Our History

Our History.

Kore award-winning products are designed to create a better life and work environment. A patented design allows a rocking motion while sitting, encouraging the body to move, which will help strengthen one’s core muscles (lower back and stomach) with daily use. Originally designed as a class project in design school in the 1970s, the Kore wobble chair is now sold to schools and offices all across the US, and continues to grow into other countries.

Late 1970 First Stool

First rocking stool designed by Jon Elmaleh. The original rocking stool was created in a wood shop. The stools were hand-turned of solid wood and sold to friends and colleagues: designers, woodworkers, artists, sailmakers. Read more

1986 Awarded Patent

Rocking stool is awarded USPTO Design patent #283,856. Read more

1999 Unistool

First manufactured version of the stool, called the Unistool. A participating architect in the Museum of Modern Art’s Unprivate House exhibition recommended the stool to the museum shop. The design was adapted for manufacturing, with factory-built seat and piston; the base, however, was still handmade of wood. Read more

1999 - 2005 Sold in Retail

Unistool sold in the MoMA Design Store. Rocking stool developed for mass production. The Unistool was doing well, but hand-turning all the bases was proving to be too much for one man. Jon began to seek out a means of manufacturing the entire stool; the biggest challenge would be accurately reproducing the perfect dome shape on the base. Stamped steel proved to be the right medium for mass producing the domed bottom. Other improvements were made as well – updating the height adjustment lever and creating a wider, more comfortable seat. Read more

2005 - 2006 Welcome, Flexistool

A factory was found to produce the stool. Out There Technologies began marketing the new version under the name Flexistool. Unfortunately, some issues with the manufacturing sent the product back to the drawing board. Read more

2007 - 2008 Product Refinement

Out There Technologies found a new factory and spent 2 years perfecting and testing the product to ensure its quality and durability. Read more

2009 Kore Stool Hits Market

The new and heavily tested Kore Stool is introduce to the market and the popularity took over. Read more

2016 More Kore

With overwhelming success Kore diversifies and extends it's product line and colours offered with each. Read more

Now you know the past – Bring the future to your office or classroom.