Podcast: Follow Your Heart. Do What You Love.

Podcast: Follow Your Heart. Do What You Love.

  Building a company is not a 9 to 5 job. In fact, it’s not a job relegated to your waking hours. Entrepreneurship is something that you eat, breathe, and sleep. While there is not a defined path to creating a successful company, all serial entrepreneurs will tell you that it requires two things: a […]

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4 Pro Tips To Get the Most from Your Standing Desk

4 Pro Tips To Get the Most from Your Standing Desk

  By Josh Kerst, CPE, CIE People ask me all the time, “Josh, how can I get more comfortable using my standing desk?” If this sounds familiar, know that you’re not alone. The harsh reality is that most folks who try a sit to stand or stand-biased desk go back to sitting after the honeymoon […]

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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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