EN-1729 Recommended seat & table heights
Thursday, 26 May 2011 | Admin
EN-1729 was introduced in 2006, in order to establish important standards in furniture.
The recommendations are important and useful: Ergonomics became well established during and immediately after WWII, where pilots in particular, were required to operate in confined spaces for long periods of time.
British standards that were established in the 1940's, had never been updated until the introduction of EN-1729.
It is worth noting that these sizes are recommendations only - there is no legal requirement.
Furthermore, to achieve EN-1729, manufacturers are required to meet many more standards - particularly as to the space between seat and backrest.
We tend to find however, that most customers just want know they're buying the right size.