A new trend is taking over the office furniture industry when it comes to seating, and more often mesh office chairs are making their way into offices all around the world. While executive leather chairs used to be the norm when it came to high end seating this simply isn’t the case anymore, with different kinds of upholstery becoming available that still provides comfort while having a modern styling at the same time. Not to mention a more affordable price tag. Mesh office chairs may appear to be relatively different than a traditional office chair, however, as far as functionality is concerned they are just like any other office chair on the market. While the idea of mesh seating may come as a surprise, this concept has actually been around for quite awhile and has a lot of advantages over other types of upholstery options.
A key benefit that mesh chairs possess over any other office chair upholstered in fabric or leather is the breathability the mesh material has to offer. The ability for an office chair to breathe, can essentially be compared to a pair of shoes. If you are wearing leather boots, your feet will not have a lot of room to breathe. On the contrary, if you are wearing a pair of flip flops your feet have easy breathability. Think of a mesh chair as a pair of flip flops in this situation. Now imagine wearing a pair of boots in the hot summer season in a humid state such as Florida. Breathability would be severely limited, however if you had flip flops on (or a mesh office chair to sit in) you would be much more comfortable.
In a traditional office chair, the fabric or leather tends to absorb heat causing the chair’s seat and back to get hot. This can lead to a feeling of discomfort and loss of productivity during the work day. This is primarily due to lack of ventilation which does not allow for air to flow through the chair but rather gets entrapped in it instead. In a chair upholstered in mesh, the seat and back are perforated allowing for easy air flow and ventilation. This also allows for a regulated temperature, never getting too hot or too cold. This can especially be of advantage to those that live in regions that experience a rise in temperature during the summer months, as a mesh chair will keep you sitting comfortably all throughout the year no matter the season.
Along with breathability and ventilation, mesh office chairs also allow for freshness even after years of use. More often than not leather chairs tend to hold onto odor as do some fabric chairs. Due to the perforated surfaces on mesh chairs, air is consistently passing through the chair making it impossible for odor to cling to the material.
Mesh office chairs also offer the utmost durability, a key feature sought after by many perspective chair buyers. Although fabric is used to make the mesh material, the fabric is very tightly woven making it less likely to rip or tear as it might on a traditional office chair. Although mesh is woven tight, comfort is not compromised and most find mesh to be a more comfortable option over any other type of upholstery. If you are looking for a durable, reliable chair option that is a little more modern in style it might not hurt to try a mesh office chair.
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After making a flickr account today, I got the idea to take mass amounts of pictures of my workplace so everyone could see how Sitbetter operates and where us Sitbetter employees work everyday. So enjoy this short little picture tour I created and get to know us a little bit better!
If you find yourself spending more and more time in your office chair, do you feel yourself growing warmer as the day moves forward? Are you wishing you hadn’t worn that sweater to the office? Well, turn around and look at the chair. If you haven’t done so already, it might be easier to stand to do this. Is it a fabric other than mesh? If so, you should seriously consider making a change. There are all types of mesh chairs now-a-days. From an executive mesh chair to mesh office chairs for the receptionist, assistant, staff, or whoever sits for long periods of time, can certainly benefit from these cooler ‘fabrics.’
Cutting back on a piece of equipment you or your employees spend so much time with, is not forward thinking. A serious lack of focus can occur when someone is uncomfortable, and the staff member is up all the time stretching, or possibly even dealing with physical ailments directly resulting from having to sit in an uncomfortable chair. Injuries like this can occur more often than not now-a-days. If you are not placing the right amount of finances to your seating, you’re probably making a mistake.
If you’re thinking the price of mesh office chairs are expensive then you should consider that mesh chairs don’t remind you how long your day is and they also last for many years. If you spread the cost, or amortize the cost, of the chair out over a ten or more year period, you’d see the cost actually associated with a mesh chair is not so expensive after all. Mesh office chairs, depending on factors like model, size and advanced features will influence the cost, but they can range roughly between $200-$500.
Mesh chairs meet a variety of tastes with countless models and colors. With the assortment from leather grid, deluxe, matrix, and an array of colors, the right mesh chair can provide the utmost comfort during the long work day.
Not to hype anything up from a particular company, but I have to when the item seems like it is going to be a smash hit. This office chair is setting itself up for that, because its so darn simple and so darn sleek. With the mesh seat craze, this mesh office chair will be a great substitute to the Aeron because the mesh on the liberty chairs (which this chair gets its mesh from) is so darn comfortable and non abrasive. Combine that with the principles of Humanscale, and I don’t think they can really miss – assuming the price point is right, something we will make sure to get right, at least. I am excited to see this chair at Neocon…
Check out the PDF review of the chair here – its from the show in Germany – kind of like Neocon, but in Europe. Haven’t been, but I hope to. In the review, there is another chair mentioned, the Embody. I don’t know much about it yet, but I will. Keep checking in, I’ll keep you posted.
If you don’t know about Neocon, well, it is interesting…I’ve been twice, and it can get fun…The furniture world is crazy like that. I’ll post later about the Neocon Furniture Expo.