When we set out to make comfortable and user-friendly furniture more than ten years ago, we decided that our bottom line would be simple functionality and affordability. We refused to cut corners to save a few bucks, and instead focused on understanding the way that people actually interact with the school, office, drafting, medical and computer furniture we need every day.
It is this passion and dedication that led us to incorporate a conscious and effective ergonomic element into our product designs. Of course, there is an entire range of ergonomic understanding, and it is easy for companies to toss around this term without supporting the science behind it.
So what does ergonomics mean to us?
The Person, The Product and The Process
At VersaTables, we understand that ergonomics is concerned with the interaction between you, the products you use and your purpose in using them. Simply put, ergonomics is the science of making an activity fit to the person in order to optimize their process. Ergonomic principles seek to improve the dynamics between the activity you are doing, your ability to do it and the result achieved.
The best formal definition weâ€™ve found comes from the International Labor Organization and reads:
â€œThe application of the human biological sciences in conjunction with the engineering sciences to the worker and his working environment, so as to obtain maximum satisfaction for the worker which at the same time enhances productivity.â€
In order to meet our ergonomics definition, in creating our products we emphasize the following triad of elements:
Whether creating furniture for use in a college classroom, a computer lab, a medical institution, a business place or a home office, these three aims guide our design and production.
To accomplish this, our expert engineers turn to the sciences of anatomy, physiology, psychology, sociology, physics and engineering. These concepts lead us in creating high quality, durable, reliable and attractive furniture, which is not only designed with the highest craftsmanship, but with an ergonomic emphasis in mind.