The office chair, an essential part of the workplace, has played its part in history and has changed for better with the times. Here a few of the notable parts of office chair history. Dating back to the 12th Dynasty discovered in Egypt were drawings and sculptures of forward-tilted stools, Scholars say the slight angle adjustment helped artisans perform their work. The Roman emperor, Julius Caesar would conduct official business while sitting on a “curule chair.” Being seated gave him a greater air of authority and helped him appear more godlike. In the early 1800s, as train travel became increasingly popular, train cars were outfitted with the Centripetal Spring Armchairs. One of the first adjustable office chairs—is a hit at the World Fair. The upholstered chair with an elaborate skirt to hide the under-seat springs was so comfortable, it was deemed immoral. This is due to the fact that in the Victorian era, sitting on an uncomfortable chair was a sign of virtue, refinement, and willpower. 1904 Frank Lloyd Wright designs a beautiful but unstable office chair for typists. Secretaries soon dubbed the three-legged Larkin Building chair as the “suicide chair” because of its tendency to tip over easily. The year 1976 marked the next big evolution in office chairs. This was the first time that designers truly began to think about the health and wellness of the worker instead of simply viewing the chair as a tool for productivity that ultimately benefited the business. The 1970's allowed for more creativity and funky-ness, opening the door to new and interesting ideas on the idea of what a chair is and can be. for example just loom at these unique office chairs in this blog's cover photo. The chairs of today have been shaped and created from history and the evolution of the workplace. Who knows how the future will shape the office chair, or treadmill (which is an odd one to us). -Please note none of these picture or information is our own.