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Women differ from men in size, height, and weight; the ‘Lady Sitwell’ is available in different sizes, so a woman six feet tall can sit as comfortably as one five feet tall.


We are a sedentary society; in the workplace, we spend most of our day seated.

Most office workers, men and women, use the same ordinary chairs that do not take into account the anatomical differences between men and women, nor compensate for the constant stress to the body from being seated much of the workday.

It is no wonder that more than 75% of all workers suffer from backache. Back problems are the number one cause of lost work hours due to illness.

Our new Lady Chair features a revolutionary 3-D swivel base which rocks from side to side, front to back, or any way she wants to sway

Our bodies are the houses in which we live, and health is the most important thing we have in life.

The SITWELL seat research group and an international team of doctors have been on a quest to understand the causes of the nation’s number one disease: back pain and other office illnesses.

The purchase of seating is a matter of trust. „Seating illnesses“ creep up on us, and we only become aware of it when we feel pain.

Every person sits differently. Women are especially disadvantaged on DIN and uniform chairs due to their breathing and biological needs „Sitting makes you ill“, and those who sit should be able to sit especially well in order to protect their health and prevent back and shoulder pain.

SITWELL creates custom seating solutions for you and works like medicine for the body, mind and soul as well as improves your emotional and physical health at the workplace. Sitting at your desk in a healthy manner can reduce not only sick days for the company, but also maintains the
performance and vitality of the employees.

The new SITWELL seating solutions for professionals offer you „seating freedom“ of the highest German quality at a sensational price. – women sit differently

The office chair for women – Why do men and women use the same office chairs?  Don’t size, weight, and anatomical differences matter, particularly considering that during an average work life, we spend more than 80,000 hours in an office, most of it sitting? 

Gernot Steifensand, son of F. Martin Steifensand, inventor of the first ergonomically designed chair in the post-war world, has considered these questions for years. 

To answer these questions, Gernot Steifensand worked closely with physicians and chiropractors to understand the anatomy of women and men and how if at all sitting compromises these anatomies.  Independent medical studies proved definitively that men and women possess different sitting needs and that many problems associated with sitting — migraines, varicose veins, cellulite, fatigue, back and shoulder pain, and lethargy among others — can be relieved and/or eradicated by modifying chair design. 

To that end, in 2002, with years of research behind him, Gernot Steifensand rocked the European office world with introduction of a patented swivel chair designed to meet the specific anatomical needs of women: LadySitwell the patented office health chair  which accommodate the female anatomy.

The LadySitwell differs from ordinary unisex office swivel chairs in many effective details with proven therapeutic benefits.  The seat is level and slightly shortened. 

The seat upholstery is sprung in the center and particularly soft in the front where the thighs rest.  Both features help prevent cellulite.  In addition, the chair back is flexible with adjustable height and lordosis support particularly in the region of the second and third lumbar vertebrae, and is narrow at shoulder height and wider at the hips, to accommodate the reverse triangle shape of the woman’s body. 

The chair back fully supports the spinal column and intervertebral discs, preventing damage to the joints.  Last, but not least, these office chairs are furnished with a system for dynamic sitting that constantly keeps the muscles and the spinal column in slight micro-motion and that stimulates both metabolism and digestion, increases blood circulation and strengthens connective tissues.  But, that’s not all.  Women differ in size, height and weight.

Those who are a bit taller or a bit shorter know what this means. That is why the LadySitwell is also available in different sizes: S, M, L and XL, assuring that a woman 6 foot tall can take her seat as comfortably as one 5 foot 2 inches.   The good news is, the amazingly comfortable LadySitwell is now available in the United States. 

For further information about this revolutionary office chair for women or to test sit a chair in your office, visit

The SitWell secret of healthy sitting

The Secret of healthy sitting

A Sitwell Gernot Steifensand secret check list for the appropriate way of sitting in an office

When you are walking and running, a large number of muscles is constantly in motion and thereby trained. And this constant movement guarantees the health and fitness of your body.

When you are sitting on ordinary modern office chairs, it is practically impossible that your muscles move in a way that guarantees the health of your organism. The posture on those chairs is rather fixed. Moving – while sitting – is only possible to a very small extent. And that during 80.000 hours you spend in an office in your working life.



What can be done about that? The Sitwell check list “The secret of the healthy way of sitting”, which was developed by acknowledged experts for industrial medicine, sports medicine and orthopaedics, gives you precious advice how to sit well both in your office and at home.


If a chair forces you into a certain sitting position, many muscles are no longer sufficiently activated and therefore degenerate (=atrophy). That causes a strong and exaggerated curve of the spinal column, which extremely strains the discs. This constant strain is responsible for the degeneration of the discs which causes chronic backache.

According to new academic knowledge, ordinary office chairs can endanger men’s fertility and their ability to reproduce. The fact that they don’t move enough, that their blood vessels around the pelvis are squeezed together and are constantly being overheated can lead to these embarrassing results. This is why Gernot Steifensand, son of the famous pioneer of disc-friendly swivel chairs, hired three acknowledged experts to develop a check list for the appropriate way of sitting in an office:


Prof. Dr. Theodor Peters – a specialist for industrial and social medicine from Dusseldorf, Dr. med. Peter Stehle – a specialist for sports medicine from Bonn, and Dr. Michael Sababi- an orthopaedist from Los Angeles. This free check list gives precious advice for a gender-specific way of sitting that takes into account the characteristics of your body. For years Gernot Steifensand has been dealing with the difficulties of sitting in an office.

Practical observations as well as a whole array of medical insights have led to the development of a new generation of office swivel chairs that respect the specifics of the body’s system of muscles and nerves and that place special emphasis on comfort and well-being. Besides, they also respect the different needs of men and women. These new chairs are called Lady Sitwell and Mister Sitwell. All muscles, especially the ones in your torso, back, shoulders and arms, are trained by continual stimuli.

Those muscles support and relieve your spinal column. Discs and joints are kept fit by soft micro movements. Thereby also your metabolism is stimulated. That strengthens both the functions of your heart and your lung and increases the oxygen supply of each cell. This again leads to improved efficiency and well-being. The office swivel chairs that respect the specifics of the body’s system of muscles and nerves also take into account the gender- and size-related differences.

You can get the check list ‘The secret of healthy sitting” for free at or at