25. 06. 2020


Office chairs: new requirements for the dimensions

On the 22nd of April the new European standard EN 1335-1:2020 for dimensional requirements of office working chairs has been finally published.

All the European Countries have now a defined period of time to transpose it to their national level.

The most important change of this standard is related to its structure: it now contains only the dimensional requirements and not the relating test methods which directly refers to the international standard for the determination of the office chairs dimensions: ISO 24496:2017.
The previous standard, EN 1335-1:2000, remained in use for even 20 years. This was a very long period because the European standardization body was waiting for the publication of the international standard on dimensional determination method mentioned above, that happened only in 2017 (read more). 

For information: 
Ivan Cossar
+39 0432 747239

Arianna Visintin
+39 0432 747233