Sometimes clearing your desk and switching up your set up isn’t enough to stay focused and comfortable when you work from your home office, so why not try changing your chair?
Here are 10 comfortable additions to your work station you can consider buying to make sore backs a thing of the past, regardless of your budget.
Comfortable chairs for work (below S$50)
1. LOBERGET / BLYSKÄR Swivel chair
Need a quality chair in a pinch? IKEA is the place for you! Despite its price tag, this durable plastic one can be cleaned easily, and is adjustable in height to suit your needs.
SGD39.90 on IKEA.
Comfortable chairs for work (S$60 – S$100)
2. Liam Mid Back Office Chair
If your office space is limited, opt for a compact model like this one from HipVan. Small in size, this can be slid easily under your desk when not in use to maximise space, while remaining comfortable with a mesh backrest and seat.
Retails on HipVan for SGD69.
3. BRENDA Chair
If you can do without a swivel or rolling chair, this one may be your best bet. The legs are made with solid and sturdy beechwood, and you can choose between luxe-looking polyutherane or linen seats. They’re available in three colours and come with free assembly and delivery, making it a great pairing to your desk.
Retails for SGD89 on Lazada.
4. Wayner Office Chair
While not as aesthetically pleasing as some on this list, the Wayner Office Chair serves its purpose without any fuss. With adjustable height, a cushioned seat, and a comfortable backrest, it’s all you’ll need for long hours at the desk.
Available on FortyTwo for SGD89.
Comfortable chairs for work (S$110 – S$300)
5. J30 Office Chair
Choose a design with a mesh backrest like this one to counter Singapore’s hot and humid climate. Plus, this one even has a head rest in addition to a high back backrest for total support so you can work in comfort all day.
SGD119 on Take A Seat.
6. Eames Office Chair Highback Replica
Try the replica version of the famed Eames chair at a more affordable price. This one has a high back for full support, a durable aluminium frame, roller wheels for convenience, in addition to a minimalist exterior.
SGD179 on FortyTwo.
7. Gaming chair
Featuring adjustable seat angle of 90 to 150 degrees, this chair has an ergonomic design with padded linkage armrests that moves with the back as the chair reclines. Made with sturdy and hair quality casters, this chair also comes with adjustable pillow and lumbar cushion.
This chair is made for gamers, whom we know spend a crazy amount of time before a computer, so you can imagine how this product can help to prevent any back aches.
Retails for SGD179.10 at Lazada. (It’s originally at SGD340.30 but is currently having a 50% discount – what a steal)
8. SKRUVSTA Swivel chair
Another stylish option, this swivel chair is padded all around for comfort while you work in style, and is also adjustable in height.
Retails on IKEA for SGD189.
9. Lazy sofa bed
This is perfect for those who are working from a laptop. This compact sofa comes with comfortable back-rest and arm-rest, as well as a foot-rest, making it great when you want to rest your back while rushing out a report and just as useful for a leisurely afternoon with a book.
Retails for SGD258, on Lazada. (This is more than 20% off its original price!)
10. Claude Chair
Add some vintage charm to an otherwise plain work space with this gold accented one. This luxe one has a soft velvet upholstery, and an anti-slip rubber base.
Choose between a chic emerald green or a royal blue on FortyTwo, for SGD259.
Comfortable chairs for work (above S$300)
11. Humanscale Freedom Headrest Chair
Described by New York Times as the “the gold standard in office seating”, this chair adapts to the natural body movement and contours, without any levers. The innovative design automatically pivots to fit the needs of the spine, and has a cushioned seat that is made to mimic the body’s natural contours.
Retails for SGD1,300 on Take A Seat.
12. HAG Capisco Copper Limited Edition – Ergonomic Chair by Flokk
With an adjustable tilt tension backwards coupled with an exclusive technology that offers a more balanced tilt, this chair is essentially the Rolls Royce of all comfortable chairs for work.
Besides adjustable height for the seat, it also allows you to adjust the depth of the seat and the height of the back. You may also notice that it has footplates that are designed to give your feet a comfortable rest.
Retails for SGD2,499 at Lazada. Note that there are only 15 such chairs in Singapore!