Buoy by turnstone

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turnstoneBuoy - Chili Red
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

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    (1)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (23)
  • Durable (22)
  • Simple controls (20)
  • Comfortable (16)
  • High quality (16)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Informal (13)
    • Office chair (work) (13)
    • Home office chair (12)
    • Guest seating (6)

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    5.0

    Love the Buoy!

    By Carrot2

    from Rio Rancho, New Mexico

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Easy to Use/Intuitive
    • Good Value
    • Highly Adjustable
    • High Quality
    • Sturdy
    • Supportive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Office Chair

      Comments about turnstone Buoy - Chili Red:

      Enjoy the Buoy and have told several friends about it. Last week had a meeting that was about 8 hours of sitting. The entire time I was wishing that I was setting on my Buoy.

       
      5.0

      Fun and functional

      By Bec

      from Chicago, IL

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Easy to Clean
      • Easy to Use/Intuitive
      • Fun
      • Good Value
      • High Quality
      • Sturdy
      • Supportive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Informal
        • Office Chair (Work)

        Comments about turnstone Buoy - Chili Red:

        Great way to bring pops of color into a space.

         
        5.0

        Good-bye to sitting on a medicine ball!

        By Hill Hawks

        from Fort Worth, TX

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Easy to Clean
        • Easy to Use/Intuitive
        • High Quality
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • Skid Out From Under
        • Unstable

        Best Uses

        • Informal
        • Office Chair (Work)
        • Student Seating

        Comments about turnstone Buoy - Chili Red:

        The buoy is an attractive, stylish, and fun task seat for students at our school. The intentional movement actually helps them stay focused and on task while showcasing innovation! We use the buoy in our media classes (so students can quickly change seating arrangements depending on the calls for collaboration) AND in our library at small group collaborative work tables.

         
        4.0

        Home office Redesign

        By Oakley

        from Cincinnati, Ohio

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy to Use/Intuitive
        • Highly Adjustable
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Guest Seating
        • Home Office Chair
        • Informal

        Comments about turnstone Buoy - Chili Red:

        I have a small home office and needed a chair that could be elevated so my arms are at a 90 degree angle when typing, but I also need to sit close to the desk, which means chairs with arms don't work.

        The Buoy is perfect. It slides under the desk when I'm not working to make more room. We also have a plush carpet in the office, so it's difficult to roll a chair. The Buoy just rotates for me to move, so no issue with the carpet. And I I swivel easily to grab book reference and files around me. My favorite part is that it lets me use my core body all day when I'm sitting. I sit up taller. My back doesn't hurt. My wrists don't hurt from typing at the wrong angle.

        And the green color and geometric print look amazing. I use it for an extra seat in the living room when we have company over.

        It's very versatile and we would love to afford another one. The only negative for me as a home owned business is the cost. We would love to own a second, but at this point the price point is too high. We tried to find some second hand, but didn't have any luck (probably because they are so popular!). Once these are lower prices, I will be able to recommend them as an affordable alternative as well.

         
        5.0

        My new favorite

        By MaryB

        from St. Louis, MO

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy to Use/Intuitive
        • High Quality
        • Sturdy
        • Supportive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Office Chair (Work)

          Comments about turnstone Buoy - Chili Red:

          I've ordered the chair to replace my office chair to achieve "active" rather than "passive" sitting. I have lower back issues and I have already noticed a difference in my posture. As an added bonus I work at a school for special needs students who use ball chairs, wedges, etc. for added sensory input throughout the day. We are looking into using these as an alternative because of the stability and sturdiness of the product.

           
          4.0

          Exactly what I wanted!

          By superjess42

          from Los Angeles, CA

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Easy to Use/Intuitive
          • Highly Adjustable
          • High Quality
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Office Chair (Work)

            Comments about turnstone Buoy - Chili Red:

            This chair/stool is super comfortable for me! It keeps me from slouching, and I don't feel like my rear end is pancaking as I sit here at my desk all day. It seems really high quality, and I love the adjustable height and how it rotates. It feels really sturdy and well made. The color (geranium) is beautiful - and totally matches my favorite tennis shoes :) The price is just alright. I feel like I got my money's worth, but I'm not sure someone who didn't already know how comfy an unstable backless chair is would shell out for one at $200.

             
            4.0

            Excellent office chair

            By J. Andrews.

            from Orlando, FL

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy to Use/Intuitive
            • Highly Adjustable
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • Padding A Bit Thin

            Best Uses

            • Home Office Chair
            • Informal
            • Office Chair (Work)

            Comments about turnstone Buoy - Chili Red:

            I purchased this for my wife's home office and she loves the chair.

             
            5.0

            Great for our Common area and Kids

            By Larry

            from Hudsonville, MI

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Kid Friendly
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Informal
              • Seating For General Area

              Comments about turnstone Buoy - Chili Red:

              We are using these as part of seating in our common area for our church. They are great for adults and are kid magnets. We would recommend them as a non traditional seating choice.

               
              5.0

              Love It!

              By Margaret

              from Cleveland, OH

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable
              • Easy to Clean
              • High Quality
              • Love It
              • Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Office Chair
                • Office Chair (Work)

                Comments about turnstone Buoy - Chili Red:

                I am very happy with the Buoy. I ordered one for my sister too! I always wanted to sit on a yoga ball, but was afraid I would fall. This product has the active sitting I watt without the fear of ending up in the ER.

                 
                5.0

                I love my bouy

                By Vee

                from Casper Wyoming

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable
                • Easy to Use/Intuitive
                • Highly Adjustable
                • High Quality
                • Sturdy
                • Supportive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Office Chair (Work)

                  Comments about turnstone Buoy - Chili Red:

                  This is a great product. I used to sit on a ball at work to maintain good posture and strengthen my core muscles. The buoy is so much better than a ball! It is much more stable and functional.

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                    Which is the shell and which is the cap ?
                    Asked on 8/15/2014 by VSatalich

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                      A:

                      Hello,

                      The cap is the upholstered part, where you sit, and the shell is the rest of it.

                      Answered on 8/18/2014 by Erick from Steelcase
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