The Everyday Kore™ Chair - Click to enlarge
 The Everyday Kore™ Chair - Click to enlarge

The Everyday Kore™ Chair

Item Code: OTT-6-32201-345xx-x

Mfg List: $175.00
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Kore Stool Sore back? Stiff neck? Aching joints? You may be sitting in the wrong kind of chair.

We simply weren't designed to sit still all day, yet many of us do - at work, at home, in a studio, a classroom, and in front of a computer. Ordinary chairs and stools force our bodies into unnatural, static positions, resulting in long-lasting physical discomfort.

The Kore stool rocks and spins on a gently domed base, encouraging active sitting and exercising the back. Improve your sitting experience and enjoy the long-term effects of a healthier back and happier muscles.

  • Gently rounded ergonomic base allows you to move and flex without leaving your seat
  • Exercises back, legs, and abdominal area
  • Relieves sore muscles and stiff joints
  • Allows a wide range of movement at large desks or work areas
  • Provides both stability and flexibility
    Adjustable Stool seat height (top of seat to floor) 18" collapsed, 25" fully extended

    The Kore stool comes in three different upholstery choices (fabric, leather look, and vinyl) and is an ideal choice for office, classroom, studio, workshop, and manufacturing environments.

    The Kore stool is used by students, artists, musicians, office workers, doctors, and anyone looking for a more enjoyable and comfortable sitting experience!

    Try replacing a traditional chair with a Kore stool - you'll feel the difference.

    A version with a hand-turned wooden base was selected for the Museum of Modern Art design store under the name Unistool. It was selected for the store by a participating architect in MOMA's exhibition The Un-Private House. The wooden version was sold through MOMA from 1999 through 2002, and the latest version, with a stamped-steel base, is currently available for purchase.

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    Testimonials

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    June 4, 2003

    Repetitive motion injuries caused while sitting on a conventional chair at a desk or drafting table are common. Twisting to a computer terminal, down to a drawer or trash can, can so often be the cause of low back pain. This spinal torqueing is stressful to the posterior facet joints of the lumbar spine (which don't allow for much movement of this sort), and may cause pain and inflammation. This stool allows the body to easily move and turn as a whole, reducing that facet joint 'jamming' and spinal strain. Great idea!

    Dr. Sharon J. Kaufman
    Chiropractor

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  • Customer Reviews
    Comment:
    By: Linda from Huntsville, ON Canada on 02/14/2012
    We have had it only a week now but it seems like a great stool, and is perfect at a desk in our kitchen (no wheels to bang into the side cabinetry walls). Probably could stand some more cushioning in the seat.
    Comment:
    By: joop from Los Angeles, CA on 04/01/2011
    I really like this stool. I wanted something that didn't have wheels and would be kind to my back that tends to go out after sitting in regular office chairs for long periods of time.

    This is a great solution. I initially was looking at Swopper, but at $600 after tax that was just not in budget. This seemed a more affordable option for me.

    Pros:

    I have far less back stress.

    I sit taller.

    The rocking action actually keeps me insensibly swiveling and working my waist, getting a mini-workout without even noticing!

    The stool easily adjusts up and down so my kids like it high and I like it low and its pneumatic lever makes that a snap.

    Con - just one!

    There is nowhere near enough padding on this seat. I'm well-padded in the behind myself but the pad is so thin on this you can actually feel the bolts holding the top to the bottom if you're not careful. It definitely needs more padding.

    I think I will just make a new padded cover for mine. I do really, really like it. Just wish they could have offered a deep pad option because I definitely would have paid more for it.


    As an experienced industrial designer and educator, I have used the Rocking Stool in a variety of settings. In every context it has been a remarkably satisfying work tool.

    In my model shop I have found the Rocking Stool to be a versatile perch for doing assembly and finishing work. Its nature allows one to move from place to place along a work table. Upon engaging the Rocking Stool, the user immediately improves his back position and engages his legs. I include it as an option at all of my company's work stations.

    In groups and teams the Rocking Stool works equally well. It allows people to sit attentively. … It contributes to the focus of the team while allowing people to move and find new positions of comfort.

    In my opinion, the Rocking Stool by Jon Elmaleh represents a significant innovation in seating.

    Kenneth V. Stevens
    President, Mind Stuff Design + Development
    Director, The Integrated Design Curriculum, Parsons School of Design
    Faculty, Product Design Department, Parsons School of Design


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    I work in the literary representation business and spend a good part of my day sitting at a desk.

    I use [the Kore] daily... It's great for the back… The simplicity of the design forces one to sit up straight and you can even move around on the stool by rocking back and forth. I just love them and recommend them highly to everyone.

    Scott Shukat
    The Shukat Company, Ltd.
    New York, NY


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    The Kore has been an enjoyable and versatile tool in the process of my work. The ability to rotate and tip easily from one task to another has made my jobs (and my back) feel so much better with its versatility. When my clients visit the loft they seek out the rocking stool over the others to perch on when we discuss business; it's always distracting to them as they enjoy the different angles and movement it provides; a great sales tool as well!

    John Amen, sailmaker and artist
    Amen Design Group


    History of the Kore Stool:

    Late 1970s: First rocking stool designed by Jon Elmaleh.
    The original rocking stool was created in a wood shop. The stools were hand-turned of solid wood and sold to friends and colleagues: designers, woodworkers, artists, sailmakers.

    Jon spent years in the shop refining the curve and motion of the stool.

    1986: Rocking stool is awarded USPTO Design patent #283,856
    1999: First manufactured version of the stool, called the Unistool.
    A participating architect in the Museum of Modern Art's Unprivate House exhibition recommended the stool to the museum shop. The design was adapted for manufacturing, with factory-built seat and piston; the base, however, was still handmade of wood.

    1999 - 2002: Unistool sold in the MoMA Design Store.
    2000 - 2005: Rocking stool developed for mass production.
    The Unistool was doing well, but hand-turning all the bases was proving to be too much for one man. Jon began to seek out a means of manufacturing the entire stool; the biggest challenge would be accurately reproducing the perfect dome shape on the base.

    Stamped steel proved to be the right medium for mass producing the domed bottom. Other improvements were made as well - updating the height adjustment lever and creating a wider, more comfortable seat.

    2005 - 2006: Flexistool introduced to market.
    A factory was found to produce the stool. Out There Technologies began marketing the new version under the name Flexistool. Unfortunately, some issues with the manufacturing sent the product back to the drawing board.

    2007 - 2008: Product refinement.
    Out There Technologies found a new factory and spent 2 years perfecting and testing the product to ensure its quality and durability.

    2009: Kore Stool hits the market!