7 Things You Didn’t Know About Office Chairs Part 5

September 25, 2018

 

#5) The Rise of Mesh-Back Office Chairs Singapore

When shopping for new office chairs Singapore, you’ll probably notice that many are designed with a mesh-fabric back. Rather than featuring a solid material like leather or cotton-stuffed polyester, they have an open fabric through which air flows. The actual seat cushion is typically still solid. However, the back contains an open mesh material.

 

Mesh-back office chairs originated in the early 1990s, during which Herman Miller released its Aeron chair. As you may recall, this era was defined by the dot-com bubble. Countless tech startups were rising to fame by launching successful web-based businesses. With this new-age revolution came the need for a comfortable, ergonomic office chair – a need that Herman Miller fulfilled with its Aeron chair.

Named after the Celtic god, Aeron, the Aeron chair was once ranked as best-selling chair. It’s even featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s (MMA) collection.

 

One of the defining characteristics of the Aeron chair is a mesh back, allowing air to circulate more freely. When workers sat in traditional office chairs for long periods of time, they would get hot and sweat.

Furthermore, the mesh material is more flexible and elastic than traditional material used to make office chairs. It can stretch and flex without breaking, which is another reason for its popularity.

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