Comfort Feature #1: The LumBar™
Let's start with back support. You may sit in our furniture
and wonder why your lower back feels so good. One reason:
the LumBar™. All models incorporate our adjustable LumBar™
support for the lower back, an innovation in healthy sitting
comfort. The LumBar™ is simply a padded bar that you
can adjust to suit your comfort needs in the lumbar region.
The LumBar™ support is built right into the sturdy metal
frame on which the sling and cushion rest. It is completely
hidden from view, but can easily be accessed via a zippered
opening behind the cushion. (If for some reason the LumBar™
doesn't add to your comfort, it can easily be pushed away.)
For people who require even more lumbar support, we also sell
perfectly-sized Lumbar Rolls.
Comfort Feature #2: Ergonomic Cushions
While lower back comfort is important, it is only one part
of the "comfort equation". Brigger cushions are
another important part. Our cushions actively support your
body from your knees to your head. Resting on a sling that
follows the contour of the human body, the cushions offer
support where it is most needed. Extra firmness is added at
the seat to provide support without sagging or sponginess.
We also add comfortable padding at the knees and softer padding
at the shoulders. We use high quality, long-lasting foams
and polyester fill. Tufting allows the different parts of
the cushion to work together as one integrated unit.
Your head and neck are also important for overall comfort.
That's why we include an adjustable headrest with each high-back
chair, rocker and recliner. The headrest is suspended right
where you want it with a wooden counterweight. The cushion
is filled with Dacron® 387 fiber "Comfort Clusters".
These clusters provide a down-like, soft, comfortable and
supportive feel, with superior loft and retention. A zippered
opening allows you to adjust the amount of fill for the perfect
amount of support. Or you can dispense with the headrest altogether.
It's your choice.
Comfort Feature #3: "Made to fit your body"
We understand that comfort is a personal matter. After all,
we started Klein Design to help solve our own comfort problems.
Comfort is found when your posture is correct and you get
support where your body needs it. This is the key:
all the above ergonomic features wouldn't be worth a dime
if the chair didn't fit you. Hence, Brigger furniture
is available in a wide range of sizes so that anyone can benefit
from our ergonomic features. Select from different postures,
seat depths, seat heights, seat widths and back heights to
fit your particular needs.
Naturally, the best way to determine the right size for you
is to actually sit in our furniture. If you live in the New
England region, we recommend a visit to our workshop showroom,
where we have a wide variety of models on display. For those
who are farther afield, we've put together our FittingRoom
page to make it easier to select the correct model. One of
the most important rules is to select the proper seat depth.
If your seat is too deep, you won't get adequate lumbar support
and your posture will suffer.
Jason is 6'2" tall. He is sitting in an RUHX17 (Extra-High-Back
w/ 17" seat height)
is 5"6" tall. She is sitting in an RCH15 (High-Back
w/ 15" seat height)
Comfort Feature #4: Back Posture
Just as people come in all different sizes, people also have
different preferences about posture. By posture we mean the
angle of inclination between the seat and the back. Some people
like to sit with a straighter posture, perhaps because they
find it better for reading or because they have trouble getting
out of most chairs. Others like a more reclined posture so
they can really relax. We offer both options. The former we
call our "Upright" models, the latter our "Comfort"
models. They both allow you to enjoy the same great comfort
features but at the posture you prefer.
Moreover, Brigger rockers are designed differently than Brigger
chairs. If you ordered a Brigger chair, but then decided you'd
rather like a rocker, we wouldn't just send you new wood parts:
we would have to exchange the seat frame as well. Why? Because
each model we sell, from Rockers to Chairs to Recliners, is
bent differently. After over 20 years of trial and error,
we've come up with what we believe to be the best postures
for each type of sitting. But we still don't know everything.
We listen to your input.