Disposture: Stand Against Sitting

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Disposture is a stool which is particularly uncomfortable and forces you into a ‘c slump’. In order to highlight the detrimental effects of slouching on the human body.

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More than 25% of adults reported experiencing lower back pain within the last three months. – Ninds.nih.gov

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Disposture was designed by myself Jessica Ross, Emily Wallace and Cathrynn Healy, as part of our interior design programme at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.

The chair is designed to be uncomfortable to sit on, lean on or lie on. This in turn combats the real issue of training the brain to recognise the detrimental effects of the slouch and make a conscious decision to sit straight.

The idea for Disposture began after spending long periods at my studio desk being uncomfortable slouching. In experimenting with different bodily angles and shapes we found it difficult to come up with the ‘perfect’ sitting angle. Every angle seemed to help one body part but still hinder another.”

After coming to the conclusion that there is no such thing as a comfortable chair, we team decided to create a seat which would be deliberately awkward for people to sit in.

This in turn combats the real issue of training the brain to recognise the detrimental effects of the slouch and make a conscious decision to sit straight.

 

THE PROCESS:

 

 

 

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