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 a team of scientists and orthopedic doctors. 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 for sedentary workers, to avoid common diseases like low-back pain. The chair will be covered with delightful Transylvanian folk-art textiles. 

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 Eötvös Loránd 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 Pécs Medical School, Hungary. He recently founded a startup company, the Fibervar Ltd. for research, development and innovation, with a focus on translational medicine. He is author of 18 scientific publications and owns several patents.

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.