Why are office chairs so basic?

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update You know the aches and pains after sitting for hours on end, or the general discomfort of a wonky chair? Those things don’t happen by accident. A bad chair is a bad chair. A good chair—or a great chair, as we’ll discuss—is a complete game-changer.

If your next question is “what exactly makes a chair great?” you’re not alone.

It’s kind of a weird question with a complex answer. But that’s why we’re here. Let’s debunk some myths, talk about solving the problems caused by a bad chair and find out how to dominate the work-from-home (WFH) game.

All chairs are created equal

This couldn’t be further from the truth. Now, many chairs actually do look the same. Truth be told, most of them aren’t eye-catching. Visualize any old office chair and you’ve got an idea of what the average chair looks like. And therein lies the problem: average isn’t good enough, especially right now. How long have we been working from home? We’re willing to bet that most people don’t have supportive chairs in their WFH space (no, bar stools and kitchen chairs don’t count).

“Dining room chairs don’t cut it,” said Monica Laverman, Senior Manager of Merchandising for HON. “When you look at WFH trends, the No. 1 thing that employers are looking at for their workers is the chair. If you have an uncomfortable chair—whether you’re at home or in the office—you know.” For example, you’ll typically sit in a dining room chair for an hour or two at most (think about holiday dinners). HON Basyx® office chairs are specifically designed to be used for four hours or longer, eliminating the worry of regretful back pain at the end of a long day. Basyx® is made for the WFH life, with affordable and comfortable chairs that are delivered right to your door. But for now, back to busting myths. *cracks knuckles*

A good chair is too expensive

Let’s blow this one out of the water. Do some chairs carry hefty price tags (often for no good reason at all)? Absolutely. Does a great chair have to break the bank? Absolutely not. This is where Basyx® is a perfect fit. Basyx® is commercial-grade furniture for the small business or WFH setting, meaning it’s durable, designed for style and function and it’s not going to cost a fortune.

Everyone should be able to get the right chair, especially if working from home. That’s what Basyx® is all about.

Office chairs are ugly

Can we partially bust a myth? Is that allowed? We’ll admit: we’ve seen office chairs that we wouldn’t proudly display in our living room. Those should, uh, stay in the office. But that’s where the inspiration for basyx® was born: bringing style and comfort to anyone who simply wants a better chair. Comfort is one thing. Comfort with a sharp, striking look is the sweet spot. Check out these beauties.

Ok, let’s regroup here. The right office chair is built for YOU. Ergonomics matter. No chair is going to give you the proper support for a long day of sitting if it wasn’t designed to do so. We never skip the details. HON seating promotes healthy posture and pressure distribution, and this is accomplished through lumbar support, adequate seat width, seat depth adjustment, armrests and seat height adjustment. basyx® is no different. Basyx® is built for better work, and it’s built to make getting quality products (i.e., chairs) easier than it’s ever been. Click the link below and let’s get the ball rolling.

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