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FAQs

Why Focal Solutions?

What are the benefits of Focal seats over regular chairs?

Focal promotes an active, collaborative, and open workplace that improves worker health, happiness, productivity, and creativity. When you are working supported by a Focal leaning seat, your posture is relaxed, upright, mobile, and engaged. No matter what “ergonomic benefits” are included in a traditional chair’s design, you are still sitting and experiencing the many negative health implications of this sedentary posture.

How is this different to other sit-to-stand options?

Focal’s leaning seats provide a true option for working upright in a natural, neutral posture – we call it the Third Posture. It is essentially the same posture we assume in zero gravity. This indicates minimal stress and pressure on muscular and skeletal systems.The majority (90+%) of sit-stand desks are used exclusively for sitting after 4 weeks (old habits are hard to break!), defeating their claimed health benefits. Standing only, day in and out, is not an option for the vast majority of people.

Can I comfortably use a Focal seat all day?

Yes! The vast majority of Focal customers enjoy minimal to no break-in or transition time. They report they feel refreshed and energised. It is quite different from making the transition to standing all day. Overwhelming feedback shows users are easily able to work in positions that vary from standing to leaning throughout the entire day. The Focal posture is a supported lean with a neutral spine, so most people simply find it to be more comfortable than sitting all day. Those who do experience a transition time typically report some slight discomfort that dissipates within a few days or, at the most, a few weeks.

Will I fall off the seat?

No! If you can lean back against a wall, you can use a Focal Upright seat. We all have a certain level of consciousness of our body position – much like when you ride a bike, once you feel it, you aren’t going to tip over.

What if I just want to sit on a regular seat for a while?

Focal's leaning seats are an ideal solution for those who are ready to stop sitting for all those hours at work. Given that we are sedentary for so much of the time already, why not eliminate the sedentary hours at work, when you need to be the most focused, active and engaged? You shouldn’t stop sitting all the time – it would be weird to insist on standing when out to dinner and downright unpopular at a movie theatre. But for the record, we have customers who have passed their one year anniversary of upright working and they report they feel “cheated” when they are away from their office and have to sit in a conventional chair to work.

What types of businesses have adopted this way of working?

Focal standing desks and workstations are perfect for anyone who works at a desk and/or on a computer. This includes legal, tech, financial, engineering and medical firms, as well as the creative fields such as architecture, design, and journalism. Focal stand up workstations are perfect in call centres, for data entry, programming, and research. The smaller-footprint Mobis Seat works well in labs, retail, conference rooms, restaurants, and libraries, to name a few places.

Shopping and delivery

Where can I try Focal products?

We have a number of partners around New Zealand that enable you to try the Focal range before purchasing. Find them in the 'Our Partners' page.

What is the Focal Upright warranty?

The simple answer is that Focal offers a limited lifetime warranty for the life of the product: all moving mechanisms (pistons etc.) are covered for 5 years and all finished surfaces are covered for ten. The exception is the Mogo portable seat, which has a one-year warranty. Find out more under our 'Warranty' page.

How can I pay for my order?

Online through PayPal we accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express. You can also pay via Bank Transfer by contacting us via email.

Can I purchase from outside New Zealand?

Yes! We have customers throughout ASEAN and can happily service the South Pacific. Send us an email.

From payment, when can I expect my order?

Orders will be processed and distributed within three days of purchase. A tracking number will be provided once consignments are sent.

Product information

Will the accessories work with the workstation I previously ordered?

Absolutely! The accessories are designed to work seamlessly with the all existing Focal products.

Can the desktops accommodate multiple computer monitors?

Yes, the best way to arrange multiple monitors would be to use mounting arms to position the monitors at slight angles. Additionally, our Stay Flat Shelf is a great way to attach monitors.

What is the work surface I see in the images of the desktop?

Your desk comes with a slightly grippy black synthetic leather work pad. It helps prevent objects rolling off the tilted desk. It is not adhered to the desk and can be removed.

How do my computer cables stay tidy and out of the way?

We recommend the optional Cable Management Tray. In addition, each desk comes with small black clips on the back of the desk leg to guide the power cord down to the floor.

Can I use Focal seats with other manufacturer's desks?

Yes! However, the Mobis and Mogo seats can ONLY be used with standing desks. As long as your work surface is at least 92cm high, you can use Focal seats. Many people use Focal seats in order to reclaim the under-utilised benefits of their existing standing desks.

Can Focal desks be used with a regular office chair?

No, we do not recommend this. The desks lower to 92cm which is several cnetremetres higher than a typical desktop. Focal desks are for standing or leaning only. We promote an upright work style, rather than sitting in a typical office chair. 

Can the desks be used as a flat surface?

Yes! The desk top pivots from flat to a 15˚ angle. There are adjustment handles on either side of the desk to hold it in place. 

How do I adjust the desktop?

There are two adjustment handles on either side of the desk. These adjust the tilt of the desktop. There is a manual crank in the centre of the desk’s cross bar that easily allows you to gently raise or lower the height of the desktop.

Are the seats portable?

The Mobis has an integrated handle and weighs just 6.8kg, so is easy to grab and go for quick collaboration. Mogo is extremely portable, weighing just 1kg. Fully collapsed, it tucks into your backpack or tote bag.

How much do workstations weigh?

The Locus Desk weighs about 41kg. The Sphere Desk weighs about 50kg. 

What is the footprint of the Locus and Sphere Workstation?

The Locus and Sphere Workstations occupy about a 20 – 25% smaller footprint than traditional office furniture systems, giving users more room than ever to rock the workday! See specific product dimensions below.

What are the Mobis seat dimensions?

Mobis Seat dimensions are: Height: 64 – 89cm Base footprint: 41cm ellipse. The seat’s piston is rated to 130kg.

What are the Locus Desk dimensions?

Locus Desk dimensions (without shelf) are: Desk top: D 76cm x W 122cm. Desk dimensions D 76cm x W 122cm x H 91-122cm. Desk top can be angled from flat to 15° The full Locus Workstation (Seat + Desk) fits in a 1.2m x 1.8m footprint. The desk can comfortably accommodate a height range of 4′ 11″ to 6′ 8″

What are the Sphere Desk dimensions?

Sphere Desk dimensions (without shelf) are: Desk top: D 69cm x W 198cm. Desk dimensions D 69cm x W 198cm x H 91-122cm. The full Sphere Workstation (Seat + Desk) fits in a 1.8cm x 1.8cm footprint. Desk top can be angled from flat to 15°. The desk can comfortably accommodate a height range of 4′ 11″ to 6′.

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