Why does an Ergohuman chair become a ‘plus’ chair? What was wrong with the first one? And just where does V1 and V2 come in?
The answer to question one is that there is nothing wrong with the Ergohuman and that stating ‘plus’ actually means that the Ergohuman Plus has enhanced or added features. So that’s good news, straightaway.
All Ergohuman chairs are sensibly designed, well-constructed and, might I say, stunning to the eye, so let’s see what they both have to offer, before looking at their differences:-
• They have a split backrest, with a dedicated part for the lumbar support which is independently flexible
• They have adjustable seat height and depth, back height and tension adjustment
• They have an adjustable seat recline, which means that you can alter the positioning of your body, to suit ‘on a mission’ typing or being in a more laid-back, pensive-cum- thnking mode.
• They have very clever armrests, which can be positioned just how you like them, looking at forwards, backwards, closer to or further from the user’s body frame, as well as twisted on a diagonal angle. This diagonal angle suits me perfectly, as I don’t feel comfortable when my elbows are touching my sides, so using that diagonal tilt allows my elbows to be away from my body frame but still support my lower arms on their journey towards the keyboard.
I could go on but, as you can see, both the Ergohuman and the Ergohuman Plus deliver extreme satisfaction to the person being lucky enough to have made all of the adjustments to their, and theirs only, ergonomic office chair.
So how do they differ?
It’s probably a good starting point to think of the Ergohuman Plus as being more of a designer chair. So what enhancements does the Ergohuman Plus have?
It boasts more aluminium than the Egohuman (without the Plus) chair and this can be seen in the headrest, as well as under the armrests
Its star-base legs are no longer straight but curved, giving the chair that extra appeal to the eye, a subtle but attractive change
The seat base has a forward tilt angle. This is very interesting as, even though the tilt is only four to five degrees from its normal horizontal position, this small change to the angle makes you more alert. Imagine getting ready to stand up from a sofa – you might place your hands on the sofa cushions, or maybe one of the sofa armrests, to give you that lift up but, in the Ergohuman Plus, the very subtle angle lift gives you that ‘on starter’s orders’ feel about your day. You’re ‘good to go’ with your working day and this under starter’s orders feel will probably enhance your afternoon’s performance, by fighting against that heavy feeling you may have, after eating that scrumptious meal you somehow couldn’t resist.
And the second question about what is V1 and V2. These are simply the US names for the Ergohuman office chairs. The Ergohuman V1 is a minimally adjusted Ergohuman to suit the taller and larger user, with an extra two to three centimetres on the seat width and a supporting higher gas lift. The V2 is a combination of the Ergohuman and the Ergohuman Plus and its selling point is that it has a single lever (this is available on all UK Ergohuman chairs) for performing multiple adjustments.
You really can’t go wrong with an Ergohuman. Like the name states, it looks at the human’s needs in an ergonomic, and constantly changing, working environment. Gone is the ‘dining room’ design chair which, in all fairness, might have done the job perfectly well before the digital age arrived. But not now
The Ergohuman Elite also known as Ergohuman – The Ergohuman chair is in the process of being renamed as the Ergohuman Elite chair. Please note that this is a name change only, both models are identical.