The Steelcase Cobi Chair: an independently commissioned review

Independent Overall Rating: 7 of 10  Pros: The Cobi Chair is a truly good looking piece of furniture. It’s light, modern, sophisticated even, and it’s vibrant; the colors are bold and mood-enhancing. The similarity of the design to Apple computers and appliances is striking without being plagiarism, and it’s a bright, satisfying style. Cons: Not extraordinary in any performance field; not especially comfortable or…

Herman Miller Celle Chair: an independently commissioned review

Independent Overall Rating: 6 of 10   Pros: The adjustments and the price point on this chair are hard to beat. Cons: It’s not handsome, overly comfortable or supportive. It’s average in practically every category, or slightly above average. Overall Rating: (6/10) The Celle Chair is better than big-boxes, but a lesser Herman Miller product. The price point however makes it very attractive. Product Review…

The Herman Miller Caper Chair: an independently commissioned review

Independent Overall Rating: 7 of 10  Pros: The chair is simple, flexible, and practical. Cons: Not built for heavy duty usage behind a desk. Overall Rating: The Caper Chair performs it’s duty effectively, colorfully, and stylishly. It fills multiple roles in the office with aplomb, and it’s plenty comfortable to boot. It’s not high performance, and it’s not great for long days behind a…

The Bungie Executive Chair: an independently commissioned review

Independent Overall Rating: 6 of 10    Pros: It’s a unique chair at a good value. Cons: It’s not particularly well designed for performance, support or ergonomics. Overall Rating: The Bungie Chair is comfortable over intermediate lengths of time, looks good, and is certainly unique. It suffers along ergonomic, design and performance lines, and receives an incomplete environmentally. All in all, a pretty good chair…

Amia Chair Employee Review by Geneva

Day 1 The Amia Chair is insta-ergonomic technology that has my back. I can honestly say that I have never been happier about a chair switch in my Smart Furniture career — now, I have only had three switches so far, but I’m trying to magnify the fact that this is by far my favorite. I did a little pre-switch research and discovered that the design…

Amia for Health: LiveLumbar

The Steelcase Amia features a unique adjustable back support known as LiveLumbar technology. What Amia buyers will notice immediately is the effortlessly responsive fit that the LiveLumbar provides. What they may not know is just how important this feature is for their overall well-being. The lumbar segment of the spine consists of the lower five vertebrae, located just above the pelvis. This portion of…

The Amia Chair’s Design Story

Amia was created in the Steelcase Design Studio by Bruce Smith in collaboration with Thomas Overthun of IDEO. The idea for Amia came out of the recent surge in high-tech, high-priced office seating that are long on bells and whistles but short on feel. Overthun teamed up with Steelcase to make this idea a reality. The result of productive collaboration between two of the most respected…

Keyboard Trays: The Quickest Path to a More Ergonomic Office

If you’re looking to make your workspace more ergonomic, the easiest, most affordable change you can make is installing a keyboard tray to your desk. No other product is more cost efficient or effective at bringing your body into proper positioning and alignment. While a keyboard tray seems like an unintuitive place to start, consider how you typically work every day.Most keyboards sit on…

Herman Miller and Charles and Ray Eames

Herman Miller furniture has always been built and designed by some of the greatest industrial designers in this country and abroad. But for an incredibly fruitful period in the late 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s, the company had the privilege of working with and distributing the furniture made by Charles and Ray Eames, possibly the greatest industrial designers of all time. The partnership was a…