187/72 range - Design: Wilkhahn
The AT office chair: from 3D sitting to 3D leaning to standing in one fell swoop
Case studies on Wilkhahn’s free-to-move-office chairs show that well-being and mental agility improve the more diverse the range of movement and more frequent the change of posture are. Therefore, in addition to 3D-dynamic movement in office chairs, height-adjustable tables are becoming the new standard in offices where a premium is placed on health and people are encouraged to alternate between sitting and standing. The challenge: most of us don’t take up this option because getting up from a normal seating height and adjusting the table height are both too time consuming. Consequently, changing posture always means interrupting what we’re doing.
Which is exactly where the latest AT office chair range with its elevated sitting position (ESP) and variety of design options comes in: the models can be used as standard office chairs with full 3D-movement capabilities but can also be adjusted to a seating height of up to 62 cm. The elevated sitting position also provides new additional features: if the patented forward seat tilt is activated, the office chair turns into a dynamic object to perch on while still allowing users to lean on the backrest. By leaning backwards, the tiniest shifts in weight are enough to stimulate the 3D flexibility of the pelvis and allow feet to dangle. On the other hand, the forwards movement doesn’t stop when people sit upright but almost automatically when they stand. Because the table’s set to a greater height from the outset, it’s doesn’t have to be reset at all if people just want to stand for a little while. The impact is enormous: the desired change of posture between standing and sitting is intuitively incorporated into the body’s movements and the workflow. As a result, the extra investment in height-adjustable tables truly pays dividends.