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Office Chair Trends in 2019

Office Chair Trends in 2019

Anyone who works a desk job in an office environment knows hat sitting all day can really affect the health and wellbeing of your body. After a long day in a chair that doesn’t fit your body well you may go home with some serious aches and pains- most commonly in your back and neck. Office furniture designers are moving toward functional pieces that not only look beautiful and stylish but are also suitable for the working-class man or woman who sits for extended periods of time at a desk. 

Office furniture trends, and chair trends in particular, are moving toward designs which offer better support and comfort so that you can get through the day without any aches or pains.

Ergonomic Support

Right off the bat, ergonomically designed office chairs are among some of the most popular designs in the office furniture world and their benefits are unparalleled! In simple terms, economically deigned office chairs are made so that they fit to your body in more natural way as to support your spine, neck, arms and head. Office chairs were previously stiff and square-like, which caused a bunch of ache and pains in various places. If you suffer from neck and back pain after a long, hard day’s work, then purchasing an ergonomically designed office chair is definitely the route to go.

AS office work environments become more and more common in the technological age, more and more of the world’s workforce finds themselves working in an office environment sitting behind a laptop or desktop computer. Social scientists, architects and furniture designers have realized that comfort may indeed equal productivity and a more motivated workplace. This is why comfortable; user friendly and ergonomically designed office chairs and other forms of office furniture are a very popular trend nowadays. 

What to look out for:

  • Contoured frames
  • Built-in lumbar support 
  • Back angle adjustment 
  • Curved arm rests 
  • Flexible backs and fabrics
  • Levers to adjust seat height, arm rest height and tilt

Mesh Backings

Like ergonomically designed chairs, a mesh backing provides further comfort to the sitter. The most attractive advantage of having a mesh backing is the ventilation it can provide over other types of chairs. Fabric and leather chairs do not allow for the free flow of air, and when sitting in an office for an extended period of time, this can become quite uncomfortable. This ventilation is better for your blood circulation and general workplace comfort. 

What to look out for:

  • Breathable Fabrics 
  • Air circulation systems 
  • Mesh materials

Metallic Finishes

An emerging trend with office chairs in 2019 is the emergence of metallic and sleek finishes as made possible by the use of light weight metals like aluminum and stainless steel in some cases. Metallic finishes on any type of office furniture looks really smart, upmarket and professional and it is for these reasons why the trend has come about. Metallic finishes on office chairs also look very modern, sleek and even futuristic. 

What to look out for:

  •  Light weight chairs
  • Metallic and modern looking finishes 
  • Sleek designs 

Visit IXAXA furniture today and find your perfect office chair in a variety of trendy styles on ixaxaoffice.co.za

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