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Here at HSL, we don’t believe chairs and sofas should be ‘one size fits all’. After all, you spend a lot of time sitting down, so the fit is very important; rather like a well-made pair of shoes.

Designed with CleverComfort™, HSL’s range of chairs and sofas are ergonomically designed to ensure key areas of your body are fully supported and are available in sizes to fit you.


A relatively unknown side effect of sitting on chairs or sofas that don’t fully fit and support your body is that your posture can be severely affected. Many of us develop what, in Occupational Health circles, is called a “Comfort Posture” or “Comfort Position”. This term refers to the most comfortable position we hold in a particular seat. If our go-to chair or sofa doesn’t provide adequate postural support by being the right size and shape, then our comfort posture may be detrimental to our overall health and fitness, leading to, at best, aches and pains, and at worst, damaged joints and deformity.

Choosing a chair or sofa that is the correct size and shape for you is one way of ensuring that the way you sit will bring you long term benefits and help avoid the complications associated with poor posture.

Here at HSL, we have learnt the unique ways in which people sit, sleep, stand and move. We have spoken to people about the impact their lifestyle has on their bodies, where and why they ache, and what helps relieve their discomfort.

We complement this with the specialist insight and training of our partner Occupational Therapist, Julie Jennings Dip COT HCPC.

We call this combined knowledge and experience CleverComfort, and it goes into the design of every chair, sofa and bed we make. Through this, we create ranges of furniture delivering true comfort.

Along with CleverComfort™ we want to make sure that our customers get the absolute perfect fit. This is why all of our chairs, sofas and beds come in multiple sizes; with many of our Riser Recliners ranging from Super Petite, all the way up to Super Grande.

Of course, we would never expect you to just take a wild guess at which piece of furniture would be the right size for you, and so this is why we have developed our Occupational Therapist approved 7-Point Seating Assessment™, personalised to you. For more information about this, please ask your Comfort Specialist for our dedicated 7-Point Seating Assessment™ leaflet.

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