How to Adjust a Zody Chair

Irene A. Blake

Haworth's Zody office chair is an office task chair designed to provide users in any office or work setting with higher than average ergonomic support. As a result, the Zody chair has received endorsement from the American Physical Therapy Association. The Zody's easy-to-use adjustment levers control the typical task chair options such as seat height/depth, back recline, lumbar positioning and armrest height, as well as lumbar support and armrest top customization.

  1. Adjust the height of your Zody chair's seat. Stand up and pull up on the pneumatic lift lever—located on the right front side of your set—to raise the seat. Sit down and pull up on the lever to lower the seat.

  2. Pull up on the lever located on the left front side of the seat and slide the seat from front to back as desired to adjust the seat depth.

  3. Crank the handle on the right side of the seat—located behind the pneumatic lift lever—to tighten the tilt tension for reclining. Reverse crank the handle to loosen the tilt tension.

  4. Change the forward tilt of the chair as needed. Push down on the forward tilt lever positioned in front of the tilt tension handle. Lean back in the chair and then lean forward until you reach the forward tilted position that you need. Pull up on the lever and lean back to re-adjust.

  5. Reach behind the tilt tension lever to access the back stop lever to adjust the chair back’s recline. Push down on the lever to stop or limit the chair back's recline. Pull up on the lever to recline.

  6. Sit in your Zody chair and reach both arms behind the chair back to adjust the lumbar height and support. Grasp the handles located at the bottom of the lumbar pad on the left and right sides. Push up or down to change height. Rotate the handles up to increase or down to decrease the lumbar pad support.

  7. Place your fingertips beneath the levers on the outside of each armrest to adjust the armrest height. Pull up on the armrest tops while gripping the levers to adjust the arms up or down as needed. Let go of the levers to lock the armrests in position.

  8. Move each armrest top or "cap" as needed to provide arm and ergonomic support for different types of work. Slide the tops forward or back as you work close to or away from a surface. Slide them side-to-side until the armrest caps are even with the width of your shoulders. Grip the tops and pivot toward or away from your keyboard for keyboard and mouse work.

  9. Tip

    If you need more lumbar support on one side of your body than the other, rotate the handle up on the side that needs additional support; you can alter the rotation of the handles independent of each other to customize the support.