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5 things to consider when choosing visitor chairs

Visitor chairs are one of those things that we don’t give much thought to. We go to Ikea and stock up on a bunch of matching chairs. But when it comes to seating, especially in your business, comfort is key.

Of course, you want to make sure your employees are comfortable, so they’re productive. It’s also important to invest in good quality visitor chairs. Guests notice what they’re sitting on.

Why chairs aren’t just something to sit on.

When you have client and new customers visiting your office, it’s the small details that matter. Take care of them by making sure they’re comfortable. This includes investing in quality chairs that reflect your brand story.

Are you an edgy, innovative company? Your guest chairs should give off that vibe – with a modern and progressive design. Just like your reception desk is a major part of the communicating the brand experience to your guests, your chairs reiterate this message.

There are a few things to think about when re-designing your reception area.

  1. Who’s sitting on them?
    First, you need to consider what type of guests you’ll be have visiting. Is it mainly current customers or new prospects? Is it stakeholders or new employees? While you’ll have a range of people coming in, it’s good to have an idea of the main group of people.
  2. Length of time:
    The length of time that your guests use the chair will affect the design choice. By thinking of the end purpose, you can match the chairs to your needs. For example, if they’re going to be used for a few hours, choose an office chair that supports the back and neck.
  3. Accessibility:
    Consider the location of the seats. Are there accessibility issues? Is it best to have chairs on wheels? Will these same chairs be used throughout your office for other uses? If so, find a design that fits with your requirements.
  4. Vibe:
    What sort of ambience do you want to create? Is it a space to relax or to work? For relaxation, soft neutral colours are best. Choose seating that reflects this.
  5. The look:
    Is there a chair look you favour? Maybe it’s something you’ve seen in a home magazine. Authenticity is important, so don’t be afraid to show your personality. Let your chairs showcase your brand’s personality and style.

Make a great first impression the second your guests walk into your reception. Furnish your office and reception with comfortable, modern visitor chairs. Browse a large selection of chairs to match the look and needs of your office.
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