Digital artists do spend most of their work hours of a working day on a chair as they surf the internet dealing mostly in creation, editing, sharing and even moderating digital content. Using a wrong chair will cause serious health problems such that, you will easily get fatigued, your body will be sweating and back hurting, which goes a long way in hurting output. The presence of stress can easily ruin one’s productivity hence the need to eradicate the stress causing components of a working environment. Therefore to ensure best office environment in terms of seats, you need to reduce regular stress on wrists, neck, and back while getting more comfort.
Below we’ve listed the top ergonomic chairs for 2017 for digital artists:
When quality is what you are yearning for without giving much complain about the pricing then SAYL Chair by Herman Miller is the best shot you have at owning one. Ranked among the best overall ergonomic chairs in 2017 by Safe Computing Tips (link broken/removed), it is completely modern and sophisticated. It provides for complete comfort and seated freedom, an assurance for ergonomics and efficiency. It is referred to as “life unframed” chair by Herman Miller due to its style.
For great breathability, the chair has open meshing at the back that also adds up in providing great support. One will feel comfortable even when using it all through the day due to the padded seats.
There is the option for eco-friendly designs which uses fewer materials in setting up. The standard office chair cartons are double size it’s packaging.
Available in a range of colors, The SAYL is easily movable as it rolls on its caster wheels and it is durable, will last long while performing at the best conditions even after several years of regular use.
Some of the cons of having this chair are; it can get squeaky after the duration of usage, it has nonadjustable armrests, the webbings can at times grab the buttons and it is highly priced.
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Next up, the DXRacer Series…
Being a digital artist means that one might spend several hours on a chair. That is exactly what DXRacer Formula Series is designed for, long-term commitment of artists as it is an ultra comfortable chair.
The chair is designed with adjustable armrests, high backs, and pillows that provide a proper relaxing surface for the neck after spending a long time in the seat. Slickly rolling on a dual caster wheel is a 360-degree swivel that comes fitted in the chair. The design looks really cool.
The advantages of having this chair are the presence of support for neck, head and high back. It comes with a frame warranty for life and the presence of the lumbar cushions.
The only shortcoming with the chair is that it might not be so comfortable for tall or large people.
If all you crave is a comfort and modern style, Euro style Flat Bungie Mid Back is the chair that you got to take a go at.
The seat is made to last for long due to the high-quality materials used. This means that as an artist you will not spend much on furniture hence the efficient work on other useful projects. It is designed with great adjustability as you can easily adjust it to your favorable height, this ensures comfort when working. The chair can easily be moved even on wooden floors as it rolls on heavy-duty caster wheels. It can also tilt and swivel as well. You don’t have to worry about being big or heavy as the chair can support weights of up to 450 pounds.
This chair also has natural ventilation which means that even after a tedious work you will experience less sweating.
The cons of the chair are: bands emit strong odor in the early days and arms might be too high for some tables.
Taking it back to basics, here’s an offering by Amazon themselves:
If as a digital artist you desire to spend less while still achieve the much-needed comfort, then AmazonBasics Office Chair is one of the best chairs for digital artists because of its padded seats and mesh back that enhances breathability. The seat can be easily adjusted to attain the desired comfortable posture when working. For efficiency at work, you will need some stretches and this chair allows tilting while you remain upright and still comfortable.
It’s quite affordable, and if budget if a concern, this may be the best choice. It’s only been introduced over the past ~2 years (along with the other products in the “Amazon Basics” line of office equipment) so longevity is still to be determined.
The cons of the chair are; nonadjustable arm rests and it requires assembly to setup.
Closing out with a bang, this is one of my favorite chairs (i.e. I’m sitting on it right now)… The Steelcase Leap chair…
For the best all round chair you can wish to have, and money being no object to you, the Steelcase Leap Chair is one of the best you can have.
It is one of the leading chairs in sales in the US due to many reasons; its comfort can easily allow you as a digital artist to get the long stretches after a meticulous work. It provides great support in the seat and for the back. It also has a special inclusion called LiveBack that shapes the spine and supports the movement. It can also correct your posture which means you can stay comfortable for a long period time.
This chair comes with adjustable armrest and back for arms and height. Its movement is also easy due to the smooth rolling and pivot. Its durability is given and it can comfortably hold heavy weights of up to 300 pounds and still maintain top performance. Another added advantage is that the chair is easy to clean and use and is easily adjustable.
The cons in having this chair are; it is very pricey to purchase and it comes in a nonbreathable fabric.
Even in as much as some chairs will appear to be very pricey, the cost is worth it in the long run. With the reduced health strains, it will translate to high-quality productivity a less costly hospital bills. The menace of recurrent bills on purchases is also dealt promptly with as most of the best chairs for digital artists in 2017 for ergonomics and efficiency are durable, they will still perform at the best level even after several years of regular use. The comfort provided for in the chairs means that one will be able to work for longer hours without straining.