What’s in a Seat Cushion?

Sep 27, 2021

When purchasing a new work chair, what do you need to know about ergonomic seat cushions? Not all seat cushions are created equal. We’ve got a few features you should think about when it comes to your chair’s cushion.

Not too Hard, Not too Soft

Just like Goldilocks, or that Boyz II Men line in Motownphilly, your seat cushion should be juuuuust right. A hard surface is bound to hurt your bum, while one that is too soft, or not durable enough, may sag in the middle, not giving you uniform support.

Adjustable To You

Your body is unique and your seat should adjust to you. The height of the seat is especially important. You want to make sure you can bend your knees level with your hips, making your thighs parallel to the ground.

Soft Edge

Another factor to think about is making sure you have proper leg circulation. The part of the chair that hits behind your knees should be soft and not have a hard edge.

Several of the chairs we carry offer ergonomic proprietary foam technology from Via Seating. This thick, supportive, closed-cell, cold-cured foam is designed to provide body-cradling and balancing support where needed with softer edges to alleviate pressure points and improve circulation when sitting for extended periods.

Here are three of our favorite chairs with cushions designed with this outstanding, proprietary ergonomic foam:

Run II

Offering all-day comfort, ergonomic design, and lumbar support, the Run II Ergonomic Office Chair has hand-sewn construction and provides the support you need to get through any hectic 8-hour workday.

Reset

Reset Ergonomic Office Desk Chair provides compact seating that delivers comfort you can see and feel thanks to its ergonomic design and built-in lumbar support.

Proform

Offering beautiful slim lines, luxurious comfort, and incredible ergonomic features, the Proform Parallel Ergonomic Office Desk Chair elevates any executive seating aesthetic. With hand-sewn construction, Proform is the perfect balance of style and high-performance seating that will provide the support you need to make you feel and perform like a boss every day.

Shop all Via Seating products here.

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