Have you ever thought about how your office chair might influence your work? Neither had I until we moved our home office space between two rooms and as an interim measure I was using the piano stool to sit on.
“Are you comfortable on that?” my husband queried as he watched me intently zipping through my inbox one evening.
“Not really, but it’s the right height so it will work for now” I said, eyes unmoving from the screen.
“You look as though you’re typing out Beethoven’s Appassionata” he chuckled as he moved away leaving me to my work. He was referring of course to the 3rd , allegro ma non troppo, movement. (As a side note, if you’re looking to listen to a great piece of piano music pop it on!).
I’d never thought of it before, but I suppose in some ways it must have looked like that. I am nowhere near to being at the standard of an accomplished concert pianist (think of a stilted version of “Twinkle Twinkle” and you’ll be along the right lines for my piano playing abilities) but I do (attempt) to pour the same level of enthusiastic creativity into my writing as I do into my piano playing.
Now sitting on a piano stool isn’t an entirely comfortable way to work at a computer (I’m certain that in an office environment it would get a huge red mark on a health and safety assessment) but it got me thinking. Do different chairs (or stools!) give off different vibes. Imagine if Blofeld (James Bond) for example, sat on a height adjustable blue fabric chair. I’m not sure he would quite pull of the image of a villain. Or if Miranda Priestly and Andy Sachs switched chairs in Priestly’s office (Devil Wears Prada). You get the picture.
So, if you have an office chair, who do you think it channels? Here are a couple of examples to get you going:
I would actually have loved to see Miranda Priestly sitting in this one. Or perhaps Tess McGill at the end of Working Girl or even Wilhelmina in Ugly Betty (I loved that show, bring it back please!!).
This has Harvey Spector (Suits) written all over it. Or perhaps Walter Hobbs (Elf)?
Can anyone else see Bruce Wayne liking this one? Or maybe Don Draper!
This is surely a great chair for Elle Woods (Legally Blonde)?
Now, this one, I just can’t decide. Bernie Focker (Meet The Parents) perhaps? Who do you see sitting in it? Let me know in the comments!
Don’t forget to let me know whose chair you’re sitting on too 😉
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N.B. This is a collaborative post with Furniture At Work who have kindly given me permission to use these photographs. They have a huge selection of chairs so if you feel as though perhaps you’re channelling Bill and Ted instead of Superman head over and take a look! Please see my disclosure page for more information.
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