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The task chair that helps you to
live in a more healthy way

Collaborating with Ito Design, Forma 5 have developed 3.60, a task chair that allows the user to move freely. This is possible because it combines longitudinal and lateral movements, enabling an entire 360º movement. This innovation has demonstrated that it provides and benefits the user's health, compared to other task chairs used traditionally in the office.


The ergonomics of the chair, combined with a
good seating position, are key to maintaining a
healthy lifestyle. A good task chair should
not restrict the body movement, it must allow
the user to change positions, whilst supporting
the body. The 3.60 task chair has been designed
from the study of ergonomics, kinematics and
general perception of the human body and,
in particular, the postural development in
the office throughout the working day.


We have developed a mechanism with the
effect of a spherical knee joint, that
allows the task chair to swing freely.
This way, the task chair accompanies
the natural movement of the body and
maintains a continuous stabilization
for the user, increasing the joint
movement and the muscular activity.
This innovation has been studied in
a Health Centre of Biomechanical
Analysis  and it has certified -
with scientific foundations - that 3.60
brings comfort and health benefits
to the users.


This mechanism connects seat and backrest,
enabling both to allign with the movement of
the body when we move our weight to one side
(6º on each side). This allows the body to
adopt complex positions without losing
contact surface. With the button under the
right arm, we can turn the S2S system on or off.


The seat and backrest are inclined
synchronously (backrest 25º / seat 10º)
to provide a floating support. The
resistance of the backrest is adjustable
to adapt to the weight of the users
(Easy adjustment between 45 and 120
Kg with two turns of the handle).
The backrest has four lockable positions.
The rotational axis of the seat is
designed to support the anterior part
of the seat practically, without changing
position, reducing fatigue and
facilitating the blood circulation.


The lumbar support, with regulation in
height and asymmetric adjustment of depth,
extends the range of healthy positions.
These personalized regulations help to
correct the lumbar curve, and reduce the
epithelial pressures getting more comfort.


UMANA, Biomechanical Analysis Health Centre has certified that the 3.60 task chair and its innovative balancing system presents important benefits for the user.

Improvement of
physical activity

The dynamic balancing system produces an increase in joint and muscle activity, improving the health and physical condition of the user.

Improvement of
weight distribution

The dynamic balancing system allows the body weight to be distributed more efficiently, reducing the pressures on the support surfaces, offering greater comfort.

Improvement of
the lumbar position

The balancing movement forces the back to automatically return to its natural position, allowing greater support and ensuring that the correct posture is maintained.

Improvement of
thermal comfort

A better distribution of the supporting areas on the task chair prevents overheating. The automatic balance adjustment facilitates the ventilation, ensuring the correct thermal comfort.


The importance of movement

Levels of physical inactivity have increased globally and currently, physical inactivity is the fourth highest factor of mortality risk worldwide and causes approximately 6% of all deaths. It is only beaten by arterial hypertension (13%) and the consumption of tobacco (9%), whilst carrying the same level of risk as hyperglycemia (6%). Approximately 3,2 million people die every year due to an insufficient level of physical activity.

Source: World Health Organisation


The benefits of
physical activity

Source: WHO

  • Both moderate and vigorous intensity of physical activity causes health benefits.
    Intensity refers to the rate at which the activity is being performed. It can be thought of as "how hard a person works to do the activity". The intensity of different forms of physical activity varies between people. Depending on an individual's relative level of fitness, examples of moderate physical activity could include: brisk walking, dancing or household chores. Examples of vigorous physical activity could be: running, fast cycling, fast swimming or moving heavy loads.

  • Some physical activity is better than doing none. The term "physical activity" should not be confused with "exercise", which is a subcategory of physical activity that is planned, structured, repetitive, and aims to improve or maintain one or more components of physical fitness. Both, moderate and vigorous intensity physical activity brings health benefits.

  • Regular physical activity of moderate intensity has significant benefits for health. At all ages, the benefits of being physically active outweigh potential harm, for example through accidents. Some physical activity is better than doing none. By becoming more active throughout the day in relatively simple ways, people can quite easily achieve the recommended activity levels.

  • World Health Organisation (WHO) defines physical activity as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure – including activities undertaken while working, playing, carrying out household chores, travelling, and engaging in recreational pursuits.

Risk of insufficient
physical activity

Source: WHO

  • Insufficient physical activity is increasing in many countries, which increases the risk of noncommunicable diseases and it affects the health all over the world. People who are insufficiently active have a 20% to 30% increased risk of death compared to people who are sufficiently active during the week, at least 30 minutes of daily moderate activity.

  • Low or decreasing physical activity levels often correspond with a high or rising gross national product. The drop in physical activity is partly due to inaction during leisure time and sedentary behaviour on the job and at home. Likewise, an increase in the use of "passive" modes of transportation also contributes to insufficient physical activity.

  • Insufficient physical activity is a key risk factor for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes. Approximately 80% of the Members States of the WHO have elaborated policies and plans to reduce the physical inactivity, although these are only operative in 56% of the countries.

  • Globally, around 23% of adults aged 18 and over were not active enough in 2010 (men 20% and women 27%). In high-income countries, 26% of men and 35% of women were insufficiently physically active, as compared to 12% of men and 24% of women in low-income countries.


Backrest: 3D Runner mesh or 3D Upholstered runner mesh
Base: Two finishes: black polyamide conical or polished aluminium conical
Backreset support: Two finishes: polished aluminium or lack matt aluminium)
Floor support and casters: double-wheel, soft double-wheel or double-wheel chrome
4D Arms: height, width, depth and angle adjustment
Accessories: 3D lumbar support and headrest


360º Concept

3.60 task chair has been designed specifically with the selection of the materials, the industrial production, the transport, the use of the product and its end of life care, with the objective to create a product that is respectful of the environment.


The 3.60 task chair is sent semi-assembled
in a recycled cardboard box 72 x 74 x 44 cm
(0,24m3). Once the chair has been removed,
the box can be folded down to a small size,
improving storage.


MATERIALS: 26% Recycled
Steel 100% / Plastic 70-100% / Aluminium 100%
Packings 100% recyclable / solvent-free ink /
reduction of 28% in fossil consumption /
0,24 m3 box size (60% reduction of the size chair)
USAGE: Easy maintenance and Cleaning / High quality materials and
guarantees that prolong the useful life of the product.
63,3% Recyclability of the product


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Pol. Ind. Ctra. de la Isla 41703

Dos Hermanas

Sevilla - Spain

T +34 954 931 980



Madrid Showroom

C/ General Arrando,
7 Planta 1ª 28010

Madrid - Spain

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London Showroom

14-18 Old Street, EC1V 9BH

London - UK

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Office No. 1104 Jumeirah Bay Tower X2,

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Dubai UAE

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