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Ballo: A Stool for Active Sitting

Inspired by the exercise ball, Don Chadwick designed Ballo, for Humanscale, to replace your old boring office chair. Ballo is a multipurpose stool that keeps you moving by encouraging low intensity physical activity. Similar to the exercise ball in that way, because there’s a rounded bottom, which means you must use your legs and core to stay upright.

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Both the top and the bottom are non-slip, dimpled air domes that are made from TPV (thermoplastic vulcanizate), which contains no PVCs. A concrete counterweight is incorporated into the bottom dome to keep the stool standing when you’re not sitting on it.

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At just 13.5 pounds, Ballo is super lightweight so you can move it around to where you need it.

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It’s available in 7 colors: Black, Red, Gray, Green, Sky Blue, Yellow, and Blue.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.