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Saddle/Pony

designed by Niels Diffrient

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Part of Humanscale’s award-winning Freedom seating line, the Saddle and Pony task stools are the most comfortable, versatile and ergonomic stools ever made. The original Saddle and the compact Pony Saddle make sitting comfortable and workplace movement simple while complementing any workspace or home office. The triangular cushion of the Saddle and Pony saddle encourages users to sit in a “saddle” posture. Sitting in this position lowers the thighs, opens up the hips and allows for increased circulation. The posture also reduces pressure points on the tail bone enabling long-term comfort.

 
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Saddle/Pony

designed by Niels Diffrient

(20)
QUICKBUY MODELS START AT  $299
These best-selling models are available for faster delivery.

Part of Humanscale’s award-winning Freedom seating line, the Saddle and Pony task stools are the most comfortable, versatile and ergonomic stools ever made. The original Saddle and the compact Pony Saddle make sitting comfortable and workplace movement simple while complementing any workspace or home office. The triangular cushion of the Saddle and Pony saddle encourages users to sit in a “saddle” posture. Sitting in this position lowers the thighs, opens up the hips and allows for increased circulation. The posture also reduces pressure points on the tail bone enabling long-term comfort.

 

Part of Humanscale’s award-winning Freedom seating line, the Saddle and Pony task stools are the most comfortable, versatile and ergonomic stools ever made. The original Saddle and the compact Pony Saddle make sitting comfortable and workplace movement simple while complementing any workspace or home office. The triangular cushion of the Saddle and Pony saddle encourages users to sit in a “saddle” posture. Sitting in this position lowers the thighs, opens up the hips and allows for increased circulation. The posture also reduces pressure points on the tail bone enabling long-term comfort.

 

Where traditional stools are often uncomfortable, static and stiff, Freedom Saddle and  Pony Saddle task stools incorporate the same ergonomic design considerations as every other Humanscale product. The result is a fun and versatile stool that encourages movement while remaining comfortable and promoting workspace wellbeing.

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Saddle/Pony
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SHIPPING

QuickBuy models ship in 1-2 weeks. All other custom configured Seating products ship in 2-4 weeks.

WARRANTY

Seating – Industry-leading 15 Years, 24/7 Warranty
All Fabric/Cushions/Arm Pads – 5 Years, Single-Shift Warranty
Ballo Stool – 3 Years, Single-Shift Warranty 

RETURNS

Unfortunately we do not accept returns on any of our seating products. If, for some reason, you are not satisfied with the quality of the received products, deem them defective, or it was damaged in transit, please contact Customer Support at 844-264-2513.

PRODUCT CARE

To clean chair arm pads and bases use mild liquid soap and water. Gently wipe thoroughly with a soft cloth to remove dirt and stains. Dry gently with a dry soft cloth.

Download detailed leather care and stain removal instructions (PDF).

REVIEWS
  • Very high quality stool that my wife loves.
    steven l.
  • Great for posture, rolls great, nice material.
    Ginelle H.
  • great chair
    It's a great chair for those with hip, lower back and even upper cervical issues and the style is nice too. I've had mine for over 3 years and it still looks new.
    DC B.
  • The Perfect Home Office Chair
    This is one of the most comfortable desk seating options if you frequently sit down/stand up. I have a taller cylinder installed on mine, which allows me to raise the saddle to open up my hips and drop my legs below the seat height. Lowering it down takes it back to a more traditional backless seat. The lack of back support has never been a problem, as the design of the saddle keeps my hips in good alignment throughout the day. You just can't slouch for too long. Since I work from home, I don't want a huge piece of office furniture in the middle of my living room. This piece hides nicely under the desk at the end of the day.
    Anthony N.
  • Great for Medical Office
    The pony saddle stools work well in my exam rooms and have essentially eliminated the lower back pain I had been getting previously with traditional flat exam stools.
    Leigh M.
  • Perfect long term stool
    I spend upward of eight hours per day working on my laptop. I alternate between standing and sitting. My Saddle seat has proven to be both comfortable and versatile. Unkile any other it makes me aware of my posture while working and reduces the amount of fatigue to virtually none by the end of long hours working. We have begun to travel for extended periods of time in our Airstream travel trailer and will be bringing the Saddle on our next trip. Its' size will work very well in the smaller confines of the trailer and enable me to work comfortably from the road.
    Zora C.
  • High quality multi-purpose ergonomic stool
    The Humanscale Saddle/Pony seat is a high quality office swivel stool. It's a great choice for anyone looking for a minimalist and ergonomic seat. There are several options available which make this product highly polyvalent. It also works well for anyone requiring easy and quick movement. There is a bit of a learning curve in getting used to the seating position but most users will adapt to it pretty quickly.
    Philippe L.
  • My Coworker Calls this the Happy A** Chair
    Jon P.
  • Solidly built, easy and quick to maneuver, with enough comfort for suitable but not long stretches of sitting. My only reservation is the very poor condition of the stool's packaging on arrival, which was damaged significantly. The stool itself was thankfully not damaged.
    Zach F.
  • Simple, functional, comfortable
    The Saddle/Pony is an incredibly comfortable, simple seat. The adjustability is great, and it forces me to sit in a more natural position. I much prefer this style of seat to a traditional office chair.
    Adam M.
  • Great seating
    It's great
    Ne M.
  • Fantastic home office chair
    Found my posture has improved significantly since using this chair. It's sturdy, comfortable and unobtrusive -- slides very nicely under my desk
    Graeme W.
  • Saddle chair gains acceptance
    The saddle stool has been a great compliment to our sit to stand workstations. Not only does it support the worker in neutral posture (when adjusted at the proper height for the individual worker) but also can be pushed into the corner of a work surface when the surface is elevated to accommodate standing workers.
    Barbara A.
  • I had to buy a another one!
    My original saddle/pony stool I have had for about 5 years. I sit on it everyday at work. It allows me to work above my monitor and see customers come in and if I need to hunker down and focus on my computer I just lower it a little. It is comfortable if back support is not needed. I now have one in my studio at home.
    Amy G.
  • Great Buy
    Nice option for a counte height work/sales desk.
    Annette M.
  • Excellent ergonomic chair
    This chair will change how comfortable you are when you have to sit for any length of time. I am a sloucher, and based on how this contours to your body, it has effortlessly rectified my natural slouch. Instead of hollering at me, my mom should have bought me this chair!
    Paul S.
  • Great versatile chair!
    Solid, comfortable, easy to maneuver, low profile.
    Bren E.
  • So comfy, my little pony!
    This chair is great for my back and amazingly comfortable. It is also incredibly well-built and sturdy. Worth every penny and the 15 year warranty is astounding. It's really hard to find value like this nowadays. I couldn't recommend Humanscale more!
    Korey S.
  • This model has an attachment to make the height of the stool taller! A great feature, one that "The Jolly Giants" will appreciate!
    Linda G.
DESIGNER
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Niels Diffrient

Niels Diffrient's designs are grounded in the philosophy that form follows function. His work has spanned generations, consistently looking past trends to reinvent the tools we use for daily living.

With an academic foundation in design and architecture and a degree from Cranbrook Academy, Diffrient channels his knowledge of engineering, architecture, and human factors into the creation of highly functional and aesthetically timeless designs.

From his early work with the studios of Eero Saarinen, Marco Zanuso, and Henry Dreyfuss to his current work with Humanscale, Diffrient's visionary talent has been widely recognized. Included among his many honors are the 2002 National Design Award from the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and the 1999 Chrysler Design Award. In recent years, Diffrient has focused his energies on designs for the office environment, particularly seating--a category in which he has pioneered numerous breakthroughs, from pneumatic cylinders for seat height adjustment to weight-activated automatic recline.

Niels Diffrient's designs are grounded in the philosophy that form follows function. His work has spanned generations, consistently looking past trends to reinvent the tools we use for daily living.

With an academic foundation in design and architecture and a degree from Cranbrook Academy, Diffrient channels his knowledge of engineering, architecture, and human factors into the creation of highly functional and aesthetically timeless designs.

From his early work with the studios of Eero Saarinen, Marco Zanuso, and Henry Dreyfuss to his current work with Humanscale, Diffrient's visionary talent has been widely recognized. Included among his many honors are the 2002 National Design Award from the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and the 1999 Chrysler Design Award. In recent years, Diffrient has focused his energies on designs for the office environment, particularly seating--a category in which he has pioneered numerous breakthroughs, from pneumatic cylinders for seat height adjustment to weight-activated automatic recline.

Design Story

Design Story

Eager to create a versatile stool that offered comfort, flexibility and encouraged correct ergonomic postures, the Saddle and Pony Saddle seats were created by the Humanscale Design Studio. Part of Humanscale’s award-winning Freedom seating line, designed by Neils Diffrient, the stools were built to meet a need for short term sitting.

Eager to create a versatile stool that offered comfort, flexibility and encouraged correct ergonomic postures, the Saddle and Pony Saddle seats were created by the Humanscale Design Studio. Part of Humanscale’s award-winning Freedom seating line, designed by Neils Diffrient, the stools were built to meet a need for short term sitting.

DETAILS
TECH SPECS

Pony Width 16” / Saddle Width 22"
Base Size 22”
Seat Height Range 16.7” – 32.5”
Recline Range None
Chair Weight 14 lbs
Stackable No

TEXTILES

Vellum

Developed to withstand the most rigorous use, Vellum is a highly durable textile that features a calming texture. Made from strong materials such as nylon, codura and elastic yarn, it accommodates shifts in the user’s body weight throughout the day. Textile Grade 1

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