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Europe Office Chair Market Outlook, 2028

Europe Office Chair Market Outlook, 2028

Bonafide Research 28-02-2023 94 Pages Figures : 16 Tables : 30
Region : Europe Category : Consumer Goods & Services Household Goods

1. Topstar GmbH

2. Bristol Technologies Sdn Bhd.

3. Haworth Inc.

4. Okamura Corporation

5. PSI Seating Ltd

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Office chairs have a tendency to provide greater comfort and flexibility to workers in offices and industries. Manufacturers designing a variety of multifunctional chairs are an important aspect of driving revenue from the office chair segment. Europe has a large and growing workforce, and many businesses and corporations rely on office furniture, including office chairs, to run their operations. The demand for ergonomic office chairs is also high in Europe, as employers recognize the importance of providing their employees with comfortable and supportive seating options. Moreover, many of the world's leading office furniture manufacturers, such as Herman Miller, Steelcase, and Kinnarps, are based in Europe. These companies have a strong presence in the European market, and their innovative designs and high-quality products have aided in the expansion of the region's office chair market. Furthermore, the European Union has established guidelines and standards for ergonomic office furniture, including office chairs, which have contributed to the region's adoption of high-quality and safe seating options. According to the research report, "Europe Office Chair Market Outlook, 2028," published by Bonafide Research, the market is anticipated to grow at 5.26% CAGR during the forecast period. European employers are increasingly focused on the health and safety of their employees, including their comfort and well-being while working. This has led to a higher demand for quality office chairs that promote good posture, reduce fatigue, and minimize the risk of musculoskeletal disorders. Furthermore, the European office chair market has seen a surge in innovation, with manufacturers developing new and improved designs that incorporate advanced materials and technology. This has led to a wider range of options for consumers, increasing the demand for high-quality office chairs. Moreover, Europe has a strong and stable economy, which has led to increased business growth and expansion. As businesses expand and hire more employees, the demand for office chairs and other office furniture increases as well. In addition to the market is highly competitive, with companies investing heavily in product development and marketing to differentiate themselves from their competitors. The trend towards sustainable and environmentally friendly office furniture is also gaining momentum, with companies focusing on developing eco-friendly materials and designs. The first ergonomic office chair was designed in Europe. The chair, called the "Balans chair," was invented in Norway in 1979 and was designed to promote better posture and relieve stress on the body. The European Union has established guidelines for ergonomic office chairs, known as the EN 1335 standard. The standard outlines specific requirements for the design and construction of office chairs to ensure they provide adequate support and comfort. The design of office chairs in Europe is heavily influenced by Scandinavian design principles, which prioritise simplicity, functionality, and natural materials. The average office worker in Europe spends around 6–8 hours a day sitting in an office chair each day. The cost of an office chair in Europe can range from less than €100 to several thousand euros, depending on the brand, design, and features. In some European countries, such as Germany, employers are required by law to provide ergonomic office furniture, including office chairs, to ensure the health and safety of their employees. Based on product types, the Europe office chair market is segmented into ergonomic chairs, executive office chairs and conference chairs. The ergonomic chair segment dominated the market with a share of around 77.72% in 2022. Due to increased consumer awareness about health and the benefits of ergonomic chairs such as posture support, reduced back and neck pain, relieved hip pressure, and improved blood circulation. Consumers are willing to spend money on office chairs that serve multiple functions to increase their productivity at work. The mesh material segment is expected to dominate the market due to their aesthetic appeal, as the mesh material gives them a modern and sleek look that complements contemporary office decor. Mesh chairs are made from a woven mesh material that is stretched over a frame. The material allows for air circulation and ventilation, which helps to keep the user cool and comfortable, even during long periods of sitting. The mesh also conforms to the user's body, providing a customized fit and enhanced support for the back and lumbar region. The fabric material segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Leather office chairs are in high demand because they have a high-end look and feel. Leather is more stain-resistant and easier to clean than other fabrics. Based on the distribution channel, the market is divided into offline and online segments. The offline distribution channel dominates the market. Purchasing an office chair is frequently a large investment, and many customers prefer to see and test the product in person before making a purchase. The online segment held a sizable market share in 2022 and is expected to grow at a relatively high CAGR during the forecast period. Online platforms facilitate the purchase of office chairs by providing shopping apps and websites with a wide range of deals and brands. The Europe region is further categorized into the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Russia. Among these, Germany is one of the largest markets for office chairs in Europe, with a strong demand for high-quality and ergonomic seating options. The German office chair market is highly competitive, with manufacturers constantly innovating and developing new products to meet the evolving needs of customers. This has led to a wide range of office chairs available in Germany, from traditional executive chairs to modern ergonomic options. Furthermore, German companies are known for their commitment to workplace health and safety, including providing employees with comfortable and supportive seating options. This has led to a higher demand for ergonomic office chairs in Germany, as employers recognise the importance of providing their employees with seating that promotes good posture and reduces the risk of musculoskeletal disorders. Moreover, many of the world's leading office chair manufacturers are based in Germany, including Interstuhl, Wilkhahn, and Sedus. These companies have a strong reputation for producing innovative and high-quality office chairs that are in high demand both domestically and internationally. The United Kingdom is the second-largest market for office chairs in Europe, with a strong demand for high-quality, ergonomic seating options. Furthermore, the British government has established guidelines for workplace health and safety, including ergonomic seating requirements, which has led to a higher demand for ergonomic office chairs in the UK. Italy is known for its high-end office furniture, including office chairs, which are sought after for their craftsmanship and design. Furthermore, Italian office chair design is heavily influenced by the country's rich history of art and design, with many companies incorporating traditional and contemporary styles into their products. Moreover, Italian office chair manufacturers, such as Poltrona Frau and Kartell, are known for their luxury products, which are popular both domestically and internationally. There are many start-ups that are seeking to disrupt the market with innovative and unique products. Some examples of start-ups in the European office chair market include HAG, Kinnarps Next Office, Fully, Humanoo, SpinaliS and many more. Restraints: The European office chair market is highly competitive, with many established players as well as new entrants. This level of competition can make it difficult for businesses to differentiate themselves while remaining profitable. Furthermore, the office chair market is heavily influenced by economic conditions, and any downturns in demand for office furniture, including chairs, can lead to decreased demand. Furthermore, currency exchange rate fluctuations can affect the cost of raw materials and manufacturing, which can affect pricing and profitability. Furthermore, with the rise of remote work and flexible work arrangements, traditional office spaces and furniture are being phased out. Employees may prefer more portable or adaptable options, which may impact demand for office chairs and other furniture products. Developments: • IKEA: The Swedish furniture giant saw an increase in demand for its home office furniture, including office chairs, due to the rise of remote work. The company also launched new product lines specifically designed for home offices. • Herman Miller: The American Company continued to expand its presence in the European market, with a focus on sustainability and innovation. In 2021, the company launched several new products, including the Sayl task chair and the Cosm office chair. • Steelcase: The American company saw growth in its European market, with a focus on sustainability and technology integration. The company launched several new products in 2021, including the Series 1 office chair and the Flex Collection. • Vitra: The Swiss company continued to innovate and expand its product offerings in the European market. In 2021, the company launched several new products, including the Pacific chair and the Eames Soft Pad Group. • Kinnarps: The Swedish company continued to focus on sustainability and workplace wellness in its product offerings. In 2021, the company launched several new products, including the Flow office chair and the Next Office desk system. Companies Mentioned in this report: TopStar GmbH, Bristol Technologies Sdn Bhd., Haworth Inc.,Okamura Corporation, PSI Seating Ltd, Steelcase Inc., Herman Miller, Inc., KI, Commercial Furniture Group, Inc, Elite Office Furniture, Flokk, Virco inc. Considered in this report • Geography: Europe • Historic year: 2017 • Base year: 2022 • Estimated year: 2023 • Forecast year: 2028 Aspects covered in this report • Europe Office Chair market with its value and forecast along with its segments • Region-wise Office Chair market analysis • Various drivers and challenges • On-going trends and developments • Top profiled companies • Strategic recommendation Regions & Countries covered in the report: • Germany • United Kingdom • France • Italy • Spain • Russia By Product Type: • Ergonomic Chairs • Executive Office Chairs • Conference Chairs • Others (Computer Chairs, Kneel Chairs, Petite Chairs, Reception Area Chairs, Tablet Arm Chairs, Armless Chairs ) By Material Type: • Mesh • Leather • Fabric • Plastic • Others (Vinyl, PU Leather/ Flux, Rexin) By Distribution Chanel: • Offline • Online The approach of the report: This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and listing out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third party sources such as press releases, annual report of companies, analysing the government generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducted trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we have started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources. Intended audience This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to Office Chair industry, government bodies and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.

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