Extra Wide Office Chairs are Now a Thing in America

For years now in America, our cars, houses and people have been getting bigger. I’ll let others debate why this is happening and what it means; I’m purely interested to learn that furniture designers have had to design some additional options for contract furniture, as waiting rooms are no longer one-size-fits-all:

Photo and caption by F.O.Mr.Lahey: “My doctor’s office had a special chair for XL patients.”

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I looked into it, and it’s a thing. Wayfair has a separate section for Big & Tall Guest & Reception Chairs.

Image credit: Wayfair

Image credit: Wayfair

Image credit: Wayfair

National Business Furniture’s offerings let you specifically select for 275-pound, 400-pound and 500-pound capacities.

Image credit: National Business Furniture

Office Chair USA features a 750-pound-capacity model.

Image credit: Office Chair USA

And there are connected models that mix it up:

Image credit: National Business Furniture

If only this was an option for airlines in Economy class!

Source: core77

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