If you find yourself tired and achy after a day of work in your home office, don't reach for a cup of coffee. Instead, look down at your office chair. People are sitting down more than ever, and having an ergonomic and comfortable chair at your desk could totally improve the way you feel after a day at the desk.
2nd Shift Design Studio is a Cleveland-based collective with seven designers who share a common goal: design and build smart, beautiful and useful products. The group produces work that is both simple and beautiful. Along the way they work with everyone from Amish furniture builders to tradesman in local small manufacturing shops.
The office chair above is unfortunately more common than we'd hope. It's the home office equivalent of the big, dumpy (yet comfortable) big leather couches that weigh down a space. Does form have to be sacrificed for function? "No!" says designer and upcycling blogger, Joy of How Joyful...check out how she gave this chair a whole new personality...
Like many city dwellers, I'm forced to do some serious furniture multi-tasking in my small apartment. My dining table doubles as a desk, which requires lots of paper shuffling at mealtimes. My modern, bentwood dining chairs are great for dinner, but they're murder on my back for any real length of time, making it hard to do any work. Since storing a separate, more comfortable desk chair defeats the point of space saving in the first place, I've found some attachable lumbar supports that will help my posture, but can be removed when I want the dining area to look more elegant and less like a decrepit hunchback lives there.
Scroll through the comments on Apartment Therapy and you'll quickly find that our readers are a passionate group of folks. So when I went searching for the perfect new desk chair, I looked back at some old posts and culled the opinions of our commenters…
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Brian David Johnson is a custom furniture and cabinet maker located in Austin, Texas. Under the business name BDJ Craft Works, Brian has been creating custom wood pieces for happy customers since 2009.
Yesterday we discussed home offices and a reader wondered about the kinds of chairs others use at their desks. As with other pieces of furniture, there must be a healthy balance between looks and comfort, however, chairs in particular are important since they have a direct impact on the body but also stand out a fair amount in a room. In a sense, a chair is to a room what a shoe is to an outfit.