The Importance of Thermal Comfort

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A chair should “breathe;” its surface materials should provide comfort and allow conduction of heat and dispersion of moisture away from the surface of the sitters’ skin. A work chair should have a neutral effect on body surface temperatures, so that thermal comfort is not posture-dependent. What We Know People are more comfortable when ambient… Read More The Importance of Thermal Comfort

Herman Miller Embody Chair Review

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Mark Rico of Smart Furniture Spends a Week in the Embody Chair The folks here at Smart Furniture were curious about Herman Miller’s Embody Chair and how well it would affect their everyday work environment—so what better way to figure it out than to just sit in one! Mark Rico, our resident content specialist and SketchUp guru,… Read More Herman Miller Embody Chair Review

Matt Reviews the Aeron® Chair

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Everyone’s reviewing things these days. You’ll find independent reviews, purchaser’s reviews, and reviews that are just trying to pump up the product so you want to buy it. Well, we thought we’d get in on all the fun with an Aeron Chair review of our own. We figured that the best person to review a chair would… Read More Matt Reviews the Aeron® Chair

The Aeron Chair in Pop Culture

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What does it mean when a product that was produced and distributed in the business world makes its way into the cultural centers of the country? When it becomes a fixture of art museums and television programs, when the identity and the look of the chair become copied and repeated until they become the standard… Read More The Aeron Chair in Pop Culture

Charles Eames

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Charles Eames was the driving force behind the Eames’, and before he met his wife Ray, he worked very successfully for many years. It was he who founded the architectural office in 1930, and he who set the tone for the earthy, radical designs that would make them famous. Born in St. Louis in 1907,… Read More Charles Eames

Younger Furniture: Younger Furniture:

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Since the great exodus of the 1990s, North Carolina, the once furniture capital of the world, looks more like a showroom than industrial giant. Younger Furniture never got the outsourcing memo, and while other brands were moving production to China and Indonesia, Younger kept building great sofas in their High Point manufacturing facility. American-made quality… Read More Younger Furniture: Younger Furniture: