The Perfect Combination of Sitting and Standing – a New Style of Work Posture

It is no secret that changing our posture throughout the day is essential to our wellbeing in the office. What’s more, adapting a posture that is appropriate for the task at hand helps relieve stress placed upon the body. Okamura recommends five postures for increased office productivity and efficiency. Among them is the perching posture, a perfect combination of standing and sitting, which is suitable for a standing meeting or touchdown tasks. Repiroue was brought to life with the intention of making the perching posture more accessible in the office environment

Reducing stress on your body for a comfortable work posture

Perching posture does not apply extra pressure on the gluteal muscles and minimizes the stress placed on the intervertebral discs. Supporting the body from 3-points (both feet and the hip bone) stabilizes the pelvis.

Furthermore, tilting the seat forward brings the pelvic angle close to that of standing position, meaning the S curve of the spine is almost the same as when standing, thus reducing pressure to the lower back. Repiroue distributes body weight between the feet and the buttocks so that the legs are released from solely sustaining the weight.

Source: joint research with Prof. Ko Matsudaira, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Medical Research and Management for Musculoskeletal Pain, 22nd Century Medical and Research
Center, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo-Hospital, 2015.

Repiroue Key Feature - Perching

  • By distributing weight between the legs and buttocks, perching minimizes the stress placed on the lower back and legs for a comfortable work posture.
  • Repiroue naturally draws the pelvis forward, creating a healthy s-curve in the spine.
  • Base remains entirely on ground, creating a stable seating experience, even as user moves around.
  • Repiroue tilts with the body 10° in any direction to support approximately 60% of user’s weight.
  • Height-adjustment lever under seat is easily accessed from any angle to adjust the height between 565mm (22 1/4") and 815mm (32 1/8").


  • The supporting column can tilt in all directions with your body allowing you to sit at comfortable angle and move free.
  • Use the lever underneath the chair to adjust the height between 565mm (22 1/4") to 815mm (32 1/8").

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