Monday, April 9, 2012

Submission for DWR/Dwell Live/Work Contest

Rockin' Stool finalized:
Create a beautiful but functional exercise chair for home or office use

While working on several new furniture concepts it was brought to my attention that the current design for exercise office chairs was very unappealing. Most look like they were thrown together with an ugly frame and a basic exercise ball.

I began researching what was on the market trying to find one applying version of these core strengthening office or home chairs. I did not.
Then I began sketching trying to rethink the best way to approach this. The first attempt was splitting the ball in 2 and using 1 half for the seating and 1 half back portion of the chair. This still had a very unappealing look and didn’t target the core enough. The next design was simply adding a back to the current exercise ball. But it was the 3rd version that I struck on a simple elegant way to solve the problem. Just add a rounded base to stool. This will make the user engage there core while working while (hopefully) maintaining good posture due to the lack of the back support.

I set out to design a chair or sitting product that engaged the core while still being a beautiful piece of home or office furniture

1 comment:

  1. Hello, How do I get in touch with you? There is no email or contact info listed .. please advise .. thanks .. Mary. Please contact me maryregency at gmail dot com