We are sitting more than ever before and are seeing increasing evidence how this affects our health. Poor posture is likely to develop neck and shoulder problems and sitting for long periods of time is associated with multiple health risk factors.
A stool that gives you the optimal curve for your spine, enabling good posture. The stool focuses on helping you achieve good posture by actually tracking how you sit and informing you how to improve your daily sitting habits.
Inspired by European craftmanship the designer Ruud-Jan Kokke developed the perfect stool – a piece of art designed to shape the future of sitting. Zami promotes good posture and incorporates technology which provides feedback on your sitting habits, coaching you towards a healthier lifestyle.
Coaching you towards a healthier lifestyle.
– Posture Tracking
Improve your posture with performance based feedback
Track your performance with robust statistics
– Core training
Train your core to burn calories and help maintain good posture
When design meets science.
Co-founder / Lead Designer
The Red Dot Award winning Dutch Designer is known for his elegant and organic designs. His work focuses on functionality with an innovative twist. Kokke’s designs can be found in the permanent collection of MOMA New York and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Piet Van Loon
Co-founder / Orthopedic Surgeon
Piet is specialised on preventative and non surgical solutions of the spine. He is passionate about research on the biomedical science behind good posture. He invented the TLI brace and has published research papers about the negative effects of prolonged sitting which inspired the Zami stool design.
Sit well with Zami design stools
Spend less time worrying about neck and back pain by focusing on sitting right.
Improve Your Posture
Track Your Performance
Strengthen Your Core
.The Science Behind Zami
Join the Revolution in Active Sitting
Zami promotes good posture by enabling the optimal curve for your spine.
Zami was inspired by years of research by orthopedic surgeon Piet Van Loon who specializes in preventative care and non surgical solutions for the spine. He is passionate about the research on biomedical science behind good posture. He invented the TLI brace and has published research articles about the negative effects of prolonged sitting.
The health benefits of sitting on a Zami design stool vs. a regular chair include:
- Enhances posture immediately upon sitting
- Trains muscles to maintain proper posture
- Decreases back pain and injury risk
- Encourages circulation, minimizes edema and varicose veins
- Increases ability to breathe
- Strengthens pelvic floor function
- Lessens physical and mental stress
The science behind the design:
- Immediately aligns pelvis in neutral position to facilitate natural curves of spine
- Demands 360 degrees of integrated core muscle activation
- Promotes “active” sitting and movement of legs for enhanced circulation and decreased lower-body lethargy
- Positions diaphragm’s attachment to lumbar spine and ribcage for improved respiratory and postural function
- Sets pelvis symmetrically, aligning the diaphragm and pelvic floor for synchronous function
- Restores neuromuscular efficiency of proper skeletal alignment to eliminate muscular tension; initiates functional diaphragmatic breathing to mitigate the stress response, lowering heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol production
Meet our Chief Mobility Advisor
We are proud to have Dana Santas expertise and experience on board.
As an international health and wellness expert and the creator of Radius Yoga, Dana has dedicated her career to helping people move, breathe and feel better. She’s the yoga expert for CNN Health as well as the sports performance mobility trainer for numerous teams and athletes in MLB, NHL, NBA, NFL, PGA and WTA.
“In the few months that I’ve been using my Zami stool in place of my desk chair, I’ve experienced how effective it is in facilitating the natural curves of my spine and promoting awareness of my sitting habits, while actually increasing my level of activity when seated.”