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Best Office Chairs in Singapore For Every Budget (2022)

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Although COVID-19 has been mostly terrible for humanity so far, one positive that we can take from the COVID-19 pandemic is that it has accelerated the digital transformation in offices.

Due to necessity, many companies have adopted flexible work arrangements and many of us are blessed to be able to work from home (WFH).

However, this also means that we have to be responsible for our own WFH setup.

Source: Tenor

While there might be some folks who are capable and willing to pay through the nose for a Herman Miller, there is really no need to sell your kidney for a solid ergonomic chair that relieves lower back pain and provides lumbar support.

Check out our list of some of the best office chairs in Singapore for every budget!

P.S. We also have a guide to gaming chairs as well.

TL;DR: Singapore Office Chairs Guide — Best Ergonomic Chairs in Singapore for Your Bad Back

Ergonomic Mesh Back Office ChairPriceLimited Warranty/Guarantee
UMD A608$891-year
OfficeHub MELVIA$137.611-year
($30 for optional handrests)
Benel Fitt$3953-years
Ergohuman Pro Black Mesh Chair$6405-years
Herman Miller Aeron Remastered$1,98912-years

How To Choose an Office Chair: Chair Ergonomics Guide

According to Veritas Health, an American health information publisher with content that is produced and reviewed by over 200 medical professionals; an ergonomic chair should ideally have all of the following characteristics:

  • Seat height. Office chair seat height should be easily adjustable. A pneumatic adjustment lever is the easiest way to do this. A seat height that ranges from about 16 to 21 inches off the floor should work for most people. This allows the user to have his or her feet flat on the floor, with thighs horizontal and arms even with the height of the desk.

  • Seat width and depth. The seat should have enough width and depth to support any user comfortably. Usually 17-20 inches (43.2 – 50.8cm) wide is the standard. The depth (from front to back of the seat) needs to be enough so that the user can sit with his or her back against the backrest of the ergonomic office chair while leaving approximately 2 to 4 inches (5.1 – 10.2cm) –  between the back of the knees and the seat of the chair. The forward or backward tilt of the seat should be adjustable.

  • Lumbar support. Lower back support in an ergonomic chair is very important. The lumbar spine has an inward curve, and sitting for long periods without support for this curve tends to lead to slouching (which flattens the natural curve) and strains the structures in the lower spine. An ergonomic chair should have a lumbar adjustment (both height and depth) so each user can get the proper fit to support the inward curve of the lower back.

  • Backrest. The backrest of an ergonomic office chair should be 12 to 19 inches (30.5 – 48.3cm) wide. If the backrest is separate from the seat, it should be adjustable in height and angle. It should be able to support the natural curve of the spine, again with special attention paid to proper support of the lumbar region. If the office chair has the seat and backrest together as one piece, the backrest should be adjustable in forward and back angles, with a locking mechanism to secure it from going too far backward once the user has determined the appropriate angle.

  • Seat material. The material on the office chair seat and back should have enough padding to be comfortable to sit on for extended periods of time. Having a cloth fabric that breathes is preferable to a harder surface. (This is especially important in Singapore’s hot and humid weather.)

  • Armrests. Office chair armrests should be adjustable. They should allow the user’s arms to rest comfortably and shoulders to be relaxed. The elbows and lower arms should rest lightly, and the forearm should not be on the armrest while typing.

  • Swivel. Any conventional style or ergonomic chair should easily rotate so the user can reach different areas of his or her desk without straining.

Another important point. I would strongly encourage you to head down to their showrooms and try out the chairs first before buying.

UMD Mesh Office Chair A608 ($89)

First up we have the entry-level UMD Mesh Office Chair A608 which retails for $89 and is covered by a one year warranty from UMD Life.

This chair has an attractive modern design and comes in either black or white grey.

Source: UMD Singapore

$89 gets you a solid mesh back chair with lumbar support, fixed armrests and a heavy-duty steel base.

Not to mention that the height of the chair is adjustable and you can swivel around while seated too.

Although this chair does not have a headrest, this is expected at this price point.

To check out the chair before buying it, you can visit the UMD Life showroom at:

Sin Ming
159 Sin Ming Road
#05-01 Lobby 1
AMTECH Building Singapore 575625

Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat (11am – 7pm)
Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays

Where To Buy

$89 from Shopee (shipping is free)

OfficeHub Ergonomic Office Chair MELVIA ($137.61)

If you top up a bit more, you can get the highback MELVIA Ergonomic Office Chair which retails for $137.61 and is covered by a one-year on-site warranty from OfficeHub.

The chair has a contemporary design and comes in black.

Source: OfficeHUB

At this price, you are getting a feature-packed mesh-back ergonomic chair with adjustable armrests, headrest, lumbar support as well as height adjustment.

The chair also lets you swivel around 360°. You can even recline on the chair and lock in the position you are most comfortable with.

To check out the chair before buying it, you can visit the OfficeHUB showrooms at:

7 Gambas Crescent #01-30/31/32
Singapore 757087

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri (9am – 6pm)
Closed on weekends

81 Ubi Avenue 4 #01-24/25/26
UB. 1
Singapore 408830

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri (9am to 6pm)
Closed on weekends

Where To Buy

$137.61 on Lazada (shipping is free)

IKEA JÄRVFJÄLLET ($199 + $30 For Armrests): IKEA MARKUS ‘Successor’

Alternatively, you could opt for something from IKEA.

Fans of the classic IKEA MARKUS would be happy to know that IKEA has the JÄRVFJÄLLET: the spiritual successor to the MARKUS.

The JÄRVFJÄLLET features an updated modern design and retails for $199 for the chair alone and $30 for a pair of armrests.

The chair also comes with a 10-year guarantee against material and workmanship defects related to the structural frame and moving parts.

As for its colour, you get get the JÄRVFJÄLLET in the following colours:

  • Glose Black
  • Gunnared Black
  • Gunnared Beige
  • Gunnared Blue (pictured).


Source: IKEA

In terms of functionality, the chair can swivel around 360° and is designed so that you can adjust the headrest, lumbar support as well as the seat’s height and depth to cater to your body’s shape.

If you feel uncomfortable without the armrests, you can buy them and install them onto the chair for another $30.


As with all IKEA products, you will have to assemble them on your own.

To check out the chair before buying it, you can visit IKEA stores. Be sure to check if the product is in stock before heading down so your time is not wasted.

IKEA Stores

Here are the three IKEA stores:

IKEA Jurong

50 Jurong Gateway Road
#02-12/13/14 #03-15/16/17, #04-20/21/22
Singapore 608549

IKEA Jurong Opening Hours:

Mon – Sun (10am – 10pm)

IKEA Alexandria

317 Alexandra Rd
Singapore 159965

IKEA Alexandria Opening Hours:

Sun – Thu (10am – 9pm)
Fri – Sat (10am – 11pm)

IKEA Tampines

60 Tampines North Drive 2
Singapore 528764

IKEA Tampines Opening Hours:

Sun – Thu (11am – 9pm)
Fri – Sat (11am – 11pm)

Where To Buy IKEA Singapore Office Chair

You can either buy the IKEA JÄRVFJÄLLET in stores or opt for online delivery which will cost:

Parcel Delivery – $15 per order

Order up to a weight of 30kg, a volume of 76 litres and a maximum length per item of 1.7 meters.

For Truck Delivery – $70 per order

Orders with furniture, bulky items.

Benel Fitt Highback ($395)

If you raise your budget a bit more, you can get a Benel Fitt Highback Chair which retails for $395 and comes with a three-year warranty against manufacturing defects from Benel Singapore.

Source: Benel Singapore

The chair has lime green, blue and grey colour options.

Source: Benel

As for functionality, the chair can swivel around 360° and is designed so that you can adjust the armrests, headrest, lumbar support as well as the seat’s height and depth to cater to your body’s shape.

You can even recline on the chair!

To check out the chair before buying it, you can visit Benel Singapore’s showroom:

140 Paya Lebar
Singapore 409015

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri (10:30am to 6pm)
Sat (10:30am – 5pm)
(closed on public holidays)

Contact Number:
+65 6545 1118

Do remember to book an appointment before heading down

Where To Buy

The Benel Singapore website.

Benel charges a delivery fee of $64.20 ($60.00 + GST) for orders below $1,000.

Do opt for a self-pickup if you want to avoid the delivery fee.

Ergohuman Pro Black Mesh Chair ($640)

For something more premium, you can look at the Ergohuman Pro Black Mesh Chair which retails for $640 and comes with a five-year warranty on manufacturer defects.

Source: Ergohuman

The chair is built really solidly and is built by manufacturers who know their stuff.

Source: Ergohuman

As for functionality, the chair is insanely customisable as you can fully adjust the armrests, headrest, lumbar support as well as the seat’s height and depth to your heart’s desire.

Case in point: the chair’s armrests can be adjusted horizontally, vertically and sideways.

You can even lean back on the chair if you are feeling tired.

To check out the chair before buying it, you can visit Ergohuman’s showroom:

1 Tampines North Drive 1,
#04-02 T-Space,
Singapore 528559

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri (9am to 6pm)
Sat – Sun (closed)

Contact Number:
+65 6545 1118

Herman Miller Chairs: Herman Miller Aeron Remastered Singapore ($1,989)

Last but not least we have the Herman Miller Aeron.

This office chair list would not be complete without the Herman Miller Aeron series: the gold standard for ergonomic chairs since 1994.

Source: Xtra

Despite the popularity of their chairs, Herman Miller has not been resting on their laurels as they have been constantly studying people and their postures to improve the chair.

The latest version of the Herman Miller Aeron is the Aeron Remastered: Aeron Chair With Posture Fit SL that comes with a new suspension system, better spine support and re-engineered tilt.

The chair’s price starts from $1,989 and comes with a 12-year warranty from Herman Miller as you are buying it from local authorised Herman Miller reseller Xtra.

Although you might baulk at the nearly $2,000 price tag, many Herman Miller fans would tell you that this chair is something worth spending more money on as the company’s chairs are renowned for their comfort and longevity; with chairs said to last 10 years or more.

Office Chair Sale: How To Get Office Chairs for Cheap

Alternatively, if you do not mind getting something that is used, you could head to Carousell to look for deals for these chairs as there are companies that sell chairs from businesses that closed.

Source: Gemini.b | Carousell

But of course, there are pitfalls. Before you go down this path, do read this guide first.

About Joel Koh
History student turned writer at Seedly. Before you ask, not a teacher. I hope to help people make better financial decisions and not let money control them.
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