“Through vibrant sketches, prototypes and photos, he illustrates this concept over and over again: the body moves and the chair conforms….Opsvik's relentless functionalism serves as a crash course for any would be ergonomic designer. It's about enough to make any cubicle jockey want to move to Scandinavia.” (Robert Blinn - Core 77)
shows off some of Opsvik's ordinary and unorthodox designs and provides a succinct seating and design history, while also suggesting dynamic solutions for the future....offers an honest alternative to furniture's status quo.” (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
“While designers and ergonomic engineers will value the author’s discussions of balance and the Balans principle, general audiences can appreciate the unusual designs and practical thought behind this volume.” (Book News)
“[A] landmark, a copiously illustrated review of one of the most diverse collections of seating ever created by one person, linking his designs with a dynamic theory of the needs of the body, mind, and society. . . . It's ideas not only about sitting but about changing patterns of living and working should reward both professional and lay readers interested in the human environment.” (Winterthur Portfolio)
About the Author
Peter Opsvik, whose chairs are available internationally, has his own design studio in Oslo, Norway.