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Adjustable Seating
Allseating
American Ergonomics
American Seating
Amotek/Lusa
Arcadia
Backsaver
Ball Dynamics
Bambach
BEVCO
Biofit
BodyBilt
Carolina Business Furniture
Concept Seating
Corel
Domore
EckAdams
Ergo-Industrial Seating
Ergo Systems
Flex-Y-Plan
G F Office Furniture
Gibo/Kodama
Girsberger
Global
Grahl
Hag
Haworth
Herman Miller
ISE
Knoll
Lux Steel
Mead-Hatcher
Miller Desk
Neutral Posture
Office Master
Phillocraft
Safco Products
Steelcase
Stokke
Tiffin Systems
WorkHorse
Wyandot
Zackback

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The chair is one of the most important parts of the workstation; therefore, a properly designed and properly adjusted chair, along with appropriate posture, is important to help reduce or prevent back stress, restricted circulation, irritation and fatigue, and other distractions caused by the discomfort of an inappropriate posture. Remember, you may not always realize that your discomfort could be a result of inappropriate posture, and may constantly try to adjust their seating position to remain comfortable.

Your chair should promote proper working posture and avoid pressure on sensitive parts of the body. You should have the chair adjusted to where:

  • Your feet are flat on the floor, with knees at an angle of 90 degrees or slightly more. If the chair is too high, pressure under the thighs reduces circulation to the lower legs. Sitting in a chair that is too low can result in lower back pain.
  • The chair’s backrest supports the natural inward curve of the lumbar area, or lower spine. The backrest should either be small enough to fit into the small of the back, clearing the pelvis and back of the rib cage (thoracic region), or curved to provide adequate support. Inadequate lumbar support places excess pressure on the spine.
  • The backrest angle is set so that your hip-torso angle is 90 degrees or slightly greater. Leaning forward too much compresses the internal organs and disks of the back. Many people prefer to lean back slightly while working at a computer. Don’t lean back too far, though, or you’ll have to extend your arms too much to reach the keyboard and flex your neck forward to see the monitor.
  • If your chair has a backrest that moves back and forth with you, adjust the backrest tension to give adequate support for your weight.
  • Back of the knees are 2-3 inches forward of the chairs front edge. This eliminates any pressure in the popliteal area (back of the knee) which contains blood vessels and nerves. Excessive pressure in this area should be avoided. Some backrests adjust to effectively shorten the seat pan. If enough popliteal clearance does not exist and the chair does not adjust, then another chair with a shorter seat pan should be acquired.
  • Where armrests are used, elbows and lower arms should rest lightly so as not to cause circulatory or nerve problems. Shoulders need to be relaxed, not hunched up. Arms should be close to the body and not required to make frequent, far reaches, or be held away from the body. This can occur if the chair has armrests that do not allow the worker to sit in close to the table. Armrests can also get in the way if they are too high for the user. Where problems occur, lower or remove the armrests, or obtain a different chair.

  • Change your position occasionally during the day by raising or lowering your chair a little, adjusting the back angle slightly or "unlocking" the backrest, if possible, to let it move with you.

Note: The seat and backrest should support a comfortable posture that permits frequent variations in the sitting position through slight body shifts and/or chair adjustments.

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Other Commentaries and Information

Ergonomic Chairs
http://www.ur-net.com/office-ergo/ergonomi.htm
Chair companies --- and ergonomists --- are often guilty of throwing terms around without fully explaining the exact assumptions about why a given adjustment or feature is going to be good for you.  Here is an attempt to link the various chair features with the supposedly good things they will do for your body.

Balanced Sitting Posture on Forward Sloping Seat 
http://www.acmandal.com
Our industrialized society is transforming into an information processing society in which more employees are transacting business while sitting for long periods of time. With the advent of the information processing age, it is becoming increasingly clear that there is a significant mismatch between people and the furniture in their working environments, as is evident from the increasing numbers of employees suffering from chronic backpain. The most likely explanation is that we are sitting in the wrong way, thereby abusing our backs, necks and arms.

Pros and Cons of Adjustable Seating
http://www.ur-net.com/office-ergo/pros&.htm#Adjustable seating
http://www.office-ergo.com/pros&.htm

ErgoTeacher.com - Science of Sitting  
http://www.ergoteacher.com/ScienceofSitting.htm

Frank Eastern Co.'s How to Buy and Use an Ergonomic Chair 
http://www.belowcost.com/Pages/howtobuy.html

 

Also see Back-Pain

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Adjustable Seating  
P.O. Box 253 Kiama,
NSW 2533 Australia
Phone No: +61 (0)2 4232 4455
Mobile No: 0418 161 434
Fax No: +61 (0)2 4421 2769
greg@kneelsit.com
http://www.kneelsit.com

 

The EquipoisE Balance Seat

The  EquipoisE - a truly ergonomic, computer chair - provides superb comfort and back pain relief by being a complete departure from the rigid design of conventional chairs and knee stools. After several years of careful research it has been found that a combination of a forward sloping seat, exact balance and  continuous movement   is  the key to  excellent  posture, superb comfort and a healthy back.  Not only does this continuous  movement enhance sitting, it also stimulates the brain, maintains alertness and nourishes the spinal discs  while   preventing back pain  even after many hours of sitting.

Once adjusted to suit your particular body size and weight there are no leaking hydraulics to let you down, no levers to push. This unique design with it's freely moving axles in seat and shin cushion, ensures that you are supported in complete comfort   at all times.

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Dec'00)

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Allseating Corp.
222 Merchandise Mart PLZ, Chicago, IL 60654-1103
(312) 222-9002 or (800) 563-3502

(905) 625-7723 or (800) 563-3502, Fax : (905) 625-6953
1295 Crestlawn Dr., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L4W 1A9

 

Serenity Chair    

A specialized foam support in the backrest of Allseating's new Serenity chair supports the entire spine while a contoured shell hugs the lumbar area and the high resilient foam in the waterfall seatpan allows for proper circulation. A variety of mechanism and arm styles are available for specific requirements.

Product Review

NeoCon '97 Review of Allseating's New Serenity Chair
http://www.isdesignet.com/ISdesigNET/WhatsNew/
Neocon/Prod050297_29.html

(Information last checked:  Pending)

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americanergonomics-ergomax2000American Ergonomics Corp
695 DeLong Ave., Novato, CA 94945
(800) 332-5635 or (415) 883-0325
ergomax@americanergonomics.com
http://www.americanergonomics.com/

 

Ergomax Chair

American Ergonomics Corporation has painstakingly researched the architecture of the body and designed a seat which subtly responds to the way your body moves. When you are in a neutral seated position, it adjusts to your posture and acts as a stable base to fully support your lower back and distribute your weight efficiently. When you lean back, the seat adjusts to hold your position and maintain lower back alignment.

If you lean forward, the seat allows your thighs to move and accommodates the shifting angle of your torso. When you get up from your chair, the seat does the work -- not your back. The Ergomax is designed as a total seating system, which you can use in any postion. In short, the ERGOMAX is a tool for the work place and a necessary part of any ergonomic system.

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Feb'00)

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American Seating, Inc
401 American Seating Ctr, Grand Rapids, Ml 49504
(616) 732-6600 or (800) 746-0268, Fax: (616) 732-6502
http://www.americanseating.com

 

Evo2

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  • Estimated Price:  Check with manufacturer or resellers

Evo2 provides passive support through its integral back, spine, seat and knee tilt that work in concert to give remarkably dynamic response and exceptional ride quality. This highly interactive unibody responds to every movement and posture; virtually every portion of the chair is sympathetic to torsional or rotational weight shifts. The unique three-dimensional flex response more effectively reduces pressure in the pelvic and lower lumbar region, while contoured cushions cradle the back and thighs and ease blood flow to the extremities.

Seat height and tilt tension are easily tuned to personal size and comfort preferences. And with Evo2, a touch of the tilt paddle lets you lock into any supportive posture for task-intensive activities. Evo2's optional T-arms can be moved up or down for precise comfort settings. With Evo2, you can satisfy all your needs for advanced management level seating. Mid back, full back and sled base side chairs are available in a wide range of models, colors and fabric selections to match up with virtually all body types and applications.

NeoCon '97 Review: Interactive Evo2 from American Seating

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

 

Cue

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  • Estimated Price:  Check with manufacturer or resellers

The Cue chair provides a wider-than-ever range of healthful postures. It goes the extra few inches in seven different directions, with easy fingertip controls. So you are more apt, more often, to find the most supportive seated position - and stay healthier and happier on the job.

More adjustment features than any other chair in its price range. The Cue chair is well dimensioned for ergonomic performance. Its contoured seat and back provide just the right angles and curves to promote body circulation in all sitting positions. And Cue offers an exceptionally wide range of adjustments. Separate back and seat angle paddles are within natural reach. An ingenious back control mechanism permits a full range of support adjustments both vertically and horizontally. Even the arms of the Cue chair adjust vertically and horizontally. With a choice of chairs and stools in both mid and full back models, as well as a wide range of colors and fabric selections, Cue is perfectly at home wherever people sit while they work.

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

 

Bio

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  • Estimated Price:  Check with manufacturer or resellers

Bio's contoured cushions evenly distribute body weight and provide lasting support, whether you're seated for eight minutes or eight hours. An optional Synchro-Seat keeps the front edge parallel to the floor as you tilt back, so feet remain on the floor without hindering circulation behind the knees. The unique dual axis pivoting back provides constant support of the lumbar region, middle and upper back. Cantilevered arms allow unrestricted, side-to-side movement. And seat height can be easily adjusted, with pneumatic control.

Bio chair may be ordered in any of a wide range of models, colors, and fabric selections, so it's just as compatible with varying office environments as it is with the many body types who work there.

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Jul'98)

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Amotek/Lusa Inc
1730 State St., Bridgeport, CT 06605
(800) 242-4777 or (203) 576-9086, Fax: (203) 576-9086
http://www.cyberchair.com
http://www.amotek.com

 

amotek-flexseriesFLEX Series

The back not only contours to your body but due to its' flexible nature, it actually follows your every move. We integrated a very comfortable 4 inches of energy absorbing seat foam and all components were specifically designed to meet the highest quality ergonomic standards. Pneumatic seat height adjustment, independent seat and back tilt. Lockable or free float seat tilt tension control. In/out & up/down adjustable arms.

 

amotek-ergoexecutiveErgo Executive

Fully ergonomic management / task chair. Pneumatic seat height adjustment, independent seat and back tilt. Lockable or free float seat tilt tension control. Adjustable lumbar height.

 

amotek-qseriesQ-Series

Ergonomic task chair. Pneumatic height adjustment, independent seat and back tilt control, plus separate back height adjustment.

 

amotek-stoolsStools

Ergonomic and Intensive Use task stools. Pneumatic seat height, independent seat and back tilt control, plus separate back height adjustments.

 

 

 

amotek-productivechairProductive Chair

Ergonomic task chair. Pneumatic seat height, independent back height and depth control.

 

 

 

amotek-jumpJump

Foot activated height control. Useful for situations requiring handsfree operations.

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

Comments:

Other models include:

Admiral Management
Large scale executive chair, high and mid back. Swivel tilt with pneumatic height adjustment. All Admiral Series have a locking synchro tilt mechanism with knee tilt and tension control.

Admiral Task
Executive / Task chair, high and mid back. Pneumatic seat height adjustment. All Admiral Series have a locking synchro tilt mechanism with knee and tension control.

Onda O-40
Executive high back chair. Pneumatic seat height adjustment, lockable or fee float tilt mechanism.

Onda O-10
Executive mid back chair. Pneumatic seat height adjustment, lockable or fee float tilt mechanism.

Intensive Use
Intensive Use management and task seating. Intensive Use seating is meant to be used in multi-shift environments or anywhere normal seating would be subject to heavy usage.

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Jul'98)

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Arcadia Chair Co.   
5692 Fresca Dr., La Palma, CA 90623
(714) 562-8200, Fax: (714) 562-8202

 

Reflexion Chair

The new Reflexion chair from Arcadia meets the demand for ergonomics, adjustability and style. Reflexion combines a synchro-tilt control, integrated flexible arms and adjustable-height back with a well-scaled form and refined tailoring to offer both the advantage of multi-function seating and the aesthetic appeal of an executive/conference chair.

NeoCon '97 Review: Reflexion Chair from Arcadia

(Information last checked:  Jan'99)

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Backsaver Products Company
53 Jeffrey Ave., Holliston, MA 01746
(800) 251-2225, Fax: (800) 443-9609
http://www.backsaver.com/

 

Executive BackchairExecutive Backchair

BackSaver has specifically engineered five chair models to fit executives of all heights from 5'-0" to 6'-8". The support and adjustability it offers is the key to maintaining peak personal efficiency and comfort.

 

Sit and reclineThe Sit and Recline Computer Management System

A complete home or office workstation. Available in your choice of Walnut, Rosewood, Teak or Natural finishes, this self-contained system organizes your computer peripherals and allows you to adjust your workspace for the ultimate in comfort.

 

Ergo Posture ChairErgo Posture Chair

One of the most adjustable and supportive chairs available today. Adjustable back height, lumbar and torso angle is combined with forward tilt and our patented SmartArms technology to promote the ideal office environment.

 

(Information last checked:  Jan'99)

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Ball Dynamics International Inc.
14215 Mead Street, Longmont, CO 80504
(800) 752-2255, Fax (877) 223-2962
http://www.balldynamics.com 
http://www.fitball.com/ 

 

Ball Chair

This ergonomic seating system combines many of the benefits of the ball with the convenience of a rolling base. This ergonomic seat will promote active sitting which can strengthen your back and help your posture. Adjustable height with 22" ball that can be inflated to the most comfortable position for the user. The back rest also adjusts for the most comfortable fit.

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Feb'02)

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Bambach
bambach@bambach.com.au
http://www.bambach.com.au/

Health By Design
695 DeLong Ave., Suite 50
Novato, CA 94945, USA
(415) 898-8028, (888) 909-ERGO (3746)
Fax: (415) 898-1022 fax 
ev@healthydesign.com

http://www.healthydesign.com

 

bambach-saddleseatBambach Saddle Seat

The Bambach Saddle Seat is the optimal working chair. It provides a comfortable, upright posture that maintains your natural spinal curves. Your back, neck, shoulders, legs and hips are relaxed. You're in balance. No strain. No pain.

Designed by two occupational therapists and an engineer, the Bambach Saddle Seat maintains the healthiest spinal alignment and leg circulation. By working in a more natural, correct posture, you're at less risk of neck, back or arm strain.

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Mar'00)

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BEVCO Ergonomic Seating
1275 E Wisconsin Ave, Pewaukee, WI 53072
(414) 695-8991 or (800) 864-2991, Fax: (414) 695-8992
bevco@teccom.net

 

(Information last checked:  Jul'98)

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Biofit Engineered Products 
P 0 Box 109, Waterville, OH 43569
(419) 823-1089 or (800) 597-0246, Fax: (419) 823-1089 
biofit@bright.net
 
http://www.biofit.com

BioFit Engineered Products is dedicated to improving the productivity and health of workers by providing proper ergonomic seating, workbenches and other ergonomic products. BioFit products can be found in all types of labor-intensive work environments

Ergonomic Painted Series

Ergonomic Chrome-plated Series

Ergonomic High-Tech Series

ToughTech™ Series

Stool Series & Ergonomic Footrest

 

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

Miscellaneous

Biofit Catalog List
http://www.biofit.com/catlist.htm

(Information last checked:  Feb'00)

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BodyBilt Inc. 
One BodyBilt Place, Navasota, TX  77807
(800) 364-5673, Fax: (936) 825-1725 
info@bodybilt.com 
http://www.bodybilt.com 

 

Task SeatingModel J752

Providing adjustments and support for all three acceptable seated postures, BODYBILT meets the needs of a variety of applications.  Pressure-reducing seat contours provide passive ergonomic foundation to distribute body weight also providing greater support for forward-tilt, open posture. 10-Point Posture Control provides ten active ergonomic adjustments.  

With more than twelve, special application armrests health professionals now have the tools to combat upper extremity challenges in the workplace. Models for industrial and office applications including task, management, intensive-use, clean room, ESD, CAL 133, stools with footring, intensive-use chairs, and side chairs. Inflatable air lumbar support and GSA pricing available.  

Other chair types offered are HERE

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Feb'01)

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Carolina Business Furniture
PO Box 2127, Highpoint, NC 27261
(336) 434-0500 or (800) 763-0212, Fax: (336) 884-7080

 

(Information last checked:  Jul'98)

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Concept Seating Inc
PO Box 499, Hartland, WI 53029
(414) 966-0900 or (800) 892-5563, Fax: (414) 966-0909
info@conceptseating.com

 

(Information last checked:  Jul'98)

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Corel Corporate Seating
1300 Prospect St., High Point, CN 27260
(336) 885-4101 or (800) 537-5573, Fax: (336) 885-5123

(Information last checked:  Jul'98)

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Domore Office Furniture Company 
2400 Sterling Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46516
(219) 293-0621, Fax: (219) 294-6176
domoredo3@msn.com
http://www.Domoredo3.com/

 

domore-task_chair.jpg (7630 bytes)Task Series

  • Domore Exclusive: Comfort-FitTM Coil Spring Seat Cushion
  • Ergonomically Contoured Back Support with Independent Height Adjustment
  • Independently adjustable Seat Back tilt Angle, with Infinite Lock
  • Adjustable Arms, both Vertically and Horizontially
  • User-Controlled Adjustable Schukra® Lumbar support with Lifetime Warranty
  • Forward Tilt Seat Adjustment Adjustment with Infinite Lock
  • Four Paddle Control with Tilt Tension Adjustment

 

24 Hour Intensive Use

Big & Tall Series

Custom Chairs

Executive Serties

Electro-Static Discharge

 

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Sept'98)

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EckAdams Company & Vogel Peterson Brands of IFS
347 N. Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63141-7888
(314) 993-8100 or (800) 333-7328, Fax: (314) 993-0481
custserv@eacifs.com
http://www.eckadams.com

Office chairs and stools.

 

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Jul'98)

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Ergo-Industrial Seating Systems, Inc.
5616 McAdam Rd., Mississauga, Ontario, CN L4Z 1PI
905-567-8936, Fax: 800-848-5190
terry@ergoindustrial.com

 

 

(Information last checked:  Jul'98)

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Ergo Systems, Inc.
71 George Street, East Hartford, CT 06108
(860) 282-9767,  Fax: (860) 289-2386
ergosystems@ergosystems.com
http://www.ergosystems.com

 

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Pending)

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Flex-Y-Plan
6960 West Ridge Rd., P.O. Box CC, Fairview, PA 16415-0829
(800) 458-0552 or (814) 474-1565 Fax: (814) 474-2129
sales@fyp.com
http://www.fyp.com

 

Seating Collection

Flex-Y-Plan's Seating Collection comfortably positions and supports the user to accomplish virtually any task. From the mail room to the board room the Seating Collection offers the perfect compliment to your Flex-Y-Plan office or to any office in need of an ergonomic update.

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Nov'98)

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Frank Eastern Co
599 Broadway, New York, NY 10012-3258
(212) 219-0007 or (800) 221-4914, Fax: (212) 219-0722
info@belowcost.com
http://www.belowcost.com

 

See Choice of Chairs on Sale

Visit Our NYC Showroom

Receive Our Catalog

Do Ergonomic Chairs Really Help?

How to Choose a Chair

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Nov'98)

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G F Office Furniture Ltd
6655 Seville Dr., Canfield, OH 44406
330-533-7799 or 800-624-9751, Fax: 330-533-8255
gfof@gfoffice.com
http://www.gfoffice.com

 

GF Office Furniture, Ltd. manufactures a complete line of office furniture including panel systems, desks, seating, files, computer support furniture and a complete line of executive wood office furniture, manufactured by OSI, Signatures in Fine Wood.

 

Syntop Professional w/ Slant Arms photoSyntop Chairs

A traditionally designed chair, Syntop moves in total harmony with the bodies it supports. A patented Multamove Mechanism synchronizes the inclination of both seat and back to provide continual lumbar support in any seated position. All Syntop models feature proportioned seat depth and width with full flanking support. Sculpted cushions are double-stitched for improved, long-lasting aesthetics, and are replaceable in the field.

 

Friday Series Task / Professional photoFriday Series

Friday Series Seating offers real comfort, easy to use adjustments with ergonomic features, contemporary design and economy. A multamove mechanism allows for synchronous movement of the seat and back. T-arms are both height and width adjustable. The chair with design and comfort all week long!

 

ErgoTek Highback Executive photoErgoTek

Bold contemporary lines complement the common sense comfort features built into this passive ergonomic seating line. The one-piece shell construction is both economical and comfortable to sit in. The flexible shell conforms to the user's every movement.

 

Goodform II Lowback/HighbackGoodform II

Goodform II, one of our ergonomic chair offerings, is based on a fifty-year heritage of the original Goodform Seating. You can see it in the sophisticated profile and detailing. You can feel it in the remarkable comfort. But this chair is different. Advanced ergonomic features include a knee-tilt mechanism, multifunction single lever control and height-adjustable back. Goodform II chairs combine comfort and elegance at very affordable prices.

 

Duet Nesting Guest Chair

The 40/4 Stacking Chair

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Nov'98)

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Gibo/Kodama Chairs 
5555 McFadden Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
714-373-2346 or 800-888-ERGO, Fax: 714-897-7201
gkchairs@exo.com

 

 

(Information last checked:  Jul'98)

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Girsberger Office Seating
PO Box 1476, Smithfield, NC 27577-1476
919-934-0545 or 800-849-0545, Fax: 919-934-7765
girsusa@aol.com
http://www.girsberger.com

 

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Jul'98)

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Global Industries Inc
17 W Stow Rd, Mariton, NJ 08053
609-596-3390 or 800-220-1900, Fax: 609-596-4472
vbellace@globalindustries.com
http://www.globaltotaloffice.com

 

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

Product Reviews 

Ergonomic Sciences Corp's Review of the Global Concorde Manager Chair
http://www.ergosci.com/globalrv.html

(Information last checked:  Jul'98)

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Grahl Industries, Inc
One Grahl Drive, Coldwater, MI 49036
517-279-8011 or 888-289-4724, Fax: 800-472-4507
ergi@grahl.com
http://www.grahl.com

 

Grahl office chairs are designed like no other chair in the world. They offer features and adjustments to promote healthy dynamic sitting, offer the right support for prolonged sitting, and help against office injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and repetition strain injuries. By increasing productivity as much as 25% and substantially lowering healthcare and worker's compensation costs, each GRAHL more than pays for itself.

 

Grahl Xellence

The Grahl Xellence chair system features adjustment possibilities and options to accommodate people and task requirements.

The Hugger DUO-BACK enables ergonomics to be perfectly applied. No other office chair has received such favorable response from both users and scientists. The shell backrests support the back on either side of the spine.

The Hugger DUO-BACK relieves lateral weight pressure from the spine by up to 20%. It is designed for active back support.

 

Synchromatic

The Synchromatic is the most sophisticated ergonomic seating solution for today's demanding office environment.

The multiple adjustment possibilities allow it to fit any task requirement and support any individual anatomy.

It's unique triple-y-base provides greater stability with a diameter no larger than a conventional 5-star base.

 

Synchron

The SYNCHRON with DUO-BACK, high performance ergonomics designed for executives.

The SYNCHRON 7 incorporates a unique seat depth adjustment and two separate asynchronous weight regulation controls.

An adjustable neckrest and a multilock knee-tilt control provide ultimate comfort for the non-compromising professional.

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Jul'98)

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Hag
108 Landmark Dr., Greensboro, NC 27409
800-334-4839 or 336-668-9544, Fax: 336-668-7331
sitsmart@nr.infi.net
http://haginc.com/

Full range of functional task seating including theHAG Signet, HAG Credo and HAG Scio collections.

 

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Jul'98)

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Haworth, Inc
One Haworth Center, Holland, MI 49423
(800) 344-2600 or (616) 393-3000, Fax: (616) 393-1570
http://www.haworth-furn.com

Complete office systems.

NeoCon '97 Review: Haworth Unveils TAZ

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Jul'98)

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Herman Miller, Inc
855 E. Main St., Zeeland, MI 49464
616-654-3000, Fax: 616-654-3632
webmaster@hermanmiller.com
http://www.hermanmiller.com

Furniture, workstations.

 

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Jul'98)

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ISE International Source for Ergonomics
950 Warden Ave, Scarborough, Ontario, CN Ml L 4E3
416-759-2929 or 800-463-7731, Fax: 416-759-9272
ve@visual-ergonomics.com
http://www.visual-ergonomics.com

 

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Jul'98)

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Knoll Inc 
1235 Water St, East Greenville, PA 18041
800-445-5045
http://www.knoll.com

 

Sapper

A classic for executives of the 1990's, Sapper maintains its elegant aesthetic while providing users with advanced ergonomics.

 

Parachute

Parachute's high level of comfort and ergonomics meets the needs of less hierarchial organizations. Specific uses of Parachute are in VDT workstations with heavy computer use, call centers, nurses stations, training rooms and conference rooms. With Parachute ergonomics adjustability is affordable.

 

Bulldog

Bulldog's full family of chairs meets an organization's needs for a single look throughout the entire company with models that are appropriate from the mailroom to the boardroom. The full family of chairs can meet the needs of each individual with a choice of eight models of varying sizes and four control packages to tailor the chair to an individual's task.

 

SoHo

This award-winning home/office chair provides a contemporary look to ergonomic functionality. SoHo is recommended as multi-task seating with light computer use, conference rooms, guest seating chairs in mobile environments, training rooms, or in break rooms.

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Nov'98)

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Lux Steel

 

(Information last checked:  Pending)

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Mead-Hatcher Inc  
PO Box 861, Buffalo, NY 14240-0861
(716) 877-1185 or (800) 225-5644, Fax: (716) 877-7381
meadhat@IoGalnet.com
http://www.meadhatcher.com

 

Series 410 ComfortEase
Ergonomic Task Chair

  • Estimated Price: $599.00

The Series 410 ComfortEase Ergonomic Task Chair offers a complete range of adjustments and simple, easy to use two-lever adjustment for chair functions. Task Chair meets all BIFMA, ANSI requirements with its variable seat-height/angle, back-height/angle, arm-height, and arm width adjustments. Seat and back cushions are constructed of high density, highly resilient, well saddled molded foam and are anatomically shaped for maximum support and comfort. Black frame and base complement upholstered back and seat cushion. Easy glide casters provide smooth mobility. Available in rich designer colors.

 

Series 412 ComfortEase
XL Ergonomic Task Chair

  • Estimated Price: $699.00

Designed exclusively for the Large / Tall population and offers a complete range of adjustments, with it's variable seat-height/angle, back-height/angle, arm-height, and arm-width adjustments.

Both seat and back cushions are generously proportioned offering a seat cushion 22"w x 21"d, and a back cushion 20"w x 24"h providing superb lumbar, kidney, and spinal support. Cushions are constructed of high density, highly resilient, well saddled molded foam, and are anatomically shaped for maximum comfort.

The XL - Ergonomic Task Chair features "simple, easy to use" two-lever adjustment for chair functions:

  • Front Paddle adjusts Seat Cushion Height
  • Rear Paddle adjusts Seat Cushion and Back Rest angles, independently.
  • Addditionally, a convenient knob offers a 3" Back Rest height adjustment for proper lumbar and upper-back support. Arm supports easily adjust in both height and width providing an overall arm adjustment range from 26.5" - 29.5".

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Series 433 ComfortEase Manager's Chair

Series 439 ComfortEase Guest/Conference Chair

Series 443 ComfortEase Executive Chair

Series 454 ComfortEase President's Chair

Seating Option Availability

 

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(Information last checked:  Jan'99)

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Miller Desk Co.
Drawer HP-11, High Point, NC 27261
(800) 438-4324
Office seating.

 

 

(Information last checked:  Pending)

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Neutral Posture Inc.
3904 N. Texas Ave., Bryan, TX 77803
(409) 778-0508, Fax (409) 778-0408
Customer.Service@iGoErgo.com or call 1-800-iGo-Ergo
service@neutralposture.com
http://www.neutralposture.com
http://www.igoergo.com

 

Utilizing research of the body in a zero gravity environment performed by Jerome J. Congleton, PhD, PE, CPE, throughout the design and innovation of Neutral Posture® chairs has resulted in a superior product that supports the body in a neutral, stress free position with the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in complete balance and the vertebrae properly aligned. Each of the 10 standard adjustments were designed for convenience of use and maximum ergonomic value.

5000 series
8000 series
10100 series
6000 series
9000 series
Intuitiv

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(Information last checked:  Feb'01)

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Office Master Inc.
2009 Wright Ave., La Verne, CA 91750
(909) 392-5678, Fax: (909) 392-4567
http://www.officemaster.com  
om@office-master.com

 

Patriot Collection

Introduced almost 10 years ago, the Patriot Series is our first heavy-duty task seating.   After a number of structure and upholstery modifications, the Patriots have proven to be the most trouble-free and comfortable task chairs in the market place.

 

Work Stools

Our workstools collection is designed to work with you when your job requires you to sit and stand or move up and down.  They are perfect for laboratories, assembly lines, workshop, job shops, ..., even for DJs.

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Feb'02)

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Phillocraft
PO Box 6029, Statesville, NC 28687
704-872-0300 or 800-822-5376, Fax: 704-873-8616

 

 

(Information last checked:  Pending)

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Safco Products Co. Inc.

 

(Information last checked:  Pending)

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Steelcase Inc.
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
(616) 247-2710
http://www.steelcase.com/

Office furniture, accessories, and lighting equipment including modular workstations and fully adjustable chairs and desks.

 

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Pending)

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Stokke
http://www.stokke-furniture.no/
http://www.stokke.com/

 

 

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Dec'98)

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Tiffin Systems
450 Wall St., Tiffin, OH 44883
419-447-8414 or 800-221-1994, Fax: 419-447-8313
tiffinsystem@bpsom.com

 

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Jul'98)

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WorkHorse
5607 Larchwood Run, Ft. Wayne, IN 46825
800-516-2981

 

(Information last checked:  Jul'98)

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Wyandot Seating
P.O.Box 969, Bucyrus, OH 44820
(419) 562-1000
Chairs

 

(Information last checked:  Jul'98)

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Zackback International
P.O. Box 9100
Rochester, MN 55903
(800) SITTING, (507) 252-9293
Fax: (507) 353-5150
http://www.zackback.com/

 

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Jul'98)

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