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focus hips don’t lie Wilkhahn proves it with the ON chair By AnnMarie Marano It has been five years and $7.5 million in the making: World, Wilkhahn finally introduces you to the ON chair. The company that claims to have developed the standard of “keeping people moving while seated” in the 1980s with a back and forth motion, now is bringing the commercial design world three-dimensional seating. Trimension®, as Wilkhahn calls it, is synchro-combined, three-dimensional seat and backrest movements that allow the ON chair to mimic body movements flawlessly—from back to front, side to side, and beyond. “Hips don’t just move back and forth. They move in a circle,” explains Peter Roehrig, director of worldwide sales at Wilkhahn. Trimension consists of the integrated interaction of two swing plates that are just as supple as thighs, with a Flexframe seat and backrest design. The pivotal sections’ positions and scope of movement follow the knee and hip joints. “It’s a freedom we’ve created for the user that can’t be matched,” Roehrig adds. And while the chair might be more advanced, the design maintains that simplicity is the best policy. “What you get with Wilkhahn is sitting without the driver’s license. You won’t find a thousand buttons or levers in a Wilkhahn chair,” Roehrig says, believing that the more opportunities to adjust, the less likely the user will sit correctly. The ON chair is a product range, with 28 different models available. Back pain, be gone! Reader Service No. 200 Give us your feedback on this story at 20 contract november/december 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - November 2009

Contract - November 2009
Hips Don’t Lie
Within Arm’s Reach
A Little Off the Top
The Green Acoustics Paradox
Indian Eatery
Lace and Pinstripes
Viva Milwaukee
Pie in the Sky
Work Hard, Play Hard
Police Presence
2009 Brand Report
Ad Index

Contract - November 2009