Elevating Your Well-Being with LIFEFORM® Chairs

A Legacy of Inspired Engineering and Unmatched Comfort

At LIFEFORM®, we champion your well-being through the art of fine chair crafting, blending inspired engineering with quality craftsmanship to create ergonomic office chairs that stand apart.  Our commitment to innovation is driven by a deep understanding of the ergonomic needs vital for your comfort and health, ensuring each chair is not just a piece of furniture but a customizable sanctuary of comfort.

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, our designs are inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds us, with a steadfast commitment to sustainability.  Our legacy of craftsmanship, passed down through five generations, infuses love and dedication into the creation of every piece.  From timeless classics to the forefront of design trends, our work is a testament to our understanding of what makes an office chair not just functional but perfect for your unique lifestyle.

LIFEFORM® chairs represent an investment in your well-being, productivity, and aesthetic of your workspace.  Every chair is crafted to provide the “uniquely made for you” experience, affirming the LIFEFORM® brand as your premier choice for durable, ergonomic office chairs.

Lifeform® 40th Anniversary logo

Craftsmanship That Stands the Test of Time

Spanning nearly 50 years, the Mortensen family legacy of exquisite furniture craftsmanship showcases LIFEFORM®’s unwavering commitment to quality.  Our expertise is evident in the sumptuous materials, precise stitching, and meticulous attention to detail that define every product.

Our Foundational Story: A Rich Heritage of Craftsmanship

J Mortensen Store Front
1970 Kamor Add Photo

The Mortensen family saga begins with Jacob Mortensen in Durup, Denmark, in 1884, where he established his own saddle making and upholstery shop.  This legacy of craftsmanship was carried on by his sons with the Durup Upholstered Furniture Factory, and further expanded by Kai Mortensen, who immigrated to Canada in 1957.  Kai continued the family tradition by opening his upholstery shop in Calgary, laying the groundwork for what would become LIFEFORM® Chairs.

The tradition was carried forward in the 1970s by LIFEFORM®’s founders, Johnny Mortensen and John Kristensen, who ventured into the furniture business with Kamor Furniture Ltd., initially supplying residential furniture to Interiors by Kai Mortensen.  The 1980s saw a shift towards commercial seating, culminating in a focus on ergonomic office and boardroom chairs in the 1990s.

Today’s LIFEFORM®: A Testament to Family and Quality

Continuing this rich tradition, LIFEFORM® remains a family-owned and operated entity, honoring the craftsmanship of five generations of furniture makers.  Our focus on exceptional customer service, bespoke quality, and ergonomic design has established us as a leader in North America.  Our dedication is reflected in our long-term employee relationships, our commitment to quality, and our understanding of our customers’ unique needs.

A Commitment to Excellence and Community

LIFEFORM® is more than a company; we are a community dedicated to enhancing your well-being through superior craftsmanship and innovative design.  Our journey from the origins in Denmark to the present day in Canada reflects a continuous legacy of excellence.  Welcome to LIFEFORM® Chairs, where comfort meets craftsmanship—Your Chair, Your Way.

Embark on a Journey of Giving with Us

At LIFEFORM® Chairs, our mission extends beyond sustainable furniture to encompass both community support and environmental stewardship. We believe that making a positive impact involves not just how we operate but also how we engage with the communities around us.

We invite you to join us in this mission by supporting organizations that make a real difference in the lives of those in need. Your contributions, whether through donations, volunteering, or simply raising awareness, can create ripples of change.

Consider supporting causes that resonate with you or local charities in your community to help us foster a sustainable and compassionate world. Together, let’s build a legacy of positive impact and community enrichment.

Acknowledging the Land and Its People

In recognizing the traditional territories of the Indigenous peoples of Southern Alberta where we call home, LIFEFORM® honors the deep connection and historical guardianship of these lands by its original inhabitants. We acknowledge the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina Nation, the Stoney Nakoda (Chiniki, Bearspaw, Wesley Nations), and the Métis Nation Region 3.  Our commitment extends beyond acknowledgment, aiming to foster respectful relationships and support Indigenous communities in preserving their culture and pursuing self-determination.

Stoney Tipis

At Banff Indian Days, Banff, Alberta. Courtesy of Glenbow Library and Archives Collection

Useful Links

Comfort Without Compromise

Uncover unparalleled comfort with LIFEFORM® Chairs on our Comfort Without Compromise page, where ergonomic excellence meets sustainable innovation for the ultimate seating experience.

Discover Our Upholstery Options

Explore our Upholstery Coverings page for comprehensive descriptions of each material, assisting you in selecting the ideal option for comfort, durability, and style.

Find Your Pain Relief

Explore pain-relieving solutions on our Find Your Pain Relief page, where LIFEFORM® Chairs’ innovative features are designed to reduce discomfort and prevent pain, ensuring your well-being and productivity.


Discover our commitment to environmental stewardship, detailing our sustainable practices and initiatives that underscore our dedication to preserving the planet.

World’s Most Customizable Chairs

Discover the unparalleled customization options with LIFEFORM® Chairs on our World’s Most Customizable Chairs page, showcasing the myriad ways to tailor your seating to fit your unique style and comfort preferences.