Furniture

Engineering Design with Pedestal Chairs

Have you ever sat on a pedestal chair that doesn’t rock? Everything in the lower price bracket of the market does rock, will rock or is a variation of a design flaw that causes it to rock, eventually. A top of the range chair, like the makers Herman Miller offer, will set you back a small fortune. Other makers in the market, such as IKEA, also make quality pedestal chairs that don’t rock much. So what is so important about a pedestal chair that doesn’t rock you may well ask? Ask yourself this: Do I have a sore back or back problems, particularly the lower back? Do I sit in a given pedestal chair for a long period during the seven days of the week? Do I feel fatigued, physically, after a while sitting in a pedestal chair? Previous injuries aside, if you answer yes to all of these questions then it could well be that you need to get yourself a better suitable chair. Productivity should increase, back pain should diminish, and enjoyment in your work should flourish. Now, I’m not saying that the chair is 100% of the problem, but I am saying that were you to upgrade this overlooked property of engineering and design you may find a bit of pampering to the back will ease your tense mind. The design flaw is due to the male/female coupling mount, which swivels, being a perfect match when new and parallel. After some time of hard use the male/female coupling experiences wear. Eventually, the once tight fit is worn to the point where the chair rocks at this coupling spot. This does not happen with a coupling that is tapered to a male/female joint. That is to say the older the chair gets the further into the coupling the two parts fit and thus alleviating the cause of rocking, a cause of back pain. Good health and work well!

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