Seating Matters: Attention to Detail

Specialised seating for adults and children, designed by Occupational Therapist Martina Tierney, crafted by world leading engineers.

It’s not until you experience a Seating Matters product that you appreciate and discover how much time, expertise and technology is required from the initial concept idea through to production.

Seating Matters product development has evolved from patient needs from over 30 years of experience in Occupational Therapy. It took careful planning to ensure our chairs were functional as well as being aesthetically pleasing.

Our design team are adamant that the chairs need to be designed in such a way that they fit into a home environment. Each and every part of a Seating Matters chair has been engineered and devised to offer optimum quality and support for the user.

Each and every chair is individually tailored to meet our client’s needs. It takes our craftsmen 84 hours to design and handcraft every chair.

Our research and development team are constantly exploring new ways to improve our chairs and are constantly pushing the boundaries of product innovation. We work in partnership with some of the biggest names in worldwide manufacturing to ensure our products remain world leading.

In this video you meet the designers behind our seating range that’s changing the world of healthcare seating.

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Alan Freeman, Design consultant, former Bentley automobile designer:

“Where Bentley was the luxury mark for a car this is like the luxury high end chair. You feel enveloped and comforted and really secure within the luxury of the chair. It’s similar to sitting in a Bentley”

Barry Duke, CE Marking & Testing Consultant:

“They are basically overdesigned, they are far stronger than they need to be, in fact they’ve been tested to limits that they don’t need to be tested to.”

Brian Cole, Engineering Consultant, Stabilus, Germany:

“We were able to take the chair to our engineering department in Germany which is a secret facility where Ferrari, Audi, Ford, BMW all bring their vehicles.”

“Seating Matters just continuously want to improve and make things better for the customers and patients that use the chair”

Ryan Tierney, Seating Matters:

“When Occupational Therapy and design come together there’s a certain magic that takes place”

“We use Tente casters, Stabilus gas struts, Linak motors and are proud to be partners in engineering”

“We are determined that the seating matters chairs will continue to be the best, the strongest, the most durable and most importantly the most comfortable range of seating in the world”

Original music composed and performed by Suzanne Mahon

Saiko Productions / Michael Beattie Media Film

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