best chairs for back pain

WATERCOOLER CHAT: Best Office Chairs For Back Pain Relief

Finding the best chairs for back pain relief is a quest for many people who sit most of their workday. While many office seating companies claim to have lumbar support, they almost always lack in this area. 

One size does not fit all. It’s important to note that most of our team has tried some of these, not all. But please ask us about any concerns you have and we will find an answer for you. There is no way you could ever know everything about a chair, good or bad, without sitting in it first hand. 

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comfortable office chairs

Getting Comfortable With Your Office Chairs

Selecting comfortable office chairs is the single best investment you can make in your team. Task chairs are the foundation of office ergonomics. Task seating is specifically designed to handle the daily grind of sitting for 8+ hours a day. Correct body support through ergonomic design is a must to avoid back, neck and shoulder pain. Let’s take a look at the anatomy of the task chair and how each component works together to provide support for your daily tasks.

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new office chair

5 Signs You Need A New Office Chair

When was the last time you had a new office chair? Most of us take for granted that the chair we are sitting in all day behind the computer is built for comfort. It is, but that comfort is just not the same for each individual. Adults working full-time in the US work an average of 47 hours per week. In fact, 39% of those polled reported working more than 50 hours per week. Which suggests that almost 40% of US full-time workers are putting in close to 2,500 hours at work per year. Sitting in the same chair, that may be several years old, for most of the day!

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engaging five senses

WATER COOLER CHAT: Engaging The Five Senses

Engaging the five senses—sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch—that humans perceive the world can elevate your office design for productivity. Even the best employers, providing the best workplace solutions—ergonomic seating, height-adjustable tables, views to the outdoors, multiple break rooms—may be missing something huge. What about the color of the walls? The smells in the office? The texture of furniture materials?

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refurbished furniture

WATER COOLER CHAT: Lessening Your Footprint With Refurbished Furniture

It sounds complicated, but refurbished furniture can make a difference as a consumer and a company with your buying power. Office Furniture NOW! has been reducing the amount of solid waste – including hazardous waste – that has been going to the landfill for years by selling refurbished office furniture. The office furniture business is a bulky business. A task chair takes up about 15 cubic feet of space; a desk suite takes up about 100 cubic feet. There is a huge amount of cardboard and packaging materials that arrive with each new desk or chair. Reuse and resale re-establishes the balance by giving usable furniture a new life and lessening the land ll impact. Office Furniture NOW! continues to do its part.

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leather office furniture

What You Need to Know About Leather Office Furniture

Leather is an attractive natural material that works well in both contemporary and classic designs. As a natural material, it can be quite expensive, and therefore manufacturers have a number of ways to make items that are partially leather, or appear to be leather. Given the price and desirability of leather furniture, it is most often relocated to private offices. The skill at which manufacturers can make products that look and feel good on the showroom floor, but may not stand the test of time, it is useful to arm yourself with information before making a purchase.

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ergonomic task chairs

Our Top Five Ergonomic Task Chairs

Ergonomic task chairs are an essential item to choose when configuring your office for comfort and productivity. Office chairs are the most personal and customized piece of office furniture people use. While most desks fulfill their purpose in a way that is generally understandable by looking at them and imagining how they will work in your space, seating is more intuitive because the task chair’s job is to fit you like a glove or a good pair of shoes. Meanwhile, everyone has a different body type as well as different ideas of what comfort and ergonomics mean. For this reason, we polled our furniture consultants who see, try out and often elect to use the many task chairs that we offer every day. They are the experts when it comes to furniture that you have to feel in order to get to know.

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reception area blog

Reception Area Furniture to Put Your Best Foot Forward

The reception area is the first part of your office that clients, partners, and new contacts see when they visit your business. Our design professionals are ready to help you put your best foot forward with new, refurbished or pre-owned reception furniture. With our handpicked selection of reception seating, you can shape the entrance to your workplace into a comfortable and inviting area for clients and business associates alike. We have reception chairs for soft seating in lobby areas where there may long waits. We also have collaborative reception (lounge) seating for companies that wish to encourage interactivity and build new connections in their office’s public area.

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Diffrient ergonomic chairs

Diffrient Ergonomic Chairs Inspire a Generation of Innovators

Niels Diffrient ergonomic chairs inspired a generation of designers. His design career started in a whimsical fashion with his childhood love for airplanes. He began drawing and designing model airplanes as a way to get closer to them. Much later in life, Diffrient noted that he took the basic design approach developed during these formative years wherever he went. Even as he produced major work towards the end of his life, there was still a child inside, starting on paper then carving pieces into balsa and moving through his steps: “conception, engineering, building and flying”.  Read more