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Dec 3, 2017

Comfort’s intuitive single lever is designed to make it simple to control the chair’s adjustments from your fingertips.

When fitting-out workspaces, the office chair is an often overlooked investment. With the average office worker spending the equivalent of five years sat at their desk, it’s no surprise that poor furniture choices contribute to absenteeism and reduced productivity.

According to the Office for National Statistics, back and neck problems were the most common cause of office absenteeism in the UK in 2013, with 131 million days being lost as a result. It’s clearly in the best interests of everyone concerned that these work-related conditions are avoided. One solution is to ensure that office workers have a task chair that can be tailored to their proportions, and that they’re trained to sit correctly - minimizing potential musculoskeletal problems.

That some companies would scrimp on chairs without considering the positive benefits of well-being at work seems short-sighted and, in the longer term, a costly mistake.

Comfort’s innovative range of ergonomic task chairs are designed to be compatible with individuals’ needs through smart design, engineering and advanced technology such as their patented single lever mechanism. The revolutionary lever provides intuitive, simple adjustments from one location, making it invaluable in today’s agile work environments.

Traditionally, adjusting a task chair required working several levers for limited adjustments. Whether a workspace’s function is to accommodate single or multi-users in working environments like call centres or co-working spaces, it is important to have an ergonomic chair that is adjustable and simple to control. Comfort’s intuitive single lever is designed to make it simple to control the chair’s adjustments from your fingertips.

Their patented single lever operates the three most frequently used chair functions from a single point of contact (seat height, seat depth and back tilt), and a separate tension control can be set to personalized tilt resistance in dynamic mode.

For multi-user environments, Comfort’s Project chairs make fast set-up even easier by automatically adjusting to the user's weight when they sit on the chair by calculating the ideal tilt tension from the user's weight - constantly supporting changes in weight distribution and movement. This makes the Project Enjoy and Mirus chairs the perfect task seating solution for multi-user environments requiring speedy staff changeover without each new user throughout the working day having to fiddle with tension controls.

 

Advantages of certified ergonomic office chairs:

- Effortless set-up
- Reduced stress on the body
- Less absenteeism
- Increased productivity
- Improved morale and wellbeing
- Added style

Find out more about our single lever control.

Nov 6, 2017

Comfort UK, in collaboration with Jennifer Newman Studio, hosted a fantastic Halloween's evening of tricks and treats.

Halloween comes but once a year, and this year, Comfort hooked up with Jennifer Newman Studio in Clerkenwell Green to trick and treat customers and friends with a devilishly good evening of magical delights and evil elixirs. 

We'd like to thank all who attended and also the team at Jennifer Newman's – it was a truly superb evening and we couldn't have done it without you. 

Sep 21, 2017

Get ready for something special. Comfort launches POISE in Amsterdam. 

Poise is an innovation in intelligent mesh task seating delivering cutting-edge design and customisation to complement any workspace.

Engineered for exceptional user support, dynamic movement and comfort, Poise is the ultimate performance chair. Boasting a revolutionary lumbar tracking system, Poise offers more supported recline than ever before, and encourages the user to maintain a healthy posture. The patented single lever control combines Comfort’s exclusive next generation of carbon-fibre automatic weigh-balance mechanism, make Poise a versatile performance chair for any office environment.

Comfort launched the Poise chair at the GZ OfficeXperience show days on the 20th and 21st of September. GZ was the ideal location to introduce Poise in Europe as they understand and provide everything for optimal working environments – from office supplies and machines to office chairs and complete turnkey project facilities.

Hundreds of visitors attended over the two day event, concluding with a lively cocktail party and cabaret evening, and the feedback on Poise was enormously positive. To discover more about Poise, please get in touch for more information.

Aug 4, 2017

Comfort has upgraded its manufacturing headquarters with the world’s first automated assembly line for office seating. 

It’s another milestone for the global furniture manufacturer with the focus on creating greatly enhanced workforce creativity, safety and productivity. Continuing to lead the industry in innovation, the factory provides a clean, comfortable, technology-based working environment and delivers exceptional efficiency.

No stranger to investment in innovation, Comfort introduced an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) in 2013 – supplying material to assembly lines. The AGV circulates around the workshop and warehouse increasing the efficiency of Takt time and ensuring precise delivery with robustly run production schedules.

In 2015, Comfort introduced an automated laser banding machine and, in 2017, announced its automated packing line which uses robotic arms to load containers. In addition, they recently completed a pilot of a highly efficient automated assembly line – further demonstrating the spirit of innovation and a continued enthusiasm to be pioneers in the furniture industry.

With a commitment to ongoing investment in developing automatic systems throughout the entire production process, Comfort’s goal is to lead the way in state-of-the-art, innovative manufacturing.

Jul 28, 2017

Welcoming Arjan - sales manager for Benelux - to the Comfort team. 

With over 20 years of experience in the furniture industry, Comfort are delighted to add Arjan to the Comfort Europe team. Arjan has worked for Kusch & Co for the last few years, and was Sales Manager for the Swedish brand RH chairs for 10 years previously.  Arjan says "I'm really happy to join the Comfort Europe team. With my experience and network we are going to make a success of the Comfort brand in the Benelux. The philosophy, products and organisation are perfectly matched."

A sports fan and another keen golfer to add to the team, Arjan also admits a love for fishing the Dutch Polder in his boat. "But," he continues, "home is where the heart is - with my family and our Irish red setter."

Arjan can be contacted at: arjanpasteuning@comfort.global or on +31 6 1120 3003.

Jul 11, 2017

Download the latest brochures from Comfort.

We have recently published a new range of brochures featuring new images and up-to date specifications  - the files are compressed to be suitable to send on by email and now available from our Downloads section on the site or directly from each the product pages. 

Mar 16, 2017

May the luck of the Irish be with you always. Happy St Patrick's Day.

Not long back from Dublin's Facilities Management Ireland expo and, having enjoyed our time on the stand hosted by the Gannon Group with Online Ergonomics, we like to think of ourselves as almost Irish - well, as Scots we're pretty close, right? The show was a great success and we like to thank everyone who came along to chat about the benefits of our range of eco-friendly, ergonomic seating.

Manufactured using up to 81% recycled material and with 98% recyclability at end-of-product life, Comfort chairs don't just meet sustainability targets, we exceed them.

Of course, we want to wish our customers and friends a very lovely St Patrick's Day - and don't forget – Go Green!

Feb 8, 2017

Bespoke buy your favourite chairs at our CREATE COMFORT experience. 

At Comfort, we've always been proud of our service and passion for chairs. We've taken that a step further by listening to our customers and offering individuality and exceptional choice. No matter which frame, fabric, base or accessory, you design your own, unique ergonomic chair. The CREATE COMFORT custom configurator lets you explore your own style and seating requirements and, if you want, buy and be ready to ship, usually within only 3 days of placing your order. 

For dealers, you will soon be able to customise images to help provide accurate high resolution visuals of any available combination of finishes for presentations and quotes.

The first release can be accessed by clicking on CREATE in the top menu, then begin by selecting the model to customise. A wide range of upholstery options, accessories and frame and leg colours are available to help you design your perfect office chair.

CREATE COMFORT allows the user to visualise their chair with or without headrest, at different viewing positions, with any combination of mesh, fabric or leathers where available, and with add-on items such as legrests and notebook stands. The retail price will also update as you create to let you see the differences in price between the various options and users can view the estimated dispatch date.

Coming soon:
• Share feature to show off your designs
• High resolution download for dealers
• Non stock items visualised for project orders
 

Feb 2, 2017

Ayrshire Mag features a three page profile on Comfort's Orgatec stand.

"It was a big year for Ayrshire seating manufacturer, Comfort - climaxing at Germany’s largest commercial furniture trade event - ORGATEC. But there’s little time to relax and reflect as the Newmilns-based team launch their brand across Europe. Their metamorphosis from a small, family-run business selling office seating in the UK, to a manufacturer distributing across the whole of Europe was ambitious to say the least but, with the support of an experienced team from across the office furniture and manufacturing sectors, the future looks rosy for this dynamic brand.

Comfort’s 324 m2 exhibition stand in Cologne was certainly a bold statement. Their familiar office chairs featured prominently in a combination of Comfort’s own mesh ranges combined with Scottish fabric manufacturer – Bute’s striking, contemporary tweeds. Expanding into a wider product offering for 2017, acoustic seating pods with smart lighting and adjustable neck support complemented their well-being at work message. A firm favourite at this year’s Orgatec, agile work trends inspired sit-stand desking and storage solutions, and demonstrated innovative technology integration.

Punchy upholstery from both Bute and Camira also featured on their Elematrix soft seating. A range of stools, tables, pods, hot desks and accessories created comfortable zones for informal meeting or relaxing. Luxurious leather and cowhide lounge seating also offered battle-weary visitors much-needed feet-up time.

Particular focus was extended to Comfort’s flagship Ergohuman chair – celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and over a million units sold. Their latest chairs to be launched – Genidia and Genidia Smart, also took centre stage, showcasing some of the most innovative technology and materials on the market. 

To further celebrate their flagship chair Ergohuman’s tenth birthday, Comfort will be running special promotions and events at the start of the new year. Comfort also look forward to introducing their expanded furniture offering in 2017. Punchy upholstery also featured on their Elematrix soft seating and proved popular among visitors. A range of stools, tables, pods, hot desks and accessories created comfortable zones for informal meeting or relaxing. Luxurious leather and cowhide lounge seating also offered battle-weary visitors much-needed feet-up time.

Particular focus was on Comfort’s flagship Ergohuman chair – now celebrating its 10th anniversary with over a million units sold. Their latest chairs to be launched – Genidia and Genidia Smart, also took centre stage, showcasing some of the most innovative technology on the market.

CEO, Gareth Gillespie, is thrilled about what 2016 brought to the business: “Orgatec was a big deal for us. We were well known within the UK office furniture sector as a distributer of exceptional ergonomic seating, but we needed to make impact on the bigger stage and get the message out about our investment in both manufacturing and distribution across the whole of Europe.”

To further celebrate their flagship chair Ergohuman’s tenth birthday, Comfort will be running special promotions and events. Comfort also look forward to launching their expanded furniture offering later in 2017."

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Dec 13, 2016

Comfort wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Comfort will close at 1 pm on 23 December 2016 and will re-open at 9 am on 3 January 2017.

For UK customers, to ensure delivery of stock items before Christmas, any orders is required to be received by us latest Noon on 19th December.

As in previous years, instead of sending printed Christmas cards, we have made a donation to a local charity - Cash For Kids. 

Dec 11, 2016

Comfort hosted a table at what was easily the best Mixology to date. 

Yes... it's that time of year again, when the brave northerners of the UK's office furniture and fit-out industry steel themselves for the Mix North photographs to start creeping onto the interwebs. Fear ye not, fellow furnashions – you all looked fabulous. 

Tuxedos and cocktail dressed guests flowed into Manchester Central to what could only be described as a beautiful winter circus/alpine wonderland. After one or two reception drinks *ahem*, one could be forgiven for starting to believe we were in Aspen, surrounded by wooden chalets and snow-dusted fir trees. The main arena, where we would feast and play, was just as breathtaking, if not more. If anyone had said before we arrived that we'd be sharing our dining space with the Dodgems and Waltzers we would have wondered who'd lost their mind - however, it really worked. The stunning mood lighting delivered surprising fairground elegance perfectly. Who knew?

Joining us on our table this year were a fabulous group of friends from Gannon Office, Bureau, Sixteen3, Quantum2, Online Ergonomics, Vergo UK and Plus Finance - and clearly we had the most fun of all the revellers as we were treated to a fine show of cirque entertainers dancing elegantly from trapeze and ribbons before some rather splendid light shows and pyrotechnics. Then we dined on fine food and wine and celebrated the winners from across the industry. 

There's nothing quite like watching the most sophisticated diners turn eight years old as, after coffee and petit-fours, we were told the fairground was open. We're quite sure nobody was hurt in the stampede for the Waltzers (yet to be confirmed). It stands testament to how robust our industry is that, when stuffed with fine wines and four courses, they can be flung around and around AND around again at frightening velocity and walk off to the dressy-up photobooth without a hint of green in their faces. Bravo!

If Carlsberg did office furniture events, this is what they would be like. Thank you to our guests who made it so much fun, and well done to Mix Interiors for a superb event. Next year's Mix North will be their tenth one - we are intrigued to find out how they plan to beat this one. Watch this space. 

Oct 26, 2016

Comfort are delighted to be at ORGATEC 2016. Find us in Hall 6, Stand B31.

It's been a fantastic start to ORGATEC 2016. Our 324 square meter stand exceeded our expectations and we've been very busy with plenty of visitors checking out our range of ergonomic chairs, news desking and storage solutions, sit-stand products and soft-seating ranges. 

If you've not been over to see us yet, please pop over to Hall 6, stand B31 for a coffee (or something stronger) and say hello. 

Sep 19, 2016

Introducing Andrew Shepherd as Comfort's new Business Development Manager in the UK.

Andrew has been in the office furniture business for over 20 years - and with that vast experience, Comfort are delighted to bring him on board as Business Development Manager.

Andrew says "Developing accounts and building relationships has been a big part of my success and I have been working with some accounts ever since I began in the industry – customer facing is a key part of what I do."

He continues: "Outside of work, I spend much of my time on the golf course, and have been known to win the odd competition. When at home, I am mainly a labourer in the garden for my wife (she has the ideas and is always coming home with yet more plants). I just dig the holes! I also enjoy photography, but definitely qualify as an amateur."

A welcome addition to the Comfort Sales and Business Development team, Andrew will be predominantly managing our London and the south of England business.

Andrew can be contacted at andrewshepherd@comfort.global or on 07720 601413 / 01560 324440.

Sep 14, 2016

Our founder and CEO, Gareth Gillespie, features in Ayrshire Magazine's Business Profile this month. 

"Like all great stories, the best ones have happy endings, and the story of Comfort Europe is well on its way to being just that. It’s a tale of ambition, inspiration, audacity – at times, sheer madness – but most of all, it’s a story of ‘paying it forward’."

Gareth speaks to Ayrshire magazine about how Comfort Europe came to be, the changes involved in becoming a UK manufacturer and the thrill of becoming a major employer in his home town.

“In the next year we’ll be celebrating our flagship chair, Ergohuman, selling over a million units, and bringing manufacturing to Ayshire is a dream come true for me.”

View the article in full on page 46 of:  https://issuu.com/ayrshiremagazine/docs/magazine_12_for_issuu?e=12835697/38560262

Jun 23, 2016

Comfort is excited to announce that it will be exhibiting at ORGATEC in Cologne this autumn. 

As the industry’s leading international trade fair for modern working environments, ORGATEC presents the whole world of work. And that means it encompasses everything which contributes to the perfect interplay between work environment, work processes and working culture and actually makes creative ideas for the future possible.

From 25th to 29th October 2016, Comfort will showcase our range of seating and prototype products on our massive 325m² stand.

Our stand will be located in Hall 6, position B031 and we'd love to see you there.

May 19, 2016

Our flagship chair, Ergohuman, celebrates its tenth birthday with 800,000 units sold.

Comfort have launched their latest advertising campaign, showcasing the Ergohuman ergonomic chair. With plenty to celebrate, we are proud to announce that we've sold 800,000 chairs globally, confirming that it's as popular as ever - its classic styling and smart functions standing the test of time.

The campaign will hit the UK and across Europe in May 2016.

May 18, 2016

The Comfort Europe and UK teams are counting down the hours to Clerkenwell Design Week 2016.

We're ready to rock at Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 - running from 24-26 May. With so much exciting news to share, including starting to manufacture in the UK from the summer and extending the business across the continent, we really can't wait. 

CDW is looking like the best yet, with a host of new venues and plenty of events on to whet the appetites of the contract, architect, designer and dealer markets alike. 

If you're visiting and would like to catch up with our crew, drop us an email at hello@comfort.global - we'd love to see you.

For more information on Clerkenwell design Week 2016 visit their site at www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com

Mar 29, 2016

Comfort Europe celebrate their launch at the CIFF - International Furniture Fair - March 2016

The Comfort Europe stand at the 2016 CIFF exhibition, part of the Comfort Seating Group stand, was visited by guests from across the globe. Comfort Seating were celebrating both the ten year anniversary of the globally acclaimed Ergohuman chair and the launch of their new Poise task chair.

Comfort Europe displayed a combination of our ergonomic range of seating alongside the new M-box soft seating and furniture range, due to be launched next year, and the team were kept very, very busy. Our cowhide Nuvem Lounge chairs attracted much attention, and were rarely without visitors enjoying some feet-up time. 

Thanks to everyone who came along to see us. We hope to see you there again next year.

Mar 29, 2016

Comfort Seating Europe was introduced at the Comfort Seating Product Launch and Reunion Party - March 28th 2016.

The Comfort Europe Team made their grand entrance in Guangzhou, China, at the Global Distributors' Reunion Party, timed to coincide with the ten year birthday of our flagship chair, Ergohuman, and the launch of Comfort Seating's new Poise task chair at CIFF 2016.

A star-studded event, featuring the latest Comfort Seating advertising campaign and speeches from global partners, was attended by over 700 guests and was hosted in the stunning Grand Ballroom at the five star Shangri-La Hotel. Guests were treated to a champagne reception followed by a delicious banquet while enjoying music and performers on stage.

We'd like to thank Comfort Seating and all the guests for making the evening truly fabulous.

View a selection of images from the night below.

Mar 24, 2016

Gareth Gillespie announced as Comfort Europe CEO.

With over twenty years in the office furniture sector, Gareth previously founded the Mesh Office Seating brand - the UK distributor of Comfort Seating products. 

"I'm delighted to have this opportunity to expand on what I've learned working with Neil and Eric at Comfort Seating, and to help build Comfort's brand across Europe. I'm passionate about the business and excited to further Comfort's global reputation for quality products."

 The Comfort Seating Team at CIFF 2016

Feb 12, 2016

'The Taster' event was a roaring success - celebrating the launch of the newest Comfort chair - Genidia.

What better way to celebrate exciting, new developments in the business than with the fantastic people who work in partnership to build and develop the Comfort brand? The fabulous Lochgreen House Hotel was the venue, on a crisp, Scottish winter's day to indulge our fantastic sales network with a taste of Scotland. Whisky galore, piper piping and, of course, haggis - a good time was had by all. We would like to offer our thanks to everyone who joined us, and extend a warm invitation to visit us again soon.

Feb 28, 2015

Comfort launch custom-built showroom in the UK.

We’re not sure what the collective noun for dealers is, but we do know that a lot of them were royally treated recently. 'The Taster' launch event was held at the stunning 5-star Lochgreen House Hotel, just south of Glasgow. In the heart of Ayrshire, Lochgreen House Hotel is set in 30 acres of woodlands and gardens, overlooking the Royal Troon Championship Golf Course.

We not only launched our latest task chair, Genidia, to dealers and guests at the event, but also celebrated the opening of our impressive new, custom-built showroom – and did so in some style! Whisky tasting, Burns-themed supper and a full-on traditional Scottish breakfast all added to the taste of Scotland theme.

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