The Best Ergonomic Office Chairs Available in Australia (2022)

The Best Ergonomic Office Chairs Available in Australia (2022)

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With so many options, it’s easy to choose an average product. This guide makes finding the best ergonomic office chairs available in Australia easy, we evaluated many ergonomic chairs, and we highlight the essential features to look out for when buying one.

Our Favourite Ergonomic Chairs

‌The best desk chair should suit you and your home. Below is a list of our favourite available desk chairs in Australia. But read on; you might find a favourite besides ours.

The Best Ergonomic Office Chairs in Australia

SIHOO M57 Ergonomic Desk Chair

SIHOO M57 Ergonomic Desk Chair
SIHOO M57 Ergonomic Desk Chair (Best Overall)

After our review, the SIHOO M57 Ergonomic Desk Chair came out undoubtedly as the best desk chair in Australia. SIHOO is an award-winning furniture company producing some of the best desk chairs worldwide. Though they’re unavailable in Australia, you’ll find their M18 and V1 models of similar quality.

The SIHOO M57 Ergonomic Desk Chair is practical and durable. Its sleek model can easily complement your home or work office. For comfort, the desk chair offers a variety of adjustable features, including the headrest, height, tilt, 3D armrest, and lumbar support.

The chair is also reasonably easy to assemble, providing sufficient comfort for an 8-hour long workday with minimal to zero strains. Its mesh back ensures you’re warm enough to work for extended periods, especially in warmer climates. The SIHOO M57 Ergonomic Desk Chair comes with a three-year warranty. But unlike similar models sold outside of Australia, the M57 comes with no footrest, which can be a bummer if you’re keen on using your desk chair with a footrest.

Key Specifications

  • Build material: Mesh
  • Dimensions: 43 x 61 x 110 cm
  • Weight: 18.9 kg

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UpDown Desk PRO “Bandit” Chair

UpDown Desk PRO “Bandit” Chair
UpDown Desk PRO “Bandit” Chair

The UpDown Desk PRO “Bandit” Chair is a sturdy, comfortable, and neatly built desk chair that provides good support for long work hours. Its quality build and sturdiness mean the desk chair can last longer. The desk chair offers adjustable tilt mechanisms and choosing between having armrests or not. The armrests are unadjustable.

Unlike many other desk chairs on this list, aside from its limited lifetime warranty, this chair has very few stand-out features; it is a no-nonsense, very good office chair that doesn’t try to be anything unusual. ‌‌‌‌The back of the chair is made from mesh, keeping your back nice and cool when you sit for long periods, and the padded seat is durable and will last for years.

We like that it is locally manufactured in Australia and has a lifetime warranty. UpDown also makes the best standing desk in Australia which also comes with a great warranty.

Key Specifications

  • Build material: Mesh Fabric
  • Dimensions: 47 x 46 x 104 cm
  • Weight: 14.2 kg

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NOUHAUS Posture Ergonomic Office Chair

NOUHAUS Posture Ergonomic Office Chair
NOUHAUS Posture Ergonomic Office Chair (Best for Large People)

Being below or over the average height or weight means paying extra attention to the products you purchase, lest you miss out on value. We found that the NOUHAUS Posture Ergonomic Office Chair offered the best value for large people looking out for the perfect desk chair. It provides lumbar support, tilt, seat height adjustments, and a highly adjustable armrest which allows you to use the desk chair without it.

The NOUHAUS Posture Ergonomic Office Chair is sturdy and durable. It has a sleek design that is usually hard to find when looking for desk chairs for larger people. Unless you like gaming chairs, which are also excellent desk chairs for large people.

The heavy-duty nylon wheelbase desk chair comes with a full 5-year manufacturing warranty. It is also easy to assemble and move around. However, we think its lumbar support and back recline flexibility can be better.

Key Specifications

  • Build material: Faux Leather
  • Dimensions: 48.51 x 69.98 x 109.98 cm
  • Weight: 11.34 kg

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KERDOM Ergonomic Desk Chair

KERDOM Ergonomic Desk Chair
KERDOM Ergonomic Desk Chair (Best Design)

The KERDOM Ergonomic Desk Chair is impressive. It is one of the best-designed chairs we have come across in Australia. The desk chairs offer just as much quality as it does in design. It features an adjustable seat height, armrest, and comfortable seat cushion. It has no headrest, but its lumbar support is one of the best.

KERDOM’s Ergonomic Desk Chair can support you for up to 6-hours without strain or discomfort. It is easy to assemble, usually 15 minutes or less with extra hands. It is also light-weighted and comes with a 1-year warranty.

Aside from its price and the armrest being unbearable for the elbow sometimes because it is not cushioned, the ergonomic desk chair is a neatly designed desk chair that offers just enough comfort to get you through a half-day of work.

Key Specifications

Build material: Mesh
Dimensions: 76 x 62 x 131 cm
Weight: 17.3 kg

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Desky Sit Stand Pro Active Stool

Desky Sit Stand Pro Active Stool
Desky Sit Stand Pro Active Stool

Desky’s Sit Stand Pro Active Stool is a luxurious desk stool with more features at a higher price point. Its sleek design, build quality, and materials make it one of Australia’s best desk stools. It offers adjustable height with a pneumatic lift system and a slightly weighted base that keeps the desk stool flat to the ground and supports your weight, and its height adjustment is smooth.

The desk stool is expectedly easy to set up, maintain and adjust. Though heavier than the KKTONER Swivel Rolling Stool, it is easy to move around. Its 10-year limited warranty makes Desky’s desk stool a great bargain.

The Desky Sit Stand Pro Active Stool is an excellent chair for anyone looking for a luxurious desk stool that balances sitting and standing and offers basic ergonomic features.

Key Specifications

  • Build material: Polyester Fibers
  • Dimensions: 41 x 41 x 84.6 cm
  • Weight: 7.6 kg

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Desky Pro+ Ergonomic Chair

Desky Pro+ Ergonomic Chair
Desky Pro+ Ergonomic Chair

Desky’s Pro+ Ergonomic chair is one of few ergonomics desk chairs in Australia that strikes a delicate balance between design and ergonomics. It comes highly recommended due to its adjustable seat height, backrest, tilt lock, pneumatic cylinders and synchro-tilt mechanism.

The synchro-tilt mechanism, usually available in high-end office chairs, is one of the favourite things we like about Desky’s Pro+ Ergonomic Chair. The feature ensures that the backrest and seat of the Pro+ ergonomic chair tilt at different ratios, usually 2:1, respectively. This mechanism allows you to keep your feet to the ground as you tilt while keeping your gaze straight. It also enables you to chest stretch without excessive pressure on your thigh.

The adjustable arm and headrest support your position and ensure that you lock yourself into the correct posture as you work. The excellent comfort the Pro+ ergonomic chair offers makes it a good office chair for prolonged work. With a modern look, ergonomic quality, an outstanding warranty of 10 years, and a sturdy base, desk chair users who get the Pro+ ergonomic chair have little to no complaints.

We find, however, that for people over 190cm in height, the Pro+, much like most desk chairs, would have you sitting a little low. And while the seat depth adjustment isn’t manually adjustable, you can manage that automatically as you recline in the desk chair.

Key Specifications

Build material: Fabric, mesh
Dimensions: 49.0 x 47.0 x 112.0 cm
Weight capacity: 115 kg

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Elite Office X-Ergo Range

Elite Office X-Ergo Range
Elite Office X-Ergo Range

You either like the Office X-Ergo Desk chair, or you don’t; there’s no in-between. Most people are never on the fence; they either enjoy the ventilation and breathability or dislike the polarisation effect of mesh.

The X-Ergo range is an excellent desk chair, despite its price. It offers similar features to Desky’s Pro+, featuring the ever-important synchro-tilt mechanism, though it’s expected at its price point. The significant difference between the two is the build material. X-Ergo Range greatly supports anyone working over eight (8) hours daily. The desk chair is highly comfortable due to its mesh build and adjustability.

X-Ergo’s seat height, back height, backrest, seat depth, weight tension, armrests, and active lumbar are all adjustable, providing various options to make the chair yours.

While the 5-year warranted desk chair offers excellent value for money for mesh chair lovers, you’re only stuck with a black colour design. People looking for anything but black to complement their home office setup would have to skip past the X-Ergo range. And though it has a solid, sturdy, and modern build, the desk chair can look out of place in an office setting.

We recommend it for all-mesh desk chair lovers looking for a fully ergonomic desk chair for their home office.

Key Specifications

Build material: Mesh
Dimensions: 50 x 52 x 140 cm
Weight: 16.4 kg

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Herman Miller Cosm Mid-Back

Herman Miller Cosm Mid-Back
Herman Miller Cosm Mid-Back

The graphite look on Herman Miller’s Cosm Mid-Black desk chair is our favourite of all the ergonomic chairs in Australia we reviewed. It’s one out of five excellent colour options to choose from when you purchase the chair.

Herman Miller left no stone unturned in the build quality and design of the premium desk chair. Its stylish design and stunning curves are complemented hugely by a sturdy and exceptional build quality. Almost surprising as it’s built primarily from recyclable plastics and aluminium.

As a highly-recognized furniture company, Herman Miller does ever so well to meet the expectations of a higher-end desk chair. Its weight, tilt mechanism, adjustabilities, and ergonomic features speak to the desk chair’s value. Unlike other ergonomic desk chairs controlled by knobs, Herman Miller’s button controls make using the desk chair extremely comfortable. The desk chair is also covered by a 12-year warranty, which is usual with Herman Miller.

We are unsure why Herman Miller doesn’t ship directly to Australia, but there are, however, various vendors in Australia that can officially vend the product. This is our biggest challenge with the desk chair since return policies don’t hold if you’re purchasing the desk chair online. We recommend getting it through a showroom.

If you’re getting the desk chair but have hesitations about it, go and get it. You are buying a desk chair that can last far past a decade of continuous usage. Of course, you have to apply good maintenance techniques to sustain its durability.

Key Specifications

Build material: Mesh
Dimensions: 74.6 x 68.0 x 115.5 cm
Weight: 18.14 kg

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying an Office Chair

Buying a desk chair or stool can be tricky, especially if you’re new to exploring them for yourselves. Maybe you’ve just begun remote work and haven’t considered what to look out for when getting a desk chair or stool. Here are five (5) mistakes to avoid when searching for a good value desk chair.

1. Don’t Choose Price Over Value

Most buyers choose price over value when purchasing anything online. Your search for the best desk chair shouldn’t be about comparing price points from various online stores but comparing the value each chair provides. Finding a good value chair does not necessarily mean buying the most expensive desk chair or stool. Have a budget in mind, and choose the best value desk chair that you can get with your budget.

2. Don’t Choose the Wrong Fabric

Build materials matter a lot when buying desk chairs; they largely contribute to the comfort the desk chair provides. For example, some build materials best suit warmer climates and vice versa. Mesh desk chairs, for example, offer plenty of breathability, allowing you to work comfortably in warmer environments without sweating. Other materials such as PU leather, nylon, and polyester are excellent build materials for desk chairs.

3. Don’t Choose Looks Over Comfort

It is tempting to have the best-looking desk chair without considering how much comfort or value it can offer over more extended periods. The right desk chair should perfectly balance design, quality, and comfort. Of course, you don’t want an ugly-looking desk chair or stool that uninspires you to get work done.

4. Don’t But Without a Plan

Planning before buying a desk chair or stool means considering the use case of the desk chair, the space for the desk chair, and how long you intend to use the desk chair. Without bearing these in mind, you will likely have a desk chair that doesn’t compliment your office. It looks extremely out of place (either because of size or design) or cannot offer enough comfort for the amount of work you need daily.

5. Don’t Buy Without a Warranty

When getting a desk chair, look out for the warranty duration, if there is any. A warranty can be a full warranty or a limited warranty. A full warranty covers the entire product, whereas a limited warranty covers some parts and comes with terms and conditions. The warranty duration also sometimes speaks to the quality of the product. A higher length or lifetime warranty speaks to the manufacturer’s trust in build quality and vice versa.

That’s a Wrap!

A good chair is an excellent investment in your health and comfort. We hope you find this guide useful if you’re looking for the best desk chair in Australia. Learn about the best standing desks in Australia if you’re considering that too, and feel free to leave us a comment about your favourite desk chairs or stools in Australia or which product reviews you’d like us to cover next.



Mark

Part of the expertEasy team in Melbourne. Mark is a keen gardener, a DIY addict and a father of two beautiful girls. He is originally from Perth and is a true Eagles fan.

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