SWING - ROCKING SIT/STAND
Today’s people sit a lot, at school, at work, when travelling, and at home in front of the TV. In our lives, we sit more than we stand. Sitting for long periods of time causes back problems, which have become increasingly common recently. Actively changing the sitting position helps alleviate back problems. One solution for this is using a standing support. It is not a new invention, but the general public is not aware of it, and it is not widely used. I designed the Swing standing support so that people would discover other alternatives besides the chair. In addition to standing and sitting, Swing allows the user to lean on it. Its shape is ergonomic and upholstered, which makes it comfortable to use for longer periods at a time. Thanks to the curved runners, the angle can be adjusted to suit the needs of each user, and it is possible to swing slightly while leaning on the support. The co-operative partner for the project was Isku Interior Oy.
Furniture designer Yodo Kurosawa has two cultural backgrounds, Japanese and Finnish. He has lived and studied furniture design in both countries. He is currently studying furniture design at the University of Art and Design Helsinki and graduates with an M.A. in 2007. Alongside his studies, he has worked in various design agencies and as a freelancer. He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions all over Finland. He currently works for Isku Interior Oy designing furniture for public spaces.
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