CategoriesTips & Tricks Working from home

How to improve your home office experience

BeneSit chair in home office

Some people love having a day at the home office, but not everyone. Are you one of those who find it hard to enjoy a working day from home, or perhaps you’re self-employed and find it hard to create structure in your everyday life?

We’ve been inspired by this article and want to share our variation of some of these tips with you below.


In the office, we often have access to a variety of ergonomic furniture – most likely a height-adjustable desk and perhaps an ergonomic computer mouse. Not everyone has this luxury at home, so it may require a little creativity to incorporate good seating positions.

But it’s not necessarily about finding one perfect sitting position – perhaps more about finding many different positions to switch between. Stand at the kitchen table, sit on a balancing chair (such as the BeneSit chair), sit on the floor and lean back on the sofa. After all, the best position is the next position!


One advantage of working from home is that you save time on commuting. Instead, spend it on something that will set the scene for a good day’s work.

Examples include going for a walk, preparing a nice lunch, getting some housework done so you can relax after work or reading a good book.


Explore which sensory elements make you feel energised, efficient and in a good mood.

Maybe sitting in front of a window so you can look at the sky, the trees and the people on the street will inspire you? Maybe you work best when you hear music or have “white noise” in the background? Maybe you keep your brain active if you move your body at the same time (e.g. by using the BeneSit chair) or maybe you associate a nice and efficient working day with a good freshly brewed cup of coffee?

Would you try some of these tips to create a better day at the home office?

CategoriesBack pain Tips & Tricks

Movement that benefits body and creativity

Sedentary work can cause back pain, if movement is not incorporated throughout the working day.

Studies show that just a little movement during the working day has great benefits. This is both in regards to avoiding lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular disease, but also shoulder, back and neck pain.

There can be many reasons for not incorporating movement into the working day. Therefore, we encourage you to think about how movement can be incorporated in a way that does not “work against” your daily tasks. Perhaps it can even improve the quality of work, support creativity and boost energy? 

Here are some ideas for bringing movement into the working day.

  • Plan an internal meeting with a colleague as a “walk and talk”. Often, seeing something else than the four walls of the meeting room while talking can bring new ideas and perspectives.
  • Use the adjustable table to vary your sitting position. Stand up and sit down – preferably on different chairs.
  • Finish your lunch break with a walk around the building. It brings you fresh air and aids digestion.
  • Use the BeneSit chair to activate your back muscles while sitting. The rounded bottom keeps you moving, even though the movements are barely visible. Read more here
  • Get in a few extra steps by using a toilet that’s a little further away.
  • Do a few stretches while waiting at the coffee machine. Even a few neck rolls also makes a difference

How do you incorporate movement into your workday in a way that also benefits your work?

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Trends within hybrid work


As many of us have experienced first hand, the pandemic changed the way we work. A long period of working exclusively from home forced us to change up our work routines. Suddenly, we had to create a different office set-up, a different way of doing meetings and a different way of structuring our day – some began flexing work around family duties and hobbies. 

WGSN has shared some valuable insights into the current work-related tendencies and the trends that will unfold during the next few years. Here we will share and discuss some highlights from their article. 


Working from home increases productivity

The article shares some statistics showing how working from home has increased our productivity. Research shows that hybrid working leads to 15% more productivity while a global study shows that more than 60% of 20,000 respondents said they get more done working from home.


Hybrid work is here to stay

During the pandemic most people had to make do with a makeshift home office. WGSN predicts that people, over the next three years, will prioritize long-term set-ups e.g. with proper furniture that creates a healthy sitting position, just like the BeneSit chair.


Multifunctional products are key

When the office moves into the home, flexible and multifunctional products will become highly valuable. People will be more dependent on products which enables their existing spaces to be transformed into a working environment.

BeneSit’s customers often explain how they enjoy the flexibility of the chair – it works well both as a home office chair as well as a bar stool after working hours.


Design should target the domestic setting

Working from home also creates a need for more things in the home. These things should be designed to fit into the domestic setting rather than office aesthetics as it will create a more soothing and stress-relieving environment.

The BeneSit chair is designed to prevent and minimize back-pain while having a homey Danish design aesthetic. This makes it fit well into many home interior styles and is a great option for the home working environment. 


Thank you to WGSN for some very interesting insights. You can read the full article from WGSN here and more about the BeneSit chair here.

How are you planning on improving your home office in 2023?

CategoriesDesign Tips & Tricks

The meeting rooms of the future are flexible

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We all know the traditional meeting room with a big wooden table in the middle with chairs around the table and a projector showing a big screen on the end wall.

In recent years, the traditional meeting room has been challenged by new and different meeting rooms that cater more for creativity and different ways of holding meetings.

We at BeneSit find that the BeneSit chair is used in meeting rooms and in open office landscapes.

As this chair is actually developed to counteract back pain due to sedentary work, customers have been asked why they use it in meeting rooms and open office spaces.

The reason is that the chair is super lightweight and has a handle that makes it intuitive and simple to move from room to room, so it can be used as an extra chair (if there are many people at a meeting) or as seating (when there is an informal or unscheduled meeting).

“We hear that the chair is used in creative spaces because the design is alternative and the rounded base makes it fun to sit on and “opens up” creative thoughts and an open, playful mind,” says Peter Kragh, co-founder of BeneSit ApS.

The company “Sessions” is a meeting room expert and have produced this article on the flexible meeting room of the future (in Danish).

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Interaction of materials

What makes a product design fantastic?

The answer to this question can of course vary depending on who you ask.

In BeneSit, we’ve come to the conclusion that it’s very much about the materials. Their surfaces. Their tactility. Their interaction.

The BeneSit chair combines fabric, leather and metal, with a cork base. These different materials contrast with each other and create an interesting expression despite the chair’s simplicity.

We love working with the different materials – the feel of the fabric between the hands and the smell of the leather.

CategoriesBack pain Tips & Tricks

A little physical activity makes a difference

Denmark is the country in Europe where we sit down the most hours a day. In the long term, this can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

It may seem overwhelming to minimise sedentary work in an office.

But experts* say that just a little activity can reduce the negative effects of sitting inactively for long periods.

With our back-stimulating chair, we strive to reconcile the two needs; sitting down to work and keeping your body active. Read more on our back pain page.


Image from the Home & Garden Fair, 2022

CategoriesBack pain Design Tips & Tricks

Guide on how to choose the chair height

Benesit chair heights

We often get questions about how to choose the right BeneSit chair height. That’s why we’ve developed the guide below.

💡We always recommend that you choose the chair height based on your own height – so that you achieve a straight posture with your thighs at a downward angle. The picture shows which BeneSit chair is generally suitable for which height.

💡Sometimes it will also be necessary to adapt your choice of chair height to the table at which you will be sitting (if you do not have a height-adjustable table, for example). The picture shows our general recommendations for which BeneSit chair is suitable for which type of table.

Feel free to write to us if you want guidance on your specific situation!

REMEMBER that we offer a free exchange to another chair height on standard chairs if you change your mind.

Just send us an email within 14 days of receipt of the chair requesting an exchange for another size and the chair must appear new (like trying on a pair of shoes in a shoe store).

We hope that you are now clearer about which BeneSit chair is right for you. Click on our webshop and order your chair now!