​Task Chair Receives FIRA’s Ergonomics Excellence Award

FIRA_Ergonomics_Excellence_logoAn updated model of a classic task chair, which offers the user a lighter, more dynamic experience, has received a prestigious ergonomic design award.
The Mirra 2 chair, designed by Studio 7.5 and manufactured by Herman Miller, has received the FIRA Ergonomics Excellence Award, in recognition of its exceptional ergonomic design.

The FIRA Ergonomics Excellence Award identifies genuine ergonomic excellence in both domestic and workplace furniture products by clearly distinguishing those that are outstanding from other products in the marketplace.

In order to receive the Award, stringent ergonomic criteria including; safety, user-friendliness, comfort and wellbeing of the user are considered, as well as whether the product is fit for purpose from a strength and durability perspective as well.

Levent Çaglar, FIRA’s Chief Ergonomist said, “I am pleased to present Herman Miller with FIRA Ergonomics Excellence Award for their Mirra 2 chair. A follow up to the original Mirra chair launched 10 years ago, the design has been refined to provide additional comfort. The leaf-spring style of design provides smooth motion and enables the seat to float, suspended above the slim mechanism. The controls are Mirra-2-Chair-Herman-Miller-MI2047intuitive and enable the chair to be adjusted for a wide range of people.”

The benefits of ergonomics for a workforce’s health, morale, turnover, attendance and productivity are becoming increasingly clear.

Levent continued: “The importance and understanding of ergonomics is growing rapidly, with organisations seeing the benefits of using ergonomically designed products in terms of wellbeing and comfort, as well as increasing the efficiency of staff. FIRA’s recognition of genuine ergonomic excellence in the design and manufacture of products will provide distinction from competitors, whilst assisting specifiers in purchasing genuinely ergonomically designed furniture.”

Receiving the award, presented by Lord Hoyle of Warrington at the House of Lords in June, Lillian Antonio from Herman Miller said; “Achieving the FIRA Ergonomics Excellence Award is a recognition of the work that has gone into the design of the Mirra 2. It is acknowledges that our product is at the forefront of office furniture design and an excellent product for our customers.”

If you have a product which you would like to put forward for the FIRA Ergonomics Excellence Award, call 01438 777 700, or email info@fira.co.uk