The global ergonomic chair market size was valued at USD 9.80 billion in 2022 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7% from 2023 to 2030. As companies regularly renovate workspaces in commercial as well as residential spaces to include cutting-edge design elements like ergonomic and multifunctional seating systems, a major increase in office remodeling activities would further promote market growth.
As economic activity slowed and people shifted to remote working during the early stages of the COVID-19 epidemic, there was a decline in the market for office furniture. As a result, in 2020, product demand for office furniture suppliers in the nation decreased. However, COVID-19 increased the trend toward remote work, and a number of businesses required their staff to do so. The growing practice of working from home has changed the ergonomic chair market to adapt to shifting consumer product and supply chain preferences.
Manufacturers put a lot of effort into creating multipurpose ergonomic chairs that enhance comfort during lengthy workdays and improve space usage. Modern ergonomic chairs are in more demand as businesses look to foster productive employee collaboration to increase productivity. The demand for affordable and comfortable amenities in economies has caused a change in office furniture and interior arrangements in recent years.
Increasing capital investments in office infrastructure, primarily driven by the development of corporate hubs in the regions, is expected to generate the need for office furniture like ergonomic chairs during the forecast period. In 2020, according to the Economic Impact Study commissioned by the Building Owners and Managers Association of the U.S. (BOMA), the establishment of business offices in the U.S. is increasing. The study also revealed that nearly 25,000 square feet of private-sector office buildings are served by BOMA’s local associations in the U.S.
Though international manufacturers may be more competitive in terms of price, domestic manufacturers offer critical advantages such as shorter lead times and product customizations. However, imports have become predominant for made-to-stock varieties of office furniture sold by retailers, as the price is among the most important factors influencing purchasing decisions in this market.
Company-owned exclusive stores, retail outlets, and other types of brick-and-mortar stores significantly contribute to the total product sales in the market. However, online sales are increasing with the rising influence of social media, through which opinions and experiences are being shared digitally at a high rate. Thus, manufacturers are focusing on enhancing their online presence as well as offering valuable after-sales services to enhance the consumer’s online shopping experience.
The market players face stiff competition from each other as some design innovative and attractive ergonomic chairs and have a large customer base. The key players operating in the market are taking major initiatives to launch different types of ergonomic chairs to cater to the rising demand from consumers. Additionally, showcasing their portfolio on e-commerce and online websites has emerged as one of the core business strategies for key companies.
In terms of revenue, the swivel chair segment dominated the market with a share of around 49% in 2022. Social connection is greatly facilitated with swivel chairs. One may swivel and interact in their home office or work environment without putting undue pressure on their necks owing to an ergonomic swivel chair. For spacious rooms, the swivel chair is the ideal choice.
The adjustable chairs segment of ergonomic chairs is projected to register a CAGR of 7.7% from 2023 to 2030.Customers can tailor their sitting experience in adjustable office chairs to suit their demands, assuring comfort all day. Aches in the neck, shoulders, and lower back, among other types of pain from prolonged inactivity, can be avoided with proper ergonomics.
In terms of revenue, the steel segment is expected to expand at a CAGR of around 8% over the forecast period. Numerous players offer a wide range of stainless-steel outdoor that help simplify the fitting needs for residential and commercial outdoor sitting. These products are available in various lengths, designs, finishes, diameters, quality, and price ranges. Stainless steel is a low-maintenance material made from carbon, iron, and other metal alloys. The key reason for its strength is chromium, which protects against rust and corrosion due to a thin oxide layer on the surface
The plastic segment is estimated to have with a CAGR of more than 7.5% over the forecast period. Due to the apparent rise in the amount of single-use plastic waste, the use of recycled plastic from ocean garbage in the manufacture of outdoor furniture has increased. Plastic garbage production peaked at 367 million metric tonnes in 2020 and is projected to skyrocket in the years to come. As a result, several furniture makers include recycled plastic in their products to achieve sustainable aims.
In terms of revenue, the commercial segment held the largest share of more than 61% in 2022 and is expected to affect the market growth positively. People have been prompted to create a workplace environment that is comparable to that which exists in offices as a result of the adoption of this new way of working. In the upcoming years, this is anticipated to have a beneficial effect on the growth of the home office furniture industry. The number of people working from home has expanded over the past few years, which has raised the demand for home offices.
The residential segment is estimated to grow at the fastest CAGR of more than 8% over the forecast period.Strong growth in commercial & office building construction and remodeling activities is likely to boost product demand across the U.S. Historically, replacement activities have played a minor role in boosting product demand, largely due to product durability and lack of innovation. However, with the growing inclination toward more open, collaborative workspaces, replacements are likely to witness a considerable increase during the forecast period.
North America held the largest revenue share of 31.6% in 2022. The increasing population and improved standard of living have spurred the growth prospects of the construction sector in the region in the past few years. Also, the increasing consciousness regarding the impact of the choices made by consumers on individual health, sitting habits as well as the environment is steadily moving towards rising demand for ergonomic chairs in the region.
Asia Pacific is estimated to project a CAGR of 9.7% over the forecast period of 2023 to 2030. In the upcoming years, it is anticipated that the increased investment in the construction sector in tandem with the development of smart city initiatives would create new opportunities for players in the ergonomic chair industry. Additionally, the rising per capita income in the Asia Pacific region's developing nations would boost the demand.
The market is characterized by the presence of a few established players and new entrants. The key players operating in the market are taking major initiatives to launch different types of ergonomic chairs to cater to the rising demand from consumers. Additionally, showcasing their portfolio on e-commerce and online websites has emerged as one of the core business strategies for key companies. Players in the market are diversifying their service offerings to maintain market share.
Many market players are collaborating with other market leaders to have a competitive edge. For instance,in April 2021, Herman Miller, Inc. and Knoll Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Herman Miller will take over Knoll
A number of firms are providing furnishings for ergonomic chairs by strengthening their partnerships with other significant industry participants. For instance, in March 2021, BoConcept and Haworth entered into a long-term partnership to enhance their product portfolio
Some prominent players in the global ergonomic chair market include:
Branch Ergonomic Chair
Herman Miller Sayl Chair
Jiangmen Shengshi Furniture Co., Ltd.
Huzhou Shenglong Furniture Co., Ltd.
Market size value in 2023
USD 10.34 billion
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 16.88 billion
CAGR of 7% from 2023 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2017 - 2021
2023 - 2030
Revenue in USD Billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Product, material, end user, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa
U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; China; India; Japan; Brazil; South Africa
Key companies profiled
Steelcase Gesture; Branch Ergonomic Chair; Herman Miller Sayl Chair; HNI India; Jiangmen Shengshi Furniture Co., Ltd.; Huzhou Shenglong Furniture Co., Ltd.; Herman Miller; Kimball Office; Okamura Corporation; Bristol
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This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global ergonomic chair market report based on product, material, end-user, and region:
Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Material Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Others (Vinyl, Leather, Mesh)
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Central & South America
Middle East & Africa (MEA)
b. The global ergonomic chair market was estimated at USD 9.80 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 10.34 billion in 2023.
b. The global ergonomic chair market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7% from 2023 to 2030 to reach USD 16.88 billion by 2030.
b. North America dominated the ergonomic chair market with a share of around 31.6% in 2022. This is owing to the increase in commercial office spaces and the changing work culture.
b. Some of the key players operating in the ergonomic chair market include Steelcase Gesture; Branch Ergonomic Chair; Herman Miller Sayl Chair; HNI India; Jiangmen Shengshi Furniture Co., Ltd.; Huzhou Shenglong Furniture Co., Ltd.; Herman Miller; Kimball Office; Okamura Corporation; Bristol
b. Key factors that are driving the ergonomic chair market growth include factors such as growing memberships in health and fitness clubs, an increase in awareness about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, and rising number of dual-income households, and strong growth in online sales.
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