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LEANING IN

The chair every remote worker wants hasn’t been invented yet

AP/Frank Augstein
AP/Frank Augstein
  • Anne Quito
By Anne Quito

Design and architecture reporter

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As reality sets in for many workers that they’ll be stuck at home for the foreseeable future, many have found themselves pining for a proper ergonomic chair.

A dizzying number of choices are available online, from budget options to sleek designer models. But one problem is universal: Office chairs tend to look, well, office-y. Despite the prevalence of the residential theme trend in office design (referred to as “resimercial” in industry parlance) in recent years, it appears that none of the big commercial furniture manufacturers have designed a convincing high-performance chair that blends in with the rest of our homes.

“It’s certainly top of mind for us right now,” says Meghan Dean, director of ancillary partnerships at Steelcase, the world’s largest office furniture manufacturer. “We’ve certainly expanding our thinking about what is a great-looking ergonomic solution.”

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