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Working in a standing position or choosing the ideal office chair?

Since the beginning of history, man has lived in motion: his aim was to hunt, to escape from danger, to run. Today, in order to survive, man has sat down and comfort has led him to a highly sedentary and not very dynamic lifestyle, especially in the world of work.

Companies are increasingly looking for super ergonomic and design chairs for their employees to increase their productivity. At the same time from the North comes the new trend of working in a standing position, a new vision of “healthy working”, with “up & down” desks whose top can be raised and lowered according to each person needs or with keypad and PC with adjustable height.

So what would be the ideal solution to work in the best way: eliminate the office chair or choose it according to your needs?

Standing up helps concentration, circulation and helps burning more calories. It also reduces distraction, but for those who work in the office from eight to ten hours it is unthinkable to do it standing up constantly. So “sit-stand” alternation of sitting and standing could be the ideal solution. Working standing for at least 10/15 minutes every hour reduces sedentary behaviour and the negative effects caused by inactivity.
Keeping a correct ergonomic posture is a rule to follow both when you work standing up and when you work sitting down.

For this reason it is also necessary to choose a good office chair, whether it is for an operative or executive desk. In the last few years, all the office chair manufacturers have made great progresses in terms of ergonomics – the main criterion for choosing an office chair. The most important features that a good office chair must have are:
– the possibility to adjust the height, inclination and depth of the seat, especially when working on different operating supports;
– good materials that guarantee flexibility, durability and stability;
– an anatomically shaped backrest that follows the line of the column and has a lumbar support;
– must guarantee correct posture and, above all, optimal support for the arms and back.

In conclusion, for those who work at the desk it is always recommended to stand up from time to time and try to work standing up for a while. The right impetus for change increases innovation and with it also the business.

The cheapest automatically lifting desk on the market : $399

Stand Desk

Stand Desk

Introduced as the cheapest automatically lifting office desk on the market, the Stand Desk has already obtained $ 84,608 on Kickstarter from 209 people. It will be for sale at a price of $ 399, that is to say, at least twice cheaper than its competitors, and quite inexpensive.

We have already seen that sitting down for long hours each day, reduces productivity, harms your health and even reduces life expectancy.

What‘s got to offer this office table compared to others? Being built with recycled materials, using a third of the components of other desks, this table is much cheaper. Moreover, it can be raised or lowered automatically by touching a button. The absence of stabilizer bars in the center gives more legroom or even room for drawers.

Mirra 2 by Herman Miller at Milan design week

During the furniture design week in Milan the new Mirra 2 by Herman Miller was presented by the designers Studio 7.5 to La Mercanti. The Mirra 2 ergonomic chair will be available next summer 2013.

As work evolves, and we become more active, flexing from individual to collaborative work in an instant, Mirra 2 moves with you, at one with your body. When you sit, Mirra 2 adapts to you instantly. Shift and it dynamically supports even your slightest movements. By rethinking every part of a successful design, we made Mirra 2 leaner, lighter, and so responsive it supports you wherever you go. Mirra 2 advances how you sit.

Given the agile ways people work today, we found the idea of a highly individualized personal chair is still valid. So Mirra 2 follows the same principles at the original design, with advancements to virtually every aspect. By inventing a method for merging a fabric layer with polymer veins Studio 7.5 developed an intelligent support structure called the Butterfly Back that makes the chair more responsive. The new seat design increases air flow. A reinvented Harmonic tilt creates a smooth and balanced feel when moving from one posture to another.

These advancements join the athletic attitude and intuitive adjustments of the original design to make Mirra 2 reassuringly familiar. It’s the same spirit in a new, trimmer body.

Standing, sitting, reclining–changing postures is good for the body

Standing, sitting, reclining–changing postures is good for the body, and ergonomists say we should do it frequently. Movement keeps the disks in the spine hydrated and increases blood flow, pumping oxygen to the brain and improving focus and productivity. Our bodies send us reminders to move; it’s important to listen to them.

Watch our “Work Better Video” to learn more, by Herman Miller.

Antenna by Knoll

Antenna by Knoll, designers Masamichi Udagawa and Sigi Moeslinger. Antenna Workspaces begins with a simple structure—the table—that is inherently collaborative.

The top rests on a base composed of two steel end legs and two tubular rails that span between them, linked by cast aluminum cradles. The result is an extraordinarily strong table. Antenna Workspaces desks and storage elements create highly efficient focused work areas for open plan environments and private offices.

Design office furniture

From the reception area to individual, combi, open-plan, workstations and directors’ offices, LaMercanti offers design office furniture solutions for the entire organisation. Guided by the rules of modern office design and tailored to meet the customer’s needs.

The key to LaMercanti‘s success is the company’s ability to give shape to always new syntheses of aesthetic refinement, technological innovation and passion for details: distinctively Italian values, to furnish today’s and tomorrow’s world.

La Mercanti offers comprehensive assistance to the customer in the form of spatial planning, specification of products and project management.

Italian office chairs: buy directly from Italy

A crucial element of office environment is the office chair.
Investing in ergonomic office chairs means investing in the most important resources of any company: the human resources.

Paying attention to the needs of your employees by investing in special Italian office chairs when needed helps to improve company morale and that has a positive effect on your bottom line.

La Mercanti has the mentality that conceives man first and foremost, combining innovation, comfort, relax and ergonomics, essential ingredients to offer premium products ranging from the CEO executive armchairs to presidential, from manager chairs to task operative and meeting room chairs.

Materials, finishes, fabrics and coverings are adapted to satisfy precise requirements both in practical and aesthetic terms: easy maintenance, comfort, resistance to fire and wear.

Sitland, Luxy, Arper are only some of the brands that La Mercanti delivery everywhere in the world: buy online directly from Italy, delivery everywhere in the world.

Ola wins the Good Design Awards 2009

Ola by Martex, is a modern, prestigious and elegant desk design that furnishes the office space as the home space in a personal and original way.

In April 2009, in Prague, there was the sixth edition of International Fair PRAGOINTERIER, which was attended by the most famous Brand in the furniture design world. Here, Martex Office already received the prize New Design for Ola desk designed by Mario Mazzer. Now this home-office desk, in the “furniture” section, wins also the Goods Design Awards 2009, a prestigious and international prize.

Why these prizes?
The high level of the desk is the result of the particular shape and the value of materials. The strength of the elliptical shaped basement is further complemented by the 15 mm transparent crystal glass top with a black or white serigraphy printing. Round top in mdf white lacquered and Cristalplant base.

Executive office desk, Ola round table is also used as a meeting table and, many times, is required as dining table.