Brian, Richmond, VA
Ok. I’ve sat on it twice, and not for hours yet. But my first impression is one of giddy joy. I sat on a ball for over 10 years, and periodically look around for a reasonable alternative that didn’t take as much space and that a cat couldn’t poke holes in – tried a few, too. All of them felt stiff, and I was too after a day of work. This…this is better than a ball. More range of motion, but at the same time feel totally grounded and in control. Part of me says wait a day or two, make sure the potential pitfalls are nothing to worry about – but really, I’m never this happy with anything out of the gate. You guys rock.
Jeremy, San Francisco, CA
Over the years, I’ve invested in all sorts of expensive work chairs, along with other ideas like sitting on big inflatable balls. In the end, I landed on a medium “original” aeron chair. Producers, designers, and editors….we sit a lot. And in film and television post-production, the aeron chair is legendary. Real “sitting nerds” have very firm, well thought-out reasons how why they set up their aeron chair (gesturing with daintiness) just so… And I covet my aeron. After using your chair for less than a week, my aeron has been moved to the garage. And I think it’ll stay there.
Dr. Richard Rodriguez MD, Yorba Linda, CA
I’ve finally found something that leads to a sense of wellness, security, and freedom. Not only do I use this chair for normal sitting but am using it in movement exercises that I can conclusively say are restoring my functionality in a way that I never thought I would be able to. I hope to be able to adapt the principles of this chair and structural integration to help others like me who live with chronic pain some day.
Ken Liatsos | Founder, People Making Good PR
“If you sit in this chair eight hours a day, you are bound to lose weight.”
I have been working at a desk for years in software design, and TV script writing. For 40 years I have had lower back problems and have tried every contrivance on the market and have even designed a few for myself with an engineering friend. Nothing comes close to the QOR360 Ariel for me. I have been living in it day and night since January, first at my office and now at my home office with the Covid nightmare. When I first ordered it, I accidentally ordered the wrong size and getting in touch with them was such an easy and friendly experience. They said, “Let us send you out a replacement part immediately so you can get to using the chair right away.”
The only problem on my end now is that I can comfortably (and safely for my back) work for so long that I am disappointing my wife a bit.
I am ordering one for my daughter and then one for my son. It’s the nicest gift I can think of giving them.
I received an email from my friend Larry Goldfarb, a well known Feldenkrais teacher/practitioner and Trainer in this method, he mentioned this new concept of sitting and mentioned he was using one of their chairs. Now imagine I was sitting on my solid oak stool at my computer in no real comfort but living with this as normal. Well I decided to take the hint and leap of faith and ordered a Ariel for my self. I have been using this wonderful chair for a little over a month now and what a wonder it is! I am so impressed with the engineering that has gone into this chair. It takes a little time to get accustomed to the sitting dynamics, but once you do, it gives a sense of freedom that is truly unique. I can’t imagine being with out this chair. If you are considering the purchase of one of these great chairs, just do it. You won’t be disappointed. Dave Worth PT GCFP.
Dr. Brad Weiss, Natick, MA
After 34 years of practice helping people in pain caused by sitting all day this is the best solution I have found.
Deanna DeFrancesco, New York, NY
I really can’t express how much this is relieving my lower back pain. I honestly can’t wait to get to the office and sit down!
Michael T., Kirkland, WA
Just got the chair, love it so far! May be the most comfortable thing I’ve ever sat on, and it looks great to boot. Assembly was super easy too, thank you for all the careful design effort! (Has since bought two more chairs.)
It’s like a bird perch, no more hunching, no more tripping over the big ball, super comfy and love the red cover.
Sefton Hirsch, Burlington, VT
I love this chair. I was having shoulder issues in my previous chair from leaning and not being in an active position. This also contributed to some hip and ham string issues. With your chair I can still sit to take a load off but it keeps me upright, no slouching. This helps with many other body aches and pains. My shoulder has been good and hip feels better also since using this chair.
Rob Renzler, Brooklyn, NY
Life changing . . . Too good to be true!
Staffan Elgelid PhD, PT, Rochester, NY
So I didn’t use the other chair full time. At school I was up and down so much that it didn’t make a huge difference and then corona hit. Now I sit in front of the computer all day and what a difference the chair I have makes. Without it my back aches and my leg hurt when I run, and I have a “good” office chair. At home I have used the model that I add to another hard stool. It makes me taller. My legs don’t hurt. My neck and cervical spine is more aligned. I turn easier. Dang it’s a miracle. I’m hooked.
It somehow makes me walk better! I’m not hunched when I walk. It seems to be teaching me how to use my spine better?
Barbara Peary, Carlisle, MA
I received my chair a few weeks ago and am really enjoying it.My hobby is rug hooking and I habitually sit for long periods of time.In the past I felt guilty for sitting for such lengths and now I feel more relaxed about it as my body is in a much better position.
Cristie Love, Santa Cruz, CA
I’m now 53 healing from a life in stupid chairs and bad posture and your chairs are part of my healing path!
Denny Emerson, Equestrian
As someone who suffers from piriformis pain, I found that the chair put me in a position that stretched my hip flexors, which was a very welcome experience. It also made me sit up straighter — no slumping!
Barbara Richmond, Burlington, VT
…when I sat in the chair, it relieved the tension and allowed for movement…