25 Mar '11, 12am

Staff at the Ministry of Manpower HQ can expect designer ergonomic chairs at their workplace soon

STAFF at the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) headquarters in Kim Seng Road can expect designer chairs at their workplace soon. The ministry is buying 472 Herman Miller chairs (photo), each priced at $575, for general office use for its staff. The chairs, which are not delivered yet, will cost $271,400 in total. Herman Miller, an American manufacturer of office furniture and equipment, is famous for producing furniture in the modernist style. An MOM spokesman confirmed in a statement yesterday that it has awarded a tender for the supply and delivery of the ergonomically designed chairs. The chair model is called Celle, known for its cellular suspension system which supports the back and lumbar region. The tender was awarded to local furniture supplier Xtra Office. In evaluating the tenders submitted, the MOM spokesman said, various factors were considered, such as the ergonomic ...

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  1. 29 Mar '11, 4am

    Actually I wished more of the private sector (like where I work) would follow their lead...

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  2. 29 Mar '11, 1am

    What a waste of money. Come on I would buy a $1000 chair that can last 16 years and actually save $150. Don't they know how to save money for the state?

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  3. 25 Mar '11, 5am

    They just anyhow spent taxpayer money to buy expensive chairs.

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theonlinecitizen.com 25 Mar '11, 9am

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