Application of Ergonomics in Office Design
From research results on ergonomics in office design, Okamura Corporation has created office chairs that maintain the S-curvature of the human spine.
Application of ergonomics in office design
In the context of the explosive hybrid work style, office design trends have changed a lot. This information was given at the seminar “Japanese working style” held by Okamura Vietnam at the end of May.
Masahiko Kanaya – Design and Project Manager of Okamura Singapore, who has more than 14 years of experience at Okamura Corporation, used to be in charge of designing and managing many projects. projects of multinational corporations.
Covid-19 has changed the whole world. The working style also underwent a revolution to accommodate the new normal. Businesses are gradually changing and accepting new working trends that allow employees to work remotely, work at the office, or a combination of both.
According to Mr. Masahiko Kanaya, the idea of designing an office with a mixed working style is based on 3 main groups: people, team, and organization; along with that are 9 basic elements: diversification, independence, good development, systematic, cooperative spirit, emotion, no boundaries, corporate culture, and management style. Depending on the requirements of each customer, architects will flexibly apply different working spaces to suit.
Since the 1960s, Okamura Corporation has cooperated with Chiba University to start research on ergonomics – the science of human interaction and the working environment, applied in design to optimize health human health, and overall performance.
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The results of ergonomics in office design
The research results are the premise for breakthroughs in the design of chair backs to maintain the S-curvature of the human spine. These designs also distribute pressure on the seat cushion, with the function of adjusting to each different body shape.
Okamura’s products are not only superior in quality but also refined and invested in design. One of Okamura’s strategic design partners is the company Ital design (founded by Giorgetto Giugiaro in Italy) which has created a wide range of ergonomic chairs, most notably the Contessa ergonomic chair, with ergonomic functions. The smart operation, adjust the seat function with one touch right under the armrest.
“With the motto of taking quality as the foundation, Okamura’s office furniture products have conquered one of the quality standards of The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association.
In addition to focusing on production and business problems, Okamura also considers environmental protection and sustainable development priority goals. Target unit to reduce carbon emissions in phases, expected to be carbon neutral by 2050.
Okamura Corporation was founded in 1945 in Yokohama (Japan), started with aircraft engineering, in 1955, and later focused on manufacturing steel furniture. Up to now, the group has branches in 34 countries, distributed in over 50 countries, with more than 3,800 employees, won more than 539 prestigious design awards worldwide. This brand of office furniture product has been present in Vietnam with two showrooms in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
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