Sumo Omni Reloaded
For offices with a bit more space for a breakaway area and the chance to escape the desk for 15 minutes, the Sumo Omni Reloaded is perfect. A special lock and load mechanism lets you adjust this into a number of positions, from upright reading, a casual recline and even flat should you feel like a power nap. It also packs away into a lightweight carry case, and is fully waterproof, should you decide to jack in your job and head for the beach.
£TBC | Sumolounge
Humanscale Freedom Office Chair
Supportive, comfortable and fully adjustable, this luxurious leather chair has a backrest which adapts to any shaped spine or body shape and a loll-preventing headrest that moves automatically out of the way when you sit upright.
£999 | John Lewis
BackApp Ergonomic Stool
Part chair, part Pilates instructor, place your feet on the footboard and you core muscles will be forced into working as the stool remains in constant motion. It'll be exhausting to begin with, but the more you use it the stronger you’ll get and you can even adjust the ball to increase the instability for a tougher workout.
£704 | Back2
Inventor Simon Freedman claims his design is the only chair that allows the spine and pelvis to achieve the same posture in sitting as when standing. His steam punk style chair is tilted 27 degrees to the horizontal to accurately replicate the natural side-to-side and forward-to-back curves of the standing spine when sitting down, and the tilting seat even takes into account differences in leg length.
£800 | FreedManChair
Classic Balance Ball Chair
Get fit while you sit, this fitness ball chair will help improve your posture, keep the spine in line and give your core muscles something to do while you work. The 52cm ball is removable so you can blast a quick abs session in your lunch hour, or simply play comedy cricket.
£80 | Gaiam
Herman Miller Aeron Chair
A staple choice for tech city start-ups across the planet, the Aeron forgoes fat-cat padding in favour of a lightweight mesh that conforms to your body, relieving pressure and reducing heat build-up while the PostureFit back support tilts the pelvis forward keeping your spine aligned.
£899 | Herman Miller
Humanscale Float Desk
Not the most exciting desk you’ll ever see but the Float Desk could add years to your life. This sit-stand design smoothly moves from a standard height to standing (70-120cm range) using a unique counterbalance mechanism enabling you to switch between sitting and standing during the day. Standing for just three hours a day burns around 750 calories or 8lb of fat over the year. Pass the Cronuts!
From £1,150 | Humanscale
Like the BackApp stool this stylish design keeps core muscles engaged and blood circulating, helping to prevent your lower back from crumbling, but the Muvman is height adjustable – from 510 to 840mm – so you can use it with a regular height desk or as a perch alongside a standing desk.
£359 | Posturite
Okamura Cruise Workstation
It turns out that the slouched low slung position adopted by hardcore gamers is actually the best position for long intensive sessions staring at a monitor. Okamura has adopted this low-seat, rear-tilt posture for their Cruise office chairs, claiming it makes concentrating for longer periods much easier than using a standard chair. Combined with the perfectly positioned desk and monitor arm you’ve got the ultimate gaming - sorry working - environment.
£3,528.50 | Back2
Human Touch Perfect Chair
As if the boss needed any more reason to relax, this NASA-inspired zero gravity executive recliner keeps the body in the ideal stress-free ergonomic posture whether upright or tilted to 170 degrees. The perfect antidote to the long boozy ‘working’ lunch.
£1,548 | Fineback
Lifespan Treadmill Desk
Popping up in forward-thinking offices, treadmill desks give desk jockeys the chance to walk as the work. We’ve hiked miles on this top-quality design and while it takes some getting used to, after a few hours you’ll be able to do all that less-than-cognitive office admin and e-mail tasks as you stroll. The display clocks time, distance, steps and calories and there’s even Bluetooth connectivity and an app to measure progress.
From £1,499.99 | Lifespan Fitness