“Viola” is a multi-purpose chair made in collaboration with a well established Japanese furniture maker, HIDA. The surface is designed to give stable comfort to any body shape.
Occupational Therapist and
Seating Designer and
ETHREEM technique developer
Seating Designer Hisako Nomura does over 300 cases of measurement a year for order made cushions. She introduced the world to the idea of Ecological Three Dimensional Molding system “ETHREEM” based on her experience of occupational therapy. She created various “p!nto” line-ups. Her unique “seating design” are, by just sitting on them, restore the natural “axis” of the body. Her seat cushions are stress-free, as well as keeping the proper posture.
We believe seat cushions are meant to offer comfort and relief.
Our therapists feel individual bodies with our hands to find the equilibrium, the most comfortable alignment which flow with gravity, and the best positions for the individual cushion production. The detailed process is based on Kinematics, Anatomy, Occupational therapy, Ecological psychology and Feldenkrais Method.
We then, collect data above to the cutting edge scanner technology.
This is how p!nto came about.
You feel as though you are “wearing” them when you sit on our “p!nto” products. This is because the supporters inside the cushions place your ribs, pelvis and thighs in the most comfortable position to sit. (ETHREEM) We are actually moving while sitting. So it is important for us to have something to suppress the wobbling of our bodies core and axis. That makes us more efficient in what we do while sitting. "p!nto" products are nothing like braces for your teeth. They are a platform for a good posture. A good posture means to be able to have efficient movements. You can reach out in each direction. “p!nto” is the place where you can automatically go back to the starting position to have realigned perfect posture for your next move. After you have used p!nto for a while then your posture will improve for any activity.
Hida Sangyo Co.,Ltd.is one of the oldest wooden furniture companies in Takayama city in Gifu prefecture in Japan. Its craft history began at the beginning of the 20th century, in 1920. It is known as ”Hida Sangyo Co.,Ltd. with a logo of a woodpecker" not only in Japan but also overseas.
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