May 20, 2009 ergoErgo is a cleverly designed stool that promises all the benefits of a sitting on an exercise ball in a compact package that will not roll away from under you. Just like a health ball, Alan Heller's funky design helps to strengthen your inner core and align your spine whilst you get on with your work.

Most people can feel the benefits of an exercise ball after sitting on one for a couple of minutes. You are forced to sit straighter, contract your stomach muscles to maintain your stability and focus on maintaining good posture.

Unfortunately, if you happen to have a momentary slump in concentration, you could find yourself flat on the floor. Not something you particularly want to happen in front of your work colleagues.

The beauty of the ergoErgo is that you can maintain your dignity and still exercise your core. When you sit on this domed-seat stool, your body gently rocks. This stimulates blood circulation whilst also engaging your core muscles. Additionally, unlike an exercise ball, the ergoErgo has a compact design so is perfect for smaller work spaces and offices.

The ergoErgo comes in warm red, is UV resistant and is made from a rubber-composite so it’s suitable to use both indoors and outdoors. It weighs just over 9 pounds, (4.2 kilos) has a height of about 22 inches (56cm) and is approximately 17 inches (44 cm) wide.

The ergoErgo featured at the 2009 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) this May in New York.

There’s no word on a price yet but the ergoErgo online store should be in operation soon. Seriously, what’s not to like about a piece of office furniture that not only looks good but is good for you?

Jude Garvey

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