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Last updated May 13, 2016

Healthy sitting with W chair

This ergonomic chair with unique geometry keeps your back straight while you are working and improves concentration and productivity.

Healthy sitting with W chair

This ergonomic chair with unique geometry keeps your back straight while you are working and improves concentration and productivity.

€10,937
pledged of € 120,000pledged of € 120,000 goal
42
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, March 16 2016 10:01 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 13, 2016

About

Our story

"The idea came into my mind during the long hours of sitting at a meditation retreat. I kept adjusting the cushions to reduce pain in the back and knees. I thought, why not to try and use the same principle for healthy sitting and mental activity in the office or at home?"   

Guntis Zingis / architect

Design

The Chair's geometry and angles are designed to reduce pressure on the backbone. It is made from a continuous 3D surface and combines saddle type seat with two knee supports. Patent Number: 002717645-0001

Colour
Three colour versions available for chair’s cover
Science
"After a year of research, design and testing together with best ergonomy experts, we have come up with a conclusion that ergonomic sitting in combination with standing desk is the best for reducing sitting hours”. Recent studies have found that sitting for a lengthy period of time is not only bad for us but is damaging to our body in the long run. Long fixated positions will guarantee aches and pains, but they can also cause bigger problems that can lead to premature terminal illnesses.

We want to do something about it.

Use

With our chair we want to change the common habit of sitting into something that is actually beneficial to the body. Since sitting for long hours is bad for ones health, we recommend using the chair at the office in combination with a standing desk. It can be also used for reading or meditation.

Size

To suit all possible body dimensions Wchair will be produced in small, medium and large sizes.

Our answer is simple — if you spend long hours sitting, this chair might be a solution for you.

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 Design process First sketches

 Design process First models

Timeline

Risks and challenges

We started working with our suppliers over a year ago rigorously testing their production capabilities, while examining the chair through various tests. We’ve been fortunate to have positive results.

Even though we have a prototype, small changes and improvements are possible during the production. Our team is highly professional and we will make sure every change is adding value to the product and its user.

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    W PAD
    Water or Tea pad. Made from recycled paper. This pad will remind you how important is to stay hydrated.

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    Commitment bracelet. Made from leather and magnetic clasp this bracelet will remind you to keep on healthy habits.

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    W chair (Handmade fabric cover is not included)

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    W chair in a choice of 3 shades

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