Workplace Redesigns Place Emphasis on Ergonomic Chairs

More comfortable options contribute to health and wellness initiatives.   January 30, 2023

By Dave Lubach, Managing Editor

Ergonomic office furniture is a key component in the health and wellness aspect of keeping employees comfortable and possibly more willing to return to the office for work. 

It’s also a big business. 

A Yahoo finance report indicated that the ergonomic chair market size was worth a whopping $10.8 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a rate of 6.7 percent through 2031 to $21.2 billion. The massive expected growth is attributed to the rise in workplace renovation projects at institutional and commercial office buildings that are emphasizing new furniture that’s multifunctional and ergonomic friendly.  

Ergonomic chairs offer more lumbar support and height adjustment capability than their previous counterparts. Improved features such as cushioned seats, armrests and padded backs add to the comfort of the chairs. 

A market report evaluation from Yahoo said a worldwide demand for the chairs for offices has created the wild expansion of the market. Building owners and facility managers believe the comfortable chairs will boost worker efficiency and also provide relaxation when employees are taking breaks. Some of the newer chairs can also easily be converted from a work setting into a gaming setting for breaks as well. 

Dave Lubach is managing editor of the Facilities Market.  


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