Dual - Density
The Gregory Design
Gregory 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 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. Many of Australia’s top 100 companies now use Gregory either as their primary office chair or as an aid for staff with back or work related injuries.
Our story began in the mid 1980’s when physiotherapist and company founder, 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.
Dual - Density
GREGORY DUAL DENSITY POSTURE SUPPORT
Peter Gregory’s findings led to 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. 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.
Gregory Commercial Furniture uses scientific evaluation in the testing of its products. Thermographs show surface temperatures and indicate the difference in blood flow in the body after sitting over a period of time in a Gregory chair compared to an ordinary chair. Surface temperature is a function of the heat imparted by the body’s circulation system. This means that warmer temperatures on the body’s surface show greater blood flow in the measured area. Small changes in surface temperature indicate larger changes in the deeper tissues. White areas show increased blood flow which leads to better comfort, productivity and well being