To enhance the life of others you have to start with yourself

To enhance the life of others you have to start with yourself

Our friends at POS asked us to put together a post on our amazing new Capisco Chairs, we were happy to oblige.

Here's the article in full or visit their website to see the original http://www.posinteriors.com/news/2018/pfplusa-are-sitting-comfortably/

We recently supplied the PF+A team with new office chairs as they understand the importance of investing in their staff’s health and wellbeing and thanks very much to John Hibbs Director at PF+A for writing a fantastic guest blog.

Chairs.

It doesn’t quite sound like the beginning of one of the most life changing stories. But that’s where you may be wrong. We seem to like to sit on them a lot, and it’s causing millions of us to suffer from work-related injuries - a bold claim for such an idle object. When you consider that the average person spends around thirteen hours a day sat down, the design of a chair suddenly appears a whole lot more important than you first thought.

Regardless of a person’s activity levels, sitting sedentary for the majority of the day can increase the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to the British Heart Foundation. At PF+A it’s important to us to invest in the health of our staff with ergonomic furniture that optimise their well-being. Two years ago we opted for stand and sit life desks, but we thought we would take it one step further and provide our staff with ‘The Saddle Chair’ that bases itself on the dynamic seated position of a horse rider.

The Saddle Chair, better known as the Capisco Chair by HÅG, has been developed to naturally follow the body’s movements. The unique design of the seat and adjustable height allows many different positions; facing forwards, turned to the side, backwards, reclined and it can even help your balance in a standing position - perfect for our stand-sit desks. That’s why we love them so much!

However no seated position is the best one, we need to keep the body moving. Good blood circulation is vital to a healthy body and clarity of thought. The Capisco encourages a person to find new and comfortable seating positions, activating muscles that would otherwise be neglected, and when the body requires it, it can stay still.

Concern of the environment is also at the forefront of the Capisco’s design, as the seat is contrived from recycled car bumpers and waste household plastic packaging. The different plastic components of the chair are also labelled to make recycling the chair easier, ensuring nothing unnecessarily goes to waste.

It was POS Interiors that first enlightened us to these ergonomic masterpieces. Specialising in commercial interior fit-outs, they too, share our values for design, quality, well-being, innovation and the environment. As expected, their service was impeccable in supplying the Capisco chairs to both our Guernsey and Jersey offices.

 If you’re intrigued about how these chairs work, please come and visit the POS showroom which is due to launch in June 2018…watch this space!


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If you believe in enhancing people’s lives, if you believe you can make a difference and if you want to wake up every morning and spend the day with people who believe what you believe; then boy, do we have a job for you.

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Ollie Muston MCIAT

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Having been educated and grown up in Guernsey and developing a passion for technical design work, information technology and an intrigue for building design and history during his GCSE years, Oliver decided to commence his career in 1999 as an Architectural Technologist with Lovell Ozanne one of the largest architectural practices in the Channel Islands,  During those first inspiring 9 years he gained his BTEC HNC qualification increasing his fundamental experience and developing his knowledge base by working on multi-million pound commercial and residential developments including, Mixed Use and Redevelopment Areas (MURA), offices, apartments and industrial units.  

Moving to the States of Guernsey’s Property Services Team in 2008, Oliver was able to learn invaluable working skills and practices, increasing his expanding skillset in tendering and contract administration, whilst having the opportunity to work on public buildings and the differing challenges brought about by these types of projects. These projects encompassed education premises, States buildings with high security requirements, projects at the airport and harbours and fully accessible health facilities.  Full Accessibility audits for the health facilities became a prominent project for Oliver as his career progressed and he carried out a number of audits and reports for substantial business within the Island.

Now with a total of 21 years’ experience within the industry, his expansive knowledge not only covers all areas of a very vast field, but includes all aspects of a project from inception right through to the final handover of a completed project; which, for Oliver is the most rewarding experience. 

Oliver’s exceptional wealth of knowledge has lead him to gain his chartership with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists and was formally invited to become an Interview Assessor for the Institute in 2015, a position limited to only a small number and in which someone can only be invited by the Institute.  Oliver completed the necessary assessor training a few months later.  

Ever striving to continue growing and expanding his professional knowledge, Oliver is a driven member of PF+A and one of the top in his field. With his professional yet friendly approachable nature he is an individual able to facilitate and communicate to clients, contractors, sub-contractors and other third parties to ensure that a project is always the best it can be.  Internally an exceptional trainer to the less experienced members of the team with an ease of teaching methods to ensure an unseamingly level of continuity for their development.

In his spare time Oliver enjoys spending time with his young family of three daughters, experiencing travelling and cultural diversity and of course Guernsey’s beautiful outdoor environment.