9to5 Seating had a great NeoCon this year! Despite the lower attendance for the show overall, the buzz over 9to5 Seating at this year’s show was electric.
This year, 9to5 Seating moved to a new and larger showroom (Ste. 1095) reflecting our growth, passion and values that continue to drive us. The larger space allows 9to5 Seating to display our broad portfolio of products as well as entertain and host events, like our Monday night Sips + Seating party!
Also, this year, 9to5 Seating won two prestigious product design awards for the HÅG Capisco: the Interior Design Magazine’s HiP Award and Metropolis Magazine’s MetropolisLikes x NeoCon award. 9to5 Seating is proud to receive these two distinguished awards and will continue to add more high design products to our portfolio, like Jax, Kip, Mila and Sol.
9to5 Seating is honored to announce two more prestigious awards for the innovative seating product, HÅG Capisco—the Interior Design’s HiP award and the MetroposLikes from Metropolis magazine. Both honors were announced at NeoCon 2021, to recognize the very best in pioneering design.
HÅG Capisco’s unique ergonomic design has made the chair an international award winner for decades. The HÅG Capisco allows for self-directed comfort, encouraging movement and natural repositioning with supportive treaded foot plates on the base. Designed with a curved seat to promote organic upright positioning, it strikes a perfect natural angle to extend the spine and opens the chest, for comfort and beating fatigue.
Interior Design’s HiP award recognizes innovative products and highlights achievement in product design. MetropolisLikes from Metropolis magazine spotlights groundbreaking design from around the world.
“We are proud to receive the prestigious HiP and MetropolisLikes awards for the HÅG Capisco. These awards exemplify 9to5 Seating’s continued commitment to providing high design products.” said Dara Mir, President and CEO of 9to5 Seating. “We can’t wait to reveal the new products we have planned for our portfolio.”
9to5 Seating is proud to announce that our chairs have been approved for BIFMA Compliant. BIFMA Compliant is an industry-wide registry of furniture products that conform to BIFMA safety and durability standards. Compliant provides clarity to the market by differentiating products that meet established industry standards.
With an array of options available on the market today and recognizing that individuals and organizations are now outfitting home office environments, BIFMA seeks to help all consumers make confident furniture buying decisions. The registry is a resource for both specifiers and buyers to quickly identify quality products that comply with safety and durability standards.
9to5 Seating is excited to announce an accessible new leather card with high-quality, top grain selections from Europe. This card features a variety of leathers, grades L3 to L5, from entry-level to premium quality. Highlands from 9to5 Seating comes in black for broad appeal while a selection from Green Hides includes new pattern Vulcano in addition to existing Sierra and Lena offerings. All patterns are bleach-cleanable—ideal for today’s market. The new card complements 9to5 Seating’s broad textile program of carded, graded-in and COM offerings.
The new leather card reflects the ever-changing market with fresh colors, textures and grains for ultimate customization. The Sierra and Lena patterns have expanded to include new, on-trend colors. And newcomer Vulcano integrates color and texture, combining distressed leather with the durability of modern tanning in a greater variety of neutral colors.
With bleach cleanability becoming a must in today’s market, the new leather card offers the security and confidence consumers are looking for. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the World Health Organization recommend using a bleach solution to disinfect against today’s healthcare challenges. Highlands, Sierra and Vulcano use a 10:1 water-to-bleach solution while Lena takes a 48:1 water-to-bleach solution.
Order your leather card now or check out the patterns on Chair Designer, CET and 2020. Memo samples are available through 9to5 Seating and Green Hides.
9to5 Seating is excited to introduce the HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls. Its elegant curves are coupled with a unique shaped seat that promotes a natural upright position. Choose between three cylinder heights to sit at a traditional desk, perch at a sit-stand desk, or alternate between the two. We think everyone should try the HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls. That’s why we’re launching the HÅG Capisco giveaway!
Enter now through June 27, 2021, for a chance to win your choice of a customized HÅG Capisco or HÅG Capisco Puls (Grade D or lower). On Monday, June 28, we will announce three lucky winners on our social media.
How to enter: There are multiple ways to win.
1. First, make sure you follow 9to5 Seating on Instagram. Look for the giveaway post and like the post. Then tag 2 friends in the comments. For an extra entry share the giveaway post in your story and tag @9to5seating. You can tag and share multiple times for extra entries.
2. For another entry opportunity, you can also enter the giveaway by going to our Chair Designer and customizing your own HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls. Download the PDF and send it to email@example.com. You can do this multiple times for extra entries. Visit Chair Designer at https://chairdesigner.9to5seating.com/.
The much anticipated auto-return option has been added to the Lilly and Jax swivel models (BA20P/S). An auto-return cylinder brings the swivel back to its original front position after a person exits the lounge or side chair. A perfect complement to collaborative spaces.
9to5 Seating is launching Kip, a groundbreaking all-mesh stacking chair and stool collection. The new line elevates the multipurpose space and combines unprecedented style and convenience at an accessible price point.
Kip features a level of design and support that sets it apart from other seating in this category. Its all-mesh construction comfortably relieves pressure points, while supporting up to 300 lbs. The collection is easy to clean and disinfect with just a 1:10 bleach-to-water ratio.
Built light with mobility in mind, Kip was created for spaces that see a rotating group of users in the course of a day such as cafés and large public areas. Its angular frame complements the chair’s seat and back lines in Black or Dove Gray mesh and plastic. Models include side chairs, counter-height stools (24” seat) and bar-height stools (29” seat). Sides stack nine on the floor or 24 on the optional dolly. Counter and bar stools stack five on the floor.
Kip is backed by 9to5 Seating’s lifetime warranty and has achieved BIFMA LEVEL 1 and GREENGUARD Gold certifications. Kip starts at $295 List.
Innovation meets versatility in the world-renown HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls—deceptively simple task seating that packs a design punch. 9to5 Seating is excited to announce the US arrival of the HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls — movement task seating solutions timed perfectly with the active seating movement. The HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls, designed by legendary designer Peter Opsvik, have curved seats, reminiscent of a saddle to promote natural upright positioning along with treaded footrests for relaxation or to help you shift into different positions.
Choose from three cylinder heights on both the HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls for sitting at a traditional desk, stretching out at a standing desk or alternating between the two. The HÅG in Balance®trademarked technology allows for continuous motion, making the shift into your next posture easy and intuitive. Go ahead and start off sitting with legs forward, or face left or right while using the backrest as elbow support, or even sit facing backward with your torso against the backrest. The standard seat slider and the height-adjustable back accommodate a variety of users. Both the HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls are rated to 300 lbs.
Outfit your HÅG Capisco with the textile of your choice: woven, coated, or even leather from 9to5 Seating’s carded or graded programs or COM/COL. Boasting a similar form as the original HÅG Capisco, HÅG Capisco Puls comes in Black, Petroleum and Light Gray plastic with either an upholstered pad or removable upholstered full cushion.
At 9to5 Seating, we know a small carbon footprint matters to you—and the planet. HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls are frontrunners in eco-friendly seating. From first inspiration through design and production, the ecological impact of these chairs has been a top consideration and priority. By minimizing the number of components and types of materials, we maximize our impact as mindful creators in environmentally responsible seating. HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls are 90% recyclable and easy to disassemble for responsible sorting.
A companion chair to the HÅG Capisco, the polypropylene HÅG Capisco Puls is designed for conference rooms, lobbies or shared workspaces—anywhere that sees shorter sitting periods. Put HÅG Capisco Puls in team spaces and HÅG Capisco at your primary workstation.
HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls are backed by 9to5 Seating’s limited lifetime warranty and have achieved BIFMA LEVEL 1 and GREENGUARD certifications. Both are built with over 50% recycled material and are rated to 300 lbs. HÅG Capisco starts at $1450 List, HÅG Capisco Puls starts at $975 List.
We took a look at some of the bad habits that may have crept in for those working from home, and suggest five tips to help improve health, wellbeing and happiness in the home workspace.
For many of us, 2020 was a year of significant change, not least the way we worked. Those of us lucky enough to have been able to carry on our roles while working from home may now have been doing so for over 10 months, and what started as a novelty has become routine, blurring the lines between your work life and home life, and letting bad habits set in. Here are our Home Office Tips, to help you improve your health and wellbeing, increase productivity, and reclaim a better work-life balance.
Keep it tidy
If you are anything like us, your home office desk serves as a multi-functional space with clutter from the previous year. Without regular cleaning, it is all too easy to let your home workstation slide.
Give your workstation a deep clean, sorting the trash from the treasured, and make a concerted effort to keep it that way. Set yourself the goal of either a daily or weekly cleaning of your desk, including wiping down all the surfaces and sorting out your work equipment. A clean desk is energizing and inspiring and will help you stay focused and ultimately be more productive at your tasks.
One of the biggest problems with working from home is inactivity. When facing a heavy workload, our natural reaction is to sit at our desk until it’s done, leading to hours and hours of inactivity. Without the commute to work and with all meetings and calls taken at your desk, the amount of movement and activity in our lives can take a drastic decline.
2021 is the year to put that activity back into your daily routine. Once an hour you should get up and move for a couple of minutes. The classic example is to get up and do a set of stretches to reset your body. For some people it’s hard to keep to such routines, so another way of keeping moving is to write out a list of short chores you need to do, and every hour do one of those.
Watering your desk plant, putting a load in the washing machine, taking the trash out, emptying the dishwasher, playing with your dog – these are all tasks that take a couple of minutes, but require you to take a step back from your work and get your body moving. What’s more, they are useful tasks that help you keep on top of your domestic life.
Fewer video calls – More audio calls
With much of the world going through various stages of lockdown over the past year, video calls have become the de-facto meeting format for many, and not just for work, but for socializing too. There is no doubt that they have been incredibly useful for replacing face to face meetings, but their increasing usage has led to what has been dubbed “zoom fatigue”.
This idea stems from how we process information over video. The only way we can show we’re paying attention to video is to look into the camera, but in real life, we rarely stand 3 feet away from a colleague and stare into their face. Having to engage in a constant gaze makes us uncomfortable and tired, leading to fatigue.
For 2021, we recommend reducing the Zoom meetings, keeping them to the conversations when they are necessary, and try and engage in more traditional phone calls, or keep your camera switched off when you converse via your messaging platform.
Assess your workstation
By now you should be all too familiar with the way you are working from home, and if you haven’t already, your workspace is long overdue for an assessment. Is the layout of your equipment optimized for your comfort, performance and wellbeing? Is your furniture suitable for the long hours you are spending at your desk?
If the answer is no to these, we strongly recommend assessing your options. Having your chair at the right height is very important when it comes to lasting comfort and wellbeing, as is ensuring your keyboard, monitor and various equipment you use is set up to help combat poor posture and the effects of sedentary behavior.
Other ideas you could look at are sit-stand desks, which can really have a positive impact on your overall health, and active seating such as theSol task chair, which offers a greater range of flexibility and movement, promoting more movement while seated, without any effect on your focus and productivity. Sol’s pivot-back technology enables torsion rotation and side-to-side movement, making each sit an experience that’s catered to-and unique to-each user.
Take your lunch away from your desk
We’ve all done it. Meetings extending into your allocated lunch hour, a stack of work to get through… It’s all too easy to grab your lunch and eat at your desk as you continue with your work. This isn’t a new phenomenon either.
There are huge benefits from taking your lunch break away from your desk – not only will it help you keep moving and keep your desk tidy, but it also helps to relieve stress and give your brain a break from your work tasks, allowing you to refocus in the afternoon and be more productive.
If this was you in 2020, then try and take a step back this year and have your lunch somewhere else in your house, away from the distractions of work, and leave your phone and laptop behind so no one can disturb you.
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