Work from Home
Knoll Work from Home Vol.1
A space suitable for working from home has now become more important than ever. An environment studied in minute details and characterised by comfortable furnishing solutions can make the work place more relaxing and stimulating. A harmonious and balanced home office, where you can feel at ease, helps improve the quality of your work. Ergonomic chairs and desks ensure a unique comfort. The functional elements allow to create a tidy as well as dynamic environment.
Work from Home — Inspirations
Since 1938 Knoll has manufactured furniture characterised by a modern design, suitable for any kind of environment and designed to live the residential space in a continuously evolving world. Along with iconic collections and timeless classic items, Knoll offers innovative and functional solutions for the house able to meet the new living habits and needs, always following its brand values based on an avantgarde modernist vision.
Tips for a Healthy Work Experience
1.— Start with a good chair
Stick with proper ergonomic seating products. Anything else greatly increases your chance of injury or muscle strain. Choose a flexible agile seating experience that supports a range of postures, and your need to shift between different work tasks. Adjust the seat so your feet are flat on the floor. For a change of pace and a bit more comfort, move to a sofa, club chair or other soft seating while reviewing documents or making calls.
2.— Position your screen correctly
To reduce eyestrain, position your screen at least 50-70 cm from your face (an arm’s length). To decrease neck strain, the screen should be centered directly in front of you at eye height and tilted up a bit so that the screen surface is perpendicular to your face. Investing in a high-quality monitor arm will let you make these adjustments with ease.
3.— See the light
Lighting needs to be balanced for the task at hand. An adjustable task light will allow you to fine tune illumination for desktop projects as well as minimize glare, reducing eyestrain and headaches. To avoid glare on the screen, position the light to the side of the monitor, rather than behind or in front of it. For video calls, optimize visibility by having the light come in front of you, rather than a window behind you.
4.— Keep it clean
Whether you’re working from home or at a shared workspace, wiping down surfaces and tools with disinfecting wipes before and after your work day lowers the risk of transmitting germs.
5.— Keep moving
Take a short walk during your lunch break or before you hunker down in the morning. Use a wearable fitness device to remind you to stretch or do some yoga poses every hour. Build in opportunities to use stairs or add a few more steps. Instead of a thermos of coffee that sits on your desk all day, use a mug that requires a trip back to the coffee pot for a refill. Even better: take a walk to your local café in the afternoon.
6.— Vary your posture
Consider a sit-to-stand desk that allows you to switch positions and postures through the day. Adding an active stool allows you to perch or gently move to relieve some pressure. For more movement while standing, add a balance board to help boost energy and focus. If a “sit-stand” worksurface is not available, use a combination of worksurfaces that offer both seated and standing height work postures, such as a dining table and a bar-height counter. Some people like to stand during virtual meetings, walk during phone calls, and sit for reading and computer work. Whatever your preferences, standing even occasionally during your workday is good for your health.
7.— Rest your eyes
When your eyes are focused on an object in the distance, they’re meeting optical infinity, in which eyes are totally at rest. Practice the “20-20-20 rule.” For 20 seconds every 20 minutes, take a break and look 20 feet away. Also, remember to blink more. People under normal conditions blink 12 to 15 times a minute, but those reading on a screen blink only seven times.
8.— Bring in plants
Plants reduce stress and create a feeling of well-being. Placing plants in or near your workspace can also help improve air quality and lower background noise.
Work from Home — Video
Work from Home — Moodboards
In keeping with the philosophy of “Modern Always”, Knoll has created a collection of products capable of perfectly interpreting the brand’s values: timeless image and the coherent design with which the company has always been identified, skillfully combining uniqueness and comfort. Knoll’s revolutionary idea was, from the start, not to think about the individual furnishing element, but about the space. This approach led to products where functionality and aesthetic value are on the same level. Pieces designed in different periods of time, but belonging to the same design philosophy, the one started by Florence Knoll who adapted Modernist principles to create a new “total design” approach.