The ‘Backstory’ of the Office Chair


As you lean back in your synchro-tilt, height adjustable, lumbar supported, cushioned, breathable, rolling office chair, do you ever stop to think how you came to occupy such a comfy perch? Business Life offers a look at the history of what you’re sitting on right now. From the 1800s all the way to the 21st century, users have craved both functionality and style. But the ergonomics revolution in the 1970s has vaulted comfort and adjustability to the top of the “must have” list when it comes to office seating design. Although today’s chairs look more high tech than the beautifully hand crafted chairs of yore, they can still be works of art. Click through to explore the evolution of what is arguably the most important type of office furniture you use every day.


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