News Details
 
       
  G Plan Flair receives Ergonomics Excellence Award  
 
The new range of Flair power recliner sofas and armchairs from G Plan, available exclusively at DFS, has received an Ergonomics Excellence Award from FIRA International.



FIRA’s Ergonomics Excellence Award recognises companies who design and manufacture ergonomically outstanding products, especially those that meet and generally exceed the requirements of British and European standards.



Assessment for the award included analysis of the product’s dimensions to determine what percentile of the population could comfortably use the range. Pressure mapping was then undertaken with participants who covered 5th to the 95th percentile of the UK population to gauge comfort levels over longer-term use, by determining whether parts of the body started to take increased pressure after set time intervals. In addition the range was tested to sections of BS 8474:2013 Furniture – Chairs with electrically operated support surfaces – Requirements.



Matt Hudson, CEO at G Plan, said “Designing a market-leading ergonomic product was always front-of-mind when we developed the new Flair range. It’s often a challenge to create a range that is durable, functional, aesthetically pleasing and also offers comfort to a broad range of consumers with different body types and needs.



“That’s why the FIRA Ergonomics Excellence Award was so attractive. As the award process included independent in-depth assessment and comfort analysis across a range of the percentile population we could be sure our new range offered ergonomic qualities to today’s consumers.” Matt added further.



Source: FIRA
 
 
 
   
More News
Castro Lighting to showcase Suspension Collection during September events  
Boca do Lobo presents desirable objects for luxury living room  
Boca do Lobo introduces Newton Family: luxury furniture collection  
Sublime Comporta Luxury Resort: a magnificent execution  
Boca do Lobo reveals most wanted center and side tables  
Alfords Point House from Greg Natale  
Castro Lighting to represent Perfect Luxury Fusion at Maison et Object  
‘Light up the dark’ with Northern  
Covet House brings out fresh iconic designs of 2018  
Empire Center Table from Boca do Lobo  
Castro Lighting to celebrate their 40th anniversary at this September  
Oluce partners with Domus Tiandi for BIFF  
Gebrüder Thonet Vienna presents latest 2018 products  
Furniture export is booming in UK  
Tom Dixon to present digital innovations through Electroanalogue  
 
  Connect With USContact With US
 
   
  Subscribe Newsletter
 
 
 
   
 
 
BDI Member Creates Lighting from Shard
Furniture Semi-Annual Committee Held In January
DCA Selected For IEP Super Express Interior Design
Winners Announced At 2013 Carpet Design Awards
10 years of Craftwood Interiors
FIRA Received FX 2012 Awards