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The consequences of a bad chair
Health

The 5 consequences of sitting on the wrong chair

We spend many hours hunched over a computer. The wrong chair can impact our health.
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home office gaming setup
DesignOffice Space Design

Gaming Setup – 10 Great Tips

With the emergence of remote and hybrid work, people are spending more time working and relaxing at home. 10 ideas for creating a good all-in-one ...
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DesignFAQ's

Types of Leather for Office Chairs

Leather, Bonded Leather or Faux Leather Office Chair? There are big differences between the types of leather used for office chairs.
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ErgonomicsHealth

Ergonomics of a Standing Desk

What are the ergonomics of a standing desk? What types of height adjustable desks are available and how should you use them?
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sit stand converter
ErgonomicsHealth

Advantages of a Standing Desk

Using a standing desk can decrease the risk of lifestyle related illnesses and increase our physical wellbeing.
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gaming office chair
DesignErgonomics

Gaming Chair vs Ergonomic Office Chair – Which is Best?

Are you uncertain whether to get a gaming chair or an ergonomic office chair? What are the benefits of each type of chair, and which ...
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Health

Why an ergonomic chair has even more relevance in a 4-day work week

A 4-day work week can result in people sitting continuously for long hours, making an ergonomic chair a "no brainer".
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orthopedic office chair
DesignErgonomics

What is an orthopedic office chair?

Ergonomic and orthopedic office chairs are very similar. What are the major differences and which is best?
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office chairs for short people
DesignErgonomicsHealth

Choosing the Right Office Chair for Short People

Office chairs are made for the "average" person and finding one that provides good support and comfort for shorter people is not always easy.
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EQUINOX Executive Office Chair with STAR arm rests
DesignErgonomicsHealth

Modern office chair with mesh backrest – Good or Bad?

Mesh back chairs have become extremely popular. Are they comfortable and what are their pros and cons?
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Health

Mental Health in the Workplace

Globally, Covid-19 triggered a 25% increase in general anxiety and depression. Annually, mental health causes a loss of over 12 billion workdays. What are the ...
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DesignErgonomicsHealth

Best Office Chairs for Tall People – A Comprehensive Guide

For a tall person, choosing an office chair that provides good support and promotes a healthy posture, can be a real challenge.
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how to measure yourself for an office chair
ErgonomicsHow to Guide

Buying the Right Office Chair Online: A guide to Measuring Yourself

With a few simple body measurements, you can quickly select an office chair online that actually matches your physique.
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Is the Alya task chair better than the Humanscale Liberty?
DesignFAQ's

Expensive office chairs: Alya vs Humanscale Liberty

Comparing the Humanscale’s Liberty and Alya Task chair. Which is best?
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How to prevent Workplace Burnout
Health

9 tips on how to prevent Job Burnout

Employee burnout is something that can impact every organisation. Here are 9 steps to prevent Burnout.
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work from home and the office is hybrid work
Office Space DesignWorklife

Work from Home

COVID-19 forced many people to work from home. What jobs are available and what are the essential prerequisites to make working from home a success?
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causes of upper and lower back pain in the workplace
Health

Back Pain in the Workplace

80% of office workers report having back pain at some point in their careers. Causes of upper and lower back pain are often attributed to ...
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quiet quitting
Worklife

10 ways to prevent Quiet Quitting

Burnout and remote work are being blamed for the rise in quiet quitting, a phenomenon where employees do the “bare minimum” at their jobs. 10 ...
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DesignErgonomics

Comfortable Office Chair

8 key requirements for your office chair to improve your health and wellbeing. The latest trends in selecting a Comfortable Office Chair.
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remote work in south africa
FAQ'sWorklife

Remote Work – Pros and Cons

Remote work has gained a lot of traction globally and in South Africa, but what is it and will most people be working remotely in ...
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DesignErgonomics

What is the correct ergonomic height for my desk, computer monitor and office chair?

Correct height settings for sitting and standing at work
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high back swivel office chairs available in south africa
DesignErgonomics

Swivel Chairs for Home and Office

A stylish and ergonomic swivel chair is a great choice for anyone looking to increase their productivity and comfort while working at home or in ...
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small home office ideas
Office Space Design

Home Office Ideas

Working from home doesn't need to be challenging. Setting up a small home office can be a very exciting and rewarding experience. Here are 15 ...
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DesignHow to GuideOffice Space Design

Call Center Office Chairs

Call center operators work 24/7 on a multi-shift basis. With multiple users, these workers need chairs that are comfortable, robust and highly adjustable.
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future of work in south africa
Worklife

Future of Work

Hybrid work, e-commerce and digital technologies will continue to shape the future of work both in South Africa, and around the globe. How will this ...
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top article to read before you buying office and desk chairs
How to Guide

Office and Desk Chairs

A desk chair for your office can impact your performance as well as your health and wellbeing. What should you look for BEFORE you buy?
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office pod
Office Space Design

Office Pods: The Pros & Cons

Soundproof office pods have become popular around the globe. Pods can be large meeting rooms, or as small as a phone booth to accommodate an ...
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ergonomic desk chair
How to Guide

How to choose the right ergonomic desk chair

Because our body shapes are all different, there is no "one size fits all". How do you select the right ergonomic desk chair?
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Worklife

Hybrid working – Is the office still relevant?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the role of the office, with many employees switching to hybrid work or working permanently from ...
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modern high back chair design
DesignErgonomics

Chair Design – Important Factors to Consider

The design of a modern high back office chair is not a simple process and may have a profound impact on your health and wellbeing.
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adjusting the lumbar support on an office chair
DesignErgonomicsHealth

Back support for an office chair – why it’s important

One of the most important features on an office chair is adjustable back support.
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high back or mid back chair
DesignErgonomicsFAQ's

High Back Office Chair

Mid Back or High Back chair? Does it make a difference? Which one is best for you? Here are 7 questions to help you decide ...
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leila mesh office chair
DesignErgonomics

Best office chair – 6 factors to consider

Trying to choose an office chair for yourself can be confusing. Let us make the process a whole lot simpler.
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Office Space Design

Visitor Chair: 10 factors to consider

Looking for a visitor chair for your office? The 10 important factors to consider before you make a purchase.
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study desk and chair for students
DesignOffice Space Design

Home Office Chair – 10 important features

Without the right equipment and home office setup, you increase the risk to your health. The 10 important features of a good home office chair.
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ErgonomicsOffice Space Design

Study chair: 9 Important Tips

The way we work and study at home has changed, especially in light of the pandemic. 9 tips for setting up your study desk and ...
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ergonomic desk office chair for sale in South Africa
Design

Ergonomic Chairs in South Africa: Choosing Your Ideal Seat

There are many options available, but what is an ergonomic office chair? What features must it have? How do you make the right choice?
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ErgonomicsOffice Space Design

Study Desk and Chair

You are immensely proud when your children are accepted into some form of tertiary education. Have you actually had a look at what your child ...
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height adjustable workstation | business furniture
DesignErgonomicsHealth

Best practices for ergonomics in the workplace

How to improve ergonomics in the workplace and reduce health risks.
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used office chairs and furniture for sale
FAQ's

Second Hand Office Chairs

6 critical factors to consider before buying second hand office furniture.
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DesignErgonomics

Heavy Duty Chairs – What you need to know

Heavy duty chairs need to be strengthened to withstand a 24/7 operating environment.
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computer chair
DesignErgonomics

Computer Chair

To reduce back and neck pain, there are 8 important features should you be looking for when selecting a computer chair for work or gaming.
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synchro mechanism | dynamic sitting
FAQ'sHealth

What is Dynamic Sitting?

Office chairs fitted with a Synchro mechanism, or synchronous chairs, promote dynamic sitting and improve ergonomic comfort.
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factory
DesignErgonomics

Factory, workshop and Industrial Chairs

To withstand the harsh work environment, industrial chairs have different requirements to normal office chairs.
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stress at work. How to manage and eal with work stress plus de-stress techniques
HealthWorklife

How to deal with stress at work

Work stress poses a threat to our health and in turn, to the organisation we work for. How to manage stress at work.
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ergonomic office chair
DesignErgonomics

Mesh seat office chair: The pros and cons

Mesh vs leather office chair? Which is better and should you buy one with a mesh back and upholstered seat, or full mesh?
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fabric for office chairs
FAQ'sHow to GuideProduct Care

What is the best upholstery fabric for office chairs?

Some fabrics are more suitable for office chairs than others, so what is the best option?
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FAQ'sHow to Guide

How to adjust your chair for the correct sitting posture

Office chairs have an array of levers and knobs to adjust the backrest, seat and armrests.
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ergonomic rating | office chairs
FAQ's

Ergonomic Rating

The Ergonomic Rating is a scientific evaluation system that objectively rates the ergonomic features of a chair on a 1 to 5 scale.
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best office chairs | best home office chairs | best affordable office chairs
FAQ's

Where to buy office chairs – Online or in a Store?

Buying a new office chair for work or home? Select the right store for you.
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Wellback 200 orthopedic chair what is the right way to sit
ErgonomicsHow to Guide

What is a good sitting position at the office?

In order to maintain a good posture and reduce potential health problems, it is important to sit correctly.
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automated fabric cutting | business furniture | Karo
DesignFAQ's

Why Automated Fabric Cutting improves quality

High quality office and casino seating requires advanced automation, like automated fabric cutting.
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is a kneeling chair right for me
DesignFAQ's

Is a kneeling chair a suitable chair for me?

The answer is 'yes', provided you are understand the principle of a kneeling chair and you use it correctly.
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DesignFAQ's

What is the best office chair armrest for me?

Adjustable armrests on office chairs range from simple height adjustable to multi-adjustable.
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can I buy direct or do I need to buy from a retailer
FAQ's

Can I buy Karo office furniture online and avoid the retailer?

Yes, you can buy directly from Karo. Visit our online shop or contact our sales department.
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moulded foam | office chairs | Karo
DesignFAQ's

What is the best foam for an office chair?

At Karo, we improve the comfort of our chairs by including moulded foam in the design of all our seats.
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FAQ's

Suppliers of Chairs for Home and Office

Here are companies other than Karo, that have a solid history in the office chair industry in South Africa.
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how slouching impacts your body
FAQ'sHealth

Breaking Back – What actually happens when you sit?

The anatomy of sitting and how it can cause headaches, shoulder, back and neck pain.
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Product Care

Cleaning and care instructions for your office chair

How to clean your office chair, including its upholstery fabric, wheels and other components.
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office chairs Johannesburg
FAQ's

Office Chairs Johannesburg

Visit our Johannesburg showroom to see the extensive range of chairs and accessories that we have on sale. Alternatively, buy online.
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laboratory
DesignErgonomics

Heavy-Duty Laboratory chairs and stools

Chairs and stools used in laboratories are quite different to normal office chairs. What is a heavy-duty lab stool?
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exercises for office workers
Health

The ultimate ‘how to’ video guide of exercises and stretches for office workers

Improve concentration and wellbeing while reducing stress.
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synchro mechanism on office chair
DesignFAQ's

What is the difference between office chair mechanisms?

Office Chair mechanisms are regarded as the “heart” of an office chair.
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FAQ's

Cheap Office Chairs: How they impact your health

Cheap office chairs – what do they REALLY cost me? Is buying a cheap chair really "cheap" over the lifespan of the product?
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Heathrow Heavy Duty Orthopaedic Chair
DesignErgonomics

Heavy Duty Orthopaedic Chair

If you are Big & Tall or work in a 24/7 environment and you have a back problem, you need a special solution.
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health risks of sitting too long at a desk all day include lower back, neck and hip pain
Health

Sitting Ducks: How to Protect Your Health in the Age of the Office Chair

Am I sitting too much? The answer is “probably”.
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height adjustable workstation
FAQ's

Office furniture Johannesburg – Buy instore or online

For the best advice, visit our showroom in Johannesburg and buy direct.
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modern home office and décor ideas for large and small areas
Office Space DesignWorklife

Home Office – how to select the best chair

“Congratulations, you can work from home!” Working from your home office sounds grand, but are you equipped with the right chair?
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microdesk document holder
ErgonomicsHealth

What are the health benefits of a document holder?

One of the best ergonomic accessories you can get is a document holder.
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Office Space Design

Boardroom Chairs

Boardroom vs Meeting rooms – what is the right chair? The answer is not that straight forward and depends on various factors.
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mira and elara executive office chairs
DesignErgonomics

Why a fully adjustable office chair is important

We are all different, so when you buy a new office chair, look for one that has all the adjustability features.
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KM001 DESK MONITOR ARM
How to GuideOffice Space Design

Home Office Setup

You finally ditched the open-plan office to work from home, so how should you set up the perfect Home Office?
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working from your home office using existing furniture
Worklife

5 Tips for working from your home office during COVID-19

Use items around your home to create a better home office and maintain your health.
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best work chair for computer use is not cheap
ErgonomicsHow to Guide

How to select the best work chair

The selection of your chair depend on the type of work you do. What is the difference between the chair types?
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