We conceptualized Wobble Stool to be a seating solution that accomplished two main goals:
- Complimented Standing Desks
- Encouraged People to “Move” While Sitting
The development process started in response to the increased popularity of standing desks. We’re familiar with the concept that standing is healthier for your body than sitting. However standing for prolonged periods can become fatiguing signaling that it’s time to have a seat to rest. In the past, this required us to adjust our desk height and revert back to a traditional office chair. Once seated, it seems mentally and physically prohibitive to stand up again and we often find ourselves sitting far too long.
In response to this observation, third party research, and from our internal tests, we recognized that using a higher chair would facilitate the conversion between sitting and standing. Sitting higher makes it easier and more likely that people would stand up. Furthermore, we recognized that stools are generally easier, faster and more convenient to sit on and get up from than chairs.
Armed with these ideas and in an attempt to catch a ride on the wave of active sitting popularity (the idea that when sitting we should use chairs that aren’t stationary, but rather can move with us) we released the Wobble Stool. Like most of our products, there is a lot of functionality and utility packed into the Wobble Stool. While our design and use applications were clear, Wobble Stool is not confined to your office – it’s a convenient place for busy people like musicians, artists, photographers and filmers to have a rest. Wobble Stool is fun for entertaining and a convenient bar stool that’s a great conversation starter.