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. Designed by legendary ergonomic designer Peter Opsvik. Varier 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 best, and we have tested thousands of kneeling chairs over the last 35 years. To read more about the value of Movement when sitting Click Here.Varier Variable Balans
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.
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
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.HAG Futu
One of the best things about the fluid mechanism on the Logic 200/220 ergonomic office chair 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.RH Logic 200 & 220
This beautiful chair is amazingly good for zoom calls, for intensive keyboard work, and for long telephone calls. The integrated backrest on this Variable Plus (And the 'Thatsit' Chair) have made this the 1st Choice of thousands, especially our clients with demanding jobs who want to feel great before, during and after work.
Why is the Variable Plus chair so good?
The Variable Plus is based on the iconic Variable, one of the greatest chairs ever designed. The Variable Plus encompasses Backinaction's three core essentials of healthy sitting: Movement, Balance, and Forward Tilt. And yet, moment by moment, without any knobs to adjust, the integrated backrest of the Plus allows users to have an "ahhhh" moment. In short the Plus feels joyful, an amazing sitting experience.Varier Variable Plus
The Wing is an unconventional working chair with its height adjustment, swivel and tilt functions, and castors for hard or soft floors.
The height adjustability makes it ideal at any work space even if your desk or table is higher than standard table heights.
The Varier Wing promotes active sitting and keeps you breathing deeply, giving your energy levels and concentration an invaluable boost.
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.