Give me 15 minutes...
A standard Malmstol chair suits most people rather well. But take a little while to adjust your chair to suit your body and your work tasks and you will enjoy even more benefits from your new chair. Fifteen minutes is enough. You can then sit for long periods.
- Seat height
- Seat depth
- Backrest setting – height
- Backrest setting – incline
- Armrest – height
- Armrest – width
Adjust the height by lifting the front lever on the left side. Release the lever when the seat is at the preferred height.
You should comfortably reach down with your heels against the floor. Is the seat too high and the legs begin to dangle, you get to high pressure under the thighs. Is the chair too low, the strain on the back will increase.
Adjust the seat depth using the control under the seat on the left side. Release the control to lock the seat in the preferred position.
You should be able to sit perfectly against the backrest without feeling the rear edge of the seat. There should also be a space between the back of the knee and the front edge of the seat so that you can move your legs.
Backrest setting – height
Adjust the height of the backrest using the lever on the underside of the backrest on the right side. Release the backrest, raise or lower the backrest until it gives good support to your whole back. Locks by moving the lever backwards.
Release the backrest with the lever on the bottom of the backrest on the right side. Raise or lower the seat back until you feel the curvature of the backrest follows your back S-curvature. It should be like parallel lines. This will give you support all the way down from the lower back, through the lordosis and you also support the shoulder blades underneath. Lock by sliding the lever back.
Backrest setting – incline
Lift the lever on the left side. Set the backrest inclination with body weight. By tilting the backrest slightly forward, this helps you to straighten up mainly upper back if this tends to sag, which can sometimes happen if the backrest itself is too reclined. Lock the backrest by moving the lever downwards.
Armrest – height
Your forearms must rest in a relaxed position against the arm rests without pushing up your shoulders. There are two ways to set the armrest vertically.
1. Press the button backwards and move the arm rest to the required height.
2. Adjust the arm rest vertically by turning the button.
Armrest – width
Turn the knob under the armrest in order to adjust the armrest sideways. Lock in the preferred position by turning the knob again.