When it comes to the making office chairs, Wilkhahn stands at the forefront of innovation. Their revolutionary designs for the modern workplace aim to improve an individual’s wellbeing by encouraging movement, even when seated.
19 November, 2015
Our bodies are designed to move. This is why the culture of modern offices and its underlying emphasis on ‘convenience’ is killing us.
Designing for convenience can, to some extent, reduce time-wastage and thus (presumably) increase productivity. But designing for convenience has also created some dangerous side effects including metabolic disorders, cardiac and circulatory problems, headaches, and muscular and skeletal complications, just to name a few.
Wilkhahn has spent decades looking into the ways in which design can make people less desk-bound. One of their recent innovations, the revolutionary ON chair is the first chair with patented Trimension, a new kinematical principle that stimulates a body’s natural three-dimensional movements without tiring or overtaxing it.
With their latest IN chair, to be shown at Hong Kong Indesign, engineers at Wilkhahn have succeeded in adapting the pioneering Trimension technology for the mid-range price segment. The IN chair ensures exceptional sitting dynamics: it follows the body in perfect sychronisation and maintains its centre of gravity whatever the posture, This not only benefits the user’s wellbeing, but also enhances an individual’s powers of concentration and ability to relax.
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