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“We no longer think of chairs as technology; we just think of them as chairs. But there was a time when we hadn't worked out how many legs chairs should have, how tall they should be, and they would often 'crash' when we tried to use them...”

Douglas Adams

English Writer 

From our Library

History of the Chair

From the greek Kathedra, latin Cathedra (seat), the old french chaiere, chaire or chaise, to today's Chair; the concept has become an institution. Here, we present a general glance of its never-ending journey.

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The Healthiest Chairs in the World

A modern look at the healthiest chairs on the planet. From Buoy and Swopper Stools, Ongo and Kneeling Posture Seats, all the way down to Core and Spinalis Chairs. Are comfort and health sworn enemies? Let's find out.

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Massage Chair or Massage Therapist?

Where does an Automatic Massage Recliner stand compared to a human massage therapist? Let's find out the differences between each option.

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We're a group of researchers and enthusiasts who recognize the importance of the chair as a tool in humankind's history, and how it's becoming increasingly more relevant with time. Learn more...

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