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Adrian Smith
10-23-2006, 02:05 AM
Charles Eames and his wife Ray were eminent chair designers and there
are books about them

e.g.
Title
The work of Charles and Ray Eames : a legacy of invention / essays by
Donald Albrecht ... [et al.].
Published
New York : Harry N. Abrams in association with the Library of Congress
and the Vitra Design Museum, 1997.

Title
Charles and Ray Eames : designers of the twentieth century / Pat
Kirkham.
Published
Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT Press, c1995.

We have others ...
http://lib.leeds.ac.uk/

Adrian Smith,
Leeds University Library
+44 (0)113 3435531


-----Original Message-----
From: * Biomechanics and Movement Science listserver
[mailto:BIOMCH-L@NIC.SURFNET.NL] On Behalf Of Gabriele Paolini
Sent: 28 September 2006 18:49
To: BIOMCH-L@NIC.SURFNET.NL
Subject: [BIOMCH-L] chair ergonomics and comfort


Dear subscribers,
I have a friend who owns a company in Italy that makes
chairs. He would like to start designing his products
based on some ergonomic parameters that are supposed
to make the chair more comfortable or better more
healthy for the people who sit on it.
I have been asked to make a small research for him and
I was wondering if some of you could point me in the
right direction, since I have never dealt with such
issues before.
I would like to know what is the best way to collect
data on his chair, if there are already existing
protocols to evaluate the ergonomics of chairs, what
are the methods mostly used to design ergonomic
chairs. I had a look on the internet, but all I could
find is studies related to car seats, which is
actually not what we are exactly looking for.
Any suggestion will be strongly appreciated.
I will post a summary of replies.
Regards,
Gabriele Paolini

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