Monaco Chair, Comfort Chair supporting posture and function


Known for its effortless use and enabling qualities, the Monaco™ has been designed for comfort and mobility with independence at the forefront of its design.

A Revolution in Seating Design

The name Monaco comes from the Greek meaning alone or living alone. This is sums up the meaning of the Monaco chair. It was designed to encourage independence in sitting by supporting the body and encouraging the users to stand up independently with little assistance. The Monaco chair provides stability in sitting without compromising function. Early use of the Monaco will reduce dependence on carers for mobilization.

Monaco Chair, Comfort Chair supporting posture and function

Maximum Support

Together with adjustable back recline, waterfall back, optional lateral supports and pressure management materials, a high level of positioning and pressure redistribution is achievable without compromising the function or independence of the user.  The Monaco™ accommodates those with tight hamstrings as the negative angle clearance underneath the seat is designed to facilitate safe retraction of the feet behind the knees, ensuring the user’s positioning is not dangerously disrupted.

The optional variable angle leg rest can be used to elevate the lower limbs and assist in the management of oedema.  The inclusion of swivel castors, push handle and sliding footplate facilitate easy mobility and access to other environments within the home or care facility.

Pressure Management in Seating Matters Chairs

The combination of memory foam and Dartex in Seating Matters chairs give a medium to high pressure redistribution, however maximum pressure management can be achieved in a chair by applying The Four Principles of Pressure Management in Seating.  Discover more about the pressure management properties of the Seating Matters chairs here.

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Seating for Partially Independent Senior Seating Matters Monaco


Rachel, 94, had arthritis and a history of falls.  She mobilised with a walking frame and needed assistance for transfers.  Rachel’s old chair was much too big for her, causing her to slide from the chair.  Following assessment it was decided that Rachel should use a Monaco chair.  Rachel no longer slid and she was able to easily maintain upright posture.


The Monaco™ is effective for those with the following
conditions and disabilities:

  • Minor stroke.
  • Reduced mobility.
  • Poor sitting balance.
  • Lower limb swelling and oedema.
  • Post operative rehab needs.
  • Pressure management needs.
  • Postural problems.

The Monaco™ is effective for seating clients
who :

  • Continually slide from chairs.
  • Need assistance with mobility.
  • Have flexible joint contractures.
  • Are at risk of pressure ulcers.
  • Have oedema or swelling in the lower limbs.
  • Have tight hamstrings.

MONACO™ Accessories

A ramp in the seat cushion can give a permanent degree of tilt for the users chair and can be used for the purposes of improved positioning and deceased risk of sliding. This can be exchanged for alternative seat cushion options at a later date.
This pressure management hip and arm support gives extra protection to the patient sitting in the chair by allowing immersion and envelopment of bony prominences in the arm of the chair. The arm supports help with postural alignment by supporting the arms and stabilizing the pelvis. With this added hip and arm support, the arms provide an additional level of pressure management.
A side pocket can be added onto your chair for convenience to keep personal items within reach.
Fitting over the shoulders, this soft-filled pillow provides head and neck support while maintaining visual field and interaction.
This “C” shaped pillow provides lateral head support for clients with poor head control and encourages a midline head position. It increases comfort and contact with the chair and incorporates the Seating Matters pressure management used on user contact surfaces of the chair.
This pillow provides support to the head, maintaining comfort and maximising contact with the seat back, ensuring the body is loaded and positioning is optimised.
These pressure redistributing supports are used for those needing thoracic/trunk support and helps reduce development or further deterioration of scoliosis, as well as promoting midline sitting for those that tend to lean to one side.

Padding can be incorporated into the footplate of the chair for additional pressure management, to accommodate or improve foot position or to further decrease the seat-to-footplate height for individual users.

Instrumental in keeping the chair clean and adhering to infection control protocols, especially with clients who suffer from incontinence. They can be removed and sterilised or replaced as necessary.
These further reduce the width of the chair to accommodate users with particularly narrow hip widths. The amount of padding is variable and these can be removed to suit the needs of multiple users.
Instrumental in keeping the chair clean and adhering to infection control protocols, especially with clients who suffer from incontinence. They can be removed and sterilised or replaced as necessary.
A tray for meals, positioning support and facilitation of activities. The tray table should only be used in accordance with facility or local regulations regarding restraint.
To help keep the chair stationary, 4 braked castors can be added to the chair frame at time of ordering or in retrospect. Brakes can be engaged from the front or the back of the chair.
To help keep the leg rest stationary, 4 braked castors can be added to the frame at time of ordering or in retrospect.
Used in promoting comfort as well as the management of oedema when used in combination with back angle recline. The leg rest is angle adjustable and will accommodate varying degrees of knee extension. It is easily detachable and can be stored safely when not in use.
300mm rear wheels that provide additional ease of manoeuvrability. These can be used to control the direction of movement during transit providing smooth mobility. A wheelchair ratchet breaking system which provides a stable and secure break on the chair is included as standard with stroller wheels.
Provides additional safety during transit as well as providing a form of support for those who may have a tendency to slide out of their chairs or suffer from seizures. It is only to be used in accordance with facility or local regulations regarding restraint. (HB7)
Size: Standard or Bariatric
A well-padded 2 point hip belt with squeeze-release buckle and a single pull loop for easy adjustment. (HB6)
Size: S, M, L
The four-point design provides extra security and safety by preventing the belt from riding too high in use. (HB2)
Size: S, M, L
This belt is supplied with a pin release cover to the central fixing – an ideal solution to prevent the user from inadvertently undoing the strap. (HB3)
Size: S, M, L
The pelvic positioning belt helps secure the patient around the waist and reduce sliding. (HB4)
Size: S, M, L
A positioning aid for improving stability when sitting, by promoting abduction of the upper legs. (HB5)
Size: S, M, L
Provides excellent upper body stability to encourage functional positioning. Equipped with a non-slip surface ensuring that it stays located correctly. The easy adjustment tabs are marked for size facilitating consistent positioning. (HB1)
Size: S, M

Adjustable in under 1 min

A chair which can be easily adjusted;
– on-site
– without tools
– within 60 seconds and
– fixed to limit improper adjustment.

Infection control approved

At Seating Matters we take infection control very seriously. Our chairs have been specifically designed to decrease entrapment areas where bacteria and germs can survive.

7 year warranty

Due to our extremely high manufacturing standards and stringent testing, we are confident to offer an industry leading 7 year warranty.

Fabric Option

Please contact your local Seating Matters provider to find out which fabrics are available in your country.

MONACO™ Operational Manual

For more in-depth information on all the MONACO™’s features, dimensions and specifications, please feel free to download the operational manual.


The descriptions included on this page reflect common features of the Seating Matters chairs.  As features and specifications vary in different parts of the world, please refer to your local Seating Specialist to confirm the exact specification in your area.