It doesn't happen very often that I get to sit on a chair and feel happy about it. Either the back is too stiff or the material is so hard that I have to be doing weird movements to manage not to hurt my back. It amazes me that with so many existing tools to create the perfect design there are still people that are not careful enough to create human-centered products and spaces.
I would like to join the fight for better design and ergonomics by sharing with you one of the books that have helped me to determine the correct measurements for different places, spaces and furniture through my design career. Human Dimension & Interior Space by Julius Panero and Martin Zelnic has been made for an international public so it contains the measurements in English and Metric system (very helpful for designers that need both). Measurements go from residential to commercial spaces and furniture of everyday life and becomes extremely helpful in the space planning process.
Unfortunately, Julius Panero passed away last year but he left a valuable legacy of useful books for interior designers and architects that are worth being in your personal reference library.
Buy this amazing book HERE