Turning and flexible yielding: this principle was invented by Giroflex in 1928 and patented worldwide. To this day, product development of giroflex office chairs is based on it. Over the years and as a result of intensive study of present and future working environments numerous further developments of this principle have been successfully implemented and many more patents registered.
A groundbreaking innovation by Giroflex is the dual-zone seat profile. Here the rear part of the seat supports the pelvic area and prevents the occupant from sliding forward. The front part of the seat tilts slightly forward, thus relieving the thighs.
The seat glide function provides for relaxed seating comfort. It allows easy changing between active and relaxed positions. Seat and backrest are connected to each other by a hinge, which opens and closes the seat opening angle when the sitting position is changed.
Furthermore, every back appreciates an adjustable lumbar support. It relieves the small of the back and the intervertebral discs.
The art of the mechanism
To enable consistent back tilt resistance with linear back pressure, Giroflex has developed its own synchronized mechanisms. They are the real power and movement centre of a chair.
Synchronized mechanisms are developed for the particular design depending on the desired functionalities and the material used. They come in numerous variations with different spring systems for backrest preload and counter pressure. Innovations to the operating functions that are obvious and directly experienceable for the seat owner are also sought after and implemented.
Tapping into comfort zones
Giroflex also delivers innovative solutions with regard to the cover materials. Mesh backs, for example, provide above-average breathability, but at the risk of inadequate support. So Giroflex established an innovative multi-zone fabric. It stabilizes the back in all areas with appropriate tension. With the Airgomove system Giroflex shows how air can be exploited for maximum seating comfort. This involves an integrated dual air chamber system which can be inflated for the lumbar and back regions.
Serving the working environment
Just the fact that office workers spend about 80,000 hours of their lives sitting makes it clear how important continuous innovation is in this field. The increase in forms of work where several people share one workstation also creates new challenges: automation and individualization will continue to gain in importance.