The Evolution of Office Furniture Design


For us, the word “ergonomics” evokes images of impressive office chairs, sit-stand work tools, and diagrams with specific measurements and angles pertaining to the human body at work. But its roots stretch to history; it goes way back to 460 – 370 BC when Hippocrates wrote the work guidelines for the surgical process, where-in he emphasized and detailed the importance of proper operating posture, lighting, and arrangement of worktools for the surgeon.

A view of the first few that changed the concept of Chairs or do we term it Office Furniture Design?


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