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A portable stool that settles you into a relaxed, healthy posture for meditation and low seating.
A portable stool that settles you into a relaxed, healthy posture for meditation and low seating.
144 backers pledged DKK 95,403 to help bring this project to life.

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A stool that helps you sit.

The way we hold ourselves affects who we are. When we sit or stand with good posture, science has shown that our brains work better, our mood improves, and we have more energy. (see this Ted Talk and this article)

The idea of good posture can sound exhausting, as if you have to have a stick up your behind. But actually, good posture is meant to be relaxing and energizing, it is just that standard chairs are not designed for it. However, when you sit on an angled surface, it tilts your sitting bone and properly supports your spine, making sitting upright effortless. This article explains why.

The tilt and height of sedeō is the result of rigorous testing with people of varying body types, ages, and flexibility levels. 29 out of the 30 people we tested it on found that the stool naturally puts their body in a relaxed and energized posture (the one who didn't was my father in law). Sitting on Sedeō is elevating, it clarifies your mind and aligns your spine.

 Built to last

Sedeō is made with solid oak, one of the hardest and longest-lasting woods in existence. It is sourced from a forest near Frankfurt Germany, which produces oak known for its high quality and tight grain. The wood is FSC certified, and trees are harvested and replanted following strict social and environmental regulations. Read more about them here.

Ready for adventure

The legs in sedeō are removable, making it easy to transport and store. We have also designed a carrying case for sedeō, made with sturdy cotton canvas to withstand heavy usage. The tightening strap also works as a sling so that you can wear the case over your shoulder. Simplistic, easy, and light.

Made with Ethics.

Sedeō's supply chain has been carefully designed with people, trees, and ecologies in mind.

1   Oak: 100% FSC certified, sourced from Germany
2   Stool: Manufactured in Copenhagen at HKI by cabinet makers with
     competitive wages, health care, and paid leave.
3   Textile: is hand-sewn and sourced from a certified fair-trade
     cooperative in India, which uses a non-gmo, organic cotton, and 
     low impact, VOC-free dyes. Read more about the textile here.
4   Case: Produced in Copenhagen at HKI by seamstresses with
     competitive wages, health care, and paid leave.
     Packaging (not shown) made by HKI using 100% recycled
     cardboard by a box factory with competitive wages, health care, and
     paid leave.

New Stretch Goal

We are unlocking an additional color for the carrying case, when we reach the following target. The cotton will be sourced from the same fair-trade cooperative in India as the blue canvas.

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 Design

Inspired by the scandinavian design tradition, Sedeō is designed with an eye for detail. The final design is the reslult of over 10 prototypes, testing edges, joints, angles, thicknesses, materials, and finishes.

The angle of the legs strengthens the joints when weight is applied to the stool while sitting.

 The view of the stool from behind was carefully considered, with a 3 mm overhang where the legs meet the  base of the stool.

 
The legs are made to be removable, with a built in stopping mechanism, keeping them secure while slotted into the sitting platform.

Risks and challenges

25 Sedeō stools have been produced at HKI in Copenhagen, which are shown in this film, and the quality and detailing are beautiful. We also have strong partnerships with our oak and textile suppliers. Thus, we do not foresee risk in the quality of production. The primary risk is in the delivery timeline given the physical capacity of the workshop. For this reason we have limited the total number of stools in the existing rewards. If this is exceeded during the campaign, we will open new tiers with later delivery dates. This will ensure that first backers will receive the first shipment, and later backers can have realistic estimates of when they can expect to receive their sedeō.

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