First thoughts when you tried out the chair…
Adil: The comfort level of this chair is incredible. It’s got an inviting look that makes you want to try it out immediately. I was sent this chair for a trial at the Bluehaus offices, but the moment I sat in it, I knew I was keeping it. They had to send another chair for the rest of the office to review. A year later, the Fern is still ‘MY’ chair.
Emmy: I agree, it’s extremely comfortable! It is also light, sturdy and aesthetically pleasing, with an interesting ‘subtle yet modern’ look.
The chair sports 4D arms, seat depth adjustment, a forward tilting mechanism, and the tension tilt lever amongst many more customisable elements, only adding to the superior comfort it provides, and leaving us with a sense of being cocooned.
However, these features are not new in terms of innovation. What truly wowed us was the centralised Stem™ from which flows the chair’s clever responsive motion. This centred spine holds the ‘fronds’ extending from it like leaves. Each frond is calibrated to support a different area of the back, from the thoracic (upper back) to the lumbar and pelvic areas. The entire seating mechanism moves with you as you sit, providing a gentle transition for the body from standing to the seated position. We love the fact that the chair allows us to slouch a bit too (although we don’t recommend it). The back twists and adjusts based on movement, providing continuous support, and allows a 156 degree recline. It can also withstand a whopping 150 kilos in weight!
Fern’s Wave Suspension™ system is at the center of the design, and the key to its seating comfort. As Gina explains, the back may look simple in appearance, but is the result of a tremendous amount of science, engineering and innovation that allows it to work with you, not against you.
According to Gina, an incredibly valuable aspect of the Fern chair is its ability to cater to a wide range of users, more than most competing options in the market. This gives it a considerable advantage, especially considering the varied demographic of the Middle East. The Fern also comes in a range of material choices, making it fun to design with, and is useful in any setting, including executive offices or boardrooms.