Fern Office Chair
Meet our best-selling chair for total back support, researched and certified by experts. Fern responds to every movement to give you complete comfort, from your neck all the way down.
Inspired by the natural flexibility of a fern leaf, this chair evenly distributes weight as you move to help relieve pressure. At its core is our patented Wave Suspension system, which mimics the human spine and cradles your body in comfort.
To create Fern, our designers partnered with the Human Performance Institute at Western Michigan University, where we conducted comfort studies with experts in biomechanics, physical therapy, and kinesiology.
Not only is this chair good for you, it’s good for the planet too. With GREENGUARD Gold® certification, Fern is independently tested to be free from over 10,000 chemicals to help contribute to cleaner air in your home.
- Adjustable Seat Height
XAdjust the seat up and down depending on your height.
- 4D Arms
X4D arms adjust up and down, side to side, front to back, and pivot in and out to support your neck and shoulders.
- Adjustable Seat Depth
XSeat depth adjusts 3" front to back to support your upper legs and relieve pressure on the backs of your knees.
- Back Stop
XBack stop lets you choose an upright position or limit how much you can recline.
- Optional Forward Tilt
XAngle the seat downward by 5° to support a forward-leaning posture.
- Optional Height-Adjustable Lumbar Support
XFern’s design naturally offers built-in support for your lumbar. This option adds an additional adjustment that moves up and down in a 3.5" range.
- Soft Casters
XDesigned for multi-surface floors. Your chair should glide across the floor but won’t roll too freely.
- Tilt Tension
XAdjust how much force is necessary to recline in your chair.
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All the adjustments for every body.
Cradle your lower back with Fern’s built-in support. Or add even more with an optional adjustment that moves in a 3.5" range.
Angle the seat downward by 5° to support a forward-leaning posture — perfect for focused tasks.
Adjust the seat up and down depending on your height. Your knees should be at a 90° angle with your feet flat on the floor.
Adjust how much force is necessary to recline in your chair.
Move each arm up and down, side to side, front to back, and in and out for superior neck and shoulder support.
Fern in the wild, WFH edition.
Less like a chair. More like a human.
Wave Suspension System
Fern is famous for its exclusive, patented 3-part back system that cradles your entire back in comfort.
Each one is calibrated to support a different area of your back, from the base of your neck all the way down to your pelvic area.
Cradle of Comfort
The cradle overlays the stem and fronds, creating a soft and pliable frame that we like to call “edgeless comfort.”
The stem is Fern’s spine that brings together the entire back of the chair. It supports each frond and encourages natural flexibility with your every move.
We play favorites. And Fern is one.
Comfort Study Winner
GREENGUARD Gold® Certified
Patented 3-Part System
It's so comfy, there are times when I forget I'm sitting in a chair. The most noticeable feature of the fern is how it hugs my back like no other chair I've had. Without a doubt it's the best chair I've owned.
Making the change to a Fern from a less expensive and made a world of difference in seat comfort and back support. Previously had and to get up walk around to relieve pain in the legs and back. The Fern feels like an extension of my back, it cradles it so well. Really happy with the build quality as well. Happy with the investment.
First I have to say it is a great chair! I just don't know if its worth the price Haworth is asking for. I will also add that a lot of reviewers recommended to not get the head rest and I have to say I do wish I had gotten one. At 6 feet tall the back rest just feels a little too short and I think a head rest would have helped IMO. Overall a huge upgrade from my very very old DX Racer knockoff. Thanks!
Call me the Goldilocks of office chairs. I’ve never been able to find one I really like, one that checks all the boxes. I’ve never really believed a chair could be comfortable enough to be worth the price Haworth charges, but I can tell you without a doubt this is the perfect chair for anyone needing higher back support but equally stylish and durable at the same time.
This chair was the BEST investment I have made for my posture health! Although a bit pricey, the cost per year completely justifies it if you’re work from home, student, gaming enthusiast, etc. Whatever your use case, I would recommend this chair to those that can afford it.
I’m a multi-use case scenario user of this chair since I work from home, game, and enjoy a wide range of entertainment at my desk. When I ordered the chair I opted for the Digital Knit in Baltic Blue with Forward tilt, plastic base, and no lumbar support. My configuration is great even without the lumbar support since I feel supported regardless. However, if you prefer lumbar support, in general, then opt for it! I’m a bit on the shorter side at 5’8 at ~150 and feel extremely comfortable. Also, get the digital knit instead of the mesh.
The quality of the material in all of the chair is exceptional. My first gripe is that the arms at the highest height are a bit wobbly but nothing too excessive. I just wish they were more secure at this price point. My second minor gripe is the padding material on the arm rests are a bit too firm for my taste. Nonetheless, do not keep these minor flaws from purchasing this great chair. The casters are really quiet and smooth which is great! The forward tilt is useable and a great option to have. I can sit in this chair for hours but with standing breaks in between for blood circulation.
Before I bought this chair, I tried the Herman Miller Embody and I think the Fern is better. I felt too rigid and could not relax in the Embody and the Fern allows me to adjust/relax without making feel like I have to sit in a specific position. I suggest try them both at a store if you can. Moreover, I researched both companies and I like Haworth as a brand than Herman Miller. I feel Haworth is more sustainable and treats their employees better.
This is a great chair! If you can afford it, I would highly recommend it.