Live ‘elevator music’ inside the cargo lift, a product launch, a dance performance, a VR demo, a seminar and lucky draws – Kokuyo’s year-end party gave us plenty to unpack!
13 December, 2018
Kokuyo’s year-end celebration gave us a lot to unpack. Held at Cargo 39, an industrial-chic event space set against the panoramic backdrop of Singapore’s waterfront, the celebration comprised the launch party of the new Kokuyo Ing 360° Gliding Chair and ‘The Evolution of Workplace’ seminar by Kokuyo’s workplace publication Worksight magazine.
Human bodies are made to move, thus, sitting in a prolonged time every day in the office will have consequences on our health. Kokuyo observed that most of the existing office furniture brands address this issue by making their products adjustable.
“Kokuyo Ing 360° Gliding Chair, with its innovative gliding technology, offers a new proposal. It’s not adjustable – it is adjust-ing,” said Yojiro Kinoshita, Head of the Innovation Centre, Furniture Division at Kokuyo, referring to the chair’s responsiveness to accommodate the slightest movement of the human body. Thanks to this technology, sitting on an Ing Chair is said to have a similar effect to sitting on a balance ball. Read more about Kokuyo Ing 360° Gliding Chair.
Illustrating this point was a piano player stationed inside the cargo lift through which the guests are brought to the party venue on the third level of the building. He was seated on an Ing Chair, performing comfortably and elevating the ‘elevator music’. It was an excellent showcase of the product.
Another fascinating demo is a dance number performed on stage with three Ing chairs.
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A dance number performed with Kokuyo Ing 360° Gliding Chairs at @kokuyo_sg party on Friday showcased how the chair’s innovative gliding technology accommodates human movement. We’re told that calories burned while sitting on this chair for 4 hours is equivalent to walking 1.5 km! Read more at Indesignlive.sg! #kokuyo #kokuyoing #kokuyosingapore #officechair #officefurniture #officelife #indesignlivesg
Curious guests could experience the Ing Chair first hand at the venue and even use the movement of the chair to navigate in a VR skydiving game.
‘The Evolution of Workplace’ seminar, presented by Worksight’s editor and research coordinator Yuki Kanamori highlighted three trends to consider in the future workplace: innovation by proximity, the rise of sharing platform and technology first. These three trends, Kanamori said, would shape the design of the workplace.
Capping the evening were more drinks, canapes, and lucky draws. One lucky winner walked away with an Ing chair.
Were you there with us? View more party photos in the gallery below!
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