ERGOVI - healthy multiposture chair


The project

Development of a multifunctional, convertible chair that would support up to 5 ergonomic postures, developed under the supervision of an orthopaedic doctor. It is a “smart” chair because it incorporates a timer, which vibrates after a set time, to warn the user to adopt a different posture. The idea is to produce a functional and aesthetically-pleasing chair using local lightweight materials from Transylvanian folk-art textiles, preserving the local heritage and traditions.  

Tibor Janos Bardoczi (Romania)

Tibor Janos Bardoczi leads the production division of the Barbor furniture company in Romania. He participated in the design and production of a series of furniture ranges for private, catering and professional use. He attended a technical school specialising in wood and furniture manufacturing in Odorheiu Secuiesc (Szekelyudvarhely), Romania and has run his furniture production workshop for 25 years.

Dr. Peter Hantz (Hungary)

He graduated as a Biophysicist at Eotvos University, Budapest. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Geneva, CH. He was postdoc at EMBL Heidelberg and FMI Basel and works at the University of Pecs, Hungary.  

Tibor FISCHER (Romania)

Tibor leads the Prototype Workshop of the Zetam furniture company. His professional profile is in industrial design. He develops all types of furniture including chairs, benches, beds, wardrobes, kitchen and medical furniture. He graduated as a wood engineer at the Technical University of Brasov (Brasso, Kronstadt), Romania and has run the company’s prototype workshop for 14 years.