New product review - The 'WHY' chair

The 'WHY' chair, is a new task chair from Connection Seating, designed by Roger Webb Associates, and launched at Orgatec 2012.

Unusually for a Connection chair, it is supplied unassembled and packed in a box. This allows for 120% more chairs per standard truck load, enabling fewer trucks to be used, therefore reducing CO2.

When you get the chair out of the box, assembly is easy due to the 'Why' chairs unique fast-click assembly, requiring no tools. The chair has a distinctive honeycomb mesh back rest, which looks smart and modern. The seat is available in a wide range of fabric colours and there is the option of adjustable arms and black plastic or polished metal bases.

The chair is manufactured from 67% recycled content and is itself 98% recyclable at the end of its working life. Even the box and packaging are eco-friendly.

My opinion: The WHY is a good looking chair although price wise, it's at the higher of end of what you would expect to pay for a mesh back task chair. Also, you have to assemble the chair, whereas all our other chairs are supplied assembled. If eco-friendly chairs are important to you and your organisation, then the WHY is certainly worth consideration.  

If you would like further information on this chair or any of our chair ranges, please give me, Mark Brown, a call on 0116 251 7741 or email me at