The new swing up chair system from Sedus is a direct descendant of the classic Federdreh chair which dates back to the 1920s. Research findings including work with the Department of Ergonomics at the Technical University of Munich have been applied to the new product by determining the optimum seating conditions throughout each working day for contemporary workers. Sedus has cemented its reputation as a pioneer in chair design by designing swing up to increase the number of movements a user can make while seated, improving the intuitive use of the chair and so ensuring healthier and more productive working.
From an evolutionary perspective, sitting down is not a natural position for humans. The last great change in the human body came around the time of the Stone Age when we were still extremely physically active. That fact is the underlying reason why there is such a strong link between physical activity and mental acuity. The flow of blood and hormones throughout our bodies correlate exactly with our levels of physical activity and the brain can only function properly when it is properly nourished by the bloodstream. This is the essence of our mental development and intellectual capability. This indisputable fact presents a unique challenge to o ce workers who are placed in a literally unnatural position by the nature of what they do.