My Nautical Love Affair by Martin Keen

My Nautical Love Affair by Martin Keen

I have been a competitive sailor my whole life. I represented Ohio State during my college career, and then continued the sport I love at a high level after graduating. In 1995, I had the good fortune to sail as a member of a World Championship-winning J-24 team, and to this day, I still race […]

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How a company can be born of need and built on irreverence

How a company can be born of need and built on irreverence

One of the best things about working for a non-traditional furniture company is that we get to go to events where you otherwise wouldn’t expect to find a company that makes seats and desks. Case in point, for the past two years, we’ve been a part of South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive in Austin, Texas. […]

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6 Myths That Are Making You Miserable at Work

6 Myths That Are Making You Miserable at Work

Play has become seriously maligned in most offices. Why? Because we are socialized at a very young age to think that work and play are opposites. To take work seriously, we must denounce play, right? Wrong. Play is, by definition, a state of mind where we feel challenged, focused, creative, and alive. Sounds like a […]

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How to play like your work depends on it (because it does)

How to play like your work depends on it (because it does)

  Quick: how much fun are you having at work today on a scale of 1-10? Score higher than 5? Congrats you are an office anomaly- keep on keepin’ on! Score lower than 5? You certainly are not alone. A recent study noted that 80% of American workers are unhappy with their work. Why? Because, […]

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Introducing the Pivot Seat

Introducing the Pivot Seat

  Focal Upright is excitited to welcome a new addition to our family of leaning seats. Meet Pivot, our most active seat yet! Most office chairs sit idly by while your posture deteriorates into a sluggish slump. The Pivot Seat, in contrast, keeps your body active all day long, so you can get and stay […]

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New Year, New Products

New Year, New Products

  Good news: 2016 is here! It’s time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the year ahead. Of course, it’s also time to make that a of resolutions, taking inventory of all the things you hope to change.   Bad news: Keeping resolutions is hard. Really hard. We sign up for […]

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New E-Guide: How to Combat Creativity Killers in the Office

New E-Guide: How to Combat Creativity Killers in the Office

  Have you ever tried to get in the zone but find yourself focused on your co-worker talking (read: yelling) on the phone mere feet from you? Have you ever started working on a creative project, only to be blinded by a persistent ray of light causing major glare? If you answered yes, you intimately […]

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Gift Guide #2: The Athlete

Gift Guide #2: The Athlete

  A warm vest to weather the winter winds. Compression socks to keep calves cruising. A leaning seat for lasting recovery. Our gift guide for the athlete has it all! Check out the list below for gift ideas for the athlete in your life.

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Gift Guide #1: The Traveler

Gift Guide #1: The Traveler

  It may be your uncle, daughter, best friend or cousin. Perhaps it’s your grandmother. Maybe even you! No matter who it is, you inevitably have a Traveler in your life – that friend or family member who’s always exploring exotic new places. They prefer jetsetting to the Maldives or weekend road trips. Their social media is […]

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Missed our Webinar? Watch the Recording Here

Missed our Webinar? Watch the Recording Here

  Have you ever experience writer’s block? Or needed a creative kickstart? Odds are that your workspace was keeping you from being creative. Last week, Focal Upright Ergonomist, Josh Kerst, teamed up with Work Design Magazine to provide some Pro Tips on how to optimize your workspace for creative mojo. Hint: You might want to […]

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