A Classic Paris Apartment Filled With Outré Design

With his thoughtfully arranged collection of Joe Colombo furniture and minimalist art, an exhibition producer has made an appealingly unexpected home for himself.

#art, #chairs, #colombo-joe-1930-71, #design, #furniture, #hauserwirth, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lamps-and-lampshades, #paris-france, #sculpture, #springdesign2022

In New York, a Magazine Editor Who’s Also a Furniture Maker

This year, Emmanuel Olunkwa was named the editor of Pin-Up — and debuted his own playful yet minimalist designs.

#chairs, #content-type-personal-profile, #design, #furniture, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #olunkwa-emmanuel, #t-presents-2021, #tables

An Artist Couple Who Live Among the Furniture They Create Together

Though they maintain separate practices, Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson regularly collaborate on hand-hewn pieces that are subtly autobiographical.

#art, #chairs, #design, #handicrafts, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #jackson-johanna-artist, #johanson-chris, #sculpture, #t-presents-2021, #tables, #wood-and-wood-products

The Artist Who Dreamed Up a Kaleidoscopic Basketball Court for London’s Canary Wharf

Yinka Ilori brings color and joy to an eclectic array of projects, whether he’s reimagining public spaces or designing furniture and housewares.

#architecture, #art, #chairs, #content-type-personal-profile, #design, #furniture, #ilori-yinka, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #t-presents-2021

For a New Generation of Woodworkers, Form Follows Function

In response to the colorful, zanier side of modern furniture, some American craftspeople are returning to elemental, straightforward and handmade pieces.

#chairs, #design, #desks, #furniture, #green-river-project, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #judd-donald, #t-design-and-luxury, #tables, #wood-and-wood-products

‘The Opposite of Airlines’: When Larger Audiences Require Fewer Seats

Yes, the comfy chair. The War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco put in roomier seats just in time to try to lure audiences back from the couches they got used to during the shutdown.

#chairs, #classical-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culture-arts, #dancing, #furniture, #geffen-david-hall-manhattan-ny, #height-stature, #hudson-theater-manhattan-ny, #koch-david-h-theater, #lyric-opera-of-chicago, #opera, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-ballet, #san-francisco-opera, #shilvock-matthew, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #war-memorial-opera-house, #weight

Squishy Furniture, Like Sweatpants, Is In

Versatility is not the only reason blobby sofas and chairs are back in style.

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8 Items for Your Home That Do More Than One Thing

The pandemic has redoubled the need for flexible furnishings.

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The Googleplex of the Future Has Privacy Robots, Meeting Tents and Your Very Own Balloon Wall

The company that helped popularize open office plans and lavish employee perks is trying to reinvent office spaces to cope with workplace sensibilities changed by the pandemic.

#alphabet-inc, #architecture, #chairs, #computers-and-the-internet, #desks, #furniture, #google-inc, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #pichai-sundar, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tables, #workplace-environment

After Threats to Turn It Into a Toilet, a Confederate Monument Is Recovered

A stone chair dedicated to Jefferson Davis has been returned to the United Daughters of the Confederacy after a group calling itself White Lies Matter claimed to have stolen it.

#cemeteries, #chairs, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #davis-jefferson-f, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #robberies-and-thefts, #united-daughters-of-the-confederacy

Chairs Technica: We review two new models from Anda Seat

Last October, we reviewed a pair of gaming / home office chairs—Secretlab’s Omega and Anda Seat’s more explicitly gaming-themed Fnatic. After several weeks of daily use, the Anda Fnatic took the crown for “favorite chair in the Salter household”—so when Anda offered two more models for review, we snapped them up.

Those two models are the Kaiser 2 and T-Pro 2, neither of which has an explicit esports team affiliation like the Anda Fnatic’s. This means a more austere appearance—particularly in the case of the T-Pro 2, which doesn’t share the Fnatic and Kaiser 2’s neck-height “wings.” Much like the Fnatic, these are excellent chairs—but having all three on hand at once made it clear how important picking the right chair for you and your body really is.

Unboxing and assembly

Assembling the Fnatic, Kaiser 2, and T-Pro 2 chairs all follows the same, simple blueprint:

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#chairs, #gaming-chairs, #home-office, #tech, #work-from-home

‘Smart’ Office Cushions Track Workers by the Seat of Their Pants

A Chinese tech company wanted to track its employees’ health, but a human resources manager began inquiring about time away from their work stations, setting off a debate about workplace surveillance.

#chairs, #china, #research, #science-and-technology, #workplace-environment

For an Exercise ‘Snack,’ Try the New Standing 7-Minute Workout

During pandemic lockdowns, many of us learned the importance of short home workouts. Take the 7-Day Well Challenge for a new exercise video and more ways to keep moving in 2021.

#chairs, #content-type-service, #exercise, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #walking

Arse Technica rolls again: We review the All33 Backstrong C1 chair

Not too long after reviewing the Anda Fnatic and Secretlab Omega gaming chairs, I began getting offers of review samples for other chairs. The most curious of the bunch was the one we’re reviewing today: the $599 All33 Backstrong C1.

The Backstrong C1 touts itself as chiropractor-designed—the chiropractor being Dennis Colonello. Colonello teamed up with industrial designer Jim Grove to build a chair that supports and allows movement of “all33” of the vertebrae in a sitter’s spine. Colonello, based in Beverly Hills, has served as a sort of chiropractor to the stars for decades—which perhaps helps explain the new chair’s laundry list of A-list celebrity endorsements.

Design and appearance

The design itself is eye-catching and perhaps even a little visually befuddling. The seat and lower back are mounted on a pivoting horizontal axis, independent of the upper back of the chair, with open space visible in an arc separating the two. The overall effect is reminiscent of mod furniture—the late sixties and early seventies’ vision of futuristic design.

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The best Cyber Monday 2020 deals for working from home

Vari Standing Desk with a monitor and laptop setup

Enlarge / Your home office can always use some sprucing up, especially when it’s your main place of work. (credit: Corey Gaskin)

By Cyber Monday, most of us have been through the home-office setup phase of working from home but, with lengthening timelines to return to the office, Cyber Monday might be a good time to grab some of the essentials or upgrades you’ve been eyeing. Maybe the time has come to finally get the office chair that makes you feel like you’re floating or the desk that floats, er, stands up with you. Or perhaps you’re starting to run out of desk space or disk space and need something to organize or offload the clutter.

Whatever the case, we’ve found deals on some of our top picks for work-from-home gear, as well as a few high-value deals on Macs, Surface devices, iPads, noise-canceling headphones, and much more.

Note: Ars Technica may earn compensation for sales from links on this post through affiliate programs.

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The $900 tCentric Hybrid chair is a solid Aeron alternative

Let’s get this out of the way: The Aeron is better. But not much, and that’s the story here.

The tCentric Hybrid starts at $900 and offers serious comfort and support for the tireless worker. There are endless adjustment levers, knobs, and options. The chair is available for ordering with a bevy of accessories and add-ons. The one I’m sitting in has the optional headrest, which I’ve found comforting as I’ve spent hours behind my desk napping while I hide from my family.

The chair is built like a rock. It’s solid and heavy and pretty in an industrial way. The lumbar support is ample, and the seat has plenty of cushion — but not too much! — for my middle-aged backside. Please don’t mistake what I’m saying: This is not a lounge chair. This is an office chair, but it’s still comfortable.

The Hybrid chair has all the options one would expect. Every bit is adjustable, including the lumbar support, which has an inflatable bubble that can be pumped up or released on demand. The arms are endlessly adjustable, too, nearly to the point of fault. There’s no way to lock the armrests in place.

I received this tester about 2 months ago and pushed aside my Herman Miller Aeron to test it. Do I like the tCentric Hybrid better? Not really. They’re about the same to me though it took about a week of fiddling to get the tCentric Hybrid to the same level as the Aeron.

The version I’m testing is outfitted with several add-ons and they’re wonderful. The company offers this chair with dozens of options. Need it taller? Okay, order a larger lift. Have long legs? It can be ordered with a longer seat. It’s available in a number of cushion options, too. You get the idea.

These chairs are built by ergoCentric in Mississauga, Ontario, and the company is expanding south into the American market. Chairs from ergoCentric are available through third-party retailers or directly from the company through a sales channel.

The Hybrid Mesh Back chair starts at $900, and that’s the rub. It’s nearly the same price as the coveted Herman Miller Aeron. I’ve used the chair for two months, and I’m not dying to switch back to my Aeron. Two months in, I’ve dialed this chair into a comfortable working throne and intend to keep using it for the foreseeable future. There are dozens of these Aeron alternatives on the market, and from what I’ve seen, the tCentric Hybrid is among the best thanks to its build quality.

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The Pandemic of Work-From-Home Injuries

Chiropractors report a surge in problems as millions of workers have spent months clacking away on sofas and beds and awkward kitchen counters.

#chairs, #chiropractors, #computer-monitors, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ergonomics, #laptop-computers, #telecommuting, #text-messaging, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

This Is Not a Desk Chair

The pandemic has put video game equipment in unusually high demand. The gaming chair is ascendant.

#chairs, #computer-and-video-games, #ergonomics, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Newly Minted Work by a Change Artist

Johnny Swing makes furniture from coins with each design requiring thousands of nickels, quarters, half-dollars or dollar coins.

#art, #chairs, #currency, #furniture, #sculpture, #skowhegan-school-of-painting-and-sculpture, #swing-johnny

The 7 Things You Need for an Ergonomic Workstation

If you’re working from home indefinitely, it may be time to upgrade that home office.

#chairs, #computer-keyboards, #ergonomics, #headphones-and-headsets, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Older and Stuck at Home? Expert Advice on Fitness

Experts who study exercise and aging offer tips for older adults during the coronavirus lockdown.

#chairs, #elderly, #exercise, #legs, #quarantines, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

My Long, Unending Journey to Find Perfect Office Equipment

Ergonomics are important, but remember, there’s no one solution for everybody.

#chairs, #computers-and-the-internet, #desks, #ergonomics, #furniture, #office-supplies-and-equipment, #telecommuting, #your-feed-wirecutter

Sitting Is Bad for Our Health. Should We Squat More Instead?

Our bodies may be evolutionarily adapted to continual muscular activity, something we don’t achieve with chairs.

#chairs, #cholesterol, #evolution-biology, #exercise, #hadza-tribe, #legs, #muscles