Ergonomic Office Furniture

In today's fast-paced work environment, comfort and productivity are paramount. This is where ergonomic office furniture steps in, transforming your workspace into a haven of efficiency and wellbeing. Located near Johannesburg, Karo has been at the forefront of designing and supplying ergonomic office furniture since 1986. With a rich history that spans nearly four decades, our mission has consistently focused on enhancing your work environment. We understand the importance of ergonomic comfort in the office, and it's been our unwavering objective to deliver furniture solutions that not only meet, but exceed your expectations.

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what is ergonomic office furniture?

Ergonomic office furniture is designed with the human body in mind, aiming to support your natural posture, reduce strain, and enhance comfort during long working hours. Unlike traditional furniture, which often overlooks the physiological demands of desk jobs, ergonomic pieces are tailored to meet the specific needs of individuals, fostering a healthy and productive work environment. Best practices for ergonomics in the workplace. The Key Characteristics of ergonomic office furniture are:

    • ADJUSTABILITY to fit various body types and working styles.
    • SUPPORT, especially to crucial areas like the back, neck, and wrists.
    • COMFORT to enable longer periods of focused work without discomfort.

benefits of ergonomic office furniture

The significance of ergonomic furniture in the workplace cannot be overstated. Incorporating ergonomic office furniture into your workspace is not just about enhancing comfort; it's a holistic approach to improving health, boosting productivity, and investing in long-term wellbeing. It's a game-changer for both employees and employers.

Health Benefits

Ergonomic furniture significantly reduces the risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders, which can arise from prolonged sitting in awkward or unnatural positions. What actually happens when you sit? By promoting a natural posture, it helps in preventing common issues like back pain, neck strain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Back pain in the workplace


Comfort and productivity go hand in hand. When employees are comfortable, they can concentrate better, leading to increased efficiency and output. In July 2023, a Washington State Department of Labor and Industries review found a 25% increase in productivity from implementing ergonomic solutions at work.

ergonomic office furniture solutions

A comprehensive ergonomic office setup encompasses a variety of furniture pieces, each designed to support a different part of your body. The essential elements are:

At Karo, we recognise that investing in ergonomic office furniture is a significant decision, and getting it right is crucial to avoid expensive mistakes. To support you in making informed choices, we use a Purchasing Process that ensures a wholistic ergonomic solution to your office furniture needs. Our team are accredited experts in office ergonomics. Utilising our innovative Ergōspace program, they scientifically assess your working environment and make recommendations for improvement based on sound ergonomic principles. In collaboration with your designers and architects, our team is ahead of the curve, understanding the evolving needs of the modern office environment.

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Creating the optimal working environment for your staff

By conducting a detailed ergonomic workplace assessment, our Ergōspace process removes the uncertainty of selecting the wrong office furniture.

Having completed a thorough workplace assessment, we collaborate with your interior designer and architect, guaranteeing a furniture solution that not only boosts your corporate image, but also promotes a healthy and productive workforce.

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Using Ergōspace to select ergonomic office furniture 

Ergōspace is a complete office furniture solution, centered around ergonomic excellence. Our expert team begins with an in-depth analysis of workstation requirements, using these insights to suggest quality certified ergonomic office furniture solutions. We work in tandem with your chosen interior designers and architects to customise solutions that complement your corporate style. Our comprehensive service includes the delivery and setup of office chairs, along with user training to create a true ergonomic workstation for each team member. With our after-sales support, we offer ongoing help to your staff, delivering a thorough and enduring solution.

Contact us to make an appointment with one of our ergonomic risk facilitators and start your journey to a healthier, more productive workforce.

Contact us to make an appointment for a no-obligation Ergōspace Assessment

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quality ergonomic office furniture

To ensure that we maintain our quality standards, all our processes are completed in accordance with our Quality Management System. Our comprehensive Purchasing Process guarantees that the furniture in your office workspace is not only ergonomic, but also visually appealing and in harmony with your corporate image.


Established in 1986, Karo Manufacturing is a specialist supplier of ergonomic, orthopedic, heavy duty and industrial office furniture.

To learn About Us, watch our short video.

Video transcript

In the mid-1980s we became very involved with ergonomics in the workplace. We consistently found that for many people working at a desk sitting was a major cause of neck, shoulder, and back pain. We were determined to address this problem, and so in May 1986 we set up Karo with the sole intention of designing and manufacturing ergonomic office chairs that would prevent or at least reduce back pain.

At Karo we care about your back and wellbeing. We work with companies and individuals by assessing the sitting posture and position and issues that you may be experiencing like lower back, shoulder, and neck pain. Once you have analysed your working environment and understand your problem, we provide you with a few chair options that we believe best meet your needs. We then assist you in making a choice that is right for you. We carry an extensive range of ergonomic and orthopedic office chairs in stock, so you can be sure of finding a chair for your home or office that is correct for your needs.

Whether you’re small or tall or require chair for a special application, you’ll probably find a chair for you. This is our showroom in Johannesburg and see for yourself. Should you be looking for office chairs in Cape Town, Durban or anywhere else in South Africa use the extensive knowledge center section on our website to find out how to select an office chair that is ergonomically correct for you. You are welcome to contact us for any advice or to book your free assessment at our showroom.

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