Written by Pierre MARSANT

19/06/2023

Which balloon seat to choose?

Balls were traditionally used for gymnastics or in Pilates exercises. Today, more and more, they are becoming real seats and an alternative to the office chair. We are now talking about balloon seats or balloon seats. These are ergonomic balls that encourage movement and replace the classic office chair that causes a lot of pain. The Bloon was created by an osteopath specializing in gesture and posture.

His mission ? Improve back and muscle health and promote good sitting posture at work or at home. It only takes a few weeks of use to see the benefits and feel better about your body. It is an ideal solution for the back, to work in the best conditions and thus relax. So yes, it's a good idea, but you still need to know how to choose your balloon seat? We tell you everything in the following lines:


What is a seat balloon?

A balloon seat is an ergonomic seat. Initially, it is simply a balloon measuring more than 50 cm inflated with air. If it is widely used in gym or Pilates sessions, it now replaces the traditional office chair.

The particularity of this seat is that it is backless to rest your back. Sitting on a ball seat involves making an effort to keep your back in the most natural position possible.

With daily practice, the seat ball is guaranteed to improve blood circulation, provide tone, strengthen deep muscles and reduce spinal stress.

When you sit, you adopt a dynamic posture in just a few seconds since it encourages movement. The body's muscles are used to compensate for this instability and the abdominal strap is strengthened.


Choose a seat ball according to its size

The seat ball is available in different sizes and slightly adjustable in height depending on its inflation. You must, in fact, choose your seat ball according to its size. When seated in the center of the ball, with your back straight, your feet should be flat on the floor and your hips higher than your knees. The model should be wide enough to provide comfort and stability. But the Bloon has a patented weighted base, guaranteed anti-rolling to ensure perfect safety.

The Bloon is available in three sizes.

Size 1 or regular is for people between 1.50 meters and 1.79 meters tall. It is suitable for desks with a height between 70 and 76 cm with a balloon diameter of 55 cm.

Size 2 or XL is perfect for people over 1.80 meters tall. It is suitable for desks 76 to 80 cm high. The diameter of the balloon is 65 cm.

A size 3 or Kids is reserved for children from 1.10m to 1.40m, i.e. between 7 and 12 years old. The diameter of the balloon is 45 cm for a seat height of 35 to 45 cm depending on inflation.

If in doubt, it is recommended to choose a seat ball of a larger size because it is possible to play on the inflation.


Choose a balloon seat according to your sitting position

The height of the ball seat relative to the height of the user's pelvis is also important. When sitting, the pelvis should be a little higher than the knees. The thighs are therefore slightly inclined and the back straight.

Inflating the seat ball allows you to play with this seat height.


The size of the desk

To use a balloon chair to work at your desk, you must be able to rest your forearms on the desk.

The Bloon balloon can be used with desks whose height is between 70 and 80 cm for adults.


Choosing your Bloon seat ball

Created by an osteopath to help improve muscle tone and good postural support.

It is a ball but it is above all a beautiful ergonomic seat with an elegant design that adapts to all and all interiors. It is equipped with a patented weighted base, is guaranteed burst-proof, machine washable and made with an eco-responsible fabric. It comes with an Easy To Pump inflation kit and it only takes five minutes to inflate it.


The Bloon balloon is not a simple plastic balloon

The Bloon seat ball is much more aesthetic than many gym balls. It was designed by a French designer to offer a seat that is comfortable, original, elegant and efficient.

The four-piece pattern system makes the fabric more flexible because it is less stitched. Each part of the Bloon balloon is carefully checked, inspected, brushed and certified.

In addition, the fabrics that cover the Bloon seat ball are respectful. Thanks to the selection of quality raw materials and know-how, they are designed to last. The fabrics are Oeko-tex Standard 100 certified, a quality label which guarantees the safety of the fabrics.


Choose your Bloon seat ball based on its design

Bloon balloon seats adapt to all interiors and all tastes.

There is a wide range to choose the Bloon ball that suits you best.

Opt for the Bloon Original, the version in ultra-resistant heathered fabric, perfect for everyday use, the Bloon bouchette for maximum cocooning, the Bloon Velvet with a very soft velvet effect but also the leather like version in imitation leather for a industrial style.