Why Drafting Chairs are perfect for Standing Desks.

Why Drafting Chairs are perfect for Standing Desks.

and the 7 best drafting chairs for your office setup.

 

Drafting chairs or Standing Desk chairs are a perfect accompaniment for those of us who have made or are thinking of making the move to a standing desk in the home office or workplace. There have been many studies that show the health benefits of standing instead of sitting at your desk all day. Spending 8 hours a day sitting at your desk has become the ‘new smoking’ and has been linked to health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and weight gain.

Using a Standing Desk such as the very popular Varidesk reduces time in the chair time which in turn helps decrease issues to do with back and neck pain whilst some evidence points to standing instead of sitting leading to an improved mood and energy, and increased productivity.

While sitting all day long isn’t good for you, nor is standing in a stationary position hour after hour. The recommendation is to adjust your workday to have a  50-50 split of sitting and standing.  Accordingly, standing desk users will need a standing desk chair or drafting chair.

Many standing desk users opt for the adjustable standing desk such as those models form Varidesk that can be adjusted up and down from a sitting position to standing and vice versa.  Increasingly modern office design is incorporating standing height desks and many organizations are encouraging staff to work in a more flexible manner. Those of us who work from our home office are also incorporating these ergonomic designs into our home office with standing desks increasingly popular. So to ensure you have the right mix of standing and sitting you will need a Standing Desk chair or Drafting chair.

The best Drafting Chairs alleviate fatigue, stress on the legs and on the body, are comfortable whilst still ergonomically supportive and in addition to the health benefits of a standing office solution a Drafting chair can improve your productivity and add to the design aesthetic of your home office setup. Check out some of our Home and Office Setup Inspirations here.

 

Our recommendations;

In selecting our Top 7 Drafting or Standing Desk Chairs we considered the following criteria.

  • Budget: The price of the chair relative to the other 6 finalists.
  • Aesthetic: The appearance of the chair, here at Minimalist Street we believe that form and function matter.
  • Adjustability: The ability to adjust the height, backrest, feet and arms.
  • Customer Review Ratings: These recommendations are backed by the quality of reviews and comments on Amazon.

 

So without further ado…….. The Top 7 Drafting Chairs for Standing Desks are


1. HAG CAPISCO PULS PLUS STANDING OFFICE CHAIR (see our review post here)

Why? Beautiful, modern design with tonnes of features makes this the best option for us. The only downside is the price but we think it’s worth it.

 

 

 


2. The Apollo DFT9800 Drafting Stool

Why? Beautiful, modern design with tonnes of features makes this the best option for us. The only downside is the price but we think it’s worth it.

 

 

 


3. Safco Products 3442BL Metro Extended Height Chair

Why? A strong focus on comfort makes this chair an excellent selection,  perfect for use in design studios and for photography needs.

 

 

 


4. Office Star Deluxe Mesh Back Drafting Chair

Why? Made for standing desks this model has an adjustable footring makes it easy to keep your footing while working on higher desktop surfaces.

 

 

 


5. Safco Products 3395BL Vue Extended Height Mesh Chair

Why? The all-rounder in our selections this model scores well in all areas including adjustability, aesthetic and durability. Perfect for use in the office, clinics or laboratories this chair is a solid option.

 

 

 


6. Office Factor Mesh Drafting Stool

Why? One of the best looking chairs in our recommendations, this chair has it all with looks, affordability, adjustability, and quality.

 

 

 


7. Flash Furniture Vibrant Apple Green and Chrome Drafting Stool with Tractor Seat

Why? We just love the color and the price. This is the most economical chair in our recommendations, it’s available in a bunch of colors and has the necessary adjustability to make this a funky, affordable option for those on a budget.

 

 

 


 

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