Brothers has interviewed and surveyed professional musicians and has noted that string, brass and woodwind players all appeared to be issued with the same seating despite having very different physical requirements
Although Brothers has also given his ergonomic chair an eye-pleasing, modern aesthetic, his many conversations with players did reveal that few musicians gave much thought to what their seating actually looked like
David Brothers has spent the last 18 months researching, designing and producing an ergonomic seating solution for professional musicians
The new seating solution can be tilted forward, has backrests for lumbar support and benefits from variable seat height
Much of today's modern workforce has been touched by the helping hand of ergonomic science. In a former professional life, I remember colleagues regularly disappearing on day trips to specialist furniture suppliers arranged by the Health and Safety department to be measured and fitted for a new office chair. Professional musicians, on the other hand, are often required to make do with whatever seating is provided by the concert hall or theater, as if all instruments and players had exactly the same requirements. After spending 18 months studying the needs of various players, David Brothers has now designed an adjustable three-legged seating solution to help promote good playing posture and correct breathing techniques.
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