Many of you know that I race big sailboats. I also race small radio controlled sailboats called RC Lasers. On a regular basis, people who see the RC Laser comment on how well thought out the design of the boat is and how something seemingly complicated could be simplified enough and still be very competitive on the race course.
Well, Jon Elmaleh, the guy who build the RC Laser sailboat, started working on a stool design many years before he built the boat. The wooden versions of these stools were sold in the MoMa store for several years starting in 1999. (I want one!) I’ve searched high and low and can’t a wooden version for sale anywhere. The stool is now more industrial looking and made of mostly metal parts with a padded seat top.
I have a Kore Stool with the faux leather covered seat. Seat covers come in black fabric or vinyl. The stool comes in one small box and packed as three pieces. No tools are needed to put it together. Basically, you just sit the bottom on the floor, insert the adjustable seat post and place the seat on top. When you sit on it, they lock together and you are ready to work. The seat post adjusts the top of the seat between 18″ and 25″.
So, bottom line is that the Kore Stool is a simple, comfortable seat, well built and worth the price. Go check out korestool.com and read all about the benefits to your back and neck if you sit a lot during the day. The site has the full specs, photos and a video. You can find the Kore Stool in many places online with free shipping for $99.