Muista: A New, More Evolved Way to Sit at Your Desk

There’s so much talk these days about how inactivity brought on by too much sitting at work can cause a multitude of health issues, which is why standing desks have become so popular. If you’re not quite ready to take the standing approach, perhaps you can change how you sit. Muista looks more like a stool, but it allows your body to stay more active by allowing for different sitting positions. Aurimas Lazinskas came up with the idea and brought in Saulius Sestavickas to collaborate on the design of Muista in hopes of improving workplace health and creativity.

The design allows for two different sitting positions – as a saddle or a bench – making it easy to switch back and forth between the two. While you’re sitting, the curved legs allow the seat to rock back and forth, thereby encouraging your muscles to engage for balance.

Muista is available in two sizes allowing you to work at a regular desk or a height-adjustable one.

Bent plywood forms a solid arc for its minimalist base, along with a rope about mid-way down for you to rest your feet.

The seat cushions are filled with buckwheat hulls, a sustainable byproduct of the food industry, which offers durability, ventilation, and a firm texture.

Interested? They’re running a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of bringing this workplace seat to the market.

Photos by Lina Jushke and Monika Pozerskyte.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief 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.