Thursday, January 27, 2005

Leaning room only in the office of the future

"Never stand when you can sit and never sit when you can lie. But why do any of these when you can lean? A new piece of furniture from Sweden is set to change office life for ever and leave that old and tired contraption, the chair, on the 20th century scrapheap.

The Lean Back is a 7ft plank of wood with cushioned upholstery for the back and a base for the feet, all set at a gentle angle to recreate the sense of leaning against a wall. Last week it went on show at a 'workplace of the future' trial at the British Library in London, and proved a hit with visitors."

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