Kokuyo’s Ing wins the game of thrones by being an office chair that accommodates you, not the other way round.
Mesh backing provides an “aerated” sitting experience.
The Ing chair has a Front Free Tilt function that bends the front of the seat according to the user’s weight to reduce pressure on the backs of the thighs and keep the user in an optimal sitting position.
The benefits go beyond the physical: The chair’s constant movement is meant to promote creativity and concentration.
The Low Back version of the chair has a backrest with “grip-arms” for extra support when the user leans to the side.
Where office chairs are concerned, spinal support, high-tech (instead of luxe) upholstery and a sturdy headrest seem to cover all you need. But Japanese furniture ﬁrm Kokuyo – which has more than 100 years of office furniture production experience – has now taken the throne with its Ing chair by adding a whole new category: movement accommodation.
As its name suggests, the chair is always moving (geddit?). It adjusts to the user’s natural sitting position – while helping to encourage good sitting posture – with a 360-degree gliding mechanism under the seat that allows the chair to shift when we make subtle movements (think: sitting on a yoga ball). The seat then readjusts to how we sit, providing an even distribution of weight to our core and back, so there won’t be too much pressure on one side of our body. Even leaning back proves extremely comfortable and safe.
Hiro Yamaoka, managing director of Kokuyo in Singapore, shares that this gamechanging office chair was created to fulﬁl the body’s natural need to move: the gliding technology keeps muscles activated by not locking our body in a ﬁxed position.
Ing offers three backrest variations (low, mid, high) and 13 colours. $988 – HT
PHOTOGRAPHY ANGELA GUO ART DIRECTION SHAN