The Human and the Office

Our bodies are designed for an active life in motion. Yet, we've never spent more time seated in a day than now. The result is that we are more susceptible to strain injuries, such as issues with the back, shoulders, and neck. Incorporating movement and variation into the workday is a good way to counteract these injuries. However, many tasks are best accomplished while seated. By using an ergonomic chair and varying our movements throughout the day, we create the best conditions for health and well-being, both now and in the future.

Malmstolen's Ergonomic Cornerstones:

Every part of our body affects and relies on another. If you relax your neck, you can feel your head tipping forward. If you lean to one side, you can sense how the weight is distributed across different parts of your body. It's this prolonged, static strain that can make our muscles stiff and lead to strain injuries.

Sitting correctly, therefore, is about finding a balance between support, relaxation, unloading, and movement. This unique balance, combined with the latest research in strain ergonomics, is the foundation of how our chairs are designed - our ergonomic cornerstones. Our chairs are made to ensure you feel as good when you get home from work as when you left for it in the morning.

  • Support

    To maintain an upright posture and avoid slumping, we need support. Malmstolen’s backrest is designed to match the curvature of the spine, providing you with the optimal support for your body.

  • Relief

    When seated, the upper body is primarily under strain. By having a customized backrest and seat, we can distribute the pressure over as wide an area as possible, relieving specific parts of the body.

  • Relaxation

    By spreading the pressure and weight over a larger surface area, your muscles can stay more relaxed. This results in increased alertness and sustained focus.

  • Movement

    By keeping the chair’s tilt mechanism engaged, it becomes dynamic and can support our movements even while seated, such as when reaching for the phone or during a Teams meeting.