Our working environment is changing more rapidly and radically than ever before. These days everything is agile, smart and collaborative. Offices are becoming work spaces, meetings are called stand-ups and nobody wants to work in the cubicle farm any longer. Professional and private areas are merging increasingly. You can work flexibly in a smart work space or home office, you enjoy flat hierarchies and look forward to yoga at work. These are the latest trends – and the current chair designs from WAGNER are also following this direction.
Case in point, the three-dimensional Dondola ® seat-joint is built into the centre of WAGNER office chairs for this precise reason. It causes micro-movements while sitting, strengthens the spinal column and reduces back pain.
Below, Cecil Nurse shares the story of how the Dondola ® came to be:
“It was a perfectly normal work day for designer and inventor Stephan Meyer. He sat in his studio as usual, suffering from back pain as he often did. Then the idea came to him to provide a cushion with an elastic foam band that would move the user in three dimensions while sitting. He thought this could reduce his pain – an idea that would turn out to be a spectacular success.
Together with Peter Wagner and material specialists from the automotive industry, this idea became what might be the sturdiest, most comfortable component to uncouple an office chair from what was then a rigid mechanism and allow it to sway freely. Stephan Meyer called the concept Dondola ® in reference to the Italian word ‘dondolare’ – to swing, rock or dangle.”
He thus invented a new, healthy style of sitting that allows many people today to go through their daily work routine without pain. It is possible, at long last, to sit healthy.
Wagner office chairs are exclusively available from Cecil Nurse