Create a Pain-Free Home Office
Which is the best office chair for my back pain?
With 30 years experience, we are passionate about ergonomics and we LOVE creating pain-free & beautiful home offices.
How to choose?
Store visits & appointments are brilliant but we also have a 98% success rate helping people find the best solution by phone or with this guide.
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The Varier Variable Balans - The original, the most ergonomic and the best kneeling chair, without breaking the bank.
These kneeling chairs are unique in being perfectly angled to prevent knee pressure, with lots of movement built in to trigger your balance reflex and keep your core strong. They also use materials that are designed to last decades.
Varier Kneeling chairs (Variable, Variable Plus, Thatsit and Wing) are the only kneeling chairs that our team have approved as suitable for a full 8hr day - and we have tested thousands of kneeling chairs over the last 30 years.Varier Variable Balans
So good for creating forwards tilt - If you aren't familiar with the huge benefits of forwards tilt and what it can do for your activity levels / spinal health, give us a call to chat or head over to our blog.
The Hag Capisco Puls, 8010 and 8020 models are among the most unusual ergonomic office chairs out there. This is an all-time favourite for many of our team.
In our own offices and showrooms, this (or its fully upholstered sibling the Capisco 8106) is the most commonly chosen chair.
They pair beautifully with sit-to-stand desking (something all our staff have and we strongly recommend) and can help increase energy, boost productivity and reduce back pain.HAG Capisco Puls
An office chair doesn't have to look like an office chair. This is possibly the best chair we've ever sat in, and the one many BIA staff use around our dining tables and in front of our computers.
The Actulum is an elegant Home Office or Table Chair that can reduce sitting fatigue, improve posture, increase activity levels and reduce neck and back pain.
It is also well suited to study and hobbies. The rocking movement is exceptional at maintaining alertness and develops core muscles while you sit. Actulums make great dining chairs (particularly with our dining tables), allowing long enjoyable dinner parties and conversation well into the night. Design: Peter Opsvik.
We believe that Thatsit is the ultimate kneeling chair. It allows the most movement and offers the greatest support. The chair has adjustable leg supports and can be adapted perfectly to the user, regardless of height.
It has an optional back support for those using a chair for long periods of time. Thatsit is ideal for people who have to sit for long periods of time either at home or work. Perfect for all kinds of work at a table. One of our staff has used this chair for over ten years and wouldn't give it up!Varier Thatsit
This allows users to control the chairs forward and backward tilt by the movements of their upper body. Controlling the chair is intuitive and fluid. The chair has a "Mercedes" like feel and a very long warranty... Superb in our view!
Designed by legendary ergonomic designer Peter Opsvik it is the ONLY chair we know of that doesn't just offer all the ergonomics you would expect - but also allows left to right rotation of the shoulders. This is something we haven't found in any other chair (only a feature on model HAG Creed 6005 - High back partially upholstered).HAG Creed
One of the most unusual office chairs out there - this is an all time favourite for many of our team. In our own offices and showrooms this is the most commonly chosen chair.
It pairs beautifully with sit to stand desking (something all our staff have and we strongly recommend) and can help increase energy, boost productivity and reduce back pain.
This is a best seller for us so we hold many wonderful colours in stock for next day delivery. We recommend a really hard wearing fabric on this like Capture, Comfort+ or Leather as this is a chair you will have for many years. Its looks wonderful in bold colours because of its unusual silhouetteHAG Capisco
You've probably never sat on anything quite like it - we think this might be up there with the most fun of all the chairs ever invented.
Worried about how little exercise you do in a day or how little movement you have in your life?
Enter the Aeris Swopper - it's hard to explain in writing just how much movement (and joy) this chair brings. It's not easy to start with as you have to allow your fitness to improve - but boy it is worth it.
We can’t say it enough, movement is everything. We haven’t yet found a back problem that isn’t improved by it (except a few during the early recovery stages) and your body struggles to function without it.
Movement is not just about what you do outside of work, it can completely transform your work environment - Find furniture that nourishes you rather than getting in your way. Your office chair is like a life partner, and you’ll probably spend more time with your chair than almost anyone or anything else in your life.HAG Futu & Futu Mesh
One of the best things about the fluid mechanism on the Logic 200/220 range is the minimal movement of the front of the seat when leaning backward - Your feet remain in contact with the floor, minimising pressure on the underside of your thigh.
The Logic 200/220 has a high backrest with padding to provide support between the shoulders and pronounced support for the curve of the back to provide optimum sitting comfort. The backrest narrows towards the top to allow greater freedom of movement for the arms.RH Logic 200 & 220
The Humantool is for those who want to beat back pain by getting fitter rather than by supporting their back. It's a modern ergonomic approach for reversing the damage that static ergonomic sitting is known to cause.
We find sitting on The Humantool (without touching the backrest) causes the spine to balance and micro-move, and hence to be exercised. Plus it works brilliantly for those for whom walking is relatively comfortable but sitting is not.Human Tool Saddle Seat
The Variable, now with integrated backrest! This is a progression of what is, without doubt, one of the greatest and most iconic chairs ever designed.
Why we think this chair is great?
Balance and movement can be transformative in everything from your spinal health to your energy levels. We believe the Variable Plus encompasses what is for us are the three core principles of healthy sitting: Movement, balance, and forward tilt.
From the proportions of the knee and seat pads, to the seat angle and the gentle rock from the shape of the frame; for the most amazing sitting experience. The combination of movement and position increases core fitness and doesn’t squash your knees. Nor does it rock you forward onto your shins like people think it will and you don’t slide down the seat. The new carefully positioned backrest doesn't restrict your movement, allowing you to enjoy your day comfortably for up to 10 hours of sitting.Varier Variable Plus
The Wing is an unconventional working chair that allows more flexibility in use than either the Variable or the Multi. with its height adjustment, swivel and tilt functions, and castors for hard or soft floors.
The height adjustability makes it ideal for use at unusual height tables.
The Varier Wing promotes active sitting and keeps you breathing deeply, giving your energy levels and concentration an invaluable boost.
This is one for the executives, or for those that like the very best in luxury. The HAG Tribute is high end in comfort and style, without compromising on the functionality or freedom of movement.
"The Rolls Royce of the office chair world"
Active upper back move featuring the unique HÅG in Balance® technology. Smooth backward and forward tilt function to support you as you recline. S-curved back supports the body's natural curvature and reduces tension in the upper back, shoulders and neck.HAG Tribute
What's our philosophy?
That's an easy one to answer - movement. It's absolutely essential to maintain healthy bones, joints, energy levels, aid concentration, boost your immune system and maintain endorphin levels - we are built to MOVE and so is our furniture. All of it - every single thing we sell - is designed to generate, aid and promote more movement throughout your working day. Some chairs do this very gently and others introduce movement in a big way - maximising your fitness and long term health.
Prices: Our products aren't cheap but they are all manufactured by incredible European factories and are built to last decades not months. We passionately believe in buy once, buy right so we don't stock cheaply made or poor quality chairs.
Back in Action is dedicated to beating back pain by improving the furniture you use. We think healthy furniture must be stylish furniture if it is to be widely used, so for over 26 years Back in Action has collected some of the world's most exciting furniture, all chosen to nourish your body as well as your eyes.