Published on : Friday, September 2, 2016
Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) is delighted to announce that the following products have been awarded with FIRA’s prestigious Ergonomics Excellence Award, having met the stringent assessment criteria:
• The Go Flex document reading and writing slope from Ergonomic Café
The new transparent Go Flex offers easy and quick angle adjustment across 12 levels from an incredible 8° to 55°. It incorporates a padded document shelf to ensure no pressure is applied to the users wrists, and includes a removable rigid shelf for heavier items.
• The Diffrient Smart Chair from Humanscale
The Diffrient Smart chair is an intelligent mesh task chair engineered to provide automatic lumbar support for every user, as well as simplicity and ease of use, Diffrient Smart offers comfort, style and flexibility. Diffrient Smart was created by designer Niels Diffrien.
• The IN Chair from Wilkhahn
The IN chair is a mix of ingenious design with first-class materials, appealing finishes and innovative manufacturing processes. The unitary seat and back construction has different levels of elasticity and is made in one piece using cutting- edge 2K technology.
The FIRA Ergonomics Excellence Award identifies genuine ergonomic design in both domestic and workplace furniture products by clearly distinguishing those that are outstanding from other products in the marketplace.
In order to receive the Award, stringent ergonomic criteria including; safety, user-friendliness, comfort and wellbeing of the user are considered, as well as whether the product is fit for purpose from a strength and durability perspective as well.
FIRA’s Chief Ergonomist, Levent Caglar said, “I am delighted to present these companies with this award for their ergonomically excellent products. The importance and understanding of ergonomics is growing rapidly, with organisations seeing the benefits of using ergonomically designed products in terms of wellbeing and comfort, as well as increasing the efficiency of staff. FIRA’s recognition of genuine ergonomic excellence in the design and manufacture of products will provide distinction from competitors, whilst assisting specifiers in purchasing genuinely ergonomically designed furniture.”