Eco Backrest

(3 customer reviews)


Eco-Friendly Backrest Redesign in 2022

In 2022, we initiated a redesign for the eco-friendly backrest, adding three adjustable positions.

Adjustable Angles for Optimal Comfort

The new backrest can be adjusted to three distinct angles, these angles support various activities like working, reading, and resting:

  • Upright (105°)
  • Relaxed (120°)
  • Reclined (135°)

Lumbar and Headrest Support for Personalized Comfort

A lumbar pillow was included to provide support for different users’ back shapes and sizes. Additionally, we incorporated a headrest pillow that can be adjusted or removed according to user comfort.

Sustainable and Non-Toxic Materials

We decided to stay with Medex for its sustainability and ensured that all finishes and adhesives used are non-toxic and environmentally friendly. We prioritized durability by selecting materials with a long lifespan, reducing the need for frequent replacements.

Improved Adjustability with User-Friendly Strap

We improved the adjustability by replacing our previous screw-in format with a user-friendly adjustable strap, making it simpler to change the backrest positions.

Optional Components to Enhance Your Backrest Experience

  • Removable Cover
  • Armrests

Important Notes for Ordering

With regards to the bottom part of the cushion, when ordering, please let us know if you want extra firm kapok.

Eco Backrest Instructions


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Our Eco Backrest is not just a purchase; it is an investment in your health, comfort, and the well-being of the planet. It combines superior ergonomics, sustainability, and modern design, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking to enhance their living or working space with an environmentally responsible product.

Our Eco Backrest offers superior comfort, ergonomic support, health benefits, sustainability, user-friendliness, aesthetic appeal, and environmental responsibility. It is an excellent investment for enhancing your living or working space while contributing to a more sustainable planet.

Our backrest chair has a solid track record of superior design capabilities and environmental stewardship around the world,  made from Medex, which is an eco-friendly Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF). This material is non-toxic and Forest Stewardship Council Certified, with no added formaldehyde. To that we add a non-toxic, whey-based finish called Vermont Natural Coatings Furniture Finish.  Link to -   MEDEX


  • 36" tall, 42" deep, including support fins.
  • Weighs approximately 24 lbs.

Made from Organic Cotton Canvas and Kapok fiber.

Accessories: Eco Backrest Removable Cover, Eco Backrest Armrests, Tilt Seat, Laptop Clip Straps, Laptop Sticky Pad.

Additional information


Organic Cinnamon, Organic Undyed Natural, Organic Moss, Organic Lavender, Organic Indigo, Organic Pecan, Organic Pumpkin, Organic Plum

3 reviews for Eco Backrest

  1. James Markel (verified owner)

    This is the most comfortable seat I’ve ever used. It’s also easy to move from room to room. The materials are top notch.

  2. Richard Weirick

    I’ve had the Eco Backrest for 5 or 6 years now. The kapok has compressed some, but an occasional fluff and “beat” keeps it supportive.

    Sitting in this chair is drastically better for my spine than a conventional recliner or sofa, and I have virtually no back pain even after an hour or two.

    The adjustable reclining angle makes for a versatile seat and allows me to alternate how gravity is vectoring through my body. I also like that I can vary my leg/hip position as needed. I use a bolster under the knees or cross legged with yoga blocks under the thighs for support (buckwheat yoga blocks are perfect). Often I place my feet flat on the floor drawn in close to the seat – really opens low back. I can take the angle adjustment off altogether and lay it down on some pillows, bolsters, blocks, etc and get horizontal either supine or prone.

    Finally, I love the energetics of the EM whey finish on the wood.

    I am an alignment based body worker and I highly recommend this for anyone with spine issues, or wants to avoid them.

  3. chungong08 (verified owner)

    The Carolina Morning Eco Backrest lounge chair is haven of comfort and relaxation.

    As a person who’s been managing chronic pain for many years, I chose this chair because its ergonomic design. The adjustable backrest allows me to find the perfect position, cradling my body and minimizing tension. With multiple levels of recline, the chair allows me to either sit upright or lounge at various positions. Living in a small NYC apartment, I need multi-purpose furnitures and this chair is perfect for my needs.

    Carolina Morning uses high-quality, organic, and earth-friendly materials. When I received the chair, I can see and feel the quality build and sturdiness. Once it’s fully assembled, it firmly sits on the floor, no wobble at all.

    In addition, putting the chair together was a breeze, a major plus for someone who isn’t particularly handy. Plus, it’s surprisingly lightweight and portable, making it easy to move around the house to find my perfect reading nook or sunbeam.

    To truly elevate my experience, I purchased their yoga bolster as a leg rest and their Japanese buckwheat pillow for extra back support. These additions transformed the chair into an ultimate comfort zone.

    Overall, the Carolina Morning Lounge Chair is a fantastic investment for anyone prioritizing ergonomic support, luxurious comfort, and eco-friendly design. With its easy assembly and portability, it’s a winner in my book.

    • KATT

      Thank you so much for your kind words! We’re thrilled to hear that you’re enjoying our Eco Backrest. We are committed to providing products that not only support your comfort but also contribute positively to our environment. Your satisfaction means a lot to us…

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Why You Will Love It!

  • Revolutionizes the flow of work because it allows the body to rest while the mind is still at work
  • Widens the chest, lengthens the spine and gets us out of the C-Slump that every day office sitting creates
  • Helps you relax and also be more focused and productive
  • Allows the body a chance to rest periodically throughout the day without interrupting the flow of work and activities.
  • Discover for yourself how relaxed, calm, focused and energized you can feel when using this chair

How You Can Use It

  • Puts you in the most comfortable and relaxing position for reading, watching movies, conversing, phone calls, computer work, shivassana meditation and more
  • Can also be used as a Massage Table and for Restorative Yoga positions by laying it nearly flat on an EcoCube™
  • Comes with adjustable headrest pillow and lumbar support pillow
  • Available in 8 organic cotton colors: Pecan, Indigo, Lavender, Moss, Cinnamon, Pumpkin, Plum and Undyed Natural

What It's Made Of

  • Cover: Organic 100% Cotton Canvas
  • Stuffing: Eco-friendly kapok fiber
  • Frame: Environmentally friendly, Forest Stewardship Council Certified composite material called MEDEX. This is a non-toxic, 100% recycled content, wood fiberboard that uses wood scraps which would otherwise be discarded
  • Non-toxic whey based finish protects and gives a dark honey sheen
  • 36″ tall, 42″ deep, including support fins.
  • Weighs approximately 24 lbs.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does the Eco Backrest Work?

The Eco Backrest is a simple way to relax your entire body, allowing it to rest in a position called ‘spine nuetral’.  This position is as restful as laying down, yet with the Eco Backrest you can still do activities like working on a laptop, reading, playing with children and hanging out with friends.  This is a way to restore your energy without taking a nap.

About The Eco Backrest Design

The Eco Backrest is composed of several peices that can be put together and taken apart quickly.  This makes it versatile to be used in many ways.  The front comprises of a long cushion, divided into two parts: a long trapaziodal cushion for the back, and a small rectangular section for the seat.  This cushion ties on to the back frame with straps which supports the back and two protruding “fins” that support the frame to sit upright.  The fins are held together with a crossbar.  The fins are adjustable, giving the Eco Backrest the option to placed in different lounge positions.

For more on assembly and use, see the videos below.

How Many Positions Are There?

The Eco Backrest has four front facing upright positions.  There are six screw holes in the back support.  The fins can be placed either in the top and middle holes, or the middle and bottom holes.  This gives you two angles.  For the other two angles, use these screw holes, but flip the fin upside down.  Simply adjust the fin piece to the desired angle.  The four angles give options for relaxation, reading, laptop work, or meditation support.

The Eco Backrest has numerous other possibilities if you take off the fins completely and lay it down.  You can lean it against something, or place an Eco Cube under the back support for working or reading on your stomach.  Laying flat it easily becomes a massage table prop.

See video below for more about assembly and use.

How Easy Is It To Change Positions?

Changing the positions of the fins on the back support takes a few minutes, but it not hard.  No tools are needed.  Simply unscrew the thumb screws and lift the fin assemble to the desired position and rescrew the thumb screws.

Can I Use Eco Backrests Instead Of A Couch?

The Eco Backrest works great for group seating, and have the added benefit of being modular and portable.  They are sturdy, supportive chairs designed for comfort first.

What Our Customers Are Saying

I bought your Eco Backrest™ set because since I’ve started working from home, I’ve been switching positions at least a few times a day, but I’m finding that the ways I’m sitting and laying ar far from healthy! I tried to rig up something like it with pillows–but they’re just not cuting it. I also want something that I can move from my bed to my office floor and back easily. I’m super excited to put this to good use!! Thanks so much!

Carolyn Eilola, St. Regis Falls NY

The EcoBackrest™ became an excellent tool to help educate my body on what exactly were beneficial positions of ease while relaxing. After the ‘right’ amount of lounge sitting, my body would be ready to get up and move again. It is also holding up well to much use.

Laura Sobel, Kirkland WA

I had purchased the Tilt Seat™ and Eco Backrest™ to make my office station. It has made it so I can work a full day without having major neck and back pain.


This is the most comfortable seat I’ve ever used. It’s also easy to move from room to room. The materials are top notch.


“The chronic back problems that plague many people can be relieved at least in part by choosing different chairs-even those designed for lounging. A simple chang in in sitting or reclining posture can ease joint stress and relieve back pain.”

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