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Ergonomic Chairs – no need to sacrifice style

The word ergonomics can be traced back to 1857 when Wojciech Jastrzebowski used it in a philosophical narrative to describe truths drawn from the science of nature. Jastrzebowski is now heralded as one of the fathers of ergonomics, a field which focuses on striking a balance between comfort and function for humans using physical objects.

Ergonomics has become a real buzzword in recent years in the field of office design. Within a 24-hour day people commonly spend 8 hours in bed, 8 hours at work and 8 hours of leisure time. With an entire third of the day, and often more, dedicated to being at the office, it is important for this to be a comfortable and functional environment.

It is a common misconception that ergonomic design comes with a large price tag. Taking chairs as an example, it is important to explore ergonomic solutions tailored to your office needs.

Finding ergonomic chair solutions

It is easy to browse online and come to the conclusion that an ergonomic chair costs upwards of $800. This is not necessarily the case. Ergonomic chair solutions don’t have to cost the earth. Using space creatively and providing seating options to your employees can help to boost your ergonomics without draining the budget. Consulting industry experts, such as A1 Office, is a great way to find ergonomic seating solutions to suit your budget.

Adjustability is key to ergonomics

Everybody likes options. Staying comfortable means having a range of options available for how you work to suit different moods, different times of the day and different work scenarios. An increasingly popular move is to have lounge-like areas for informal meetings or creative get-togethers. Having a range of seating options for staff not only keeps them engaged but also helps to improve posture by introducing varied levels of back support.

No need to sacrifice style

Ergonomic chairs do not need to be ugly. We all know that it is easy to form a close relationship with your office chair and like any close acquaintance, it is important to look for certain qualities when choosing the right office chair for your employees. At A1 Office our furniture consultants are experts at striking the balance between ergonomics, style and the all-important price tag.

Get in touch today to find out how A1 Office can introduce and improve ergonomic seating solutions in your Melbourne office today.

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