Office Chair Buying Guides
the chair that's right for you
Height-adjustable seats for a comfortable sitting position, regardless of body height.
Check that the size of the seat is appropriate. The seat should be deep enough that the user can sit with their back against the backrest while leaving 50-100mm between the back of their knees and the front of the seat.
Height-adjustable backrest gives lumbar support and relieves strain on your back.
Synchronised tilt function
Synchronised tilt function in seat and backrest follows your movements when you lean forward or back.
Seat tilt function
Seat tilt function helps reduce stress and pressure on the back and thighs, and allows for better blood circulation.
Indicative weight rating
Maximum user weight proposed for each chair.
Indicates total sitting hours per day (when taken with micro breaks).
Can I choose a different fabric color for my chair?
Selected ranges can be customised with the fabric of your choice. If you can't find the fabric you require, please speak to one of our furniture specialists and they can work with you to find the fabric that meets your requirements.
Types of leather
Refers to hides that have not been sanded, buffed or snuffed to remove imperfections.
Has had the 'split' separated away making it thinner and more pliable than full-grain.
Is created from the fibrous part of the hide. Split leather then has an artificial layer applied to the surface and is embossed with a leather grain (bycast leather).
Uses leftovers that are shredded and then bonded together with polyurethane binders or latex on top of a fibre sheet.
Is a split leather with a layer of polyurethane laminated to the surface and then embossed.
*Custom colours available to order instore only. Find your nearest store here.
What does AFRDI mean?
Indicates a chair has been AFRDI tested and accredited. The 'Australian Furniture Reserch and Development Institute' (AFRDI) provides accreditation testing of products against the Australian and New Zealand standard under the Blue Tick programme. Tests of office chairs are based on the Australian standards AS/NZ4438: 1997 for height-adjustable swivel chairs.
- Level 4
- Denotes General Commercial or Heavy Domestic.
- Level 5
- Denotes Heavy Commercial.
- Level 6
- Denotes Severe Commercial.
- Level 142
- Rated for people up to and including 160kg.
- For more information, please visit the Furntech website furntech.org.au.
What is GreenTag™?
In April 2012, Buro Seating reached a significant environmental milestone with the achievement of GreenTagCert™ GreenRate Certification for a selection of its products.
GreenTagCert™ GreenRate os recognised by the New Zealand Green Building Council and the Green Building Council of Australia as a third party certification system under the Green Star®^ Materials Calculators, VOC and composite Wood (formaldehyde), I.E.Q credits.
For more detailed information visit globalgreentag.com.
What is Pure Comfort?
Increased seat width and depth bring a new dimension to task seating. The five stunning Breath fabric chocies are heqavy duty commercial grade fabric. The seat and back are ergonomically shaped. The high density seat structure provides ultra comfort and support. 3 lever mechanism allows for ergonomic adjustment.
What is ErgoCare?
The ErgoCare Certification has been developed by Buro Seating to support and encourage the application of good ergonmics for office seating.
What is Ekoosh?
Old car tyres are an environmental headache. Thanks to the development of Ekoosh, we have found a use for this waste product. This Trademarked Foam was developed by forward-thinking innovators from Wellington and is made right herre in New Zealand. Ekoosh is a combination of polyurethane and car tyre. Using the ideal mixture of about 17% powdered car tyre allows the foam to retain it's softness and comfort without losing any fatigue or compressive properties. Consider your environmental policy and choose Ekoosh. By using Ekoosh you are giving old car tyres a second life saving yourself money and promoting jobs in New Zealand. Ekoosh isn't the answer to the mountain of car tyres but we are heading in the right direction. See Ekoosh.com for more information.