Of the components that comprise today's workplaces - from cubicles and workstations to reception areas, conference and teaming rooms and the
executive suite - perhaps the most important is the office chair. This is where the office workforce spends the bulk of its time. The importance
of seating is due to its direct impact, either positive or negative, on the comfort of employees and their productivity. Business owners and
managers will do well to pay attention to employee comfort because a comfortable working environment helps retain talented personnel. In contrast,
an uncomfortable or tired worker is an unhappy worker, one who might be tempted to take his or her talents elsewhere.
This fact is not lost on office solution suppliers such as EQA Office Furniture, which offers a tremendous selection of ergonomically correct
executive office chairs, task chairs and stackable chairs in modern and traditional designs. Today, manufacturers of quality office chairs offer
product lines that address comfort and productivity issues in designs that are functional, stylish, practical and affordable, says EQA's Bruce Mallett.
The company's space planning and project management experts are available to help select office chairs for any application from the cubicle to the board room.
Task chairs make up the bulk of office chair purchases and are largely used to furnish seating in office cubicles, work stations and teaming areas.
Features common to most designs are mobility using 5-star roller bases in black or polished metal finishes, armrests and the capability of being
adjustable for seating comfort. Extended height task chairs equipped with footrests are available with or without arms and are commonly employed in
laboratories, design and architectural studios. Aesthetics are addressed in the wide variety of leather, vinyl, fabric and mesh upholstery options to
blend or contrast with the general workplace decor. Most task chair designs are mirrored in side or guest chairs used in office cubicles and work
stations, although additional options are available with structural elements in attractive mahogany, cherry and other wood grains. These designs are
frequently found in the company's reception room.
Leather executive office chairs used with executive office desks likewise complement task and guest seating. Roller mounted and adjustable, executive
office chairs generally are equipped with high backs although mesh and medium backs are available for use around board room and conference room tables
and for the reception desk.
Stackable chairs largely fulfill the utility seating requirements in the office such as in cafeterias, or for use in hotel or conference center meeting
rooms. They are available in a broad selection of colors and styles, with or without arms and casters.
With its ability to negotiate bulk pricing from leading manufacturers of office chairs, EQA can pass savings on to its customers by offering discount
office chairs. Savings range to 50% in virtually all configurations - task, manager, stackable and conference. As with other EQA offerings, these come
with a 5-year warranty and generally ship within 5 days.