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Zody Task

Zody is an incredibly ergonomic chair that will revolutionize your at-home work day.

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How do you get a good looking task chair that is environmentally sensitive and lets users set personal comfort levels within superior human engineering standards?

You let form follow science — and get Zody.

Meet Zody, the high-performance task chair that blends science-based wellness and comfort with international design and unmatched sustainability.

Over two years of persistent research and development led to the product design innovations that are Zody. Its revolutionary asymmetrical lumbar support system is a result of a joint study between Haworth and The Human Performance Institute of Western Michigan University. Approximately 70% of all test participants made one thing very clear: controlling the degree of support on either side of their lower back was the key to comfort. From this has come Zody’s PAL® back system, combining asymmetrical lumbar adjustment, passive pelvic support, and a host of ergonomic refinements — a revolutionary step forward in office seating.

Zody: The First and Only

First (and Only) Chair ever endorsed by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
First Chair to be Cradle to Cradle™ Gold Certified Product by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry.
First Chair with Assymetric Lumbar and PAL™, a passive pelvic support, and a patent-pending user-selected asymmetrical lumbar support.

Lumbar and PAL

When seated, the hips tend to roll backward, causing a poor seated posture. PAL promotes a slight forward rotation of the hips, which helps the user maintain the natural arch in their lower spine. This position also promotes a proper use of the lumbar mechanism. The lumbar is height and pressure adjustable to allow the user to dial-in the amount of support needed. The pressure can be adjusted on each side independently, which our research indicates is preferable for about 70% of users.

Seat Details

The edges and seat foam are essential aspects of Zody's comfort. The waterfall edge was designed to relieve typical pressure points around the perimeter of the seat that restrict bloodflow and cause longterm dissatisfaction. Zodys seat is designed to provide a unique level of comfort for a variety of individuals and positions that allow the user to find their comfort zone. The seat seat is a plush foam that is guaranteed not to break down during the warranty period or we'll replace it. A seat that has molded to the user is not dissipating pressure well and will create pressure points. A seat that has formed to the shape of the user should be replaced.

Actively Fitting You

The back frame has 2" of torsional flex to move with the user while they twist and work. This support enhances Zodys other features, like the asymmetric lumbar, by moving with the user as they sit towards one side of the chair.

Zody’s proprietary suspension mesh is a thin, breathable 100% polyester woven fabric designed to work in concert with the lumbar pad and pelvic support. Several studies were completed to identify appropriate upper and lower back mesh tensions which provide users with continuous support.

Zodys 4D arms adjust in height, in width, front-to-back, in-to-out, and pivot. Zody as a whole is designed to fit the 5-to-95th percentile of users physical profiles, and the arms a big part of fitting both users physical statures, and also postures and workstyles, comfortably.

Excellence In All Aspects

Manufactured using 100% Wind Power credits in our Zero-Waste to landfill Mississippi facility, Zody is made from up to 51% recyclable material. It is 95% recyclable at the ends of its life; with out takeback program, send it to us and we'll take care of the rest. We don't anticipate that happening anytime soon, as it is covered under our 12 Year, 24/7, multiple-shift warranty up to 325lbs. Zody is BIFMA Level 3 and Greenguard Gold certified.

World Renowned Design

Zody is more than just a workhorse, it's a pretty face, too. Winner of a litany of awards, including:

  • IDEA GOOD Design Award Winner
  • Australian Environmental Choice Award
  • Best of Neocon Silver
  • International Design Magazine Annual Design Review Honorable Mention

Haworth Values Our World

As one of our core values, it is Haworth's commitment to leave as little impact on our earth as possible. In 2009 Haworth achieved the highest level of waste savings by becoming a Zero Waste to Landfill company. We have found ways to reuse and recycle almost every material we use. Our customers should feel proud of their Haworth products.

Made With The Earth In Mind

  • Made in Michigan, USA
  • Contains up to 51% recycled content
  • At the end of it's life, Zody is up to 95% recyclable
  • Made in a plant that sends zero waste to the landfill
  • Produced as an ISO 14001 certified manufacturing facility
  • Free of PVC,CFC, and PBDE's
  • First chair ever certified Cradle to Cradle Gold by MBDC
  • Highest BIFMA level certification (3)
  • Australian Environmental Choice Award winner, 2006
  • To learn more about our commitment to sustainability click here

level 3 - The Highest Rating of the BIFMA Sustainability Standard

level® is the multi-attribute, sustainability standard and third-party certification program for the furniture industry. It has been created to deliver the most open and transparent means of evaluating and communicating the environmental and social impacts of furniture products in the built environment.Taking into account a company’s social actions, energy usage, material selection and human and ecosystem health impacts, level addresses how a product is sustainable from multiple perspectives. Click to learn more.

GREENGUARD Certification Program

The GREENGUARD Certification Program (formerly known as GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification) gives assurance that products designed for use in indoor spaces meet strict chemical emissions limits, which contribute to the creation of healthier interiors. Achieving GREENGUARD Certification gives credence to manufacturers’ sustainability claims, backing them with empirical scientific data from an unbiased, third-party organization. Click to learn more.

GREENGUARD Gold Certification Program

GREENGUARD Gold Certification (formerly known as GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification) offers stricter certification criteria, considers safety factors to account for sensitive individuals (such as children and the elderly), and ensures that a product is acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities. It is referenced by both The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Building Rating System. Click to learn more.

Learn How to Adjust your Zody

Key Features

Four Dimensional Arms

Back Lock

Patented Asymmetrical Lumbar Support & Pelvic Adjustment

Tilt Tension Adjustment

Pneumatic Seat-Height Adjustment

Seat-Depth Adjustment


Dimensions: 36"-43"H x 29" W x 29" D

Shipping Weight: 55 lbs

Standard Delivery Type: FedEx Ground

White Glove Delivery Available: Yes

Lead Time: 2-3 weeks

Assembly Required: No

Care & Maintenance

Seat Fabric and Back Mesh
These fabrics are colorfast when using standard wet and dry cleaning processes and are also resistant to most spot-cleaning solvents.

     Dry soils: vacuum surfaces regularly to prevent sand, dust, ash, and dry dirt from being worked into the fabrics.
     Wet soils: use commercially available water-based upholstery detergents to clean mud, spills, food, and so on. Follow directions on package.
     Oily spills: grease, tar, greasy foods, etc. may require cleaning with a solvent cleaner or solvent-fortified detergent. Follow directions on package.

A blotting technique should remove most spots. Avoid brushing or rubbing to prevent pilling of the fabric surface.

Most stains can be removed with lukewarm water and a mild soap. Then wipe the leather with a damp cloth and dry with a soft, dry cloth. Saddle soaps, polish, or wax should never be used. For general maintenance, dust the leather surface just as you would furniture.

Use a mild detergent and warm water; apply with a soft clean cloth. Hard scrubbing with brushes may harm the surface so is not recommended. Remove any soapy residue with clean water and clean cloth.

Clean with lukewarm water and a mild detergent as needed. After washing, rinse with clean water on a soft cloth, and dry with a clean soft cloth.



All Haworth NA manufactured seating is warranted for 24/7 multiple shift use by persons up to 325 lbs and includes the framework, mechanisms, seating foam, seat back and back mesh and seating glides & casters.

See current Warranty Policy for details