1983 - Volume #7, Issue #4, Page #31[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Innovative Chair Design Reduces Back Pressure
The unique feature of the wooden chairs, manufactured and designed in Norway by Westnofa, is that you sit on the seat but your knees rest on a knee plate and your legs are tucked under the chair.
"Thoroughly tested before its introduction, the Balans was found to help relieve pain in the back, neck, hip joints, and upper legs invariably associated with long periods of sitting in a conventional chair. Your spine automatically straightens," a spokesman for the company explains.
In a traditional sitting position with your legs flat on the floor, there's a 90? angle at the knees and waist. With the knees resting on the padded knee plate and legs extending back under the chair, you sit in a more natural position and reduce the pressure on the internal organs. And, with the backless chair's unique design, you also build up your lower back muscles and develop a better posture, the manufacturer points out.
The chair is available in two models. Both feature the same basic concept but the "Variable" sits on rocker-like legs while the "Multi" has stationary legs and an adjustable seat and knee plate.
Each chair sells for $195.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Westnofa, 7618 N. Rogers Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60626 (ph 312 761-4610).
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