Art chairs are like any other chairs available in the marketplace. These are typically used for art desks but can also be used for easels. They are high up in the back and adjustable to provide comfort and lumbar support. A full size seat on the art chair is usually full sized and contoured to add additional support and comfort. Many of these types of art chairs come with adjustable depth, height, and tilt angle control to provide the best comfort around for the sitting artist. Many of the art chairs come with wheels to help the artist move about while still sitting in the chair.
The typical art chair is usually made from nylon or other stain resistant material, which makes washing the grime off of the art chair a lot easier to do. This type of material is used also for better breathing while the artist is sitting for long periods of time. Some art chairs can be adjusted in length as stated earlier, and some can even get as high as art stools, so the artist with limited space can have an art stool and an art chair all in one.
Create in Comfort by Choosing the Right Chair
Are you an artist who sits a lot? If so, you may be damaging your back by choosing the wrong chair! Like any other occupation where you are seated for long periods of time, choosing an ergonomically correct chair can make a huge difference in your comfort level – and after all, if you’re comfortable, you’re more creative, right? There are lots of ergonomically correct chairs by Alvin and Martin, and also by Safco, including drafting chairs, painter’s stools, folding chairs, and chairs for the classroom. The ideal artists’ chair or stool will feature:
- An adjustable seat height. It is important that you can adjust the height of your chair or stool. Look for a pneumatic lever when purchasing a chair for your studio. This makes it easier to adjust the height of the chair from the floor. For most folks, a seat height from sixteen to twenty-one inches is ideal. Your feet should be able to rest flat on the floor, and your arms should be even with the desk height.
- Adequate seat depth and width. Standard chairs are anywhere from seventeen to twenty inches wide, but there are larger widths out there for larger folks. The depth of the seat (from the back to the front) should be sufficient enough so that you can sit with your back against the backrest while still leaving around four inches between the seat of the chair and the back of the knees. The chair should adjust to tilt backward or forward.
- Good lumbar support. Sitting for an extended period of time each day can really lead to back problems. Make sure that the chair you choose has sufficient and appropriate lumbar support that can be adjusted for depth and height to give proper fit for each individual person’s back.
- Backrest that is wide enough for your back. Look for a chair with a backrest that is at least twelve inches wide. It should be adjustable and should support the spine’s natural curve.
- Padded seat. For extended periods of sitting, you want to a padded seat that is covered in breathable material.
- Swivel action. A swivel chair allows you to easily move to another position to reach other areas of your work center without strain.