I’m always telling my patients to sit with their knees slightly below their hips. It forces the pelvis and lower back into a much healthier position. The RockBack chair helps you effortlessly adopt this optimal position. Plus it looks great! Great for posture and great at preventing back pain!
…I’m on what feels like an endless search for the perfect office chair. I have tried kneeling seats and saddle stools, recliners, standing desks and a mushroom-shaped seat called a Swopper that had me bonging around like Zebedee. Last week I was sitting on the Technogram Wellness Ball Active Sitting, an inflatable spacehopper of a seat that costs £260 which is expensive for a gym ball, but nothing compared with the £2,795 you would pay for an iconic Eames EA216 desk chair at the Conran Shop. So far I like the one I’m on – the RockBack – not only because it is compact and Scandinavian-style chic, but because it serves its purpose. I feel as though it’s doing me good. The website tells me that it was designed by a GP and a private back specialist and that it will fire up my core muscles. It meets the exacting demands that we now make of office furniture, namely it serves as much to ease our conscience as to perfect our posture…
A really lovely chair, beautifully designed – a classic. It fits into any home large or small but the difference when using it as a work chair is amazing. Seems almost magical for its simplicity, rock back for comfort, tilt forward for a healthy ‘back loving’ work posture. It works!
The chairs have arrived and I am sitting in mine as I send you this note. They are fabulous. I love the colour and thank you for putting the tape on them. I am extremely comfortable and love the support it gives to my back.
Great product and great service. Just trying to work out what colour I want my second one to be!
The chairs are really well made and look very stylish. The rocking motion certainly makes sitting more comfortable which allowed me to really concentrate on my work.
I am a lifelong buyer and tryer of chairs that make desk work more comfortable for your back and posture. This is the best yet. Is it the end of my search? Yes.
Excellent service, quality product, these chairs really make a difference
I am 1.50cm in height and the RockBack chair is one of the very very few chairs I can put my feet flat on the floor when tilted forward. This is great as I spend 3 days a week sitting at a desk. When the chair is tilted back I use a foot rest. The chair is comfortable and seems to have helped reduce pain in a sore hip. I have a lovely fire red wool seat cover and back rest.
Most comfortable chair i’ve used at my desk. My wife keeps commenting on my improved posture. At first I balked at the price, but then I realized how much I sit, and how good the chair makes me feel.
RockBack is comfy and looks good in my room!
I particularly like the fact that it is a rocker, but does not take up too much floor space, like a traditional rocking chair, and it is also a hard-working piece of furniture in my workroom. My back seems to like it a lot, too.
We love the chair! It is so comfortable and working on the desk is less tiring. Above all, it looks nice.
A fabulously supportive chair – highly recommended (we have 2 in our office). I’ve tried all chairs and stability balls over the years for my back and this is by far the best.
We love our new Rockback chair. It is soooo comfortable and makes sitting at a desk or table a real joy. I have suffered from a bad back at various points after years of sitting in office chairs. I have always found the chairs I have used at home for desk based work become uncomfortable after any length of time. With our new Rockback the hours fly by pain free. Every home should have one.
Great service from the company and a fantastic product. Super comfortable and easily the best chair I’ve tried for eradicating back issues caused by sitting at a desk. Highly recommended.
The rockback has made sitting down to work at a desk an active experience. One foot on each rail then lean forward to type at the keyboard, or lean back to contemplate. As another reviewer says.. it’s almost addictive!
It’s an excellent bit of kit. Very pleased with it. Ordering / delivery process was slick. I will definitely recommend to friends. Good luck with your business and thank you.
Lovely product, excellent quality wood finish & fabric, very good customer service.
I bought this chair after reading a great review of it in The Times. My husband has had back trouble for many years. He blames this on a sedentary working career sitting in typical office chairs which offer little or no support for the back. Just a few minutes sitting on a Rockback chair were enough to convince him that had he had such a supportive chair during his working life he wouldn’t now be coping with chronic niggling back pain. The chair rocks back and forth depending on the position that the sitter wants to adopt – working at a desk, writing or typing, the forward position is the comfortable option; sitting back and having a think the sitter would naturally rock into the back position. Both positions are supportive to the back and encourage correct posture. The chair is made in the UK. It’s light enough to move or reposition easily, yet solidly made in a stylish design. I needed to contact the company regarding delivery options. The managing director, Simon Sydenham, replied personally and I was very impressed by his attention to detail and genuine interest in good customer service. I couldn’t recommend this company highly enough and I wish Simon and his team every success with the Rockback chair.
The chair is a handsome piece of furniture, solid and well crafted. It’s simple, ergonomic design is attractive and inviting. The seat offers comfort and cushioning while the back feels like a firm supportive brace, straightening the spine as you lean on it. When writing, the clever design makes you rock gently forward whilst keeping your spine position in place, hence stopping you from arching over. My only room for improvement would be to have an adjustable seat height ( custom made to order? ) so that it suits people of different heights. I am barely 5 feet tall and my feet don’t touch the ground in flat shoes.It’s fine with heels but, when working from home, I don’t often wear heels.
I enjoy using the chair and prefer it to the normal office chair- it’s almost addictive.
I’ve had my RockBack chair for several months now and I love it. Not only does it add a sense of style to my home office but it is comfortable and good for my posture. I also love the fact that it is a local business, made by craftsmen, and Simon is super helpful and friendly to deal with. I’m thinking of getting a set for my dining table too…..
RockBack – if you check out my blog article on sitting, you can see that when I updated it a few months ago I was not aware that there was a chair that allowed you to sit either passively or actively. Well, the British made RockBack will let you do this. A patient of mine got one and tipped me off about it. I now use one. Highly recommended.
Beautifully designed chairs and excellent customer service with hassle free delivery.
Excellent customer service with regular updates on the production of my chair. The chair is well made and beautifully upholstered and I’m looking forward to getting many years of use out of my Rockback Chair.
I had a fancy desk chair with the all the adjustables – but my rock back is more comfortable and I now get up from my desk without my usual stiff back. I’m a neurology physician and see a lot of people with bad backs and I think that one of the key elements in management is keeping mobile and this is what the rock back encourages – active sitting. My chair – green seat and orange painted wood – looks really cool and stylish – so that’s a bonus. We’re planning to order a second in contrasting colours.
Excellent chair – best I’ve had for my back by miles. Great service and follow up from Simon. I’d recommend to anyone who wants a strong back or who suffers problems. Brilliant.
I have used it ever since when typing away at my desk and have been very pleased. It is sturdy, looks good and, above all, helps with the posture. May you sell many of them!
Thank you for such speedy delivery. Very good for my back – it’s a perfect fit!!
I have had a RockBack chair for about 4 months now, and use it whenever I am at my desk – which is often for many hours each day. It is considerably more comfortable than any other chair I have tried before (I’ve used kneeling chairs for years, also Swiss ball chairs) and it has undoubtedly alleviated my back pain. The children often try to nab it, but this is “Mummy’s chair”! I would highly recommend one to anyone treating – or even trying to avoid – back pain.
I am sitting on it (my RockBack) now and I am getting quite used to it! It has taken a week or so to adjust from my old chair. It is beautifully made, looks lovely, very comfortable seat, and the rocking keeps me from sitting still for any length of time.
After a long day at work I really look forward to catching up with #GBBO actively sitting on my RockBack chair…..beats any pilates class. Great chair, well made – superb customer service.
Having suffered from a bad back for many years I have found that the RockBack chair has worked wonders for my posture. I have recently had a micro-discectomy operation for a slipped disc in my lower back and the RockBack chair has helped tremendously in my recuperation. I am confident the sitting and rocking positions will help to prevent any future back problems, keeping my core strong. The back of the chair rests at exactly the correct support position for my lower back.
I have found the most comfortable position is small rocking movements between the front and back position interspersed with longer periods in either the tilted forward or rocked back position.
Not only is the chair excellent for the back but it is also stylish. The choices of fabrics and wood colours are fabulous. I am so happy with the white Farrow and Ball painted wood and grey fabric which tone in perfectly with my kitchen colour scheme.
This UK company has produced a high quality product and the customer service has been excellent. Nothing is too much trouble – from an explanation of how the chair works for your back, to help in choosing the fabric and wood to suit you personally. Thank you Rockback for saving my back![
Love this chair. Definitely helps with posture and stops you slumping.
Great chair, great service and really friendly suppliers who are clearly passionate about the quality of their product.
The RockBack chair has been great in our home for our three boys who spend hours in front of the computer as it encourages them to sit with a good posture instead of slouching. The rocking function means they can rock forward when wanting a closer look at the screen and then rocking back to ponder their next move so I no longer have chairs with wobbly legs loosened by the constant rocking back and forth. The best part is it looks great in the room as I could choose the wood finish and fabric to match the rest of the furniture in the room.
I am perched on my fabulous RockBack chair (in ’tilt forward’ position) as I type this email. Sitting at my desk has never been more comfortable. No more backache and sciatica! Thanks!!
It’s the most comfortable chair in the house.
The RockBack chair has been a revelation for my whole body. I have always struggled to sit at a desk for any length of time given previous hip and lower back problems. However, the simply designed chair provides ample support whilst actively encouraging gentle movement, engaging the whole body without you even thinking about it!! Simplicity at its best. A great product which not only works but looks good enough for any office or home.
I cannot manage with less than three RockBack chairs, one in each of the places I sit. I converted to something very similar more than 25 years ago, after a major operation for a slipped disc. The great attraction of the RockBack is that the angle across the bottom and the angle across the top ADD UP to give a massive 30 degrees of ’tilt’, while it still looks like a normal chair. It is very comfortable in ANY position. It is simply the BEST chair I have ever come across for those who have a bad back, or had one, or want to prevent one.
I recently purchased two RockBack chairs for my home office and have found them considerably more comfortable than any other chair I have had previously. They also look great. I would very much recommend them.
Spending much of time in a chair at a desk, and having suffered from a bad back in the past I was very interested in the RockBack chair. I had the opportunity to try one out and sat in it for several hours and found it very comfortable. It’s great that you can rock back and forth, and switch positions when reading or typing – the movement really helps. Another thing I like is the simple, classic ‘unobtrusive’ design, and the frame finish and upholstery options mean it can be at home in any environment.