Nuremberg in July 2021
For the third time, the jurors came together and were spoiled for choice. The effort was worth it. The high-caliber entries once again included a wide variety of companies that represent the diversity of applications for modern ergonomics. Be it the classic office furniture manufacturer that has been able to sharpen its ergonomic profile time and again over many years or the innovative start-up that makes a valuable contribution to the working world of the future with fresh ideas: the entire spectrum is reflected in the range of companies that were once again at the start.
Nothing is as it was before
Against the backdrop of the pandemic, it became clear how the boundaries between home and the world of work are blurring. With the home office, everyday working life moved into our private lives. Solutions that were previously found in offices are also interesting for mobile working away from fixed workstations. What’s more, there are still many ergonomic problems in the home environment. Many people will no longer be able to return to their old office workstations, or will only be able to do so in part, which means that equipping the home office to meet people’s needs will be at the top of the agenda in the coming months.
The topic of behavioral ergonomics is becoming even more important. Personal responsibility based on sound knowledge enables sensible and relieving use of work equipment. Balancing through exercise and sport helps to prevent damage caused by one-sided or incorrect strain. Sensible ergonomic innovations make a valuable contribution here.
Be surprised by the variety of manufacturers and their innovative solutions!
We are delighted to present the IGR “Ergonomics Innovation Award 2021” to the following winners:
ASSMANN BÜROMÖBEL GMBH & CO. KG
BakkerElkhuizen International B.V.
Blickle Räder+Rollen GmbH u. Co. KG
COBA europe GmbH
Contour Design Nordic A/S
Dataflex Germany GmbH
Dauphin HumanDesign® Group GmbH & Co. KG
DURABLE Hunke & Jochheim GmbH & Co. KG
Ergon International GmbH
Froli GmbH & Co KG
GLOBAL CONCEPTS FROM
Gymbutler UG (limited liability)
HOCK Design e.K.
Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV) Universitat Politècnica de València
JOKA Kapsamer GmbH
Koala Babycare Hustle Srl.
Krieg Industriegeräte GmbH + Co KG
Pimiento OHG – CrazyChair
PROTAURUS Production + Logistics GmbH
Recticel Bedding (Switzerland) AG
Rummel Matratzen GmbH & Co KG
SmartQ Tools GmbH
Third of Life GmbH
Vision Engineering Ltd.
VITAL DINAMIC Germany
Wilhelm Humpert GmbH & Co KG
Wilkhahn Wilkening+Hahne GmbH+Co.KG