How can I use my RockBack chair?

There are three ways of sitting on our chairs.

  • Active sitting relies on core spinal muscles to sit upright (other examples include a kneeling chair).
  • Passive sitting involves relaxed sitting ideally sitting upright with good support from the seat and back.
  • Dynamic sitting is beneficial to healthy sitting as it stimulates muscles and circulation.
Active sitting

The RockBack chair in the tilted forward position, with your feet behind you (if you are tall) or in front of you creates an excellent active sitting position. The curved seat enables the knees to be below the hips which encourages the spine to create its natural curvature.

Passive sitting

The RockBack chair in the rocked back position enables passive sitting with good posture. The curved seat makes it very difficult to slump in the chair and the back support is in exactly the right place to provide comfortable support. The combination of memory foam on top of a firm foam in the seat makes sitting very comfortable.

Dynamic sitting

The RockBack chair offers the ability to rock backwards and forwards. This enables dynamic sitting which stimulates different muscles and aids blood circulation. The RockBack movement has been described as “relaxing” or “hypnotic”.

Chair specifications

Chair DimensionsWidth 46cm x Depth 44cm x Height 77cm
Seat Height 44cm
Chair FrameSolid Beech
Frame Finish2 coats of lacquer or stained lacquer
Seat and Back10mm laminated Beech ply
UpholsteryFoam and fabric
Weight of chair8kg

RockBack chair frames

The RockBack chair frame is constructed near Reading from solid, sustainable beech. The chair frame is finished in Wycombe – the traditional home of British furniture manufacturing – in a range of fantastic finishes.

Clear lacquer

The standard finish is two coats of clear lacquer (5% sheen) which shows off the natural beauty of the wood.

Painted

The chair frame can also be finished in any of the full range of Farrow and Ball paints (see full range here)

Woodstains

We offer a choice of woodstains – antique pine, dark mahogany, dark oak, golden oak, light oak, teak, walnut or yew. The range can be seen here.

RockBack finishes

Clear lacquer

Clear lacquer

Farrow & Ball Railings

Farrow & Ball Railings

Antique pine

Antique pine

Dark mahogany

Dark mahogany

Dark oak

Dark oak

Walnut

Walnut

RockBack fabrics

  • The RockBack chair frame is upholstered in Reading in four fantastic fabrics.
  • These fabrics are all fully compliant with the relevant fire and safety regulations.
  • The foam in the seat is a combination of memory foam on top for comfort and a firmer foam underneath for support.
  • The seat is made from curved ply which encourages sitting in the correct position.
Villa Nova Atlantis

A chenille plain, woven with fibres that have innovative EasyClean Technology that allows the toughest of household stains to be removed easily. Atlantis is reassuringly durable for upholstery. See the full colour range here

Camira Blazer

Blazer is a classic pure new wool fabric with a billiard cloth felted finish. It is made from premium New Zealand lambswool and is perfect for furniture upholstery. See the full colour range here.

Modelli

We are happy to offer the full range of wonderful fabrics from Modelli (such as Pescara and Fantasia) – see the full range here.

RockBack fabrics

Villa Nova Atlantis

Villa Nova Atlantis

Camira Blazer

Camira Blazer

Modelli

Modelli Pescara

RockBack styles