China Office Chair History

The history of office chairs in China need to be traced back to 1982. A furniture enterprise in Anji and Shanghai Tongji University, Beijing University and other universities, developed the five developed the first swivel chair with five casters in china , and became the first office chair company in china. The product has Unique look, easy to use, multifunctional and so much better than the traditional characteristics of seating , and thus the market demand, the rapid development of production and swivel to the country.

After several decades, Anji- China office chair’s s main production base formed the regional economy advantage as the leading product-office chair. .In other words, Anji office chair has appeared in every corner of the world.

Anji County is now the largest production base of chair, the county more than 500 production enterprises existing chair, swivel chair an annual output of 30 million, accounting for annual chair 1 / 3, the annual turnover of 60 billion, its exports accounted for the county more than 50% of exports and become the county's largest pillar industry.

Anji chair industry after years of development, the industry has increased from a single type of product development to series production, and the formation of five rounds of swivel chairs, massage chair, leisure chair, dining chair, sofa chair, chair seats six series of products.

China Airport Chair History

Public seating was born out of modern urban development. In the modern civilized society, in the city's residential areas, commercial areas, public activity areas, tourist areas and other public places for people to provide some rest for the space is very important. It allows people to have some of the more intimate space for special events, such as rest, Snacks, reading, napping, knitting, chess, sunshine, look, talk and so on. These attractive activity is not carried out in the room. Only allow people to create good conditions for the comfort of down, it may stay there a long time to create these activities. If you sit down in few and poor conditions,people will eyebrows. This means not only in public, very short stay, but also means that many attractive and valuable outdoor activities will be killed out.

    Therefore, how to get people willing to sit down and stay a long time becomes a matter of concern. The main open spaces "furniture" is the seat, so the design and layout of public chairs become a key factor in the willingness to stay.
    1. Basic form of public seating
    About the form of general public seating,  there are two styles,mainly benches and chairs. China, Japan, the Near and Middle East region using the bench more. Stool set initially as part of a building phase margin in the corridor, and more with a purpose. Not only sit, lie down. Also available for people to play chess and so on. That the stool is a removable board, stressed that made
Type of plane, weakened sense of visual suppressed, can easily change the direction of sitting, when people go a stool when sitting together. The mental state is not the same. Japan's "Green table" function with a stool, but a large area ratio of stool. It is the emergence and development and Japan's national culture. Now even in modern cities,in the bustling business district we can still see these "green table."
    Access to objects from the ancient chair apparatus in order to "Seat" function as the main purpose of this single, attached backrest and armrest. A single-seat chair, and even seat two kinds. Single-seat chair used in the parks, squares and other places. Performance of the rest area's character as a group, its configuration space to maintain the space bar and concentric circles, etc.
Mainly with the geometry of the column. Block-type chair with the general for 3 people to use, the appropriate length of 180cm, usually set in the growing green wall green station and owner, etc., and owned the wall integration.
    As more casual than the comfort of their rest stop and a short stay, it has a more immediate significance, so it demands more attention should be. In general, even if the requirements have to sit, but only in the external conditions are right, people will find a place to sit, so to determine the seat

Location than the location identified linger much to bother.

    Some can be seen from the above, the relationship between seats and its surrounding environment determine the choice of sitting and not sitting. To attract residents to stay in a small scale space are many reasons for the success of such shelters have some of, well ventilated, wide vision, meaning a specific place (such as a retained trees),
full of vivid and interesting scenes and so on.
    2. Airport chair Category: Categories by material: Aluminum airport chairs, stainless steel airport chair, steel airport chair, review materials, airport chairs, More leather airport chairs, wooden chairs and other airport chairs.
                               Classification by Style: back to back airport chairs, single airport chair, more people airport chairs, plus handrails airport chairs, airport chairs without armrests.
      Airport chair of construction: main components: beams, supporting the hands and feet, seat, and screw fittings.
      Airport chair of the work: Rotary hands and feet: normal aluminum alloy or stainless steel, large cast, after casting mold powder coating or polishing the surface of the plating. Plating better.
      Seat: 1.8MM or 1.5MM thickness generally use cold rolled steel imports electrostatic powder coating after blasting. For Jiapi pad, plus leather or leather pads.

China Office Sofa History

Sofa history can be traced back to ancient Egypt of around 2000 BC, But true sofa was invented in the end of the 16th to the early 17th century.

At that time, horse hair, bird feather, plant villi such as natural flexible materials made as the filler, with the outside velvet, embroidery, or other fabrics masked, to form a soft sofa surface.

At that time in Europe, the most popular Farthingle chair is one of the earliest sofa chair.

1828, spring started to be one material in sofa.

1904, Morris invented Pocket Spring, he grouped Pocket Spring into sofa wooden framework to make sofa. it was originator of modern spring sofa.

in the 1920s, Dunlop had created a new pad technology–rubber foam. Filling the gas in the natural rubber latex, forming into the mold and trying, at last he got a flexible filler - rubber foam. The application of foam rubber greatly simplified the process of filling masked, also had same appearance and quality.

In the 1960s, people developed inflatable and water cushion sofa success, which indicates the sofa manufacturing technology was mature.

office chair history
office chair history

One the earliest known innovators to have created the modern office chair was naturalist Charles Darwin, who put wheels on the chair in his study so he could get to his specimens more quickly.

With the advent of rail transport in the mid-1800s, businesses began to expand beyond the traditional model of a family business with little emphasis on administration. Additional administrative staff was required to keep up with orders, bookkeeping, and correspondence as businesses expanded their service areas. While office work was expanding, an awareness of office environments, technology, and equipment became part of the cultural focus on increasing productivity. This awareness gave rise to chairs designed specifically for these new administrative employees: office chairs. This caught the attention of Otto von Bismarck, who is credited with popularizing the office chair by distributing them throughout parliament during his time in office.

The office chair was strategically designed to increase the productivity of clerical employees by making it possible for them to remain sitting at their desks for long periods of time. A swiveling chair with casters allowed employees to remain sitting and yet reach a number of locations within their work area, eliminating the time and energy expended in standing. The wooden saddle seat was designed to fit and support the body of a sitting employee, and the slatted back and armrests provided additional support to increase the employee’s comfort. Like modern chairs, many of these models were somewhat adjustable to provide the maximum comfort and thus the maximum working time.


China Ergonomic Office Chair History

Ergonomic Chair History
Ergonomic Chair History

Ergonomic office seating has become an increasingly important topic for businesses, particularly forward looking companies and individuals needing to maximize productivity and at the same time ensure that they and their staff are working comfortably and efficiently.


With computer use now more intensive than ever the need for healthy, comfortable seating in the office is vital. 

The term Ergonomic Office Chair has become one that most chair users are aware of,however unlike a lot of office furniture and equipment there is no precise definition of just what Ergonomic Office Seating is or should be. This article will help clarify this for you so that you can find out exactly which key points to insist on when selecting Ergonomic Office Chairs.


This lack of clarity isn't altogether surprising as in reality there are a multitude of ways in which an Ergonomic Office Seat can be designed and created. It is a relatively new science and new research into office ergonomics is being carried out all the time. Office chair manufacturers haven't been slow to see the sales potential for Ergonomic Office Chairs.



Whilst the majority are genuinely doing their best to produce quality ergonomic office products, there are less scrupulous suppliers who are quite happy to take advantage of the uninformed or unsuspecting buyer. Within this Ergonomic Office Seating section of our site you will find everything you need to know about the subject of office chair ergonomics to help ensure that you can easily identify good Ergonomic Office Chairs from cheap junky products that don't deserve even a moment of your consideration.


Ergonomic Office Chairs by Kinesis & Neutral Posture Kinesis Ultima - The Kinesis Ultima ergonomic chair is priced as a mid-market chair but offers component and comfort features that you would typically find on higher priced chairs.


The Ultima series incorporates memory foam into both its seat back and seat pan making for one of the most comfortable chairs on the market. Features include adjustable lumbar, seat slider, soft arm pads as well seat height & tilt and back angle adjustments. The Ultima is manufactured with the highest quality components and is backed with a lifetime warranty along with a 30 day money-back guarantee (less a 30% restocking fee and prepaid freight).


Neutral Posture - We offer three models of the Neutral Posture chair: the 9000, 8000 and 5000 series. Both the 9000 and 8000 chair come with a contoured high-back that provides superior lateral curve at the waist with upper back and lumbar support the 9000 series includes an additional two-way adjustable headrest.


The 5000 series offers a mid-back design found with most task seating and accommodates the majority of users. Each model offers five seat pan designs accomodating for the wide variety of body statures and needs. Neutral Posture offers an exceptional warranty and a 30 day money-back guarantee (less a 30% restocking fee and prepaid freight). So, what might be different for an executive ergonomic office chair?

Well, as we've included the term executive in our office seat description it's assumed that you are looking for a higher quality or specification of office chair.

You probably want an office seat that has been designed ergonomically, is of high quality construction and incorporates the very best features found in modern executive ergonomic office chairs.Let's go back through the five key features one by one and consider the different or additional options you may want to look at.

Pneumatic Seat Height Adjustment

Virtually any office chair nowadays has gas lift height adjustment, however you may wish to consider a more attractive style or finish.

A lot of office chair typically have a gas lift that is fitted with a outer set of black plastic tubular sleeves designed to nest inside each other. As you lower the chair each sleeves inside the other to conceal the metal gas lift. When you raise the chair the sleeves should rise up too and conceal the extended gas lift, more often than not they stick and don't work unless you pull them up by hand.

On a lot of better quality chairs, the chair manufacturer instead tries to make a feature of the gas lift by finishing the outer sleeve of the gas lift to match the chair's 5 star base. Others offer an ultra slim gas lift.

If necessary you may also want to consider changing the standard gas lift for an up-rated weight or height capacity to suit you own particular height or weight.


Height Adjustable Back

On more basic office seats back height adjustment is carried out by means of a knurled knob fitted to the chair's back, not very pretty.

Higher quality chairs are better designed with the chair's back height adjustment concealed on the inside of the back stem. Others use a ratchet mechanism, this operates by moving the chair back up on a concealed ratchet system within the back itself. Once the maximum height is reached a further lift returns the chair back to the bottom of its height adjustment.

Another popular back height adjustment is by means of a built in button in the chair's back, you simply press the button or buttons and raise and lower the seat's back to suit your individual needs.

Seat Depth Adjustment

The ability to adjust the depth of your office seat is important to ensure you are correctly seated in relation to your leg length.

Most office chair manufacturers use a form of sliding seat mechanism to achieve this. Typically, this is operated by lifting a lever and using your body's weight to move the seat pan to the most comfortable position for yourself. Others adjust by means of a knurled knob which moves the seat pan in and out depending on which way it is turned, this generally works well.

Some chair suppliers provide the adjustment by moving the chair's back forwards or backwards rather than the seat. It's all down to personal preference and any of the options work effectively.

Arm Height Adjustment

Arm height adjustment on executive ergonomic office chairs comes in a variety of different forms. The most basic is by means of a knurled knob, you loosen it, move the arms to where you want them and lock them off.

Push button arm height adjusters are quite popular, the user simply presses the button in moves the arms to the desired height and releases the button to lock the arm height position.

Another type of adjuster is by means of a radio volume style knob that moves and lowers the arm when turned. Yet another follows the ratchet idea where you lift the arm to ratchet up or down to the desired height.

A number of arm mechanisms can also be angled outwards to enable the chair user to get in closer to their desk.

Some even swing completely out of the way such as the HAG so you ultimately have the choice of whether or not you want to use the chair arms or not. This is an excellent mechanism and works well.

Adjustable Tilt Tension

The most commonly used tilt tension adjustment on ergonomic office chairs is by means of a large knurled knob fitted centrally under the chair mechanism. The user simply turns it in one direction to increase the back's resistance and in the opposite direction to lower the back's resistance. This works quite well and the knob can generally be adjusted while still seated in your office chair.

Another tilt tension mechanism adjustment involves a sliding knob control that the user moves to a choice of 3 or 4 positions. This can't normally be altered whilst sitting in the office seat so you would need crouch down to access it.

There are even self tensioning chairs where the user leans right back into the chair and the office chair tension mechanism assesses the user's weight and sets the tension accordingly. This is the easiest method of adjustment, the only downside is that you can't override it if you feel it isn't quite how you want it.


Swivel Chair History

swivel chair history
swivel chair history

A swivel or revolving chair is a chair with a single central leg That Allows the seat to spin around. They Can Have wheels on the base Allowing the user to move the chair around Their Work Without getting up area. This type is common in modern offices and are Often Also Referred to as office chairs. 

Office swivel chairs, computer chairs like, merge onto Usually gas lift to adjust the height of the seat, but not Usually large (eg recliner) swiveling armchairs.

In Systems Integration, the term is frequently swivel chair Used to describe a manual interface, WHERE a human user information re-keys from one computer system to Another.

The Draughtsman's chair is a swivel chair Without wheels Usually That Is Taller Than an 'office chair' for use in front of a drawing board. They Also Have A foot-ring to support the legs When it is not possible to Reach the ground.

Using an Français-style Windsor chair Possibly made of Which Was Purchased from Francis Trumble and Philadelphia or cabinet-maker Benjamin Randolph, Thomas Jefferson Invented the first swivel chair in 1776. Jefferson Heavily modified and incorporated the Windsor chair top and bottom parts connected by a central spindle iron "enabling the top half Known as the seat, to swivel on casters of the type Used in rope-hung windows. When the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia in May convener 1776, Jefferson's swivel chair is Purported to Be Where I Drafted the United States Declaration of Independence. Later Jefferson Had the swivel chair sent to historical Virginia plantation, Monticello, Where Later I built a "writing paddle" onto the ITS side in 1791.

Canton Fair
Canton Fair

The Fair, comprehensive in nature, has won its renown of “China’s No.1 Fair” for the longest history, the highest level, the largest scale, the most complete exhibit variety, the biggest buyer attendance, the broadest buyer distribution, the greatest business turnover, and the best credit standing in China.
Forty-eight Trading Delegations, being composed of thousands of China's best foreign trade corporations (enterprises) with good credibility and sound financial capabilities, take part in the Fair, including foreign trade companies, factories, scientific research institutions, foreign invested enterprises, wholly foreign-owned enterprises, private enterprises,office chair buyers etc.
Besides traditional way of negotiating against samples, the Fair holds Canton Fair online. The Fair leans to export trade, though import business is also done here. Apart from the above-mentioned, various types of business activities such as economic and technical cooperations and exchanges, commodity inspection, insurance, transportation, advertising, consultation, etc. are also carried out in flexible ways. Business people from all over the world are gathering in Guangzhou, exchanging business information and developing friendship.

CIFF- Office Show
CIFF- Office Show

CIFF- Office Show

CIFF-Office Show, Asia’s prestigious fair of office furnishings and facilities, is the largest exhibition for the design, layout, planning & management of the work space in Asia. It features the latest trends, products and concepts in office with the display of office furnishing, lighting, flooring and acoustics.

With over 600 exhibitors who are the leading players in the industry, 2010 CIFF-Office Show will occupy a scale of 130000 sqm. Top brands from varied sectors of office interior decoration are expected to attend in the show