Knoll – Environmentally Sound Furniture

Knoll is committed to three major environmental platforms: Climate change, third-party certification, and environmentally responsible products. Knoll has taken steps to ensure these goals are met, and worked hard to stay ahead of the curve and stand as the most sustainable furniture company in the business. The first and most important step is the contract Knoll has made with themselves, called the Environmental, Health & Safety…

Knoll Furniture Company Profile

Knoll is an internationally famous designer, manufacturer, and dealer of fine furniture. Knoll maintains manufacturing plants, design studios, artists, photographers, architects, as well as showrooms and museum exhibitions. Knoll is headquartered in East Greenville, Pennsylvania. Manufacturing is accomplished at three sites in the United States (Grand Rapids, Muskegon, East Greenville), one in Canada (Toronto), and two in Italy (Foligno and Graffignana). There are more than 300…

What Is Ergonomics

Overview Ergonomics, also referred to as human factors, is both a discipline and a science that involves designing the environment, like the workplace for example, to best fit the person or employee. This design process includes evaluating the equipment and job or task so that the environment best fits the person working in it. Ergonomic studies observe workers and how they interact with their…

Selecting the Right Ergonomic Office Chair

The relatively new and ever-expanding field of ergonomics has several toeholds in the modern American office, and none more prominent than the ergonomic office chair. Research has found that the current state of worker/chair/office relationships is at a turning point. Now more than ever before workers spend longer hours sitting, often working at a computer. Now more than ever before they spend time in…

Your Posture and Productivity

It may seem like a very small thing, but your back posture at work is actually very important to your overall function, health, and efficiency. Ergonomic research has shown that the health of your spine and the correctness and comfort of your posture are directly related to many of the most important issues in the modern office: performance, efficiency, productivity, and general health. To…

Ergonomic Design, Furniture, and Your Health

Few corporations have done more to advance health-beneficial design than Humanscale. From conducting research in new materials and forms for workers to interact with, to studying the very nature of the modern workplace itself to determine how our everyday actions can be improved from an ergonomic standpoint, Humanscale has been at the forefront of human-centered design. In the workplace, ergonomics is used, says the National Institute…

Selecting An Ergonomic Office Chair

Overview Ergonomic design takes the principles of ergonomics and applies them to a variety of human situations in order to better optimize a human’s interaction with their environment. These interactions can take place almost anywhere, including environments such as the home or workplace. The International Ergonomics Association explains that ergonomists analyze these interactions to improve a person’s health while at the same time increasing…

What is Eye Strain

Eye Strain is one of the most overlooked ergonomic ailments, and it is widespread throughout workplaces today. Eye strain occurs when workers experience an insufficient amount of light across their workstation, a scenario which can cause discomfort not just in the eyes, but in other areas as well. The problem often lies in overhead lighting. When overhead lighting is used as a single source…

How Can Lighting Be Ergonomic?

Too often is lighting overlooked as a potential hazard from an ergonomic sense. The lighting of our environment affects our every movement; when our current posture or position is insufficient from a lighting standpoint, we adjust our bodies accordingly, and far too frequently, our lighting is insufficient to meet the demands of our eyes. The fact is, single source overhead lights are inadequate as…