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Power Your Team. Anywhere.

Flexibility, mobility, choice and comfort are expectations of today’s workforce. Informal, casual meeting nooks, cafés, lounges and outdoor spaces continue to dislodge traditional work environments such as benches and workstations, as more and more employers recognize that inspiring work environments attract top performers and fuel creativity and innovation.

There’s just one problem: We left the power that everyone needs for their technology, stuck in walls and floor boxes. So, people and teams – one by one and at the most inopportune times – are either forced to find another place to work to recharge their devices, or remain stuck without a working device. Even with longer battery life on many devices, people tend to wait until their battery runs low before thinking about where to recharge. Workflow is disrupted and people grow increasingly frustrated.

But what if the future of power is mobile? What if it could easily move wherever people want to be?

“People don’t want to sit along the perimeter of a room where outlets happen to be,” says Bo Anderson, Steelcase product manager for computer support and power. “We are more collaborative than ever before, and we simply won’t tolerate being tied down by building infrastructure. Teams and individuals need the freedom to work in a range of spaces, but access to power limits where they can go and prevents teams from getting their work done.”
This insight became the genesis of Steelcase Flex Mobile Power. Steelcase partnered with Anker, a global leader in charging technology, to create Flex Mobile Power and its proprietary home docking station to bring enterprise-level mobile power to the workplace. “We saw that people want to move their furniture more often, based on the type of work their team is doing. They’re also spending more time than ever in group work, and so we wanted to accommodate multiple users and democratize power distribution – that is, reroute power to the devices that needed it the most,” Anderson explains. “And we had to figure out a way for people to take power with them throughout the day, wherever they wanted to be, without the tangle of cables and cords that ties them down.”

Each Steelcase Flex Mobile Power unit charges multiple devices simultaneously, detecting which device is running on the lowest power and directing the most energy there, so all team members can keep working.

Another insight: “Just as battery life is getting longer, devices are getting smaller and thinner, with more laptop manufacturers standardizing on the USB Type-C connector. USB-C allows a great deal of power through a very thin connector. “We have more devices, we have lower wattage requirements. We designed Flex Mobile Power very intentionally with three USB-C ports and one USB-A port, no outlet.

Unlike USB-A ports, which will top out at between 12 to 15 watts in the best-case scenario, a USB-C device has smarts in it. “It has the intelligence to do a handshake between the device and the charger to safely provide the appropriate amount of power.” The same USB-C port can charge a phone at 10 to 15 watts, says Anderson, but if that USB-C port has enough power behind it, it can charge a laptop up to 100 watts. And it negotiates along that path to be able to provide the right amount of power at the right time for any device plugged into it.

The first of its kind enterprise-level, high-capacity mobile power solution allows workplaces to become more fluid and for teams to work wherever they need to. “Steelcase Flex Mobile Power can power three MacBook Pros from dead to full – that’s how powerful it is,” Anderson says. “And our charging system can recharge five units in less than eight hours. Both are optimized for the workday. I think this is a great example of how our development team can innovate around a true customer need and create something truly distinctive.”

Steelcase Flex Mobile Power brings true mobility to the workplace. It’s easy to grab, go and get things done. Still, it’s a first step, says Anderson. “The new planning paradigm has to allow for new types of spaces, untethered to the power grid and easily changed. As technology develops and we see changes in how devices and products get along, we’ll be presented with more interesting opportunities for mobile power.”

Function Meets Form

“Simple, delicate, with a sense of poetry” is how Steelcase industrial designer Hyun Yoo describes the ceramic vessels she began slip casting several years ago as a way to rediscover her artistic voice outside of work and explore new shapes and materials.

She never imagined her artistic explorations would become the inspiration for a mobile power solution. We asked Yoo a few questions about the project and her creative process.

360: How did your personal work in ceramics intersect with this project.

Hyun Yoo: My colleagues had seen some of my ceramicware and admired it. My aim is to create objects that are simple and delicate in line but scaled and proportioned to feel sturdy. I applied the same principles to Flex Mobile Power. It was incredibly gratifying to be able to address the design constraints of architects and engineers while also creating a device that gives people more control over how they work.

360: We hear you were sold on the idea of mobile power before this project even started?

HY: I was working on a design project in Munich, consolidating our offices and groups of people into a multifunctional workspace and showroom. With the changing landscape and nature of construction, we really struggled to find a place where we could collaborate and get power where we wanted. It became difficult and expensive and was extremely frustrating.

360: What kind of parameters were established for the Mobile Power project at the outset?

HY: The shape had to allow a person to easily carry the device through doors, ideally in one hand while also carrying a laptop and a cup of coffee. But it also had to be large enough to hold enough power to allow a person or small team to get through the day without having to recharge. We wanted to create something people would be attracted to. But we didn’t want it so distinct that if you saw many of them in the office they would become a distraction. In the end, I think we achieved a sophisticated appearance … a soft and silky finish … and a certain tactility with the added embossed pattern. We thought the handle should maintain its pill shape when resting but respond slightly to the user when picked up.

360: Were there any stumbling points along the way?

HY: The size of the unit and conduit rings increased over the life of the project, but we embraced each new requirement. Rather than try to hide the large rings, we decided to treat them as elegant brass touchpoints in the design. The home tray – where the units are stored and recharged when not in use – evolved in a lovely way, too. Thinking about the unit as tableware inspired a truly elegant and distinctive product.


Before joining Steelcase in 2006, Hyun Yoo studied art and furniture design at UCLA (B.A.), the Rhode Island School of Design (M.F.A.), and the slightly less conventional Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building in Port Hadlock, Washington – where she learned, among other things, how to confidently eyeball a “fair curve.”

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Fast Company Awards SILQ for Innovation by Design

2019 Innovation by Design Awards honor creative work at the intersection of design, business and innovation.

Fast Company’s 2019 Innovation by Design Awards honored SILQ™, a Steelcase chair that transforms seating through design. Through an innovation in materials science and a patent-pending process, Steelcase designers and engineers created a new high-performance composite material without the expense of using carbon fiber. The result is a chair that responds to the natural movements of the human body with only one adjustment— height.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Fast Company alongside other groundbreaking innovators,” said James Ludwig, vice president, global design and engineering. “The way SILQ is shaped, what it is made of and the way it performs are inseparable. Our team pushed the boundaries of materials science to create SILQ, a chair that’s more organism than machine.”

SILQ is designed for the way people work today. People are moving from one space to another and need a chair that is intuitive to use. The way SILQ responds to a person’s posture and stature is unique to each user because of the way the materiality, design and motion of the human body come together.

“The simplicity of this chair means anyone who sits in SILQ is going to be supported and delighted no matter where or how they are working,” said Ludwig.

SILQ received an Honorable Mention in the Workplace category in Fast Company’s 2019 Innovation by Design Awards. Innovation by Design honors creative work at the intersection of design, business and innovation. Fast Company editors and writers spend a year researching and reviewing award applicants. This year’s applicant pool was the most competitive ever. SILQ is being honored alongside innovative companies such as Microsoft, Nike and Gensler.

“It always gives us great pleasure to honor the best design and designers working today—but this year was unique, not only because of the sheer number of entrants (more than 4,000!) but because of the strength of the works submitted,” said Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief, Fast Company.

Innovation by Design award honorees are featured online and in the October issue of Fast Company magazine.

SILQ is available globally. You can find more information about SILQ on our website.

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Designing With Pods

Four things you should think about when adding pods to your floor plan.

For most of us, a typical workday involves jumping from task to task, often switching gears from group work to solo focus. In order to support these different moments and provide people and teams with the privacy they need, designers suggest offering a range of private office spaces that people can select from based on their needs. Is there an easy way to offer people choice and control without the disruption of traditional construction?

Cue: privacy pods. With sleek designs and small footprints, these stand-alone spaces can offer an escape and a place where you won’t disrupt your work neighbors.

Let’s examine four things to think about when adding pods to your workplace.

1. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
If you brought in a plate of muffins for your team, you’d probably place it somewhere in the middle of the office, so it was easy for everyone to take one, right? Well, the same can be said for pods. By placing them in centrally located places within your workspace, it’s easier for people to pop in and use them, and it’s so much simpler to see if they’re occupied.

No more craning your neck to see if that one conference room is open or doing laps around the building to find a place to take a quick phone call. With pods front and center, you can slip in for a few moments of silence without having to step too far away from your team.

2. POD SQUAD
In the world of pods, one size does not fit all. Especially since each workday calls for many different work modes, from quiet focus to group collaboration. By providing a range of pods in various sizes, you can accommodate a variety of user needs, including phone booths for private conversations and larger pods that give everyone in the group a comfortable seat to collaborate without interruption.

3. BALANCING ACT
Picture it: you’re trying to collaborate with a colleague, in a sea of silence. You don’t want to disrupt your hyper-focused neighbors, but it’s also really hard to be creative when you’re whispering and don’t have whiteboards or other helpful collaboration tools on hand.

Many offices today are seeking to promote creativity and collaboration while still providing places for focus and privacy. Whether you’re in a pinch for a little peace and quiet or you need a place where your group can speak freely without disrupting your neighbors, pods can help to create an ecosystem of spaces—some that support private moments and others that support collaboration.

4. MAKE IT PERSONAL
One easy way to enhance your workspace is to give your pods a little personality. For starters, you can select the furniture that will be placed inside, depending on what you want the pod to support—rejuvenation, focus or group work.

Also, you can choose from a myriad of surface materials, including woodgrain or laminate finishes, customizable films, markerboards and acoustic panels for added privacy. This way, your pods can either stand out or beautifully blend in with your office decor.

Discover which pod is right for you. Visit OrangeboxSnapCaband IRYS for more information.

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Office Boost

How this pup-approved textile recharges your body

By Deidre Hoguet, Director of Applied Research, Designtex

I am writing this story while sitting in a chair with an enhanced upholstery. I don’t feel too cold or too hot, scientific studies prove that my circulation is improved by eight to ten percent, and that my capillaries are vasodilated allowing more oxygen to flow to my body tissue. How can a textile improve my health while I’m sitting?

The upholstery is made with Celliant, a fiber embedded with 13 safe, naturally occurring thermo-reactive minerals, including titanium dioxide, silicone dioxide and aluminum oxide. The Celliant technology was created by Hologenix, a responsive textile company, and the fiber has been determined by the Food and Drug Administration to be a medical device and general wellness product. It increases blood flow by opening up capillaries, which promotes greater oxygen flow to cells. This improves energy and can promote alertness and overall comfort.

Multiple research and clinical trials have been conducted to prove that these claims are true. But if you don’t believe me, or these studies, just ask some dogs. We conducted a non-scientific test of Celliant, putting the fiber into dog beds and placing them next to non-Celliant dog beds. Without fail, dogs chose the Celliant beds every time!

Our work with Celliant began in 2014 when the Steelcase Materials Innovation and Exploration team (MIE) was looking at responsive fibers, or fibers that interact with their environment. The group started investigating whether the benefits of Celliant were perceptible enough to be useful in seating. Realizing the best application was in a textile form, Designtex, an MIE member, began developing an upholstery product in 2015.

With live user tests, we found that the benefits of the upholstery became apparent within minutes of sitting, raising the level of oxygenation in a user enough for that user to reap positive benefits: increased energy, increased blood flow and better thermo-regulation.

The minerals in Celliant are those found in the Earth’s crust. While we modern humans spend so much of our time indoors (90 percent on average), we are missing out on contact with these minerals in the environment. We also spend much of our day sitting (12 hours on average) and this sedentary lifestyle is spiking a host of health problems, from obesity to poor circulation.

What does this all mean? More circulation means more energy, performance and comfort, as well as a more moderate internal body temperature. While sitting on Celliant upholstery, the body is able to increase circulation, rebuild and recharge, without making changes in your normal work day (though for your health’s sake, we still encourage moving around and
getting outside).

Most people don’t think about upholstery when they’re trying to improve the health of those who sit for long periods of time. We explored how responsive textiles could increase circulation and improve health simply by sitting at your desk. This upholstery addresses wellbeing in general, and the FDA designation as a general wellness product reiterates that point. It’s great for people who spend the better part of their day sitting in front of their computers or patients who may be sitting in a treatment area for any length of time.

To achieve the widest application possible, the Designtex R&D team focused on getting Celliant into an upholstery backing, instead of the upholstery itself. That way, we can pair Celliant’s benefits with many different aesthetics, including novelty yarns, textures and even coated, faux leather materials, that are applicable for healthcare and many other markets. The durability and aesthetics of the contract fabric is not sacrificed, and we’re able to offer the widest variety of materials.

Celliant fibers emit infrared energy, which is a normal, safe wavelength, often found in sports recovery settings and infrared health saunas. It’s known to pass through walls, just as heat or sound might transfer from one room to another. We developed and tested many iterations of nonwoven backing formulation to ensure enough minerals were present and evenly distributed to pass through even thick-pile fabrics and coated textiles to reach the user.

Maybe it’s time to do a test in your office. If workers are given a choice between a Celliant or a non-Celliant chair, which will they choose?

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World Health Organization Labels Burnout “Syndrome”

The good news—there are more ways than ever to help people think, feel and move better at work.

Stressed at work? Take a breath. You are not alone. While the World Health Organization (WHO) is just now recognizing burnout, a result of stress, as an “occupational phenomenon,” the conversation around wellbeing at work is not new. If we learn anything from this newest designation, it’s that wellbeing cannot be ignored because the need to focus on it continues to intensify.

In May, WHO included burnout for the first time in its 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases which goes into effect January 2022. It described burnout as “resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.”

WHO says you may be experiencing burnout if you feel:

  • Energy depletion or exhaustion
  • Increased mental distance, negative feelings or cynicism related to your job
  • Less productive at work

Two years prior to WHO’s announcement, Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles delivered a powerful study on more than 3,000 U.S. workers. It showed people are stressed at work and their physical and mental health is suffering as a result.

While WHO says it is working on guidelines for mental wellbeing in the workplace, this is far from a new conversation and there’s a lot we already know about how to feel better at work—mentally, physically and emotionally. Here’s some tips to avoid burnout:

FUEL THE BRAIN

The relationship between physical activity, creativity and collaboration is vitally important. There’s no denying our body fuels our brain. The research around this mind-body connection continues to grow—Stanford University even found that walking increased creative output by an average of 60%. On the flip side, sitting can slow brain activity. Find ways to encourage people to set aside passive, sedentary behaviors for more active, physical engagement with colleagues and information to generate better ideas. (Read: The Science of Collaboration)

FIND PRIVATE TIME

We also know people can’t be “on” all the time. The best workplaces support teams while nurturing the needs of individuals (Read: New Work. New Rules). People need a place to breakaway. Sometimes they need to focus and other times they just need to let their mind wander. It’s these moments of solace when the brain can make serendipitous connections that lead to fresh ideas and new ways to approach problems.

GET ACTIVE

The rise of ergonomics in the 1980s has put forth a tremendous amount of research around how to support the body at work. The bottom line—people need more than a chair they can adjust. They need the ability to change their posture throughout the day and they need to be encouraged to do so. The good news is there are more ways than ever to help people remain active and energized at work.

SEEK SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

At its core, work is a social endeavor. People are happier at work when they have meaningful relationships and a sense of belonging. The workplace is an important tool to encourage social connections.

ADVANCE YOUR PURPOSE

In addition, we know people feel more engaged when they understand how their work connects to a bigger purpose. Whether purpose manifests in social impact or by advancing the larger business strategy, people want to feel like their work matters. The workplace can provide visual cues and reminders about an organization’s values and what’s being done to achieve its overall goals.

To learn more about how to design for wellbeing, read Wellbeing: A Bottom Line Issue from our 360 Magazine archives.

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Creating a Healthy Workplace

Healthy Workplace
Businesses now have an increased desire to improve employee wellbeing by creating a healthy workplace. Science tells us physical, cognitive and emotional wellbeing are linked, and improving holistic wellbeing in the workplace will lead to a better workday and better work performance.

Tips to Create a Healthy Workplace by Steelcase

Get on your feet

Some have said sitting is the new smoking, but it’s not sitting that’s hurting you, it’s how you’re doing it. The bottom line is it’s a positive for your physical wellbeing to get out of your desk chair at frequent intervals throughout the day. Take a walk around the office, go visit a friend in a different department, simply stand up and stretch; all are good for giving your mind and body a break. One way to combat the hazards of sitting? Try out a standing desk or make sure you’re using a variety of postures throughout the day.

Get moving, seek out nature

It’s true that a brisk walk outside or a little jog can boost your physical wellbeing. But, if you don’t have time to sweat, shower and get back to the office, just getting outside for a few minutes can improve your cognitive wellbeing. Research shows us nature has the ability to help us refocus, reset and lessen stress. So, take a meeting outside or instead of sitting in a small conference room with a colleague, consider taking a few laps around the parking lot while you talk.

If you don’t have a chance to get outside, you can get your steps in by taking the long way between appointments. You can also find ways to stretch your legs while working with a Walkstation treadmill desk and look for spots to work near natural light to bring some of the outside world in. If you can’t leave your desk, don’t give up. The Washington Post illustrates 12 ideas for how to work out in the workplace including how real employees felt while doing the exercises.

Get social

Your desk can likely serve several purposes, but it was not meant to be a dining table. Some 80% of Americans report eating several meals per week at their desk. Taking a lunch hour or a water break can allow you to do more than grab a snack. Finding times to socialize is an important part of today’s experience at work. Social connections and relationships allow people to feel a sense of belonging and see their relationship to the organisation leading to a sense of purpose in their work.

Get focused

A healthy person at work needs to balance social and collaborative activities with time to focus. By finding a private space to get away, we give ourselves the opportunity to practice mindfulness, to concentrate and to come up with new ideas. It’s only when we remove ourselves from the group and find solitude that we can absorb information, generate our own point of view and become better collaborators.

Get rejuvenated

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Before Investing in a Fitout

4 Questions to Ask Before Investing in Your Workspace by Steelcase

New ways of working are driving the demands for different kinds of spaces at work. People are looking for more informal, comfortable places to get work done. Workers want to feel like they can be themselves at work leading them to seek out spots that remind them of home. But, while a couch and a coffee table might look inviting, they don’t all survive the rigors of the workplace.

There are four questions you need to ask before investing in casual spaces. Whether it’s a bench, lounge chair, coffee table or something else — what works for a seating area at home doesn’t always work at the office.

Does it feel good?

Just because it looks good, doesn’t mean it feels good. But, at times, the lure of a cool vibe or a relaxing setting can cause people to set aside their physical wellbeing. It doesn’t have to be that way.

“Design, engineering and ergonomics need to all work together to make something beautiful that also performs,” says Rob Battey, Steelcase engineer. Battey and his colleagues spend a lot of time focused on improving performance.

A global posture study conducted by Steelcase sent people out with cameras to a number of cities including Munich, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles. The images gathered allowed engineers and designers to see how people were using different spaces without any preconceived notions. As Battey tells it, people always surprise you.

“We went out to try to understand people and space. We wanted to let user behaviors inform the space solution.” The results of these global observations helped inform solutions for a variety of workplace behaviors such as collaboration.

Engineers also work with ergonomists to evaluate chairs, lounges and bench seating. Ergonomists live in the realm between doctors and engineers and are an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to creating the best comfort and fit. It’s one thing to create a nice sitting area where someone can host a quick, informal conversation. It’s quite another to create a work area where people can gather, spend time together and get real work done.

By applying the science of ergonomics to the new ways people want to work, it takes these settings up a notch — allowing them to be both beautiful and comfortable.

Can you plug in?

Is the area you’re planning to add to your workplace designed for working or waiting? If it’s for working, people need to be able to use the right tools to get their job done. On average, people carry three devices with them during the day. As mobile devices multiply, power needs escalate. If an area isn’t designed with the person in mind, you’ll end up finding people stuffed in a corner or sitting on the floor to get closer to power.

A well designed seating area considers how people need to work with technology. Power can be embedded in the furniture or stationed conveniently nearby to make sure people aren’t having to stoop under a bench or awkwardly reach behind a chair to access an outlet. In addition, there should be considerations given to the accessibility and ease around using the right technology. For example, is there a place for a laptop at the right height so that someone can comfortably sit, type and see the screen? These are some of the details that make the difference between creating an area for work versus an area to sit.

Will it hold up?

Never underestimate the creativity of the user. True, some people use spaces as they were intended. But, every time something new is developed, new user behaviors are discovered. That’s why Steelcase engineers turn to heavy users to do vigorous testing.

Field testing is done in college common areas and 911 dispatch centers. These kinds of places, like a workplace, get extreme use in a short period of time.

“Users can almost never tell you what they really want because they don’t even realize they have a problem,” says Battey. It’s only through years of observations and testing that designers and engineers can understand the problems they are trying to solve and provide solutions that will last.

Can you be proud of it?

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The Ergonomic Workplace

Most office staff spend a good portion of their waking hours sitting at a desk or working at a computer. Take the right steps to create an ergonomic workplace, and make your business buzz through increased productivity.

Tips for an Ergonomic Workplace

Your work area

  • make sure your work area is large enough that you are comfortable
  • check that it allows for a full range of motion
  • make room for the items you use most often
  • ensure you do not have to strain to reach the items you use most often

Your work habits

  • think about your work habits and ensure you are not putting unnecessary stress on your body
  • change positions frequently so repetitive tasks do not wear you out

Your desk

  • make sure you have the right type of desk for the work you perform (size and shape)
  • keep your desk uncluttered—on top and underneath (ensure nothing interferes with your ability to sit properly)

Your chair

  • push hips as far back as they can go in your chair
  • adjust seat height so feet are flat on the floor and knees are equal to, or slightly lower than, your hips (use a footrest if your feet dangle)
  • adjust armrests (if fitted) so your shoulders are relaxed
  • if armrests are in the way, remove them
  • make sure your lower back is supported (adjust lumbar support)
  • do not maintain any one posture for more than an hour
  • finetune your chair every so often

Your keyboard

  • select the correct size and shape of keyboard for the type of work you do (many ergonomic styles are available)
  • pull up close to your keyboard
  • position keyboard directly in front of your body
  • adjust keyboard so the section you use most frequently is centred with your body
  • adjust keyboard height so your shoulders are relaxed, elbows are in a slightly open position and your wrists and hands are straight

Your mouse

  • select the correct size and shape mouse for the size of your hand (many ergonomic styles are available)
  • make sure your mouse is within easy reach
  • do not grip it too tightly
  • if the mouse bothers you, try another type of device such as a trackball or a touch pad
  • alternate hands when using your mouse (takes some time to get used to, but worth it)

Your typing habits

  • keep your wrists elevated
  • avoid hitting the keys too hard

Your monitor/screen

  • adjust your monitor/screen so it is directly in front of you, in line with your keyboard
  • adjust it so your neck is in a neutral, relaxed position
  • position the top of the monitor so it is approximately two to three inches above your eye level when seated (if you wear bifocals, lower the monitor to a comfortable reading level)
  • sit at least an arm’s length away from your screen
  • reduce glare by positioning your monitor well—at right angles to windows, out of direct sunlight etc.
  • adjust curtains or blinds as needed
  • adjust screen controls to minimise glare from overhead lights
  • use optical glass glare filters, light filters or secondary task lights to reduce glare

Your documents

  • position documents directly in front of you, between the monitor and keyboard
  • if insufficient space, place documents in a document holder positioned adjacent to the monitor

Your laptop

  • it is best to use your laptop on a table, not on your lap
  • if you use it frequently or for long periods it is best to use a separate keyboard and a mouse, rather than the in-built keyboard and mouse Your telephone
  • place within easy reach
  • use headsets and/or speaker phone so you don’t have to cradle the phone receiver between your neck and shoulder
  • avoid multitasking when on the phone

Eye fatigue

  • rest and refocus your eyes periodically by looking away from the computer monitor and focusing on something in the distance
  • rest your eyes periodically by covering them with your palms for between 10 and 15 seconds Take breaks
  • take short breaks (1 to 2 minutes) every 20 to 30 minutes
  • after each hour at work, take a break or change tasks for between 5 and 10 minutes
  • leave your computer during lunch

Take breaks

  • take short breaks (1 to 2 minutes) every 20 to 30 minutes
  • after each hour at work, take a break or change tasks for between 5 and 10 minutes
  • leave your computer during lunch
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Personality by Steelcase

Looking for an affordable ergonomic task chair? 

The Personality chair is designed to support the many ways people work and sit. Comfortable and versatile, you can customise it to suit your posture, the task at hand, and the way you like to work.

Simple user adjustments offering outstanding ergonomic support include:

  • Seat height
  • Seat depth
  • Back tension
  • Adjustable arms
  • Upright back lock

Certifications

  • SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold certified for indoor air quality
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.1
  • AFRDI Green Tick Product Certification
  • Up to 40% recycled content
  • Up to 79% recycled by weight

For more information see Personality

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+Halle Nest Collection

+Halle Nest Collection designed by Form Us With Love. 

The soft curves and fluid intersection of the seat and the backrest underlines the quality of the design and production method. The chair suits all kinds of modern spaces and provides a subtle yet distinct expression of Nordic quality and design.

The Nest series comprises chairs, sofas and tables in two heights, enabling the creation of dynamic and flexible spaces. Easy Nest, a new addition to the range has an unenclosed but somewhat secluded seat. A clean cut, high back easy chair, functioning as a comfortable and heartfelt Nest for privacy and for profound conversations. The walls humbly embrace a widened seat, leaving plenty of space for pillows or blankets.

New to the Nest Range: Easy Nest and Easy Nest Wood

Materials: High quality moulded foam. Legs in solid soaped oak/solid black stained oak or in powder lacquered steel
Fabrics: Available in all fabrics and leather types
Dimensions: 1220mmHx870mmWx840mmD, Seating Height: 430mmH

**We now have a sample in the showroom