Today I brought a large ball, with the express intention of using it to create a concrete cast for the base of a tall stool with a bicycle seat. With a history of having back pain, and having used a sit/stand desk for some years, I have a nascent theory about the need for ‘micro-inflections’ in muscle use. Much as a off-road runner is forced to react – and balance – using micro adjustments as she runs; I often gyrate and micro boogie my way through the standing desk part of my day.
I imagined that a balancing ‘standing stool’ might be a solution. As I described my prototyping concept to a colleague, he exclaimed ‘like Castiglione’s Bicycle Stool?’. Ah, yes……only 57 years too late!
In a fit of fluster, I quickly made a few CAD renders instead. The seat is wrong……but it’s just the 1st pass, and I have an idea/