That lever on the bottom of your adjustable task chair at your desk? Despite what your childish intuitions will tell you, it's not just for pranks. Take a moment to step away from your chair and make this one easy adjustment to improve your workspace ergonomics.
Graphic designer and painter Ricky Watts spends the workday in a studio in Sebastopol, CA, that he once shared with his grandfather, Arthur. Today, Ricky's Embody Chair shares the space with an Eames Lounge and Ottoman first owned by Arthur and his family. Take a look at the workshop and hear the story behind the Eames piece -- as told in a charming recollection from Ricky's mother.
Yes, the Eames Management Chair is arguably the most famous office chair in the world...amongst the design crowd. But if you ask anyone under the age of 45 to name one model of task chair, the name you'd likely hear in response is the Herman Miller Aeron...the ergonomic symbol of the Internet Generation's work space. But did you know the original design of the Aeron had a much different intended use and target consumer in mind?
The idea of back to school can evoke so many emotions ranging from fright to excitement. Depending on your feelings towards school, you may want to bring some of these memories back to life with modern interpretations on classic furniture from primary school. Here is a roundup of a few home furnishings and accessories for a workspace that feels fresh and nostalgic at the same time.
The offspring of a collaboration between office furniture company Allsteel and the BMW Group DesignworksUSA, the Allsteel Clarity is the latest task chair to incorporate a slew of self-adjusting mechanisms to rein in the daily twitches and micro adjustments we make throughout the day while at the computer...
Chances are the most essential and most used piece of furniture in your home is the office or task chair. So today we've done some homework and rounded up 10 office chairs we've spotted our tour hosts using. If you're on the lookout for a new chair, or are just plain curious, then read on. We tell you what the chair is and provide links where you can pick one up for yourself.
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Art and design students often create some of the most inventive product designs around. The only problem is that it can be difficult for those students to get their products into the hands of consumers. New e-commerce site Vespoe is solving that problem.
Besides transitioning to online sales, there's a good chance OfficeDesigns hasn't changed all too much since I joined their mailing list way back in college while working at the University advertising department. More than 15 years after graduating I'm still receiving their catalogs for task chair, lighting, and office storage solutions (it's funny to see "UC Davis Advertising" printed on the mailing address).
So Design Consultants are the creative minds behind the graphic design and photography for Herman Miller UK. And now we know it for its inspiring surroundings: a converted barn in Bristol in the southwest of England. In his own words, Creative Director Steve Haskins gives us a personal tour.