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Top 10 Best Office Chairs for Maximum Comfort

In 2012, a study found that we spend an average of 64 hours every week sitting on our gluteus maximus, the back to our fronts, more commonly known as our butt. That works out to about nine hours a day. That’s for an average person. If you work from home, it is likely going to be a much higher average number per day, depending on the day. While too much sitting every day can lead to health problems such as weight gain, poor blood circulation, and even diabetes having an occupation where sitting i...
Tags: Amazon, Design, Miscellaneous, US, Best, Best Of, Chairs, Jacob, Steelcase, Herman Miller, Eurotech, Raynor, Humanscale, Niels Diffrient, Alera, Amazon Essentials

The Humanscale Reference Series is Being Re-released--at an Affordable Price!

In our popular post "Reference: Common Dimensions, Angles and Heights for Seating Designers," I lamented that one of the human factors bibles of the 20th Century is no longer available. Niels Diffrient's set of Humanscale books, which contain some 60,000 human factors data points, went out of print in 1981. People are now selling used copies on eBay for $200 for one out of the three books, and someone's selling the whole set on Amazon for $1,118.Thankfully, design consultancy IA Collaborative ha...
Tags: Amazon, Design, Ebay, Ikea, Humanscale, Niels Diffrient, IA Collaborative