That vintage furniture may look pretty, but when you consider what it lacks in ergonomics, you see the benefit of upgrading to the latest designs. This is because today’s commercial office furniture has the worker in mind — the worker who spends eight hours a day, five days a week at that desk and chair.
Ergonomics may not have even been a word when some older model office furniture was made. In those days, not as many people worked a desk job. But today, when so many people sit in front of a computer, a desk and chair that accommodate the human body make a big difference — in comfort and productivity.
Looking & Functioning Differently
Today’s commercial office furniture looks a whole lot different because it’s made using ergonomic principles. For example, some desks are made for people with back concerns. These allow them to adjust their desks so they can stand up all day or even part of the day. What a difference this makes for people who suffer from back problems. With these changes, they’re able to focus on work instead of the pain, which makes for a happier, more productive worker.
Modern chairs are different, too. They’re large, adjustable, and woven with air holes to allow for breathing space, as well as strength. These are designed to swivel and move easily to accommodate the users better. And despite a light appearance, they’re durable enough to last for years. Employers find these ergonomic models are much better for business.