About

Our Story

The project division of KOS Ergonomics, Ireland’s leading providers of ergonomic equipment, seating, furniture and consultancy. We partner with specialists in their areas to ensure a holistic approach is taken to achieve a complete design that will be a success not only visually but also how it functions for employees. We would rather work with a team 10 experts than 100 generalists.

The most costly ergonomic mistakes are in the design phase, where too much focus can be placed on aesthetics and not enough focus on how the space will function for employees and guests. Our ergonomic consultants work closely with architects, designers, facilities management specialists, medical and health and safety professionals and ergonomists to ensure the correct balance of style and function is achieved.

We’ve been fixing the ergonomic design mistakes in blue chip companies for over 20 years. We focus on the needs of your project and advise at the design phase, so critical mistakes aren’t made. Our goal is to create safe, comfortable and productive workplaces. With the right environment companies see happier employees, less absenteeism and an overall better work atmosphere.  Our expert employees work systematically and listen carefully to your needs. At this point we analyse your needs and come back with ideas to inspire and challenge you to choose the best solution for your company and employees.

“Design must meet the functional requirements first and
foremost, often there is a bit of debate with architects and
designers, and our debate and synergy really get the best
possible outcome for the client. A stylish, functional and safe
work space.”

What we stand for

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Ergonomic Expertise

Nearly 30 years of providing proven, ergonomic workplace solutions

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Qualified and Expert staff

Multi-disciplinary team with backgrounds in ergonomics, physiotherapy, nutrition, human performance

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We shape the market

Introduced sit-stand desks to Ireland in the 90’s. Also introduced monitor arms and many other ergonomic solutions.

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Pioneers of active working

Understanding the bodies need for movement and postural change.

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Scandinavian Influence

Inspired by the workspaces, lifestyle and thought-leaders in ergonomics

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Research-led – Data-driven

Evidence based solutions bourne from scientific research and methodolgies.

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Body Conscious Design

Creating workplaces designed around the needs of user to enhance well-being & productivity

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Sustainability & Ethical Sourcing

We care about the future of the planet and the less fortunate who we share it with.

Our Journey

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1991
After a debilitating spinal injury Seamus Kennedy appreciated the need for supportive and adaptive furniture, then KOS was formed.
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1999
Driven by people’s need for more activity in work, KOS brought sit-stand working to Ireland, with the introduction of the sit-stand desk
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2001
Now the leader in curative ergonomic solutions, KOS introduced the monitor arms to Ireland
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2006
KOS Ergonomic Solutions identified the need for retro-fitted acoustic solutions, that are now commonly sold
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2009
KOS Ergonomic Solutions did ours first ergonomic design consultancy work for a client.
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2011
KOS Ergonomic Solutions set up our Dublin office
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2013
Due to insufficient ergonomic solutions in the market, KOS Ergonomic Solutions added project focused ergonomic solutions to our range.
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2018
KOS Workspace was formed to take the learnings from 27 years of ergonomic problem solving to help companies stop only reacting to ergonomic issues and to design them out of their workspaces.

Project Lead

Project Lead Profile: James Kennedy, Senior Ergonomic Consultant

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The KOS Workspace division is driven by James Kennedy. James’ main experience has been working with Ireland’s largest companies managing employees with specific musculoskeletal issues and advising on ergonomic design of complicated work environments and also has experience working on Six Sigma projects.

James studied occupational ergonomics, with his main area of expertise in ergonomics   in sedentary environments. James is a self professed ergonomics enthusiast “I saw from an early age the effect of poor ergonomics and working badly can have, as my Dad developed a serious spinal injury due to increased disc degeneration due to bad working habits and a bad work environment. He ran a business and was in an office all the time, so it came as a major shock to him, the effect his environment had. That’s how the idea of KOS Ergonomics came about.”

KOS Workspace have a team of ergonomic consultants that advise on what furniture and layout etc. is most appropriate for the work environments. James says “When I work with a client on a project, first I need to get full understanding of how the space will be used, what tasks will be done in the space, what type of interactions are likely to take place, the range of staff in the space etc. It’s a detailed process but only when you understand the function of the space, can you advise on what is needed“.

Ergonomic Design Stylish Solutions

We focus on future trends in the office environment, not focusing only on what is being done currently.We create stylish work environments but not at the cost of functional, flexible and employee focused spaces.

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KOS Workspace: 3 Clare Street, Dublin 2, Tel: 01 6110 200 | Tipperary: Tobins Cross, Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, Tel: 0504 43341