Correct Posture Month

Did you know that May is Correct Posture Month and that having good posture is linked to numerous health benefits? And who doesn’t want to be healthy or stronger? So, besides doing what mom always said, “sit up straight,” where should you begin?

For starters, let’s look at your task chair. Does it promote erect posture? It should gently tilt the hips forward and support the lumbar spine. Armrests should be adjustable to align the forearms. Footrests or a bar should help keep the feet parked instead of kicking out, and height adjustability is a given. If you’re ready to specify a chair that checks all the boxes for ergonomics and takes a truly unique design approach, consider the HÅG Capisco from 9to5 Seating. Renowned product designer, Peter Opsvik, created a fresh take on traditional design with this office chair, and it delivers!

 

What else can you do after choosing a great task chair for better posture? Let’s start with the problem. Americans spend approximately 13 hours sitting each day. That’s a ton of time in office chairs! So, if you’re going to be sitting between four and eight hours each workday at the office, it makes sense to invest in an office chair that offers excellent ergonomics and naturally promotes better posture.

But what exactly is perfect posture? Trick question! First, according to the experts at posturemonth.org, there’s no such thing as perfect posture. It’s all about good posture, which comes down to moving, sleeping, exercising, and balancing your body. Let’s start with the basics and then dive deeper.

 

Tips for good posture at the office:
  1. Feet should be flat on the floor or using a footrest

2. Keep your shoulders relaxed with elbows at a 90-degree angle

3. Your keyboard should be at the same level as your elbows

3. A task chair that supports the lumbar spine is critical

4. Remember to take a 5-minute break every 30 minutes, stretch and walk around

So, whether you work in an open office, private space, lab, classroom environment, or just about anywhere else, if you sit at any point in the workday, the above tips can help improve your posture as well as a great task chair from 9to5 Seating. If the HÅG Capisco is a bit too progressive for your needs, consider Sol. It’s a timeless office chair with pivot back technology for torso rotation, side to side movement, adjustable lumbar support, a seat slider, and 6-way adjustable arms. The ergonomics on this chair were made for active seating. It’s no wonder that Sol is an award-winning chair, with accolades from Good Design and HiP.

With the basics in place, let’s go deeper on the topic of good posture. As it turns out, strength and regular movement are critical to maintaining good posture. The human body is designed to move around. For those who spend most of the workweek sitting, a strong core and regular stretching are even more important for good health. Unused muscles atrophy over time which contributes to body pain and poor posture. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, half of the computer users have posture-related back pain.

Start at home with a great night sleep and a supportive mattress. Try a pillow between your knees to provide pelvic support if you’re a side sleeper. For back sleepers, a contoured pillow helps promote easier breathing. Next, make sure your shoes are not worn out. Check the soles for even wear as well. Choose footwear that is supportive and comfortable.

At work, sit upright by holding your head up, over your shoulders, and your shoulders over the pelvis. Raise your monitor to eye level to prevent neck strain by looking up or down. Last, consider a sit/stand desk to help promote movement and standing throughout the day.

With a great night’s sleep, exercise, a great office chair, and these tips, you can improve your posture and overall health. Want to go even deeper? Check out this free posture app called Posture Zone. Use these tips for better posture all month and throughout the year.

HÅG Capisco Impresses this Marketing Agency

Pleasantly surprised and impressed – Dallas marketing agency MG Marketing shares their thoughts on adding the HÅG Capisco to their office.

When we first received the  HÅG Capisco & HÅG Capisco Puls, the team was skeptical. It’s different to say the least, and I wondered if these task chairs were really going to be comfortable or more of an over-the-top attempt at ergonomics gone wrong. I’ll cut to the bottom line for those in a rush. The only thing wrong was my faulty assumption about this clever task chair. These chairs are amazing! Read on…

First off, the unique saddle shape for the seat by Norwegian designer Peter Opsvik really helped nudge us toward better posture. Throughout the day each of us found ourselves naturally more upright and less slumped. But not in an exaggerated, unrealistic way. Instead, it just felt comfortable and right – refreshing. The treaded footrests seemed to help anchor us and keep the body aligned. I’m not sure if this is connected, but I noticed one employee using the chair at the max height with his sit/stand desk raised, and he rarely uses his desk above normal height.

Second, the padding and cushioning in the seat and backrest of the HÅG Capisco was like the Goldilocks story – not too soft, not too firm, just right. HÅG is known for their commitment to sustainable, premium materials and precision construction, and 9to5 Seating delivers on sustainability during the upholstery and distribution process. But don’t just take my word for it. The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA) has certified HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls LEVEL 2, a rigorous classification that requires third-party testing and certification. Our team felt great in the chairs and even better knowing these office chairs were responsibly and sustainably manufactured with over 50% recycled material.

Last, the “flip” was the surprise move with both chairs that really has our team convinced that these are the ultimate task chairs. What am I talking about? Just spin the chair around, rest your chest against the backrest, and use the ergonomic cutouts as armrests while working at a desk. I heard comments like “It felt good on my arms”, “seemed to help keep my posture up”, and “it was just fun to mix it up!”.

So if you’re wondering, “are these chairs really worth it?”. Our position is definitely yes! Besides the ergonomics, sustainable materials, LEVEL 2 certification and 9to5 Seating quality, these task chairs are just fun and really add a conversation-starter element to the office. Kudos to HÅG, designer Peter Opsvik and 9to5 Seating for a truly innovative product in the traditional space of office furniture.

HÅG Capisco Expands

 

Stool models are now available for award-winning HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls. Equipped with the same ergonomic award-winning saddle seat, the stools are available in a fully upholstered, upholstered seat pad and removable upholstered seat cover. The new stool models are a great fit for education and healthcare applications.

NeoCon 2021 Recap

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.

For a virtual tour of the new showroom, click the image below. Remember to roll over the hot spots to learn more about each of the products in our showroom.

Check out more photos from the new showroom and Monday’s Sips+Seating party.

Also, a huge thank you to our staff, operations team, factory teams, Bear Construction and Kuchar Studio for pulling this showroom together!

 

 

Pictured from left to right: HÅG Capisco, Vox, Sol, Mila
Pictured: Vox
Pictured from left to right: Luna Side and Luna
Pictured: HÅG Capisco Puls

Pictured: Sophie series
Pictured: Luna series
Pictured: Jax series
Pictured: Lilly lounge series and Offect Carry On ottoman
Pictured: Ellie Pro
Pictured from left to right: Vault, Cydia, Kelley and Kip
Pictured: Lilly counter height stool
Pictured: Clary, Neo Lite and Neo
Pictured: Sol and HÅG Capisco Puls

 

HÅG Capisco Wins Two Distinguished Design Awards

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.”

 

HÅG Capisco Giveaway

 

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 marketing@9to5seating.com. You can do this multiple times for extra entries. Visit Chair Designer at https://chairdesigner.9to5seating.com/.

HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls Now Available

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.