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. Choose the options that work for you for customized comfort.

Details

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.

Try it at home for 30 days. If you decide to return it, the shipping’s on us.

  • Adjustable Seat Height
  • Optional 4D Arms
  • Adjustable Seat Depth
  • Back Stop
  • Optional Forward Tilt
  • Optional Height-Adjustable Lumbar Support
  • Tilt Tension

Dimensions

  • Without Headrest: Overall Height: 41.5"-47"
  • With Headrest: Overall Height: 45"-53"
  • Overall Width: 29"
  • Overall Depth: 28.5"
  • Seat Height: 16.5"-21.5"
  • Seat Width: 19.9"
  • Seat Depth: 15.5"-18.5"
  • Arm Height: 6.7"-11.5"
  • Warrantied for people up to 325 lbs.

Reviews

How to Adjust & Care For Fern

Watch the video to see how to easily adjust Fern’s seat height and depth, tilt tension, and more.

Content: Care
  • Vacuum your chair as needed.
  • For additional cleaning, use a solution of lukewarm water and mild detergent (about 10%). Gently apply in a circular motion, then rinse with warm water and dry with a soft cloth.

Materials

Choose from breathable mesh, our zero-waste digital knit, or soft vegan leather. Mesh lets air pass through to naturally regulate body temperature. Our signature digital knit is knit to fit each chair using custom-fiber fabric. For a luxe look, choose our semi-aniline leather — it’s soft, durable, and easy to clean.

Shipping, Setup, & Returns

Shipping

Free ground shipping.

Setup

Your chair will arrive assembled and ready to go, right out of the box. If your chair has a headrest, it installs in two easy steps.

Watch the installation video.

Returns

Free returns if initiated within 30 days of receipt.

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BIFMA Certified
Comfort Award
Sustainably Made
12 year warranty
Assembled
GREENGUARD Gold
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All the adjustments for every body.

Lumbar

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.

Forward Tilt

Angle the seat downward by 5° to support a forward-leaning posture — perfect for focused tasks. 

Seat Height

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.

Tilt Tension

Adjust how much force is necessary to recline in your chair.

4D Arms

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.

Even better in real life.

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.

Flexible Fronds

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.”

Central Stem

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

An independent ergonomics consulting firm evaluated four task chairs: Fern and three competitors. Each chair was pressure-map tested for its ability to flex and support users in five postures that are common while working. The clear winner? Fern, reported “most comfortable” by all.

More Sustainable Than Ever

Made from 100% recycled polyester yarn, the knit fabric on Fern gives comfort an eco-conscious mind. Recycled polyester yarn reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 6.3 metric tons each year — equivalent to the CO2 produced by driving a car 15,000 miles or charging 766,000 smart phones. Each cut of fabric is engineered to fit one chair, leaving no leftover material and zero waste.

GREENGUARD Gold® Certified

Fern is independently tested to be free from over 10,000 chemicals to help contribute to cleaner air in your home. It’s considered the most stringent standard for ensuring products are low in VOC emissions, which can lead to healthier indoor environments. Short for volatile organic compounds, VOCs are chemicals emitted as gasses into the air. The most common exposure is in our homes.

Patented 3-Part System

We took cues from the flexibility of a fern leaf to design this chair’s exclusive three-part system — and it’s a total innovation in human body support. Fern’s stem, fronds, and cradle work in harmony to support every flex, twist, and motion you use through the day.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 431 reviews
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Samuel
Extremely Solid Chair - 4.6/5

Pros
High quality materials. The digital knit is soft and comfortable that feels like it will last a long time.
Adjustments are fine tuned.
Flexibility of the backrest.
Lots of customization.
Long Warranty.

Cons
If you are taller/larger this chair maybe a little small, especially the top of the backrest. I'm 6'3" 220 athletic and I'm a bit too large for this chair.
The max height of the chair is solid but could be 0.75 to 1.25 inches higher.
The standard headrest is not great and not worth the extra money.
Price.

Overall an extremely solid chair that's high quality with a long warranty.
Would I buy this chair again? Probably not, but if they made an XL version of this chair, I would pick it up in a heartbeat.

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Muhammad Hassan
Haworth Fern

Outstanding chair. Very comfortable. Sat on it straight for 4-5 hours without any trouble

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Dana Epstein
Wonderful Chair

I absolutely love how much the chair can be customized to make me feel so very comfortable! From the start of being able to select the options that I have not found in other chairs to the ability to physically customize the chair itself, I find the ability to determine the specifics of the chair for me is a true benefit. The general design is great and the digital knot material adds an additional level of comfort. I find that I am not so fidgety when on longer virtual meetings. I have had this chair for only a short time but it is already the best office chair I ever had. I look forward to enjoying it for many years to come.

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Daniel Klob
Solid Quality

I was nervous about pulling the trigger on an expensive purchase like this sight unseen. Sure, I’d done my research but still. In hindsight I’m glad I bit the bullet. My fern has gotten even more comfortable the more I settle into it. The build quality is top tier, and contrary to all the factory fern headrest haters, I’m glad I went for it. If you want a pillow-like headrest, it won’t be for you. If you want something that cradles your neck and holds your head when you lean back, it gets the job done. Looking forward to many years with my Fern. Thanks Haworth!

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David Pike
Worth it.

I am sure many of you hesitated and cringed at clicking the button to place order, but so glad I did. Yes, I would have loved to have found a 200 dollar chair that was remotely close, but they don’t exist. And I am frankly tired of wasting money every couple of years replacing inferior chairs.

While I have had my Fern for a few short weeks, I am thrilled with the quality and comfort after sitting in it for a full day. Fern is my new best friend.

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