Aug 062014
 

Amazing drafting chairs are almost always designed with the concept of ergonomics being placed at the top of the priority list. However, if you have absolutely no idea what that weird 10-letter word means, you probably have no idea where to start. Whether you are an architect, engineer, or simply someone who wants the most comfortable office chair possible, this one is for you.

A pretty awesome looking drafting chair.

A pretty awesome looking drafting chair.

What Are Drafting Chairs?

Originally, drafting chairs were designed specifically to be used by architects and engineers but now, anyone who sits for long hours throughout the day benefit from having a drafting chair as the modern designs.  Some of the other occupations that often use drafting chairs in today’s offices’ include secretaries, data-entry workers and secretaries – anyone who sits throughout the day.

What Does Ergonomics Mean?

As mentioned, ergonomics are put into the design to ensure comfort and proper posture throughout the day. It is also referred to as human engineering or biotechnology which is some scientific jargon that basically focuses on increasing office productivity while also minimizing the injuries sustained from sitting hours on end. Ultimately, it’s a design that ensure comfortability and proper posture which ultimately benefits the entire workplace by increasing productively and pain.

What to Look For in Drafting Chairs?

Mesh drafting chairs let the air flow through!

Mesh drafting chairs let the air flow through!

Unfortunately, the word ‘ergonomics’ has become a trending term that some people just throw around in the industry without actually having ergonomic designs within their drafting chairs. To ensure that you get the appropriate chair, there are some things that you can look for. The first thing is to test the comfort because drafting chairs are the epitome of just that, providing ample support that encourages thorough blood circulation. The second thing to look for to ensure you get an incredible drafting chair is the width. It shouldn’t pinch you at your hips. After all, if you followed the first step, this one shouldn’t be a problem. Thirdly, check to see if the chair is adjustable to, again, ensure comfortability. The fourth thing to look for is cushioning. Drafting chairs tend to have a significant amount of cushioning.  This is extremely importance because it prevents your muscles from getting sore, which is vital to comfort throughout your long days of sitting down.

standard styles of drafting chairs.

One of the most standard styles of drafting chairs.

There are many other features that you can opt for within your drafting chairs to increase the benefits. For example; some tilt, some recline, some swing, and some even have seat pan angling. However, if you follow the tips in these in this article, you will be able to shop for the best drafting chair for your productivity and comfort.

Gone are those days with a sore back, joint pain and simple discomfort.

President at Office Chairs Unlimited – I have been in the furniture industry for 20 years, and I’m an expert (just ask me) on all things furniture. I know a thing or two because I’ve seen a thing or two.