Task Chairs

Task Chairs

Task chairs or Operators chairs are typically office swivel chairs having a variety of common features.

Typically a Task chair will have as a minimum the following features:

  • Seat height adjustment
  • Back height adjustment (except on some entry level models)
  • Adjustability or rake angle of the chair back position
  • Armrests if desired
  • 5 star swivel base

Some of the better quality models will likely include for some or all of the following features:

  • Sliding seat adjustment to cater for the user’s leg length
  • Lumbar support moulded into the back
  • Height adjustable arms
  • Width or angle adjustable arms
  • Back tension adjustment to suit user’s weight
  • Seat angle and tension adjustment to suit user’s weight

A few models may also offer:

  • Vertically or horizontally split chair backs
  • Adjustable lumbar support
  • Inflatable lumbar support
  • Footrests incorporated in the 5 star swivel base

A number of the features found on a Task chair can be considered as gimmicks. I consider the points in the first section to be an essential part of any Task chair as well as adjustable seat depth and height adjustable arms.