Chairman's Rest

About Us

After working for a couple of years with suppliers to the Office market, Chairman’s Rest started operations in 1998. Andrew’s entrepreneurism was developed at an early age through the previous two generations who have run successful businesses for the last 70 years. Andrew discovered and targeted an opportunity in the Office Chair market where our customers demanded delivery lead-times be met if not surpassed.

By focusing on the products that Chairman’s Rest knows best, Office chairs or Task chairs, visitors chairs and lounges, we have been able to maintain our high product standards whilst supplying products on time and with affordable prices.

 All of our products are manufactured to commercial workplace standards, and most meet the standards of AFRDI 6, ISO 9001, AS1530.3 and BS5852-Source 5.

GECA 28-2006 – Furniture & Fittings has been obtained for the Jackie and Kate ranges of Office chairs and the GC range of lounges. The GECA range of products will be added to over time and this also signifies our commitment to environmental issues.

The values of Chairman’s rest can be summarised as old fashion service, trust, commitment, teamwork, communication and innovation.

Custom Seating Solutions

Our office chairs have a large range of standard options. However, we are able to customise chairs for clients who have particular requirements. This could be as simple as supplying a narrower base or a wider seat.
In our Industrial range it could be changing the amount of the seat height, or the location of the foot ring.
Discuss with us your requirements on any chair / seating needs / health issues.

Fabric Suppliers

At Chairman’s Rest we have no alliances with certain fabric houses over another.

We do however have some suppliers who have similar green credentials, their web links are below;
Sustainable Living –
Macquarie textiles –
Instyle Textiles –

Choosing an Office Chair – Options for Consideration

1. Office Guidelines

Adjustable Backrest

The backrest of an ergonomic office chair should be 30 to 48cm 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 in 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.

Adjustable Lumbar Support

Since the lumbar spine has an inward curve, sitting for long periods without support for this curve can lead to slouching (which flattens the natural curve) and strains the structures in the lower spine and pelvis. An ergonomic chair should have a lumbar adjustment (both height and depth) so each user can get the proper fit to support and sit flush against the inward curve of the lower back.

Adjustable Seat Height

Seat height should be easily adjustable. A seat height that ranges from about 40 to 54cm off the floor should work for most people.

Seat Width

Seat width should be enough to support you consistently and comfortably. For an averaged sized adult approximately 43cm to 51cm of width is ideal. There are larger chairs available that accommodate larger trunk/thigh areas.

Adjustable Chair Depth

Approximately 5cm to 10cm of space between the back of the knees and the seat of the chair should exist when the users lumber is against the backrest. Chairs with a sliding front to back seat pan make this possible. For shorter and taller users, a shorter and deeper seat pan should be used respectively.

Adjustable Seat Pan Angle

This feature usually offers a forward and backward tilt of the seat pan which opens the angle between the trunk and thighs thereby reducing disc pressure. This combined with double density seat foam is ideal.


Armrests should be adjustable. They should allow the user's arms to rest comfortably at a level so that your shoulders are relaxed.

Seat Material

The material on the seat and back of the ergonomic office chair 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.

2. Position Guidelines

There is not one type of office chair that is optimal for all people. That is why we at Chairman’s Rest do our best to offer the perfect chair for you.

As recommended by Dr John J. Triano, DC, PhD, the most important points regarding the setup of your office chair and work space so to reduce the amount of stress on your spine are:

Step 1

Begin by sitting comfortably as close as possible to your desk so that your upper arms are parallel to your spine. Rest your hands on your work surface (e.g. desktop, computer keyboard). If your elbows are not at a 90-degree angle, move your chair either up or down.


With your bottom against the chair back, try to pass your clenched fist between the back of your calf and the front of your chair. If you can't do that easily, the chair is too deep. You will need to adjust the backrest forward, insert a low back support (such as a lumbar support cushion, a pillow or rolled up towel), or arrange a new office chair.


Your bottom should be pressed against the back of your chair, and there should be a cushion that causes your lower back to arch slightly so that you don’t slump forward or slouch down in the chair as you tire. This low back support in the office chair is essential to minimize the load (strain) on your back. Never slump or slouch in the chair, as that places extra stress on the structures in the lower back.


Close your eyes while sitting comfortably with your head facing forward. Slowly open your eyes. Your gaze should be aimed at the centre of your computer screen. If your computer screen is higher or lower than your gaze, adjust as necessary to reduce neck strain.


Adjust the armrest of the office chair so it slightly lifts your arms at the shoulders. Use of an armrest on your office chair is important to take some of the strain off your neck and shoulders. Having these should make you less likely to slouch forward in your chair.


Try to remember to stand, stretch and walk for at least a minute or two every half hour. Even a quick stretch or some minimal movement such as walking to the water cooler or bathroom will help. This activity will promote healthy blood flow that brings important nutrients to all parts of the spine. In general, moving about and stretching on a regular basis throughout the day will help keep your joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons loose, which in turn will help you feel more comfortable, more relaxed and more productive.


Detailed below is our sample 5 year product warranty. An upgraded 10 year product warranty is also available on most office chairs.



Chairman’s Rest warrants all task chairs to the original purchaser at the time of purchase for a period of five years under normal 50 hours, 5 days per week usage on all parts subject to reasonable wear and tear, excluding fabric.

Chairman’s Rest warrants to you, the original purchaser, that your chair and all of its parts and components are free of defects in material and workmanship. "Defects", as used in this warranty, are defined imperfections that impair the use of the product. This warranty covers manufacturing and assembly defects, but is null and void if the defects arise from abuse or misuse of the product.

This Limited Warranty is expressly limited to the repair or replacement of parts and/or components and applies only under conditions of normal use as detailed above. The chairs have a maximum weight capacity of 120kg. Any damage to castors or gas lifts due to abuse or misuse will invalidate the warranty. Chairman’s Rest is excluded to the extent allowable by Law from responsibility for any consequential loss including; injury to persons, damage to property, economic loss, pain and suffering and any legal or other damages flowing from any manufacturing fault/defect.

This Limited Warranty does not cover: 1) the purchaser’s own fabric; 2) defects occurring after purchase due to product modification, intentional damage, accident, misuse, knife cuts, abuse, negligence or exposure to the elements; 3) cosmetic damage, and 4) daily usage in excess of a single work shift.

Except as provided herein, Chairman’s Rest makes no other express or implied warranties; including without limitation any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Chairman’s Rest is limited in its duty and shall have no liability or responsibility to the purchaser or any other person or entity with respect to any liability, loss or damage caused directly or indirectly by use of the product, including, but not limited to, any incidental or consequential damages.

At end of product life return the product to Chairman’s Rest so that recycling can occur.