Tall people need office chairs that work for them. In the sphere of office chair equality, though, they are often the ones most uncomfortable, sitting at sub-optimal heights and not fitting on the seat pan. On long work days, this can become a real problem and lead to back pain and lower productivity level.
We’ve collected the best choices for larger people that support your weight, provide enough support in all touch-points so you don’t have to look at the dimensions of a product online and be instantly disappointed. Here are your best options!
This chair is designed for big and tall individuals but with its adjustable height capability, it works well for shorter people, as well. One of the most important factors to look for in a chair for a big person is stability and this chair has that as a selling point. You won’t need to worry about leaning back and tipping over in this chair because it’s quite sturdy.
Regarded as “setting the gold standard in seating” by The New York Times, Freedom remains at the top of its class since 1999 both in looks & engineering (a pretty impressive feat when you think about how much technology has changed in the past two decades). Sparking a revolution in office chairs, Freedom was the first chair designed specifically to encourage frequent, spontaneous changes of position without locks or tension springs to negotiate.
Freedom automatically reclines and moves with the sitter as they change postures for maximum comfort in any position. The chair features a dynamic, articulating headrest to support the head and neck as users recline. Freedom is as relevant in New York as in Stockholm or Shanghai, and as relevant today as it was in 1999. Models start at $1169.
Free of manual controls, Diffrient Smart has a striking, sleek aesthetic, and its U-shaped back makes it the perfect fit for any high-design environment. With linear lines in the backrest and strong mesh for maximum support, it’s the ideal task chair for the modern, active workspace.. Models start at $1079.
The World chair’s signature tri-panel mesh backrest provides custom back and lumbar support and a truly lightweight design. To maximize comfort, Diffrient eliminated the front edge of the chair, solving the perennial problem of hard edges placing pressure on the knees and contact stress behind the thighs. Models start at $919.
This chair is heavy duty with a firm memory foam seat. The height of the seat and armrests are adjustable. It has adjustable lumbar support and the seat and back tilt independently. It is pricey but I have had mine for over 5 years and it still supports me the same as when I bought it.
The Hercules series chair is an excellent office chair for a big person. It has a leather finish and well-built design is a fantastic investment. It gives solid lumbar support, padded headrest, and a three-inch padded seat. It has a weight limit of 500 pounds and has very sturdy padded armrests.