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You don't have to be Irish this March to get lucky!
At Sitbetter, as some may have noticed, we love to center our promotions around holidays and occasions people enjoy celebrating. With a month largely focused on Saint Patrick's day, luck of the Irish, and pots of gold at the end of a rainbow; what better way to start March off than with an opportunity to get green by giving green! Beginning March 1, 2010 12:00 a.m. PST through March 17, 2010 11:59 p.m. PST, Sitbetter.com will be running an exclusive promotion for our customers who purchase a product/products on our website.
Customers who purchase $50 or more(before taxes) will receive a surprise amount of cash back on their purchase. The cash back will be between the amount of $1-$50 and the amount given back will be chosen at random. The amount of cash back received will not be negotiable and is final once applied. Can not be used on your purchase that day and can not be applied as a credit for future purchases. Will be applied as a refund to the card the purchase is made with.
Make sure you don't miss out on this limited time opportunity.
Are you ready for another batch of strange chairs for the month of November? Most designs are still in the prototype phase, but some are actually on the market right now. Would you want to sit in any of these? Not sure if I'd be willing to give up my office chair for one of these inventions but they are definitely very creative to say the least.
Volcanic Rock Chair
Ian Blasco's Metamorphosis chair looks like a left over piece of furniture from a volcanic eruption. But in reality, the chair is sliced by hand out of 16 layers of expanded polypropylene foam. (Source)
Made from 10,000 drinking straws, the Clutch Chair is an exploratory research piece created by Scott Jarvie. The development process of this piece was from an observation of the structural characteristics of trees.
The Klaps Stool by design studio Malafor. Klaps Stool is a stool by placing magazines between the wooden pieces. It has small wheels attached to the bottom pice, so it is easily movable. Hopefully you have a lot of extra magazines lying around for this invention!
The Waltz Lounge by Miso Soup Design, includes a winged chair plus ottoman, which can be hiden underneath the lounge when not in use. Pretty clever idea for storage if you ask me.
Two For One
Never thought the day would come when two chairs become one. The Silla Guara inside-out collection by Danic Design does just that. Created in Mexico city, it is only in the Prototype phase. The materials that make up this chair are red wood for the inner core and corian for the outer shell.
Sheetseat designed by Ufuk Keskin. Produced from a sheet of plywood and can be folded back to its flat form with only 3/4" thickness. It was exhibited at IDSA's Equilateral during New York Design Week. "Produced by cutting a sheet of plywood, the chair can be folded flat with 3/4" thickness. Easy production and minimal assembled volumes saves labor and energy for production and transportation."
"The Flux Chair combines design with the practical advantages of foldable furniture in an innovative way. Folded in, the Flux Chair can be easily carried as a case and stored completely flat, without giving away its final shape. Within 10 seconds the case transforms into a fullfledged design chair. It will be delivered mid 2009."
With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, it is almost time to whip out your credit card and get going on your holiday shopping. While most, like myself, procrastinate until the last minute to get their holiday presents, it is never too early to begin thinking about the perfect gift to get someone. There are always the standard presents such as jewelry and clothes to buy for someone, but why not think a little out of the box this holiday season? Instead of going for cliche presents, try a present that will last for years on end, that someone can use everyday, and can help them be more comfortable throughout the day. Try buying an office chair this holiday season for your friends, co-worker, loved ones, or even yourself.
Quality office chairs, that are not purchased at your nearest office supply store, can last up to 10 years if taken care of properly and maintained. A ten year life span for an office chair is comparable to a car's life span, and a good one can be purchased at 1/20th the price. Office chairs that are a little more expensive than your average office supply store chair are built to withstand the test of time and are extremely durable. They are also built to provide back support for sitting hours on end with ergonomics in mind. Most presents purchased for the holiday season have less than half that life span and tend to be forgotten about a few months after purchasing. An office chair will stay top of mind even years after purchasing.
The average office worker spends 8 hours of their day sitting in an office chair, meaning that they spend half of their entire day in a chair. In a lifetime that means an average office worker will spend 70,000 hours sitting in an office chair being on the conservative end of the spectrum. With spending such an extraordinary amount of time sitting in an office chair it is a worth investing in purchasing a superior chair for the holiday season. If worrying about whether an office chair that is purchased will work and fit someone you are buying the present for, all ergonomic chairs are made with that consideration in mind. Ergonomic chairs are built with adjustability in mind, meaning a person can adjust and tailor a chair to fit themselves exactly the way they want it to. For people of larger statute or people who are petite, some retailers, such as Sitbetter, offer special chairs just to meet the needs of these kind of people.
With family, friends, and even yourself working long hours everyday it is a priority to work these hours comfortably. While work is pretty much inevitable, being relaxed and healthy does not have to be. A present that would provide that comfort would be viewed as a valuable amenity to have. Many quality office chairs offer memory foam options, as well as options to increase the seat thickness to add extra comfort. Ergonomic office chairs also are built to provide comfort and decrease the risk of back pain and stress injuries that can occur in the future from bad posture or a bad office chair.
This holiday season when shopping for others or even yourself, keep the gift of an office chair in mind. It will be a gift that will be remembered for a lifetime and everyday when your recipient is sitting on it they will be reminded of you. Even if you are on a budget during these hard economic times, there are plenty of options that will provide all the factors aforementioned at an affordable price. Happy Holiday shopping and keep a look out for gift guides coming in the near future only at Sitbetter!
After searching for more crazy chairs to share I've found 5 more wacky and weird ones to add to our list!
5. Tank Chaircheap discount viagra
-content/uploads/2009/10/tank_chair.jpg">If you want a chair that can go anywhere, literally, then the Tank Chair is the right choice for you! This is a custom off-roading chair, "conquers streams, mud, snow, sand, gravel -- allowing you to get back to nature -- and you can also climb up and down stairs." It features motors built by NPC Robotics. I know I definitely could use these to climb the three flights of stairs in my house... *Source*
4. Animi CasaWho ever thought sitting on balls would be the next idea for a new chair? The Feel Young "is made of 120 soft and extremely pleasant balls. It can be used as a spare bed for unexpected guests." I don't think I've ever sat on a chair full of extremely pleasant balls...not even sure if I know what that means :-/ *Source*
3. Anthony Redmile Carved Armchair
The Anthony Redmile Carved Armchair is by far the creepiest devil chair I've ever seen, make that the only devil chair I've ever seen. To add to the creepiness of this chair is the fact that it is made with malachite bone. The chair was originally made in England in the 1960s and is a one of a kind creation. *Source*
2. Maxi lounge chair
Kinda looks like these two are sitting on a moon but really it is a slouch couch. "A six-foot diameter curved chair with a highly finished fiberglass shell and an upholstered interior. I'll admit that it does look comfortable but I'm not sure if two people would actually be able to fit on that comfortably.
1. Meat Chair
Don't be alarmed, the meat chair isn't actually made out of meat. Italian artist Simone Racheli had the artistic vision to transform everyday objects into meat. The products are made from plastic, wax, and other materials. They are not being specifically sold so don't get too excited! *Source*
The ingenuity and creative spirit of the overly bored individual should never be underestimated. It truly is amazing. For most, boredom leads to lounging around and, ultimately, to more boredom. But for a few brave souls, this time of ennui is channeled into something much bigger than the rest of us could fathom. When a lazy afternoon leaves you only with a leather office chair, an overactive imagination, and a desire to be extreme, anything can happen. Here is the list of the top 10 extreme office chair videos floating around the web:
This video makes our list because it is one of the largest office chair races we have ever seen. It is only #10 because it is in a library, and hey, how extreme can you be in a library?
This video loses some points because there is only a bike pulling them and they are on flat ground. They don't quite get up enough speed to do any real damage, but they're still just kids. Lets give them a few years and then see what kind of mischief they can get into.
Anytime you can combine sports and office furniture, you've got a recipe for extreme. The only problem with this video is that the sport is curling.
A standard 1 vs. 1 office chair race, but these guys mean business. From the sheer amount of will and determination shown by these two warriors, it looks more like a death race than anything else.
You don't always have to be on the chair for it to be extreme. Take these guys, for example. They are actually trying to avoid being on the chair and it's still pretty darn extreme.
If pulling a chair behind a bike isn't quite extreme enough for you, the next logical step would be to pull a chair behind a car. Or two chairs behind a car, and then make the car go at an impressively extreme speed.
Now that you've pulled a chair behind your car, there's nothing left for you to go for, right? Wrong, as evidenced by this guy who put his chair on skis and pulled it behind a boat.
Here ye, here ye. I proclaimeth that this video be truly extreme. Points for costumes and authenticty as well.
Just watching this video is enough to get your blood pumping, that's how extreme it is. When you attach a plastic lawn chair to a street louge and then take it to the mountains, you might not be sure how everything will end, but you know it will be extreme.
The most extreme office chair video out there. This is the definition of extreme. They don't really land any of the tricks, but that doesn't stop them from giving it their all. If you don't know how to skateboard, rollerblade, or bike, but you want to spend a fun filled extreme day at the skatepark, look no further than your computer desk. Enjoy.
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