For many years both education establishments and furniture manufacturers have been looking for the perfect solution; a chair that fits in with the new image conveyed in Academy and BSF build projects, a chair that gives perfect postural support for our children's backs, a chair that is built to last by a manufacturer that has always made education furniture and, moreover a chair that will achieve all of these things but still be affordable for all; that chair is the new SE chair.
Designed by David Rowe and Richard Snell in conjunction with Birmingham University, BKF plastics and Hille, the new SE chair meets and exceeds the postural requirements of BSEN - 1729.
With attention to detail the SE chair is fresh and stylish with particular focus on sleek lines combined with modern colours the SE chair is ideal for any new school environment or simply a school looking to improve image.
The importance of correct posture in schools has been of focus in the press recently and it is very much the ethos behind the SE chair's design. The SE chair is unique design gives thoracic, lumbar and pelvic support to the back ensuring perfect posture (See image 5 above). This level of comfort aids learning by increasing concentration levels and improving long term health.
The Ergonomic Theory Behind the SE Chair The SE chair design is the result of two years research and development at Birmingham City University where seating posture has become a specialism. The SE is a true posture chair: the configuration of the back and seat components is designed to limit backward rotation of the pelvis in both the sitting forward position (active desk work) and sitting back (listening and observing mode). This helps to reduce the effect of opposing forces that act upon the lower spine in the seated position, now known to be the cause of lower back discomfort and pain. The SE provides superior thoracic, lumbar and pelvic support, thus cradling the whole of the back, and this enhances the possibility of higher and more prolonged levels of concentration and effort.