I did a lot of research on different bench chairs. I have a back &
nerve disorder, so sitting in the right position is key to longevity
at the bench each day. I knew I needed a bench that was not only well
padded, but that also kept me anatomically correct.
I ended up getting the Capisco Saddle Chair. And this thing is
AMAZING! (They are each made to order, so they are expensive, and
they take a while to come in once you order them.) The Xray
department at our local hospital is also now using these chairs in
their exam rooms where their employees sit with & lean over patients
for long periods to do an ultrasounds and such.
This chair is completely supportive, forces me to sit properly,
which eliminates back strain, and I am able to sit at my bench and
work for very long hours now without paying for it later. It comes in
two different heights, so it is very versatile to use either at my
workbench, or at the "bar" that is now my glass & bead station. It is
also made so you can turn it around to thread your legs through the
back so you can lean forward on it and be fully supported and almost
sit with an "elbows on the table" position to rest your arms, which
has helped me too.
I cannot say enough good things about this chair! It's kind of funny
looking, and when I have a visitor in my studio they always comment
on how weird it looks, but then they sit in it and are totally amazed
at how comfortable it is.
I got the one that goes extra high, as I can then use it at tall
work benches, but it also comes in regular height to be used at a
desk. It is completely customizable, has an adjustable ring around
the bottom and is very versatile. I would recommend this chair to