The concept is simple: you can achieve the best sitting posture by identifying one key bone in the spine (the keystone vertebra) and supporting it. The level of this vertebra differs between individuals, and also with the height of the seat.
Despite the multitude of existing chair types offered in the market today, persistent back and neck pain at work continues to be a significant problem. The reason? A misconception in chair design that lumbar support alone ensures optimal sitting posture. This misses the keystone vertebra: the spine is unbalanced and the body collapses down with gravity.
The ephgrave chair offers the solution. Using a single moveable cushion that can be positioned at the keystone for each individual, the spine is supported and the body is balanced. Pain is alleviated and stiffness is gradually reversed, freeing the body to move with greater efficiency.
I originally trained as a dancer with the Royal Ballet, then became a physiotherapist gaining a First Class Honours Degree from Kings College London.
My dance training combined with my anatomical knowledge has given me a unique understanding of movement and biomechanics which has informed my career.
Over 20 years I treated numerous patients with back and neck pain primarily caused by poor sitting posture – an issue that negatively impacts quality of life.
Despite researching the market, I was unable to find any one chair that could solve the problem of slump sitting at work.
Solving this problem became my mission.
Understanding how the body balances itself in sitting vs standing, and the inherent differences between the two, led me to design the ephgrave chair.
Since 2016 I have been testing and refining the product based on feedback to arrive at the finished model: a chair that works with the body to support an upright balanced posture.
The ephgrave chair is incredibly comfortable. I could immediately feel the benefit to my posture as soon as I sat in it. What’s more, it looks great too!
Pure genius – the end of backache
The ephgrave chair is quite a revelation. Having sat on various office chairs over the years from “supportive” to “lumbar adjustable” etc. they all inevitably still caused long term posture problems leading to back pain. Not so with the ephgrave chair, the first sensation is that of weightlessness and freedom. The chair looks quite simple but it is perfectly designed to take the load off your back, shoulders and neck and encourages better overall posture. No more slouching in my chair and no more expensive physio bills! It’s also beautifully designed – something you might expect Apple to have made, so it looks the part in any office or home.
This chair rocks (and rolls)! My neck and back pain is much less when I use the ephgrave chair at home - I miss it when I'm in the office. My posture has improved and I can finally fit under my desk with no arm rests in the way! I highly recommend it!
Would thoroughly recommend this chair
The ephgrave chair is a revelation. Having looked for chairs over the years that provide the perfect balance of support and comfort, the Ephgrave Chair truly delivers. Its unique adjustable cushion, which is simple to individually position, allows the user to have their 'keystone' vertebra supported promoting pain free sitting. It is a game changer for office users, especially for those who suffer with any neck or back pain. Its sleek design means the chair fits beautifully into a home or work setting. I use this chair at work in my physiotherapy clinic and cannot recommend it highly enough.
The longer I use the chair the more benefits I am seeing. My posture has improved and I no longer get the episodic back pain I was experiencing. In summary it has significantly improved my life and I have no hesitation to recommend it.
I think this is a fantastic product, looks great and for anyone having to work at a desk it is essential to ensure good health. I also suffered a recent slipped disc and the ephgrave chair was the only one where it took the pain away, freeing up my lower back. Thank you!
It’s so great finally having a chair that encourages me to sit up rather than slouch. As a dyspraxic, it’s easy for me to lose touch with what my body needs and this chair gently reminds me through the day how I should sit so I don’t end up in pain at the end of long working days. I would highly recommend
After spending 10 hours a day during lockdown stuck to the same chair on video calls and emails. I would slump in terrible positions eventually my lower back gave up and I was in serious pain. After using the ephgrave chair for a few weeks my back improved and the chair’s design would nudge me into a better posture, stopping me from arching my back and making me more aware of my body’s bad habits. Together with this its super comfortable and sustains sitting for long workdays. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who spends any significant amount of time at a desk!
This chair has been a game changer for me. Having suffered back pain for years previously, sitting in this chair now corrects my posture and prevents my old bad habits. What a relief to have found a chair that works for me!
I absolutely love the Ephgrave chair. Already after a few weeks, my posture feels better and the aches and pains I used to feel during a normal working day are gone. It is extremely comfortable and relaxing to sit in – I would recommend it to all!