Sitting in the office – Active Office Chairs

Active office chairs bring movement into our offices

Active office chairs support multiple sitting positions and a variety of work settings, such as social networking, team meetings, and dynamic concentrated work.

In days and which most of the office workers work from home, the campus office increasingly becomes a place for social networking and collaboration. Future proof offices therefore need to have social meeting points that support active sitting that supports social networking. Active office chairs further need to support collaboration in dedicated team meeting areas.

Dynamic sitting is also relevant for silent work – on campus or from home: Sitting too long in the same position is toxic for our back. It increases the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, and thromboses.

Active office chairs bring more movement to the workplace. Active office chairs must support natural and needs-based changing postures. They should therefore not only enable the natural movements of the human being, but even promote them. Important use cases are: Silent flexible work on campus, social meeting points, and team meeting areas.

Checklist for future-proof active office chairs.

The active office chair …

✓  meets future needs of the workers for social networking, collaboration, and dynamic sitting for silent work (future orientation).

✓  complies with the principles of environmentally friendly production, use and disposal (sustainability).

✓  is new and original – and stimulates creative working (innovativeness).

✓  contributes to recreation in that it supports breaks and social interaction (recreation).

✓  can be easily combined with other office elements or technologies (technology integration).

✓  supports communication and teamwork (teamwork).

✓  supports important criteria for ergonomics, functionality, and usefulness.

The following active office chairs have been certified based on the criteria of the COMFURNACY seal:

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Description by producer:

The world of work today demands different performance and competencies from us than in the past. Innovative work models demand creativity and flexibility. And they promote more personal freedom in the design of everyday working life! König + Neurath supports healthy and mobile working with numerous products and office solutions – such as the patented K+N BALANCE.CHAIR!

The patented office swivel chair can be transformed into a standing aid in a flash. The K+N BALANCE.CHAIR is TÜV tested, has received the Red Dot Design Award 2018 and invites you to get to know new ways of working.

Note: Content provided by producer, translated by leap in time (source: https://www.koenig-neurath.com/de/produkte/stuehle/k-n-balance-chair/ [02.01.2021])
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Straight lines and edges follow the up to date trend of shapes. The upholstered backrest provides perfect ergonomic support and can be easily adjusted in the height. The Shape adapts to individual body measurements and working habits and and offer the familiar and noticeable Shape comfort.
Design: Dauphin Design Team

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Studies on Wilkhahn’s Free-2-move office chairs show: The more varied the mobility and the more frequent the posture changes, the better it is for well-being and mental agility. In addition to the 3D dynamic mobility of the office chair, the height adjustability of work desks is therefore becoming the new standard in health-oriented office spaces in order to promote the alternation between sitting and standing. The challenge: The majority do not use this option at all, because getting up from a normal sitting height is relatively time-consuming and adjusting the desk height involves waiting times. The change therefore always requires an interruption of the work!

This is precisely where the IN range of office chairs, which can be designed in a variety of ways, comes into play with the standard version with an elevated sitting position (ESP): These models can be used as normal office chairs with full 3D mobility, but can also be raised up to 62 cm seat height.

Digital brochure: https://wilkhahncom-2f42.kxcdn.com/fileadmin/user_upload/Wilkhahn-AT-ON-IN-ESP-Digital-Brochure.pdf

Digital brochure:  https://wilkhahncom-2f42.kxcdn.com/fileadmin/user_upload/Wilkhahn-IN-184-Product-Info-EN.pdf

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Dynamic and fatigue-free sitting in everyday working life – this is what Lordo was developed for in an independent and unmistakable design by Martin Ballendat.

Thanks to alternative mechanical concepts and sophisticated movement technologies for the backrests, the chair anatomy follows the user’s movements synchronously and ergonomically perfectly. In this way, the body always remains perpendicular.
Design: Martin Ballendat

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The most sustainable chair in the world. Smart Ocean is the embodiment of our commitment to sustainable manufacturing and incorporates almost 2 pounds of recycled fishing net. Featuring the same Form-Sensing Mesh Technology and transparent functionality as the Diffrient Smart chair, Smart Ocean instantly adjusts to each unique user — as if each chair was made for them. With an aesthetic driven by functionality, Smart Ocean has a timeless beauty that’s universally relevant in any workspace.

Note: Content provided by producer, translated by leap in time (source: https://www.humanscale.com/products/seating/smart-ocean-task-office-chair [02.02.2021])

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The Aeris Swopper active office chair is ideal for long and concentrated sitting in the office or home office. Through its movement in all three dimensions, it strengthens the back, promotes an upright posture, increases concentration and you feel fitter and more satisfied.

The ideal cover for easy cleaning – the Uruguay imitation leather impresses with a beautiful and even surface embossing and has a very good grip. The black imitation leather cover makes this model a robust companion for many years.

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