The Jellyfish Chair
Here at Space Planning UK, we have been trialling a new type of office chair – the Jellyfish. It is unlike any other office chair in that it doesn’t have a back, or arms, or even a wheeled base, and yet it is claimed to be one of the best ways of sitting. The secret is an inflatable balance ball (like the type you see at the gym) and a metal frame that holds it sturdily in place. As the chair has no back it naturally encourages you to adopt an upright position as it is impossible to slouch in it.
The question is how did perform in the real world and after a month are we going back to our standard office chairs? Well in fact it performed surprisingly well – it is possible to adjust the firmness – simply by increasing or decreasing the amount of air in it (via the included pump) and it is comfortable even for extended periods of time. Speaking as someone that has battled with back issues for many years I was sceptical, but I love it – it actually helps strengthen your core as your body uses it’s own muscles to support you rather than relying on a chair back. I for one have decided to ditch the standard office chair and now use just the Jellyfish.
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