Gardening Chair Offers Mobility for Aging Green Thumbs

January 18, 2013 by

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Many gardeners will continue to dig in and garden well into their golden years, but let’s face it, squatting and kneeling down doesn’t usually get easier with age. California designer Han S. Hong’s concept for an OXO gardening chair is designed ease the ups and downs that aging gardeners experience while puttering in the dirt.

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For older folks, squatting, getting up and down, moving short distances or leaning are the most repeated and difficult movements.

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The rolling garden chair is adjustable and portable, featuring a core steel-spring mechanism to adjust the height from 14 to 18 inches while also providing suspension. For stability, balance, and comfort, the seat and grips are shaped to adapt to the user’s body contour.

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Three spring-loaded wheels in the seat’s rounded base offer a large range of motion and make it easy to maneuver, retracting into the base when the user is seated to support rocking and leaning.

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The designer envisions several color options, and even a place for stashing things in the empty space below the seat to provide easy access to tools and miscellaneous accessories.

Rock n’ Roll in the Garden
In the meantime, until Hong’s design becomes a reality, if you’re in the market for such a product, this rolling garden seat might fit the bill:

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Vertex Rolling garden seat $40 from Sears. 

The same manufacturer, Vertex, makes another model that doesn’t roll, but it rocks:

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Vertex Rocking Garden Seat, $36.99 from Sears.

 

Hong’s Garden Stool Concept via Behance.

 

10 Comments »

  1. han hong said:

    Hello, my name is Han and I am the designer of this gardening chair concept.
    I was not aware of any other websites, including urban gardens web, that this concept I created was being copied and pasted on. First, I appreciate that my name is being mentioned and the description well reflects my design intend. So I do not mind that you keep this post. However, I’ve been getting contact from the OXO Public Relations Coordinator regarding this specific website. They ask me to remove OXO logo for they have discontinued the garden products years ago. So I ask you sincerely to remove or cover over the “OXO” logo on every pictures that are belonging to my “gardening chair” from this webpage if you want to keep posting my design here.

    — February 11, 2013 @ 17:43

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  4. sarah said:

    When will your chair be available to buy?

    — May 3, 2014 @ 15:51

  5. Susan said:

    I want your chair too. Where do we get it?

    — May 24, 2014 @ 12:47

  6. karen said:

    I, too, am interested in your chair. Has there been any progress on a manufacturer?

    — June 16, 2014 @ 12:00

  7. Karen said:

    Could you possibly post an answer here for all of us who are interested in your chair? Thanks.

    — June 16, 2014 @ 12:47

  8. Arkek said:

    I don’t think they listened to you..

    — March 18, 2015 @ 18:59

  9. Gardengal said:

    I hope it works better than the rocking garden seat..I have tipped over on mine many times.My feet in the air lol…just saying

    — April 1, 2015 @ 06:17

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