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"a good profile"

steel, foam. 2016

 

"a good profile" is a chair which has been stripped down to it's profile, a metallic skeleton 

 

"a good profile", defined ergonomist etienne grandjean, "is far better than thick upholstery". indeed, if upholstery is certainly good at compensating the shortcomings of the standard chair, it will never change the fact that sitting is bad for the back. so instead of stuffing with more foam the backs of our chairs, we might consider altering its archetypal profile.

"a good profile" is a chair that has been stripped down to it's profile, a metallic skeleton which does not require any upholstery to be comfortable. It has been calculated to support the lumbar back when sitting upright, the dorsal one when reclining back a little, and the cervical one when fully reclining backward, in a very relaxing posture. only concession made for that position: a small foam roller to support the neck.