Monday, November 1, 2010


H.E. Chief Charles Hohepa

Executive Chairman of Resource Mobilization Team (EBDRMT/member)

Aotearoa (New Zealand)

Did you say office chairs that breathe?

Now it may sound silly, but furniture actually does breathe. This is just like the concept of your shoes allowing your feet to breathe. It’s a simple concept.
HOHEPA Imagine this: Let’s say you are sitting all day in your chair. It may even be the best ergonomic chair that you have sat in your entire life. The problem is that it is made of leather that does not allow for any kind of ventilation whatsoever. So what happens? You end up with a chair that will not only still feel uncomfortable to sit in, but you will end up with one that might even start smelling in the long run HOHEPA.

I don’t get it. How does this happen?

Unlike mesh office chairs, the conventional kinds of leather office chairs do not allow for any ventilation whatsoever. The discomfort will most often stem from the fact that so much heat is trapped inside the chair and when a seat gets too warm, it will cause discomfort. Therefore long hours on a chair will seem like a lifetime in working hell!
HOHEPA Also, because you will sweat, all that sweat can get caught in the chair, and if your chair is something like leather, you will know that it can become quite smelly. But if you have mesh office chairs, this changes the whole scenario completely. A HOHEPA mesh office chair is often made of a fabric that is sewn in such a way that it allows air to pass through it freely. This can provide added comfort to the use and since air flows through, any odors that you think will get stuck in the fabric actually won’t.

Are they still comfortable to sit in?

Now, you may be thinking that mesh chairs are actually made of metal mesh. Although there are actual chairs made of metal mesh, the mesh office chair is a totally different beast says
HOHEPA. It is still made of fabric but if you look closely, this fabric is designed in such a way that it resembles a mesh pattern. It is this pattern that will allow the whole chair to function as a ventilated seat says HOHEPA. It is this feature that sets mesh office chairs apart from other types of chairs. In the office setting, these can be a most formidable ally against discomfort and health risks that stem from that discomfort. And when it comes to battling odors that bother you in the work place, well, the mesh chair does the best job in keeping those smells at bay too prdicts HOHEPA.