The Focal Upright furniture brand of furniture combines state of the art design and manufacturing standards with real workplace ergonomic benefits. Martin Keen, the founding designer's work is highly influenced by ergonomic research. He discovered some studies that believe the leaning posture (hip to torso angle between 130 to 135 degrees) puts the least amount of stress on your spine and its connecting muscles. (Astronauts are frequently found floating in the same open-hip position.) These findings influence many of his sit-to-stand motion ergonomic office desk chair designs. His design mantra, "Your body is a tool, and your products should support it", is as applicable to his furniture as it was to his award winning shoe designs for Keen Footwear!