What can a split back office chair do that other office chairs can’t? Whether leaning back, turning to the side or bending forward, a split backrest adapts perfectly to the upper body. Depending on the seating position, the flexible upholstery locks onto the torso. The advantage: a split backrest is flexible and adjusts itself automatically. It supports the shoulder girdle and the neck and effectively prevents tension. In this category you will find desk chairs from HARA CHAIR, which are equipped with a split backrest. Our specialist advisors will be happy to help you find the right work chair for your back and your intervertebral discs.
Lean without pressure
The divided backrest of the HARA CHAIR office chairs enables dynamic sitting. Unlike compact backrests, the movable back cushions avoid any pressure. Whether you are leaning forward on the phone, writing notes on a piece of paper while sitting up straight, or leaning back and relaxing with a coffee cup to pause, the flexible modules move with your body. The chest is supported in almost every sitting position, the spine is relieved, the intervertebral discs are protected and tension in the neck and neck area is prevented. The blood circulation is promoted. One thing is almost certain: Falling asleep, numb arms and cervical spine syndrome are a thing of the past with a split backrest.
Split backrest for a strong back
Admittedly, sitting in an office chair with a split backrest is quite unusual at first. Often there is even a slight soreness in the muscles at first. Because the flexible back modules automatically force the body to move – and that’s a good thing. As scientists have now found out, sitting rigidly with a straight back is rather unhealthy. Sitting in motion is the new motto. The more dynamic, the better. And the split backrests of the HARA CHAIR office chairs support active sitting. Movable and flexibly constructed, the back padding nestles against the ribs. With every turn, bend or stretch, the back modules go with the upper body. In this way, the divided backrest adapts optimally, especially when turning. As the torso rotates to the left, the left back pad moves back and the right back pad moves forward. When the chest rotates to the right, the split backrest on the left moves forward and the split backrest on the right moves back. Regardless of the sitting position, the spine is optimally supported. This keeps your back mobile and your muscles active.
The split backrest – what it’s good for
People who sit a lot aren’t good for their backs unless they move around. What is important in an office chair – and what the split backrest is good for in particular – we will explain to you briefly and concisely in the following points.
- A split backrest encourages dynamic sitting: An office chair with a split backrest is built in such a way that it supports the body’s natural movements, adapts flexibly to different body positions and keeps the back minimally in motion . The constant, minimal changes in posture when sitting keep the connective tissue with muscles, tendons and ligaments relaxed and limbs.
- A split backrest adapts to trunk movements: The movable modules in the chair backrest move actively with the trunk in the various sitting positions and spring back slightly. As a result, the upper body is always kept flexible in motion. Tensions caused by rigid sitting and lack of exercise are a thing of the past.
- A split backrest prevents back pain: Lower back pain is usually a result of rigid sitting. Statically squeezed between seat and backrest, your back tenses up. A split backrest can help. The movable modules keep the ribs and intervertebral discs supple and allow the blood to circulate.
- A split backrest relieves existing back pain: One of the main causes of back problems is lack of exercise. An office chair with a split backrest encourages the body to change its sitting position again and again. This relieves tension, the torso remains flexible and the intervertebral discs are nourished through osmotic fluid exchange – and function better in the long term as a cushioning element of the springy backbone.
Office chairs with a split backrest for dynamic sitting
The office chairs from HARA CHAIR are designed for long periods of sitting. In addition to the divided seat, which is standard in all models, the orthopedic back support differs. So far, only the NIE and NWL models are equipped with a split backrest. These office chairs are particularly suitable as a preventive measure for healthy people without orthopedic complaints who have to sit often and for long periods and who want to do something good for their backs. The new office chairs with the split backrest are also ideal for long periods of sitting, for example as a gamer’s chair.
For people who have had a slight to severe hollow back or even a herniated disc, office chairs with a compact backrest are recommended. The ZEN-LS, ZEN and CAE models provide effective lumbar support. The HARA CHAIR model ZEN-LS even has an integrated lumbar support that can be adjusted in two dimensions. And the CAE executive chair is particularly ideal for tall, heavy people thanks to its wide seat, high backrest and stable construction.
Closed or split backrest?
For whom an office chair with a split or closed backrest is suitable depends on personal requirements. Body weight and height play a role here, as does the individual symptoms. If you sit a lot and for a long time, do not have orthopedic complaints and want to prevent possible back pain, then your back could benefit in the long term from an office chair with a split backrest. If you have already had a herniated disc in the lumbar spine, an office chair with lumbar support might be more suitable. You can test for yourself whether you find the S padding in the lower back comfortable with a rolled up towel or pillow.
Order an office chair with a split backrest in the HARA CHAIR online shop. Our employees will be happy to advise you and will contact you immediately by telephone or e-mail. Tell us your height and weight. And if you should suffer from back problems, this information would also be relevant for the selection of the right office chair. We would be happy to advise you!
We will check for you whether you have chosen the right HARA CHAIR model. With this we want to ensure that the model meets your ergonomic and orthopedic requirements. We will only send you your office chair with a split backrest after a personal consultation.