Yrjö Kukkapuro and Treston Oy Collaboration Brings Results: An Ergonomic and Aesthetic Line of Chairs for Demanding Users

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Internationally renowned and recognized designer Yrjö Kukkapuro and Treston Oy, a leading European supplier of industrial furniture, have collaborated in the design of a completely new line of work chairs that offer uncompromising ergonomics and aesthetic design.

Not only do the chairs easily meet the requirements for industrial and technical environments, they are also pleasing to the back and to the eye. This expands the utility of the chairs to offices and conference rooms

Internationally renowned and recognized designer Yrjö Kukkapuro and Treston Oy, a leading European supplier of industrial furniture, have collaborated in the design of a completely new line of work chairs that offer uncompromising ergonomics and aesthetic design.

The collaboration between Treston Oy and Yrjö Kukkapuro, who is known as a tireless exponent of ergonomics, stems from a shared mission: to create a new line of work chairs designed with ergonomics in mind from start to finish for demanding applications. This goal led to a two-year collaboration project resulting in a line of chairs Treston has now introduced.

A union of ergonomics and aesthetics
The importance of ergonomic attributes in industrial furniture has been accentuated in recent years as the expectations on productivity and workplace comfort continue to rise. The ergonomics of Treston's new line of chairs is based on effective lumbar support. The ability to adjust the chairs further enhances the level of comfort the chairs provide.

"The result is an overall good sitting position that is relaxed and helps lessen fatigue when performing tasks that require focused concentration and attention to detail," says Treston's Project Manager Reijo Raatesalmi, an expert in industrial ergonomics.

The materials and components used in the chairs - the textiles, the gas springs and the casters - have been carefully chosen on the basis of stringent quality criteria.

Yrjö Kukkapuro's touch is clearly visible in the unique, bold, and timeless design of the chairs.

"Not only do the chairs easily meet the requirements for industrial and technical environments, they are also pleasing to the back and to the eye. This expands the utility of the chairs to offices and conference rooms," says Treston's Marketing Manager Heikki Härmälä.

Treston Ltd
As one of the leaders in its sector in Europe, Treston specialises in industrial and technical furniture and storage systems for demanding environments. The company's products and services are used all around the world. Customer-orientation, reliability and quality have been the cornerstones of the company's business for decades.

Treston's Head Office is located in Turku, Finland. The company has subsidiaries in Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Poland, and sales offices in the Netherlands and China. Our products are sold through our own sales channels and through a comprehensive network of distributors.

Yrjö Kukkapuro
Interior architect Yrjö Kukkapuro (born 1933) is one of Finland's most internationally renowned and recognized furniture designers. His body of work is characterized by a strict command of form and deliberate use of details. For decades, his ideal has been the human body and its regularities; in fact, he is known as a strong exponent of ergonomics.

Kukkapuro's long and successful career has taken him around the world, most recently to China, where he works as a lecturer and a design expert.

Yrjö Kukkapuro's chairs are on permanent display at a number of noteworthy art and design museums, including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Design Museum, Helsinki; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg; Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen; National Museum of Art, Stockholm; Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein; and Design Museum Gent, Gent.

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