In 2008, CoreChair was founded to design an innovative active sitting chair that would ultimately challenge traditional doctrine of healthy workplace environments, with attention to detail on everyday needs and value to those who use it.
With a degree in Kinesiology specializing in sports medicine, CoreChair CEO and Founder Patrick Harrison has a passion for understanding what the human body needs. The emerging awareness on the perils of sedentary lifestyle coupled with the musculoskeletal damage incurred by desk jockeys, Harrison was inspired by the widespread prevalence of back pain, the negative effects of sedentary lifestyles and the trend towards exercise balls in the office. The amount of static sitting we do in a day contributes to obesity, disease, and back pain. Alternative solutions, such as exercise balls and standing desks were introduced in the absence of sound research and provide little opportunity for physical activity and adequate back support. Studies show it’s no better to stand all day than it is to sit. The design of the CoreChair optimizes sitting posture and encourages movement in all directions and to 14 degrees; enhancing joint mobilization of the hips, pelvis, and spine; increasing blood flow and circulation and calorie expenditure.
The result is a very high-quality seating solution that enhances the objective of a healthy workplace. We hope you’re inspired to move more often and sit actively!