Are you sitting comfortably? Probably not, as you're not likely to be perched on the revolutionary new FreedMan Chair, which has just scooped the British Design of the Year award from the British Invention Society.

Designed by osteopath Simon Freedman, the FreedMan Chair is 15 years in the making. It replicates the spine's natural standing curves meaning that its angle of 27 degrees is, despite facing forward, the way, er, forward.

The angle "holds each ischial tuberosity like a gentle hand", and "the concavity of the FreedMan seat pads provides support around the ischial tuberosities in a way that that allows the body to create its own cushion and so reduces and can even eliminate the need for cushioning".

On the back are six balls that apply personalised pressure to the back muscles, meaning the chair is not only practical, it also offers an osteopath session whenever you want.

The FreedMan chair only weighs 5kg as it is almost entirely aluminium, and is also, almost, 100 per cent recyclable.

"I’m completely blown away by the win," said Freedman. "This is the culmination of a 15 year search to create a chair that could change the way people sit and I’m delighted that my work should receive such official recognition."

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