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.
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.
“Sitting disease” is a term used to describe the myriad health problems associated with long-term sedentary work and leisure activities. The deleterious effects of sitting on our bodies can begin within minutes. Focal’s body-conscious approach – a neutral spine, open hip angle, and gentle motion – addresses these issues in a simple, easy-to-use way.
Yes! The vast majority of Focal customers enjoy minimal to no break-in or transition time. They report they feel refreshed and energized. 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. With our 30-day guarantee, it is easy to try for yourself!
The Locus Seat supports a wide comfortable working zone. The primary area should be facing forward, but turning, leaning and reaching sideways are all easy to do. The Mobis Seat rotates a full 360 degrees, so it is easy to use with an L-shaped desk.
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 get comfortable using the Locus Seat, you will not fall.
The Locus Seat is 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 theater. But for the record, we have Focal 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.
When surveyed, nearly 4 out of 5 people wanted to try an alternative to sitting all day at work. The Focal White Paper covers the evidence of benefits to business in detail. The Take-A-Stand Project offers further details on employee benefits.
Focal stand up 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 creative fields like architecture, design, and journalism. Focal stand up workstations are perfect in call centers, for data entry, programming, and research. The smaller-footprint Mobis Seat works well in labs, retail, conference rooms, restaurants, and libraries, and more.
Shopping & Shipping
Focal Upright products are available at select retailers and dealers. Click here to find the partner nearest you.
The full warranty is posted on the website here. The simple answer is that we offer a limited lifetime warranty: 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.
Absolutely! Customer Service is available at 888-266-1011 to assist you. Our business hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, Eastern Standard Time.
For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. We also accept payment via PayPal.
Orders typically ship within 8 – 10 business days.
The Focal site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. All orders are transmitted over secure Internet connections using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption technology. Your credit card information is stored in encrypted format at all times. This website, and more importantly all user information, is further protected by a multi-layer firewall based security system.
We are required to charge sales tax for purchases that are either shipped to a Rhode Island address or are picked up at our Rhode Island facility. In addition, we are required to charge sales tax in California and Michigan. Sales tax is automatically calculated by the web store.
If you contact Customer Service or 888-266-1011 prior to shipping, we will make every effort to accommodate the request, but we are unable to guarantee this.
Yes, once your order ships, you will receive an email notification that includes the shipper’s tracking number.
Shipping to the lower forty-eight states is free. Customers in Alaska and Hawaii will incur a shipping fee.
If you believe your product is missing parts, please call Customer Service at 888-266-1011 or email us. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, Eastern Standard Time. We will make it right!
We stand behind the quality of our products and are confident you will be completely satisfied with your purchase. If you are not, we will gladly accept items that shipped within 30 days from the date you received it – if it is in new condition and in the original packaging – for a full refund. Learn more about our Return Policy here.
Your rates will depend upon the destination and product ordered. Please note, our shipping fees do not include any customs or duties imposed by your destination’s government.
All seats come with a comfortable EVA closed-cell foam seat cushion. With Locus, the standard seat has a choice of three colors: Black, Chili Pepper, and Citrus. If you want to upgrade to the Nubuck cushion, you will receive the EVA seat cushion upholstered in a synthetic Nubuck. Nubuck is a very soft, sueded Japanese synthetic leather.With Mobis, the seat cushion comes in Black, Chili Pepper, Citrus, and Cobalt. Mogo comes in Black and Chili Pepper. Mobis and Mogo are not available in Nubuck.
The Locus and Sphere Workstation accessories include a Stay Flat Shelf, an iMac Monitor Bracket, Cable Management Tray, LED WorkLight and an Anti-Fatigue Mat. All are available, with free shipping, on our webstore under “Accessories.”
In most cases- yes. Our accessories are designed to work seamlessly with the all existing products. Please note- our current Locus Shelf does not work with the first version of the Locus Desk. If you have a question about your specific product, please give us a call at 888-266-1011.
We offer a simple iMac Bracket for use with iMac and Cinema/Thunderbolt displays. Ideally, this is used with the Stay Flat Shelf, but can also be used on the adjustable desk top. However, the desktop is wooden so should be able to be used with other after-market monitor mounting systems. The Workrite Poise and the Symmetry Office Allure monitor mounting arms both work well with our desks (see below).
No, Focal does not currently offer a monitor arm. The monitor mounting arm featured in our desk demonstration video is the Workrite Poise. We use it with one of the arm extensions removed and attached to our Stay Flat Shelf (it needs to be attached to a flat surface). It is available for single or double monitors. We can also recommend the Symmetry Office Allure for use with tilted desk surfaces and with single or multiple monitors. For iMac, Cinema and Thunderbolt displays, we offer our own iMac Bracket.
The Locus Desk top is 48” wide and Sphere is 78,” so there is room. We’ve found that the best way to arrange multiple monitors is to use mounting arms to position the monitors at slight angles. Additionally, our Stay Flat Shelf is a great way to attach monitors.
Yes. The light is installed by you, so you can decide which cup holder to remove and replace with the light base.
Your Locus 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.
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.
Yes. However, the Locus and Mobis Seats can only be used with standing desks. With Locus, just be sure the seat base can fit beneath your standing desk. You’ll need a minimum of 22″ clearance. As long as your work surface is at least 36” high, you can use Focal seats. Many people use Focal seats in order to reclaim the underutilized benefits of their existing standing desks.
No, we do not recommend this. The desks lower to 36,” which is several inches 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.
Yes. The desk top pivots from flat to a 15˚ angle. There are adjustment handles on either side of the desk.
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 center of the desk’s cross bar that allows you to gently raise or lower the height of the desktop.
The Locus Seat has two wheels at one end. It can easily be repositioned around your office and adjusted to the desk. The seat can fold for easy storage with folded dimensions of 37” x 25.5” x 14.” Mobis has an integrated handle and weighs just 15 lbs., so is easy to grab and go for a quick collaboration. Pivot also has an integrated handle and weighs 25 lbs. Mogo is extremely portable, weighing just 2.5 lbs. Fully collapsed, it tucks into your backpack or tote bag.
The Locus Seat weighs about 35 lbs. and the Locus Desk weighs about 90 lbs., for a combined Locus Workstation weight of 125 lbs. The Sphere Desk weighs about 111 lbs., so the full Sphere Workstation weighs about 146 lbs.
The Locus and Sphere Workstations occupy about a 20 – 25% smaller footprint than traditional office furniture systems. See specific product dimensions below.