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Rethinking Sitting Paperback – May 26, 2009

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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)

About the Author

Peter Opsvik, whose chairs are available internationally, has his own design studio in Oslo, Norway.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (May 26, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393732886
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393732887
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.6 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #550,345 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jamie Stevens on January 19, 2010
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I bought this book for my boss as a thank you gift and he loved it. He's a furniture designer and he really appreciated the book as a reference. The photos are great and overall this is a great book on the concept and reality of sitting.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By giuseppe frasson on November 23, 2011
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I am now seating on a thatsit chair and it is very interesting to read and know Mr. Opsvik's research about the human posture and the solutions he has found to improve the way we work, raed...eat. We could spend the most of our life seating on a bad chair!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By sirmixalot on February 22, 2013
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Great read for anyone who is a furniture designer .I personally appreciate the photos. They definitely are useful for reference
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Babalis Athanassios on August 18, 2009
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A good review of the all the wrong ways we sit and what to do about it. Very good for anyone who is serious about designing chairs!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on December 17, 2009
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RETHINKING SITTING comes from a Norwegian industrial designer who examines whether traditional seating devices are the only, functionally best design for the human body. There are now many alternative suggestions on the market - and surprisingly, Opsvik sees every one of them 'right. He designs chairs that allow as many different sitting postures as possible - and make it easy to change between them. RETHINKING SITTING is an outstanding health library acquisition as well as a fine choice for interior designers.
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