SQUAT by Martin Rille – A Therapeutic Way of Sitting
This simple-looking chair created by talented Austrian designer, Martin Rille, from SQUAT is anything but common. It is a great mixture of straightforward minimalistic design and usability enhanced by almost therapeutic features. Let’s see what SQUAT is all about.
Even though I have already mentioned the design, the main quality of this chair is actually the fact that it is based on something called DYNAMIC SITTING. This is a term used to portray adaptable furniture that redefines its shape to support your body the best way possible the moment you change your posture. Anyone who spends a lot of time sitting can see the benefits of this.
SQUAT was created using a simple, yet highly effective concept in which cubes on which you sit are supported by piano wires. The amount of pressure on a particular cube defines the behavior of the surrounding cubes, thus creating a codependent chain of movement that aligns the cubes in a way that helps alleviate the static load on your spinal column and muscular system. Essentially counterbalancing your spinal column and keeping your back centered. And the best thing is that it does not make you sit in the same position all the time, but it adapts to any changes that you make.
When it comes to design and materials, they are another talking point. Every chair is made of 100% organic wood and created according to every customer’s height and weight. In addition, they offer the choice of four different types of wood: cherry, pear, maple or nut, each with its distinctive features and looks to match the design and lighting of the room.
SQUAT chair is a great idea and I see no reason why this kind of furniture should not become widely accepted. This mixture of health benefits and contemporary design definitely encourages further development in the same direction.
For more information please contact the designer
[images via SQUAT]
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