Aalborg's connection with Denmark

Our connection with Denmark

Aalborg is the name given to our range of postural furniture for schools, hospitals, office and factory workers amongst others. As we say, our products are designed and made in Britain with influence from Denmark, a country known for excellence in design and in education, and the birthplace of leading authority Dr. Chresten Mandal.

Over 50 years later it retains a charm and of course the famous distillery of Aalborg Akvavit. We have called the spirit of education, see photos above.

Just south of Aalborg is Hadsund and Hadsund School, a recent example from the renown designer Jens Guldbaek of Loop architects in Lyngby Copenhagen, famous for Hellerup School in Copenhagen and many more ground breaking schools which are having so large an influence on school design in Scandinavia and even as far as Melbourne in Australia.

Hadsund is a happy school, catering for pupils from early years to late teens and with facilities for all generations who want to learn, to play and enjoy its brilliant interactive facilities.

Saddle Stool eases Lorna’s back pain

“This stool may look a bit weird but it’s a wonderful piece of kit if you spend a lot time sitting in front of a computer like me. It makes it feel natural to sit up straight without slumping. In fact you can feel it tightening your ‘core’ muscles. It’s a mini workout at your desk without any pain or strain. Best of all I’ve had no lower back pain since I started using it two months ago.”

Lorna Campbell, PR Consultant Oxford

Stage Kit

Staging for Schools

Gratnells are now doing a super efficient job at both making and supplying our Aalborg stage within a quarter of the time most others respond. Contact either us or Gratnells on 0800 1696854 with your order/s for immediate dispatch within the week.

To our previous ah07.com customers, do please note… It’s the same Aalborg stage, now supplied swiftly worldwide!

Designer Anthony Hill is very happy to discuss both perceptions and details relating to your potential need for staging or audience / choral tiering, so please don’t hesitate to give him a call on +44 (0)1509 264112

Aalborg Saddle Stools

Huge interest is being shown in our Saddle Stools

Anthony and Jayne were recently in San Francisco for their daughter’s birthday. By chance they received invitations to meet musicians, large business leaders and a chiropractor all of whom expressed huge interest in our posture related products.

Our Saddle Stools happen to be hugely more comfortable than the more cumbersome and costly local alternatives – especially for musicians. They were also felt to be lighter and easier to transport by air worldwide – a huge benefit to touring musicians particularly.

Good Posture Brochure

Find out more about how Aalborg furniture makes a real difference…

Since my first involvement as part of the ‘Education Committee’ for BackCare the charity promoting healthier backs and good posture, and our consequential financial support, a slow understanding has emerged of how bad posture, a lack of exercise and the carrying of too heavy back packs is causing real pain and consequential damage, some life long, to children as early as primary school age, much of it caused by bad school furniture.

Evidence shows a growing problem with children complaining of discomfort and the sort of pain stultifying concentration and learning. Teenagers and especially teenage girls are having not only their school life ruined but are increasingly in real pain.

Recent BackCare demonstrations reported in both the press and on TV serve to demonstrate areas of distress. Visit the ‘Downloads’ section of this site and read leaflets, written in association with world respected authorities on the subject. Also, visit the BackCare charity’s own website  at www.backcare.org.uk for even more reports and background reading on the issue.

The consequences of poor seating especially from early years is detrimental to our learning, long-term health and to our comfort.

Anthony Hill