We Know Sitting

With over three decades of knowledge and research, we understand sitting and how to support people at work. Our commitment to your comfort and the science of sitting is grounded in our history of strong global design, engineering, and manufacturing—and our ergonomic expertise. Since 2004, we’ve partnered with the Human Performance Institute at Western Michigan University to generate more than 5.5 billion pressure mapping data points. We use this scientific data to design and engineer chairs that deliver comfort and ergonomic support for as many people as possible.

Haworth seating is science-based design for your body—to support you, no matter who you are or where you work.

Learn more in our ergonomic seating guide: The Importance of Good Sitting.


Ergonomics Is All about People

Ergonomics is a complex science, but it’s really all about people. When your body is physically supported in the right way at work, it provides benefits for your overall well-being—positively impacting everything from physical health and well-being to work performance, engagement, and job satisfaction.

Why Is an Ergonomic Chair Important?

We spend over half our waking hours working—often sitting down. Using an ergonomic office chair has been proven to decrease the risk of injuries in the neck, shoulders, arms, back, and legs. Good ergonomic seating also promotes focus and productivity by minimizing distractions and stress from being uncomfortable.

Our Commitment to Your Comfort

With over three decades of sitting knowledge and ergonomics research, we understand how to support people at work. We use more than 5.5 billion pressure mapping data points gathered through a scientific partnership to design and engineer office chairs that deliver comfort and ergonomic support for as many people as possible.

High-Performance Ergonomic Seating

Our chairs are designed to provide you with the ergonomic comfort and options you need to focus and get into the flow for peak performance. Through global design and development partnerships, our office chairs accommodate a range of budgets and body sizes around the world.

The Importance of Good Sitting

Our ergonomic seating guide covers all aspects of the science of sitting, why it matters, how active seating has changed in the new hybrid working world, and how seating postures have evolved with height adjustable desks to incorporate multiple postures.

We go beyond the technical features of highly adjustable office chairs and delve into recommendations for setting up your lounge for the best ergonomic support.

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