Activity-based office changes the role of task chairs.
As the design of office spaces shifts towards an activity-based model, the use of individual furniture items is also changing.
Knowledge workers may not necessarily spend their time sitting in the same chair and in the same position for hours on end anymore, but in various meeting spaces, depending on their duties. One space might be for standing and another for sitting and enjoying a cup of coffee. A third might be for group work at a round table, while a fourth could be for meetings. As a consequence, task chairs are also changing.
It is increasingly important to offer good chairs that suit each situation and their surroundings. Chairs that are ergonomically adjustable in a very versatile way are still needed by some, but not everyone.
Chairs that are ideal for a few hours of use, and that suit the look of the office and the varied needs of users are assuming a growing role.
New models to complement the Sola family
The popular Sola chair range designed by Antti Kotilainen has been supplemented with anticipated conference and lobby chairs.
Base options include the sled, disc or wooden base, and the conference chairs come with castors on either a fixed or height-adjustable base. The conference chairs have either a low or high backrest. The height adjustment and rocking mechanism also mean that this chair can also be used as a task chair for short-term work.
The Sola product family now offers a wide range of alternatives from universal chairs to lobby chairs. There is also the option of choosing among the 98 colours in the Inspiring Colours range for the metal parts of the chair, which makes the product even more versatile.