In Your Guide to Understanding Office Furniture-Part 1, we covered Casegoods. We took you through the basics of selecting and buying casegoods, including the different types of casegoods, their features and benefits, and the terminology.
In Your Guide to Understanding Office Furniture – Part 2, we’ll take you step by step through everything you need to know about Panel Systems & Systems Furniture, Storage & Filing and Office Chairs & Seating.
If the subject of “cubicles” makes you think of cramped boxes, Our Guide to Panel Systems & Systems Furniture might help you think outside the box. We’ll walk you through the basics of creating productive, efficient and – yes, it’s possible- stylish office cubicles. You’ll learn how to create versatile and adaptable office workstation systems that meet your needs now and offer complete flexibility for future growth and change.
If you think you have too much stuff, maybe the real problem is not enough storage…or the wrong kind of storage. Our Guide to Storage & Filing will explain what you need to know to keep your files and supplies handy and your office organized. Topics include storage& wardrobe cabinets, bookcases, shelving and filing cabinets.
Nothing affects the comfort of your employees, visitors and guests more than your choice of office chairs and other types of seating. Our Guide to Office Chairs & Seating covers computer and task chairs, conference chairs, guest chairs, lounge seating and drafting chairs & stools.
An ergonomically-designed office chair is an essential element of a modern office. If you’ve already done your homework and found the perfect ergonomic chair for you, congratulations. You’ve chosen a chair with all of the features you need. But they won’t help you if you don’t use them. Just follow these simple guidelines to get the most benefit from your chair.
A Good Office Chair Should Work as Hard as You Do! – A comfortable office chair is the most important element in creating a productive, healthy workspace and a healthy productive YOU!
There are many different styles of ergonomic office chair, but the center of every chair is the mechanism. To make your chair work for you, you have to give it a little help.
Read the Instructions That Come With Your Office Chair! – Your office chair control mechanism is designed to put comfort at your fingertips. Spend a few minutes with your instruction manual and experiment with the various control features. Don’t worry, it won’t break the chair. Office chairs are tougher than you think.
Now adjust! (Your chair, not your attitude). Control mechanisms vary widely and provide different degrees of adjustment. Most office chairs, however, have adjustable-height seats and backs and adjustable armrests. Here are a few basic adjustments you can make to start you on the road to working comfort.
Seat Height Adjustment – Adjust the height of the seat so your feet rest flat on the floor and your thighs are parallel to the floor. Your hips should be slightly higher than your knees. There should be a space equal to the width of 3 or 4 fingers between your knees and the edge of the chair. This will help avoid pressure on your thighs and allow good circulation in the legs.
Back Height Adjustment – Adjust the backrest height so it conforms to the natural curvature of your spine and provides support to the lumbar or lower back area. This will help you maintain correct posture and alleviate back pain and fatigue.
Armrest Adjustment – Adjust the height of your armrests until you can gently rest your elbows and forearms and your shoulders are in a relaxed position without hunching or raising upward. This will help reduce shoulder, neck and back strain and minimize the risk of pain.
Keep on Adjusting – Don’t adjust your office chair once and forget about it. As you become more familiar with the adjustment features, use them reposition yourself throughout the day. If you perform multiple tasks, adjust your chair to provide maximum comfort for each task.
Take command of your comfort! ATD offers a wide selection of ergonomic office chairs at low discount prices. Choose from a wide variety of unique and distinctive styles from manufacturers your know and trust. Our selection of Office Star ergonomic chairs includes the popular Space Air Grid Series and ProLine Series ProGrid mesh chairs. We also offer the innovative Ergohuman mesh chair by Eurotech as well as the latest styles in ergonomic office seating from Allseating, Dauphin, HON, Humanscale, Neutral Posture, Nightingale and OFM.
It’s a pain to work a 9-to-5 day when your office desk chair quits on you by 11AM. If pain, stress and fatigue are an everyday part of your job, it might be your chair that’s the problem, not your job. You may be working an 8-hour day in a 2-hour office chair.
A well-designed, comfortable office chair is the most important element in creating a productive, healthy workspace and a productive, healthy YOU!
ATD-AMERICAN offers a broad selection of office chairs that put you in command of your comfort. Choose from adjustable ergonomic chairs, breathable mesh chairs, heavy-duty big & tall chairs, genuine leather chairs, side or guest chairs, multi-shift 24 hour chairs , keyboard-compatible computer & task chairs, conference chairs and executive & managerial office chairs.
Most of our office chairs are in In Stock and Ready to Ship, so you’ll be sitting comfortably in just a few days. In the meantime, take a few minutes to relax and stretch with Cubicle Cal. He’ll help take the stress out of waiting.
Are you working an 8-hour day in a 2-hour office chair? It’s a pain to work a 9-to-5 day when your office desk chair quits on you by 11AM. If pain, stress and fatigue are an everyday part of your job, it might be your chair that’s the problem, not your job. A well-designed, comfortable office chair is the most important element in creating a productive, healthy workspace and a productive, healthy YOU!
Choosing the Best Office Chair for YOU - An office chair is more than just a piece of office furniture you sit on. Your office chair is the command center of your workspace. The best office desk chair for you is one that is specifically designed for the type of work you do. There are three major categories of office chairs:
Ergonomic office chairs, also called computer chairs or task chairs are adjustable office chairs ideal for individuals whose jobs require long periods of sitting. They are the best office chairs for individuals who spend most of their time at computer desks. A good ergonomic chair adjusts easily to let you move freely as you go from task to task and provides support for your back, legs and arms as you change body positions.
Executive chairs and managers chairs are swivel chairs designed for those who don’t use a computer frequently or for long periods of time. The ideal executive office chair has a high, wide back, a deep seat and the ergonomic features needed to provide hours of comfort during long workdays. Some users may also prefer knee-tilt or other swivel chair tilter mechanisms.
A stool is an ideal choice for anyone who regularly performs precision or repetitive manual tasks for extended periods of time at a work desk higher than the traditional 29 or 30 inches. Drafting stools are higher than typical office chairs and include a ring or other foot support mechanism above the base.
Take command of your comfort. ATD offers a wide selection of office chairs at low discount prices, including adjustable ergonomic, breathable mesh, heavy-duty big & tall, genuine leather, side or guest chairs, multi-shift 24 hour, keyboard-compatible computer & task, comfortable conference and executive & managerial office chairs.