Ergonomic furniture provides good framework conditions and creates a feel-good atmosphere in hotels just as it does in any other company. This is appreciated not only by guests attending conferences and events, but also by the hotel’s own staff. What’s more, the quality of the furniture is of decisive importance for the reputation of a hotel.
Inwerk® is a leading developer and manufacturer of professional hotel furnishing solutions. We serve customers in Europe with a very broad portfolio of office furniture systems and a comprehensive range of services. Our hotel office furniture systems meet all ergonomic requirements. They are characterised by their stable construction and smooth handling, which ensures a long service life even when constantly in use.
Inwerk office furniture offers unique designs that give any hotel an appearance that’s both inviting and professional. Many of our products have won internationally renowned awards, including the iF Design Award in Gold, Red Dot Award, German Design Award and the Steel Innovation Award.
Seating furniture, conference tables and desks for meeting rooms
Even after a long conference, seminar or workshop, tension and similar complaints should not arise. Sitting correctly prevents back problems, which have become the number one illness of the population. With this in mind, Inwerk offers a wide range of office swivel chairs, conference chairs and armchairs that have seat and backrest upholstery shaped to fit the body. They can be individually adapted to their ‘owners’ with their many adjustment options.
The synchronous mechanism is the most ergonomically important part of modern chair technology. It links the backrest and seat so that both tilt at the same time – but to different degrees, so that the angle between the upper and lower body changes and healthy movement is induced (dynamic sitting). Instead of a rigid posture, the seated person constantly adopts a different posture.
Even greater movement scope is assured with the electrically height-adjustable Conflex® conference table, which makes it possible to work in a healthy alternation between sitting and standing. The table has an emphatically representative design and is available in a wide range of sizes. In the largest version, it can seat 16 people. It’s based on the Masterlift® 5 desk, which was awarded the “Focus Open 2020” design prize by the state of Baden-Württemberg.
As an alternative to the conference table, meeting rooms can be equipped with compact tables, such as the Inwerk TurnTable, which are also electrically height-adjustable. The single table enables each user to decide for themselves whether they want to sit or stand regardless of what other participants are doing. The TurnTable can effortlessly be moved to any location thanks to its castors and is just as easily removed if the meeting room is needed for another purpose. If required (e.g. due to the pandemic), these tables can be spaced to ensure social distancing.
And the name TurnTable stands for yet another functionality: its top can be flipped in seconds without the need for tools. This turns the table into a magnetic wall and presentation surface, which is often needed in meeting rooms.
Ergonomics for reception desks and offices
At hotel reception desks as much as in offices, ergonomic furniture contributes significantly to employees feeling comfortable and being able to perform well. This helps to reduce absences and sick days. Incidentally, ergonomic furnishings in the workplace also count as an advantage when competing for new staff.
Especially since many working hours are spent sitting down each day, the choice of a good swivel chair is indispensable. This is especially true if chairs are used by several employees and subject to frequent use. Ideally, wherever possible, height-adjustable desks or compact desks should complement the ergonomic seating comfort. Alternating between sitting and standing on a regular basis prevents the body from succumbing to one-sided strain.
Scientist have a clear recommendation when it comes to healthy exercise in the daily working environment. We should switch to a standing position after sitting for about 1.5 hours, and include walking around the company. The rule of thumb is to spend 60% of working time in dynamic sitting positions, 30% standing and 10% walking.