Owl Furniture Launches ErgoPro Owl Stool
Revolutionary ergonomic furniture design made of recycled goods is now on the market
May 28, 2021 – [STONINGTON, Maine] – Owl Furniture, a Maine-based ergonomic furniture company, has launched its latest product, the ErgoPro. The ErgoPro is an adjustable stool that utilizes Owl Furniture’s patented ergonomic seat design. Each seat is made with postural support holes, which promote active sitting posture and core strengthening. By creating a neutral position for the pelvis, the body remains properly aligned while reducing back pain. Owl Furniture’s designs have been endorsed by leading health practitioners and proven to work when studied by US Ergonomics.
With the launch of the ErgoPro, Owl Furniture introduces a new strategy to their existing line of signature, handmade wooden seats, adding an injection-molded seat made of post-consumer recycled plastic and wood composite. The revolutionary advancement allows Owl Furniture to manufacture their popular design more efficiently and at a more affordable price point while also addressing their growing concern for the environment. Geoff Warner, the founder of Owl Furniture, says, “as we head into our twelfth year in business, we’ve been working on a way to develop a scalable model that brings our ergonomic design to a larger market. This project has been years in the making, and we are so excited the new ErgoPro stool is here.”
To mass-produce the ErgoPro, Warner partnered with G&G Products, Inc. in Kennebunk, Maine who has the machinery required to mold the recycled seats. “It was important we found partners in Maine,” according to Warner, who runs his furniture business out of the coastal town of Stonington, Maine. “Our founding philosophy has always been to honor ecology, community, and economy in all that we do.”
Warner hopes that the ErgoPro will help bring active sitting solutions to the masses, from medical providers to corporate offices, even schools, like the College of the Atlantic (COA) in Bar Harbor who has signed on to provide ErgoPro stools to their students.
The first ErgoPro prototype was developed over the winter, thanks to grant funding from Maine Technology Institute (MTI), based out of Brunswick, Maine. The organization offers grants, loans, equity investments, and services to support Maine’s innovation economy. MTI grant funding will also support Owl Furniture’s efforts to bring the ErgoPro to wholesale and volume markets. With COVID-19 restrictions lifting, the Owl Furniture team plans to travel to Chicago for Neocon in October and New York City for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in November to formally launch the new product. The two events mark the most important gatherings of the year for the commercial design industry.
The recycled ErgoPro seat comes in four colors, two heights, and can be customized in a variety of other ways. For more information, visit Owl Furniture’s website, www.owlfurniture.com.
ABOUT OWL FURNITURE:
Owl Furniture is a furniture design studio located in the scenic fishing village of Stonington, Maine. Using innovative design and skilled craftsmanship, Owl creates furniture that is beautiful, durable, and ergonomic. Founder, Geoffrey Warner, studied furniture design at the Rhode Island School of Design under Danish master Tage Frid. Originally inspired by Scandinavian and Eastern influences, Warner’s designs have evolved over four decades. He continues to seek new design challenges while being “inspired by the edge, where craftsmanship and technology meet and create beauty.”