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One for all

Some chairs are frequently used by many different people. We call them multi-purpose chairs. Mostly they are used just for a limited period of time, for example in conferences, in the dining room, in the waiting room or for visitors.

Chairs of this kind must be suitable for different people. However, in view of the intended purpose, they cannot be adapted individually to each single user. Even so, the chair should still fulfil the widest possible range of ergonomic functions to offer anatomically appropriate support for the various users.

Support movement

The human being has the need to move and accordingly the chair must support, respectively encourage this need. A multipurpose chair must be suitable for as many people as possible with the most diverse body dimensions, and offer a high dynamic range in the area of the backrest and sitting surface to allow back friendly and comfortable sitting.


  • The chair must be suitable for people of many different shapes and sizes and permit dynamic, ergonomic and also relaxing, pleasant and comfortable sitting.
  • In the rear sitting position, the chair should offer support in a range of about 12 to 28 cm (measured for the unloaded seat) for the lumbar spine and the top iliac crest (waistline).
  • The chair should offer a sitting height of between 44 and 50 cm with a seat depth of between 43.5 and 48.5 cm. The minimum seat width should be about 42 cm.
  • The product must allow active sitting. It must therefore be possible to tilt the seat forwards and backwards; the chair should have a dynamic backrest or other suitable solutions.
  • The chair must have a shock absorber for the sitting surface to protect the spinal column against compression when sitting down (sitting depth suspension).
  • The padding for the seat and backrest must be permeable with micro climate-friendly properties.

Minimum requirements

  • Seat height approx. 44 to 50 cm
  • Seat depth approx. 43.5 to 48.5 cm
  • Minimum seat width approx. 42 cm
  • Lordosis supports / anatomically shaped backrest
  • Cushioning effect on sitting down
  • Active sitting is possible
  • Permeable padding or with micro climate-friendly properties

Also appropriate

  • Armrests to relieve the shoulder girdle

Products in this sector with the AGR seal of approval


Haider Bioswing GmbH*
Dechantseeser Str. 4
95704 Pullenreuth
Phone +49 9234/99 22-0
Fax +49 9234/99 22 166
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Moizi Möbel GmbH**
Warburger Str. 37
33034 Brakel
Phone +49 5272/37 15 0
Fax +49 5272/37 15 23
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Sedus Stoll AG***
Christof-Stoll-Str. 1
79804 Dogern
Phone +49 7751/84 300
Fax +49 7751/84 61 300
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VS Vereinigte Spezialmöbelfabriken GmbH & Co****
Hochhäuser Str. 8
97941 Tauberbischofsheim
Phone +49 9341/88 77 70
Fax +49 9341/88 77 77
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Further information

Der Stuhl muss für Menschen mit unterschiedlichsten Körpermaßen geeignet sein sowie dynamisches, ergonomisches und zugleich entspannendes, angenehmes und komfortables Sitzen ermöglichen.

Der Stuhl soll in der hinteren Sitzposition im Bereich der Lendenwirbelsäule sowie am oberen Beckenkamm (Gürtellinie) in einem Bereich von circa 12 bis 28 cm (gemessen ab unbelasteter Sitzfläche) eine Unterstützung bieten.

Die Sitzhöhe sollte sich etwa zwischen 44 und 50 cm bewegen, die Sitztiefe etwa zwischen 43,5 bis 48,5 cm. Die Mindest-Sitzbreite sollte circa 42 cm betragen.

Das Produkt muss bewegtes Sitzen ermöglichen. Es muss deshalb über eine Sitzflächenneigung nach vorne und hinten, eine dynamische Rückenlehne oder andere geeignete Lösungen verfügen.

Die Sitz- und Lehnenpolster müssen atmungsaktiv und mikroklimafreundlich sein.



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