The Soulseat (pictured above) that we looked at here is an interesting, relatively simple alternative design for an office chair that allows you to sit in a variety of positions. I'd never seen anything quite like it, but have just learned they're not alone in this market. Competitor Pipersong offers this "Meditation Chair:"
Though the functionality conferred by both chairs is similar, Pipersong's design is rather different. In addition to featuring a backrest, their kidney-shaped lower support swivels around the central axis, providing a bit more flexibility.
From an aesthetic perspective I prefer the look of the Soulseat; visually it speaks of refinement, of a concept that has been winnowed down to its essentials. In contrast the Pipersong and its seven wheels look a bit clunky to me. But I can't argue that it isn't form-follows-function.
Aesthetics aside, the big differentiator to potential buyers may be price. The Soulseat is north of $1,200, while the Pipersong is just $330.
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I still have'nt seen any convincing data that either of these monstrosities are a better solution to just changing your working position between sitting and standing and getting some short walks or excercises into your workday. There are plenty of alternatives that offer similar flexibility that have been on the market for several decades. Both these "chairs" look like hospital equipment or something that should be advertised by Chuck Norris on the home shopping cable network.