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Express 2 Ergonomic Task Chair with red upholstered back and adjustable seat with arms

Task Chair | Express 2 by Herman Miller – Uph Back

Express 2 by Herman Miller – Frankly, the best value task chair for healthcare professionals, in Australia!

Express 2 Task Chairs joins other Herman Miller Task Chairs – Verus Task Chair,  Activity Task Chair & Helm Task Chair to form HPA’s Affordable Task Seating for Healthcare Professionals Range.

Distributed by HPA to health & aged care customers Australia-Wide, Express 2 offers exceptional ergonomic comfort with a range of positive posture adjustable components to ensure all users can adapt Express 2 to their body shape and posture.

With AFRDI & BIFMA Certification you are guaranteed a task chair that will support your team through the 8 Year Warranty period and beyond.

Two Back Styles 

Express 2 Task Chairs are available with 2 upholstery options for the back rest.

Mesh – A synthetic elastomer ‘3D Mesh’ which is taut to provide support and durability however soft enough to cradle the user for long stints at the keyboard. Fully breathable the 3D mesh conducts heat and disperses moisture more effectively than ever.

Other ‘mesh’ back chairs in this price point will sag and slacken off within a short period of time, hence the short warranties offered by other lower cost chairs.  Not the Express 2!

Fabric Upholstery – Prefer a woven fabric back rest?  See the Express 2 Colour Chart for available textures and colours.  There is no vinyl upholstery option for Express 2.

Cleanliness & Infection Control

Soft enough that the mesh is not abrasive to bare skin or clothing the Express 2 is also very simple to clean which makes it perfect for nurses stations and other clinical spaces as well as shared or unassigned desking layouts such as activity based workplaces.

The elastomer mesh can be wiped down with hospital grade wipes and disinfecting cleaners.  Such cleaners can damage basic vinyl upholsteries however pose no threat to the Express 2 Elastomer Mesh.

Positive Sacral & Lumbar Support

Sit back in an Express 2 Task Chair and your spine will rejoice!

A common theme throughout all Herman Miller Task Chairs is the focus lower down the spine, on Sacral positioning.  The contoured back rest and elastomer mesh of the Express 2 Task Chair combine to gently rotate the pelvis slightly forward, naturally encouraging a more comfortable, upright posture.  All you have to do is sit with your backside all the way back in the seat and the chair will do the rest for you.

An adjustable lumbar support is included as standard with all Express 2 Task Chairs and adjusts through a 50mm vertical range.

Reclining Comfort

Express 2 features a synchronised tilt-lock and refined auto-recline mechanism. This allows the chair to respond to the body’s movement instantly by reclining at a generous range, between 7 and 20 degrees.

The broad back rest is designed to provide ergonomic support to both shoulder blades when a user rests with their weight against the back rest.

Often overlooked, seat depth on a task chair is critically import to comfort and good postural alignment.  Express 2 Task Chairs feature an adjustable seat depth which ranges between 400mm to 443mm to accommodate all user heights.

Tilt Mechanism:

Express 2 Task Chairs offer two tilt mechanisms to choose from:

  • Synchronized motion with 1 back lock position
  •  Weight sensitive motion with 4 back lock positions

Arm Rest Options:

  • No Arm
  • Fixed Height
  • 1D – Height Adjustable with a range of 199mm to 269mm
  • 3D – Fully Adjustable option that moves the arms vertically and pivots the urethane arm pads outward and inward.

Castor Options:

  • CC – Castors Carpet Floors
  • CH – Castors for Hard Floors
  • G – Glides


  • Synchronised tilt-lock
Seat height: 

Polished aluminium base 408-513 mm

Nylon base 415-520 mm

Seat depth:

Fixed seat 400 mm

Adjustable seat 400-443 mm

  • Auto-recline
  • Reclines between 7-20 degrees
  • Sliding seat mechanism
  • Backrest with fully breathable 3D mesh

Back Rest 538mm

Seat 500mm

Maximum User Weight


  • AFRDI and BIFMA certified
  • Indoor Advantage Gold Certified
  • 8 Year Warranty

Downloads and Links:

Product Sheets: Express 2 Task Chair

Express 2 Task Chair Colour Chart

Blog: Confused Over Healthcare Fabrics?
Product Care: Cleaning and Maintenance Guide
Gallery: HPA Installations