WE DESIGNED EARO TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Over 70% of musicians experience pain or injury as a result of long-term seated practice and performance. Earo was conceived, designed and developed with the musician’s well-being as its core focus. A unique and innovative orchestra chair design promotes a balanced seated posture which optimizes the playing experience during long hours of rehearsal and performance while minimizing the detrimental physical impact on their craft.
When designing earo, Dr Gearóid Ó Conchubhair consulted with 250 orchestras from around the world to inform the design for a musician chair that would solve this problem. This led to a PhD study backed by over 10 years of practical research.
Earo’s design also recognises the logistical requirements of performance spaces and orchestra management. The chair is easy to handle and a compact footprint allows for minimum intrusion and maximum flexibility of floor space usage on a busy stage. The folding seat provides for easy and compact nesting of the chairs. Earo is a beautiful orchestra chair whose innovative functionality and aesthetically refined form will enhance any venue.
MEET THE TEAM
earo is designed by Dr Gearóid Ó Conchubhair – Industrial Designer and Design Educator, who was awarded his PhD degree based on the design for earo and the ‘Sit Tall’ technology which is fundamental to its function. It is produced in partnership with ONE OFF Design Studio based in Dublin.