Well first and foremost, I needed a new chair. But why this chair?
Well, I was already happily using Fully’s Jarvis desk, so I already had some affinity for Fully’s products, but the Capisco was different. Most standing desks work pretty much the same way. You can get good ones and you can get bad ones, but they all go up and down with motors. Chairs, not so much.
I wanted something ergonomic because I was looking at spending at least eight hours a day (usually more) at my desk, and I was starting to develop pretty bad back pain at the tender age of 24. I could have gotten something like a Herman Miller or a Steelcase, but those would have likely set me back even more money and I didn’t have time to hunt for used (I was sitting on a box after a move for a few weeks while I decided).
There was also aesthetics to consider. It may strike you as silly to care so much about what my chair looks like, but I have a good reason. Currently, I live in a studio apartment with my partner which means everything is always on full display. Most ergonomic chairs are bulky and just ugly, and I would have no where to stash it away.
My last consideration comes back to Fully’s philosophy behind the Capisco. I didn’t want my chair to suck me in. But a chair that encouraged me to move? That’s exactly what I wanted especially while I was going to be trapped inside during a pandemic. The Capisco has turned into one small step towards finding a healthier relationship with work.