Prioritising the fixed height in chair design

BeneSit chairs in heights S, M and L

Several times we have had interesting conversations with customers about our choice to design the BeneSit chair in four fixed heights rather than having one adjustable chair.

Of course, an adjustable chair can have many advantages, as one chair can be adapted to users with a large height difference.

However, there are several reasons why we have chosen the fixed heights of the BeneSit chairs, and we want to share them with you here.

When is the “correct” sitting position achieved?

During the development of the BeneSit chair, we were in close dialogue with talented occupational therapist Mette Boye. It quickly became clear that the correct sitting position is achieved by having more than 90 degrees between the upper body and the thighs. This meant that the correct chair height for one person would be a range rather than one specific height. In addition, we found two chair heights (which we now call M and L) that would be ideal for about 85-90% of the population. Later, we decided to introduce heights S and XL to ensure that we accommodate people of all heights. 

Weight of the chair

A clear advantage of having fixed heights is to avoid heavy mechanical parts in the construction of the chair. This means that we use fewer materials, but also that the weight of the chair is only a few kilos, making it easy to move around and use in different scenarios.

The design aspect

In addition, the absence of height-adjustable mechanical parts was a high-priority design decision. This ensures a simple construction and a minimalistic design, which also distinguishes the BeneSit chair from other more traditional office chairs.

You can read more about the BeneSit chair here.

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