Hi there Chill Out Seeker,
I’m Jocasta, the Founder and Chief Chiller Outer here at Chill Out Chairs.
I’m on a mission to help you live a mindful life, to slow down, and to have more chill out time in your life.
You might have noticed over the last few years technology is taking over our lives, so many of us are always ‘connected’ and ‘distracted’, leaving little time for complete presence, for me time, and down time to just be.
You’ve probably, like me, read so much about the benefits of meditation and seen the trending of the mindful living movement, and yet you may still wonder:
Or maybe again like me, with small children and a busy life, you get to the end of the day and realise you forgot to meditate or to take any time out.
I’ve been there, worked in soul-sucking corporate jobs for huge oil and gas companies in Canada, have two young kids, family, friends, hobbies and generally a full life of to-dos and want-to-dos.
I’ve read all about the wonders of meditation, slowing down, taking time out to just be present and when I decided it was time to create a meditation and chilling out practice I wanted something stylish and something comfortable to enhance my experience, and increase the very likelihood of me actually keeping it up.
I realised that even if they didn’t know it yet so many other people, like you, were craving this experience too. A place and a reminder, right there in front of you, that you’re worth taking some me time, and you’re worthy of something comfortable that’s just for you.
Knowing all this and having sat in the chair, I just had to bring them to Australia and make them available here – because you deserve the benefits of having one too!
So just like that, without hesitation, I started importing them, and my first shipment sold out within days. You can see what our Raving Fans have to say about them too.
There’s more information about the actual chairs on the FAQs page, but in short they were designed in America and are ethically made in Java, Indonesia. The environment is important to me, and to other mindful people like you I’m sure, so I am happy to say that they’re eco-friendly. Chill Out Chairs are made from sustainable mango wood with a fast-growing seagrass and banana leaf weave, using non-toxic water based finishes.
There you have it, the rest is chilloutistory.
When I’m not chilling in a Chill Out Chair, or making up new words like chilloutistory, my other favourite forms of chilling out are mixed media painting, alone or with my kids, writing poetry, going to the spa (hello massage, facials and any pampering), or finding the best cafes in Melbourne for real chai lattes.
This is Phil, he’s the Chief Chiller Outer’s technical support person and right-hand-man.
He’s the one who makes sure your chair is beautifully packed for shipment and that all the computer techy side is running smoothly for your orders.
His favourite form of chilling out, when not in a Chill Out Chair, is to be out in nature taking gorgeous photos, some of which you can see here.
Or you’ll find him at one of the many great cafes in Melbourne reviewing their coffee and photographing the coffee art, his Instagram handle is ishootcoffee.
Our kids are a massively important part of the company, we’re all about family. They’re huge fans of Chill Out Chairs, the actual chairs and also that we’re able to be flexible with our business and spend more time with them.
Ollie is our Chief Ideas and Inspiration Officer and loves finding new, and um interesting, ways to relax in the chair
Zoë is the Chief Cuteness Officer and even though the chairs are gorgeous on their own, they just go to a whole new level when she sits in them!
We look forward to welcoming you to the ever-growing community of Chill Out Chair owners around Australia. A community of people, just like you, who recognise and acknowledge the importance and benefits of investing in mindful living.