Maintaining good posture is so important during sessions of reflection and prayer, and Meditation Seat Ware has been designed to assist with that. There are all sorts of cushions and meditation stools on the market, but these can be terribly uncomfortable for some people and hardly worth the encouragement of a straight spine.
A team from NANOIN Design came up with 10 versions of the low-level armchair and tested each one for its ergonomic advantages. What you see here is the group's top choice and the consequent winner of a 2013 Red Dot Design Award. Meditation Seat Ware is made from strips of woven bamboo to provide strength and breathability. It has been molded quite deliberately and flexibly with specific depressions for the bum, the legs and the sitter's feet.