We hear that sitting is the new smoking. That is a problem, because many of us sit a lot. Which of course means we slouch, hunch, lean and generally have awful posture. Chairs however have always been designed with the idea in mind that the users will be sitting, with good posture, at a desk for no more than a few hours. Today that is not necessarily the case. You might prop your feet up and rest your laptop on your legs, or lean in on your elbows to look down at a tablet. Maybe you have adopted the “computer pose,” with your shoulders hunched inward and forward towards your monitors.
Designed by a team of scientists who started from scratch, the Gesture Chair was created with all sorts of postures in mind. In fact, manufacturer Steelcase conducted a study observing over 2,000 individuals and their behaviors in order to create a chair that would support the habits of a 21st century person.