Sometimes in a professional office environment, you're gonna have to forgo Gchat for a minute and communicate with a colleague in person. So you get up. You wander over. Now what? You could hover awkwardly behind them. You could pull up a chair. Or you could ask them politely to split their seat in half and sit so…
If you're reading this post there's a pretty good chance you're doing so on a computer. You're probably sitting in a wonderfully ergonomic office chair too. We have Charles Darwin to thank for the latter—sort of.
Finding the perfect ambient temperature for a crowded office is harder than tracking down the Higgs Boson. So instead of searching for the elusive thermostat setting that pleases everyone, a company called Temptronics puts that control in the hands, or butts, of every employee with a temperature controlled chair.
The Sayl Chair is Herman Miller's minimalist masterpiece. After long weekends, I'm overcome by the feeling that I'll die in my office. That's a disturbing thought, but I'd feel mighty comfortable dying in a Sayl—I'd look good, too.
BusinessWeek points out what's probably obvious: sitting on your ass all day is bad for you. Doctors and hippies agree that we didn't evolve to sit. What to do? Accept your lot and prepare to die slowly and painfully. [BusinessWeek]
The new Herman Miller Setu is certainly not the Herman Miller Embody. But then again, its $650 price tag is not the Embody's $1600. And for a good reason.
With the holidays behind us, it is time to buckle down and get some work done in 2009. With these chairs, you might actually enjoy sitting in front of the computer all day.
If you feel like you need an extra boost for your office chair races and/or ego, be prepared to pay up as much as $15,000 for one of these RaceChairs, featuring original seats from Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati cars. Leather, carbon fiber, aluminum, every single element except a cup holder? For shame. Ray…