Testing as key to longevity
In order to keep our high quality high, continuous testing is at the core of our development processes. For high levels of strength and stability, our products are certified by independent institutes that are well-respected authorities in the industry.
EN is the European Standard, which measures and assesses the strength, durability and safety of our products for domestic and non-domestic use. On top of that we also test a variety of our furniture against one of the most demanding standards, the North American, ANSI/BIFMA. Together, these industry standards are your extra assurance that our designs are safe - and built to last.
For example, take our Fiber Armchair Tube Base. In order to meet the stringent requirements of ANSI/BIFMA X5.4, the protocols to test the durability include dropping the equivalent of 57 kilos onto the chair’s seat 100,000 times and applying 33,4 kilos of pressure to the chair’s backrest 120,000 times.
See all our ANSI/BIFMA tested furniture here:
BIFMA X5.1 — Office Seating
BIFMA X5.4 — Lounge & Public Seating
BIFMA X5.5 — Desk Products
BIFMA X5.9 — Storage
See all our EN-tested furniture here:
EN 1022 Furniture – Stability
EN 15372-L2 & -L3 Furniture – Strength, Durability & Safety
EN 15373:2007-L2 Furniture – Strength, Durability & Safety
EN 16122 & EN 16121 Furniture – Strength, Durability & Safety
EN 16139-L2 Furniture – Strength, Durability & Safety