Working from home (WFH) looks set to stay in 2021 and whilst it definitely has its advantages, spending hours each day hunched over a makeshift desk isn’t one of them. And with poor alignment and posture linked to all sorts of back, neck and shoulder problems, creating a home workspace that gets the job done and protects your health, feels like a shrewd investment.

Enter Boss at Home – a new collection of customisable, hand-crafted office chairs and desks for the home from workplace furniture specialists, Boss Design. A vanguard of British heritage, engineering and design, Boss Design has supplied office furniture to more than half of the UK’s FTSE 100 companies. Now its team of UK based designers, master craftsmen and ergonomists (people who study the impact of workplaces on health and productivity) have turned their attention to the home, distilling all their know-how into a collection that delivers big on both style and substance. 

Not only that but clever 3D visualisation technology at www.bossathome.co.uk allows you to ‘try before you buy’ and experiment with a multitude of colour, finish and texture combinations. Take Ola, an elegant, ergonomically engineered chair that will work just as well around your dining table as it would in your work space. Minimalists will love the sleek simplicity of classic walnut and oak whilst those with a more adventurous streak will enjoy making a statement: off-setting a duck egg blue seat with a burnt orange lacquered base for example. Or if iconic design is more your thing, then cult classic Kruze will tick all your boxes. Kruze can be upholstered in butter-soft leather from Scottish connouisseurs, Muirhead, or pick from a selection of 16 beautiful, durable fabric hues. Opt for a star base with or without castors or add a contemporary twist with a bold orange, kakhi, teal or yellow painted lacquer sled base.

'As working from home continues for many people, we need a better understanding of the impact that overlooking the importance of good posture and alignment can have on long-term health'

Aesthetics aside, Levent Caglar, Senior Ergonomist at FIRA (The Furniture Industry Research Association) International, explains the importance of protecting muscoskeletal health:

 

“The correlation between the way we sit when we work and our muscoskeletal health is well documented. As working from home continues for many people, we need a better understanding of the impact that overlooking the importance of good posture and alignment can have on long-term health. Our bodies simply aren’t designed to be static for long periods of time. Sitting in a chair with a fixed back all day, for example, can reduce mobility and result in muscle fatigue and reduced blood and oxygen supply to the brain. Static postures can also have a detrimental effect on the intervertebral discs in the spine and poorly positioned armrests can cause us to slouch, shrug our shoulders or lean in. And over time, what might begin as a series of minor niggles can escalate and cause serious musculoskeletal disorders, eventually resulting in time off work”. 

 

Mark Barrell, Design Director at Boss Design, adds:

 

“The arrival of Covid19 forced many of us to adapt to working from home almost overnight using whatever space and equipment we had available to us. But several months in and with home working now a long term option for many, we need to think about how our DIY workspaces could be affecting our long-term health and wellbeing. At the same time, we know that buying furniture for your home is an investment so Boss@Home chairs and desks are designed to be the ultimate multi-taskers. Encouraging good posture and alignment, these are covetable pieces for design-savvy professionals who want hard working furniture that will complement their homes, families and lifestyles. And our commitment to the highest quality, sustainable materials mean you can feel good about your purchase as well as confident it will stand the test of time.”

Hand crafted in the UK, the Boss@Home collection takes task seating to a whole new level with intelligent design like the multi award-winning Trinetic. As the world’s first fully certified task chair to provide dynamic support without the need for manual adjustments, Trinetic's three individual pivot points, flexible seat and backrest form a ‘cradle’ for your back that intuitively supports the thousands of micro-movements you make every day as you work. 

Prices start at £160 and vary depending on what model, fabric and finish you select and for new customers we’re offering an introductory site wide 15% discount. Simply enter HelloBoss at checkout.

About Boss Design

Boss Design is a leading furniture manufacturer designing innovative solutions for the world's workspaces. Established in 1983 in Dudley in the West Midlands, Boss Design has gone on to redefine how commercial space works, introducing a range of high-quality products and solutions that bear all the hallmarks of British engineering, craftsmanship and cutting-edge design. Today, over thirty years later, Boss Design is revered the world over for its pioneering developments and staunch ethical standards as well as our commitment to design and manufacturing excellence. Boss Design now operates across five continents with four strategic production facilities located in the UK, North America, the Middle East, and the Far East. www.bossdesign.com

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