The weekend is here and that means surfing on the web and finding ways to upgrade your Netflix and chill set-up. I have become an online furniture critic after spending all this time at home and thinking about how could each piece of furniture be upgraded to something cooler. If you are working from home then desks and chairs are your jam, and if you find a perfect chair then it is a win-win because it works for work and works for bing-watching! That is exactly the justification I am giving myself as I dream of getting this Zero Gravity chair by renowned designer Peter Opsvik. It literally and single-handedly will bring work-life balance!
The Zero Gravity Balans chair was designed to be a blend of relaxation and productivity. It is the vision of what a modern chair should be – multifunctional and aesthetically pleasing. What sets this chair apart is that it has no mechanical adjustment parts, it is made to be so ergonomic that your body movements dictate its positions. You can choose to adjust it at four different angles which gives you room to be flexible with your posture and the chair to mold itself according to the space it is set in. You can sit in whatever position that is comfortable to you from kneeling to the fully reclined – one works for Netflix party and one for working from home. The Zero Gravity Balans chair’s unique form makes sure that no matter how you are seated, your body is constantly close to its balancing point, allowing the slightest shift of weight to bring you from one position to the next. Now only if the gym equipment worked like that too!
You may have heard that recliners are bad for your back, but this chair actually provides increased lumbar support when fully reclined. I am a relatively short person so I appreciate the fact that the headrest is also adjustable, besides you would want it at different levels when you’re working vs when you’re watching TV. This chair encourages better natural posture and mobility through its design. It is smooth, adaptive, and unique – all the qualities I strive for as a person are now in a piece of furniture.
Designer: Peter Opsvik for Varier