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Draughtsman chairs (also referred to as operator chairs or high rise chairs) are taller than your standard office chair, swivel 360 degrees and have a foot ring to support your feet. They can be used as cashiers chairs and are popular in warehouses, workshops, labs and schools. We offer models of draughtsman chairs with low, medium and high backs to suit your preference.

Our range offers the option of chairs on castors or with glides for easy manoeuvrability. You also have a choice of material depending on the environment you’re working in, including fabric, polyurethane, polypropylene and robust vinyl.

Some details about the types of draughtsman chairs we supply here at Manutan:

Our polyurethane draughtsman chair is great for workshops, hard wearing and has a backrest for additional support.

The upholstered draughtsman chairs can be used in any environment and are popular in warehouses and schools. They also have the added benefit of a padded seat and backrest for optimal comfort.

The vinyl chairs are heavy duty and ideal for industrial areas - they can easily be wiped clean if required, making them a more hygienic option, particularly in environments with hot desking.

All draughtsman chairs are height adjustable and some offer additional ergonomic features – just check the product descriptions for more information or contact our sales team who will be more than happy to assist you.

Ergonomic draughtsman chairs for corporate and home office environments

Whether you’re a business owner looking to find new office chairs for your staff or you need a more comfortable seating alternative for your office space at home, we have the product for you!

Draughtsman chairs come in all shapes and sizes and you’ll also have the benefit of selecting from a variety of colours and styles. Many of our products also have additional features, such as adjustable footrest heights to ensure good blood flow through the legs.This ensures that you can find a product that offers maximum comfort and support.

Looking for something a little different? We offer a wide range of office chairs, including other ergonomic chair options, workshop stools, executive office chairs and mesh office chairs.

Why shop with Manutan?

Here at Manutan, we pride ourselves on the level of customer service we prove and the quality of the products we supply. Our sourcing team is on hand to help you find exactly what you’re searching for so you can maintain a positive working environment with the right office furniture for your needs.


What is a draughtsman chair?

A draughtsman chair (also known as an operator chair) is a popular type of office chair which has an ergonomic design. This means that the seating has features such as adjustable arms and lumbar support to ensure those who are using them remain comfortable whilst seated and are less likely to experience pains or strains. Due to their raised height, they also feature foot rings which help to alleviate pain in the feet and legs after being seated for long periods of time and make the process of standing and sitting easier.

What are the typical features of a draughtsman chair?

A draughtsman chair will often have a number of adjustable features, including headrests, footrests, armrests, seats and back supports. They also offer users the ability to swivel themselves, providing less restrictive movement in busy working environments. Moreover, they also tend to have sturdy 5 star bases which ensures users are stable in the position when seated.

Who are draughtsman chairs best suited to?

A draughtsman chair is the perfect option for many working environments, including offices, warehouses and workshops thanks to their affordability and ergonomic design. Choosing seating that has the user’s posture and physical health in mind is a great way to prevent injuries and keep staff (or yourself) working productively.

Additionally, high draughtsman chairs are suitable for areas which have high benches and desks to work at as they can be raised to a higher level for comfortable working.They’re also great for use with standing desks where users can choose to sit or stand as they work throughout the course of the day.

How do I choose the right draughtsman chair?

  • Materials - different materials will have different qualities. For example, if your draughtsman chairs will see heavy use, you’ll want to think about opting for seats that are easy to clean, such as polypropylene draughtsman chairs.
  • The style of your workspace - you can find office chairs in a variety of designs to fit in with your office’s aesthetic. From sleek swivel chairs to more classic designs, you’ll be able to find the perfect chairs for your workspace here.
  • Your budget - how much available spend you have for your new office furniture will inevitably need to be factored into your decision.
  • Manoeuvrability, keeping you and your staff happy and healthy in the workplace.
  • Whether you’ll require any additional features - whether you suffer from regular back pain or not, it’s essential to choose an office chair that won’t lead to aches and pains in future. Some chairs will have more adjustable features which will keep users comfortable for longer.

What are the benefits of draughtsman chairs?

Draughtsman chairs are ideal for home office and corporate environments alike for a number of reasons, including:

  • They are ergonomic and adjustable, by having adjustable arms and seats, you can adjust the seat to suit any individual, ensuring it will be safe and comfortable.
  • They encourage good posture, helping you to keep your body aligned and to prevent slouching which may lead to back and neck pains.
  • There’s options to suit all budgets - here at Manutan, we have draughtsman chairs available to buy from just £99.75.
  • They reduce the risks of aches and pains - thanks to their comfortable ergonomic design, you or your staff will be able to focus on important tasks at hand rather than the discomfort of your seating.
  • They help to increase productivity - thanks to their comfortable ergonomic design, you or your staff will be able to focus on important tasks at hand rather than the discomfort of your seating.
  • They’re available in different styles and colours to suit your office space - here at Manutan, we offer draughtsman chairs in a range of materials, colours and designs to suit your personal preferences.

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