The Standard by which All Others are Measured
Damba is ergonomic to the core. We design products that aim to provide a safe and healthy environment in which people can excel and operate at their optimum levels. The Gregory/Damba chair is a winner of the Australian Design Award and is recognised by ergonomists, the medical and OH&S professionals as providing the best possible seating solution for the modern office, providing an extremely high level of comfort.
Designed by a Physiotherapist
Damba is recognised as manufacturing some of the world’s best ergonomic chairs. The unique Dual Density Posture Support System was developed in 1987, after extensive research into the consequences of poor seating. This design was coupled with a sculpted backrest to hold the spine in its correct position when seated. From that time, this combination has remained the touchstone for all chairs in the Damba range.
The Dual Density Posture support system is the winner of an Australasian Design Award and is renowned for its ergonomic qualities.
The story began in the mid-1980’s when physiotherapist and company founder of Gregory Furniture Australia, Peter Gregory, was commissioned by Colgate-Palmolive to investigate injuries in the office workplace.
The culmination of his research was the unique and patented Dual Density Posture Support System, which has been recognised by ergonomists and occupational health and medical professionals as providing a superior seating solution for improved office efficiency.
Peter Gregory’s findings led to a patenting the award-winning Gregory seat design Dual Density Posture Support. Dual Density features firmer foam in the front half of the seat and softer foam in the back half.
The separation of the two foam densities is indicated by the split. The pelvis gently ‘sinks’ and is supported in the softer section in the correct seating position at the back of the chair.
Firmer foam at the front discourages the pelvis from sliding forward into the slouching “C” curve of poor posture.
The moulded foam also encourages and improves blood circulation behind the thighs. With the added height adjustable lumbar support the spine is maintained in the healthy, upright “S” curve of good posture which also creates less stress on the arms, shoulders and neck throughout the day.