01 product description
Zody System 89...form follows science
Design starts with a vision, science with a question. Haworth's vision was a mid-priced task chair ergonomically superior to anything on the market. The critical question - especially when it comes to chair design - was: "How do users define comfort?" and "Is there anything about seating that we do not know yet? " The Human Performance Institute of Western Michigan University (WMU) was entrusted with the research. The German ITO Design and the Haworth development and engineering team have realised the scientific findings and have created Zody_System 89.
The model of your dreams.
Zody_System 89 contents itself with only a few model versions since we prefer to offer the user an equipment which is complete from an ergonomic point of view. You may certainly do without the armrests if this is called for by your activity, as well as without the seat depth adjustment if the user is not higher than average. You may basically choose between a mesh back and an upholstered version.
Zody_System 89 is redefining the range of products on the worldwide office chair market. It displays a number of features normally only found on more expensive high-end models. This model reveals a successful combination of American and European design influences, and its internationally appealing exterior is as
convincing as its flowing, functional form and ergonomic features. Its use of various paddings and different materials for the backrest plus its ability to perform in a variety of configurations allow it to be
integrated in any environment with no problems. As with all Haworth products, great importance was placed on the quality of the chair's materials and manufacturing. Zody_System 89 is the first product to incorporate PAL, a revolutionary, asymmetrical lumbar support system. This innovation allows users to adjust the amount of support available to the lower back area on either side of the spinal column, depending on individual needs or preferences. The system is the result of a study carried out by the Human Performance Institute of Western Michigan University for Haworth. The findings of this study showed that 71 percent of test participants preferred an asymmetrical system for balancing out the pressure that invariably builds up over the course of the working day, that particularly affects the lumbar spine. By incorporating this innovation, Zody_System 89 constitutes the next generation of ergonomic office chairs. Besides PAL, the model is also equipped with 3D arm rests, a variety of seat depth settings, and a three-point synchronisation setting that can be locked in the front position. Zody_System 89 also has the option of a twin-component seat cushion, which additionally reduces the pressure on the pelvis and the lower back muscles. Thanks to all these features, the Zody_System 89 chair supports dynamic sitting and complies with
the individual requirements of around 95 percent of the world's office working population.
02 technical data
|Zody_System 89 - Asymmetric lumbar support sets new ergonomic standards.
The central findings of the scientific research conducted by the Human Performance Institute of Western Michigan University (WMU) were the conclusion that there is an asymmetry in the lumbar region of each human being due to work habits and the development processes of the human body and that an asymmetric support will have a beneficial effect on the user of the chair. As a result, our designers and engineers have developed the PALTMBack System (lumbar & pelvic support). By a simple rotation forward, the lumbar region will get individual support of the lower back which can be adjusted asymmetrically if requested by the user. Furthermore, the passive pelvic support raises the pelvis, thus optimising the user's body posture.1. Lumbar adjustment. Flexible concentric rings adapt to each form of the back and support the lumbar region.
2. Asymmetric lumbar support. By turning the levers, the counterpressure can be adjusted independently for right or left-hand side of user's body.
3. Pelvic support. Supports and helps rotate the pelvis forward to maintain the natural spine shape of an ideal S-curve.
4. Ergonomic seat - optimally shaped seat surface, available with seat depth adjustment upon request. The Technogel® Soft Lite Gel upholstery (optional) ensures a point elastic relief of the pressure.
5. 4D armrests can be adjusted in height, the arm caps from front-to-back, from side-to-side as well as the pivoting angle.
Good Design Athenaeum Chicago 2005