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10/21/2011

Kimball Office Receives FIRA Ergonomics Excellence Award

Kimball Office | interstuhl Hero. Just for You. Is awarded for offering a personalized sit to all individuals

 

Kimball Office | interstuhl Hero. Just for You.

Kimball Office | interstuhl Hero. Just for You.

JASPER, Ind.—Kimball Office is proud to announce Kimball Office | interstuhl Hero. Just for You. is the recipient of the Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) Ergonomics Excellence Award.  

Hero uses multiple technologies to provide a personalized sit for individuals of all sizes and statures. Its autofit tilt mechanism senses the sitter’s weight and automatically adjusts the tension in the seat and backrest for maximum support. The line includes mid-back office chairs and high-back executive chairs with choice of fully upholstered seat/back or mesh back/upholstered seat combinations, and stackable cantilever guest chairs with mesh or upholstered back.

The award recognizes products that meet and exceed British, European and FIRA standards on ergonomics, structural integrity and safety. In addition, a product must be manufactured by a company with high-quality standards and a strong environmental policy, promote comfort and well-being for the user, and feature excellent ergonomic qualities that enhance the quality of furniture.

“Hero features control technologies that allow users to fine-tune the chair’s position, offering ultimate comfort and healthy working postures for every body,” says Allen Parker, vice president of marketing, product and sales for Kimball Office. “In addition to promoting good health and comfort, well-designed ergonomic chairs can contribute to office efficiency and productivity by properly supporting users.”

Established more than 60 years ago by the furniture industry, FIRA International provides a wide range of independent expert services that are dedicated to the global furniture supply chain and consumers while safeguarding the industry through managing the Association's membership activity.

In 2009, Kimball Office entered into a partnership with Interstuhl seating. Kimball Office is responsible for marketing and selling Interstuhl brand products throughout North America and the products are co-branded as Kimball Office | interstuhl.