When you sit in a HSL chair for the first time, it can be quite a revelation. Our skilled craftsmen have many years of experience in designing and building high quality furniture, and our understanding of how to support the body as we sit is second to none. All our chairs have comfortable yet firm seat cushions and lumbar support in the correct position on the backrest. We also make sure the arm rests are at a height to enable you to sit correctly and relax your shoulders.
These design features are important because they can help alleviate joint pain and backache, arthritic conditions and headaches. Stylish good looks are important too, so we use only the best quality fabrics to ensure our chairs are elegant, as well as being comfortable and practical.
When you are choosing a chair, it not only needs to look good, it also has to support your body comfortably. Our thoughtfully designed chairs will help support stiff and sore joints and take the pressure off aching muscles. Here are some hints and tips to help you find the chair that is right for you.
Our chairs are handcrafted with great care by experts
We ensure that sensible seat heights, easy-grip arm rests and strong stable designs make our chairs very easy to live with. To sit most comfortably, your body and thighs should be in an ‘L’ position with your feet touching the floor. This takes the pressure off your back and knees, allowing muscles to relax. In bare feet, measure from the back of your knee to the floor, then choose a chair with a seat height of one inch more or less than this measurement.
Many of our chairs are available in Petite, Standard and Grande sizes to match your perfect comfort size. When you visit us in store, our Comfort Specialists will measure and guide you towards the size that’s best for you. As you’d expect, each of our chair styles has a sofa in different sizes to match.
We only choose the best quality foams, webbing or springs to support you as you sit comfortably. Nothing is left to chance . Even the depth and width of the seat cushions is calculated for maximum comfort and support.
Our specially designed backrests prevent unnecessary tension in your back, neck and shoulders, and all our chairs have lumbar supports that help you to sit correctly and therefore, more comfortably.
Chairs with padded wings are great for supporting your head as you snooze and for keeping you out of draughts whilst you relax.
Find out more about individual chairs or browse our full range
What our customers say about us
“Very pleased with the friendly service. The layout of the shop is very impressive. We bought a chair - Swivel Ayr.”
Mrs. G Wilson
“Excellent service, no pressure to buy. All of my questions were answered to my satisfaction. Quality of goods were of a very high standard. Having shopped around we decided to buy and look forward to receiving our suite. Thank you so very much.”
Mrs. S Scott
“My husband was very impressed with the quality and workmanship of the Linton chair.”
“Really delighted with the service from this shop. We were dealt with by Helen who certainly knew all about the products. She helped us to consider and compare etc. then choose the chairs. We received them in 2 weeks and 3 days. Well done, chairs much admired.”
Miss Monica M Jackson
“We ordered two beds. The attention that we received was friendly, polite, well informed and useful. The mug of coffee was most welcome. If we ever need any further products HSL will be the first on our list. Many thanks.”
“Would not hesitate to recommend HSL ten out of ten from the experience we have had. ”
Mrs M Toole
“It was a pleasure to shop at HSL Bathgate largely due to Anne who made us feel so welcome and had endless patience in helping us to decide on the most suitable chair and the upholstery. The chair was delivered sooner than expected and is in constant use and as I am flat bound it is important that I have two comfortable chairs that helps me to relax. The tea and biscuits were also very welcome. Thank you.”
“I was greeted at my car with an umbrella and shown into store and given a cup of tea. Not pressurised at all. Excellent service.”