Friday, May 29, 2009

okamura low chairs and big desks

okamura low chairs and big desks

Japanese office furniture manufacturer Okamura is advocating a low low seating position for office work. Check out these low slung recliner like task chairs. They claim that research has shown that this position increases productivity. I'm skeptical, yet right now at this very moment I'm slouching in my chair...hmmm. This reminds me of traditional Japanese dining at low tables sitting on cushions. Could this be a cultural preference?

okamura low chairs and big desks

Some of the advanced task seats we've posted from American manufacturers may have enough range to go this low, but not all of them. I can say with some certainty that the Aeron used to offer an extended range seat piston that allowed you to get low like this. I'm curious to see if this catches on as desks will have to respond. It could be a whole new class of work furniture.


Okamura is also pitching large multi-function desk tables - can you say Big Table Desking?

okamura low chairs and big desks

full scoop at Core77

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