A perfect complement to the Aeron family of seating, the work stool is already an award winner. It was on display in December at the National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, where it won the Attendees' Choice Award. The award is given to products that conference participants say offer the best opportunity to increase productivity and profitability while improving workplace health and safety.
Considering the work stool's heritage, the award is really not a surprise.
"Aeron helped redefine high performance and comfort in a work chair," says Judy Leese, Workplace Knowledge Consulting/Ergonomics. "Now the Aeron work stool is doing the same."
Performs like the work chair
"The work stool shares the ergonomic benefits of the Aeron work chair," Product Manager Maria de la Barrera says. "In fact, it's called a 'work stool' because it delivers the performance of a work chair. The stool is designed for comfortable and healthful day-long sitting - just at a higher surface."
Like the Aeron work chair, the work stool offers the pressure distribution and aeration of the Pellicle® suspension; the superior body support and balance of the Kinemat® tilt; and the active sacral support of PostureFit®.
And in typical Aeron fashion, the work stool features an important ergonomic innovation: the height-adjustable, full-circle Fine-Tune footring, which can be adjusted by the user while in a seated position.
"The Fine-Tune footring is easy and intuitive to operate," de la Barrera says, "which increases the likelihood that people will adjust it to the proper height and gain its ergonomic benefits."
When the footring is properly adjusted, sitters feel no pressure on the backs of their legs, ensuring that blood circulation is unimpeded and comfort is long term.
The Fine-Tune footring moves up and down with the seat pan, so when a sitter adjusts the seat height, the footring stays in the right position. The wide design of the Fine-Tune footring provides superior support, and its tread helps keep feet from slipping off.
The stool comes in two seat heights. Each is height adjustable to fit a broad range of user sizes. The low stool adjusts 24 1/2 to 29 inches (better for 36-inch-high work surfaces). The high stool adjusts 27 1/2 to 34 inches (better for 42-inch-high applications).
The work stool also incorporates other adjustment features of the work chair: tilt limiter, tilt tension, forward seat angle, and arm height and angle.
Its array of ergonomic features makes the work stool ideal for a variety of applications, including office, hospitality, banking, manufacturing, science and health labs, education, and healthcare.
And since it bears a strong family resemblance to the Aeron work chair and has the same finish and Pellicle offering, environments that combine work chairs and stools now can have a consistent Aeron look for all their seating.
De la Barrera is expecting the work stool will be another big Aeron hit. "It's new, it's innovative, and it's very comfortable," she says. "It's exactly what many customers have been looking for in stools."
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