in a variety of colours and knits.
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Price: Rs 60,000 onwards

A cut above the rest

It’s all about the design
Designed by Herman Miller’s star designers — Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf — the Aeron chair is the king of all office chairs. It  offers comfort and balanced body support, thanks to innovative suspension and easy-to-use adjustment controls. Interestingly, it uses mesh, instead of foam, providing comfortable seating for longer working hours. It was also named as one of the 12 Best Designs of the Past 100 years, along with the  Apple Mac, Piaggio’s Vespa, the Airbus A380 and Ford Model T.
At: Herman Miller, Prathmesh Tower, Lower Parel (W).
Price: Rs 76,000 onwards

Comfortable working accessories

Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N700
If you are one of those who work from your bedroom, the N700 lapdesk-cum-cooling pad, from Logitech, should be on your list. It has a 10-degree rise to ensure a comfortable working angle. Plus, the soft padding and cooling fans inside prevent laptop burns if you work from your bed or sofa. Besides, it comes with in-built speakers so that you can listen to music while working.
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Price: Rs 5,100

Cooler Master Notepal Ergostand
This cooling pad from Cooler Master is designed ergonomically to offer four different working angles. You can choose either of them based on your needs, and it is compatible with tablets and laptops (from 9 to 17 inch). The Cooler Master fans ensure high performance, even
during gaming.
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Price: Rs 2,895

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