In many respects the Muvman stool made by Aeris of Germany is the perfect seat for working at a height adjustable desk. Its Swopper stool works well for fixed desks or slightly raised surfaces, however it doesn't go high enough for sit stand working. This shortcoming is taken care of with the Muvman principally due to its extra height adjustability. However there's a lot more to it than this, so let's take a closer look.
What sets the Muvman apart
When you look at the Muvman it's different to most adjustable height stools. The most obvious is the way the seat leans frontwards. This is very much an intentional part of the design, which places the seat tilting 4° forwards. This slight angling of the seat actually places the user's body in an excellent postural position.
What it does is to set the legs and torso at an open angle encouraging blood circulation. Not only that because it opens up the body it actually helps you to breathe more naturally.
In use it's very stable due to the way it transfers weight from your body down through your legs and feet which rest squarely on the floor forming a tripod between stool and body.
As well as moving forwards and back the seat also moves from side to side too. As it has a fixed base stability is assured and part of this includes a springing mechanism designed to give great lateral movement while working. This enables you to reach different areas of your workstation top easily, without the need to move the stool itself.
The added bonus is the extra movement you get in your pelvic area helps keep your trunk from seizing up, a common problem with office chairs.
Who is it best for?
The versatility of the Muvman stool makes it ideal for pretty much anyone who uses an adjustable height desk. There is a choice of two gas lift heights. The standard one will take care of short and average height users. Very tall people will probably benefit from the high lift.
As well as sit stand use it's also very versatile for many other uses too. Because it's very light it's readily transportable. People working in offices can simply take it with them when working with colleagues or attending meetings.
And if you work in a home office it is also great around the house maybe while ironing, cooking, eating in the kitchen or working on a task. Anywhere really where you want to take the pressure of your feet.
The Muvman seat pad is upholstered in a choice of black, gray, blue or green low pile microfiber upholstery. The base color choice is either black or gray.
There are two pneumatic gas lifts options. The standard one adjusts anywhere between 20” and 33” which is about double the range of typical office seat.
Most users will find this suitable for sit stand use and other raised surface working. The tall option has a similar adjustment range only starting about 3” higher and going from 23.50” to 36”. Very tall height adjustable desk workers may find this a better choice.
The seat weighs under 20lbs and so is highly portable for moving around different work areas It has a built in carry handle at the rear of the seat for the purpose.
The Muvman makes a great choice for use with a height adjustable desk. It is clear that Aeris designed it very much for this kind of application.
However it is also ideal for anyone needing to sit at any raised work surface both in the office or home.
Apart from getting used to sitting in a more open posture most people shouldn't experience any particular issues with it. Because it's so simple to operate there isn't any learning curve or awkward settings to master. The only adjustment is the height through a discreet button under the seat, all other movement is body activated simply by leaning.
If you've been used to a wheeled seat previously it may take a couple of days to get used. After that it should feel natural to lean to reach stuff on your desk top.
Where to buy online
The Muvman is now available from this online specialist and includes free shipping as well as 30 day return period.