The workplace is changing, and our habits are changing with it. What doesn’t change is the human anatomy and the body's need for support, relief, relaxation and movement while sitting. The science behind our chairs is therefore based on extensive international research in load ergonomics – all to make you feel as good when you get home from work as when you got there in the morning.
Humans are complex beings, consisting of many different systems, all of which are interdependent. When you sit, it is mainly the spine, nervous system and back and trunk muscles that work together to counteract gravity, which constantly puts downward pressure on the body. If you relax your neck, your head tends to fall forward, and if you lean in any direction, you will immediately feel how gravity exposes certain parts of your body to extra strain. If an area is exposed to static pressure for extended periods, the muscles become stiff. Even longer exposure increases the risk of musculoskeletal injuries. Seat ergonomics is therefore a matter of finding the perfect balance between movement, relaxation, support and relief. It's simple physics, and something we need to take into account.
When developing our chairs, we always use the latest research in load ergonomics as our point of departure. Based on scientifically proven facts and tests, a reclined sitting position by far the gentlest on the body. The chair puts your body in balance so that the head can rest balanced on the shoulders – preferably against an adjustable headrest. The backrest maintains the natural S-curvature of the back, and pressure is distributed over the largest possible surface, which significantly improves blood circulation. The chair's swing also follows the body, which gives the user dynamic and varied movement.
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