$299.00 USD

Humanscale Ballo Multipurpose Stool

Ballo is designer Don Chadwick’s vision of what a multipurpose stool should be - fun, engaging and perfect for short-term, active sitting in the home or office. With a compact central column and lightweight air-filled domes, Ballo is an imaginative take on traditional ball chairs, supporting flexibility and freedom of movement. Available in a variety of vibrant colors, Ballo has a dynamic nature that allows it to integrate into a wide range of environments.

Studies show that comfortable employees are happier and more productive. In the modern workplace, the ability to move is increasingly important for overall comfort and well-being. Ballo makes movement effortless, while its lightweight design makes it easy to transport for spontaneous use.

Design Story - The Ballo stool was created by renowned industrial designer Don Chadwick to promote workspace flexibility, freedom of movement and comfort. Meaning “to dance” in Italian, Ballo conjures a sense of movement, fluidity and grace. The ultimate multipurpose stool, Ballo is the perfect partner for the modern workspace.

"Ballo was inspired by the exercise ball, but it’s more fun. I wanted to create a stool that would bring a playful aesthetic to any environment, while encouraging healthy movement." Don Chadwick, Designer

Technical drawing for Humanscale Ballo Multipurpose Stool


  • Playful Productivity - Ballo combines functional, innovative design with the playfulness of an exercise ball. Its counterweighted base helps Ballo remain upright for stable movement and convenient storage. The result is a multipurpose stool that allows users to move with ease.

  • Lightweight Flexibility - Weighing just 13.5 pounds and fitted with hand-holds for easy portability, Ballo is the perfect match for any space where short-term sitting and flexibility are priorities. It’s the ideal multipurpose stool for collaboration spaces, cafeterias and reception areas, as well as traditional workspaces and home offices.

  • A Lasting Solution - Ballo was designed to stand the test of time. Its classic design and durable materials make it a valuable investment for any space. Made from non-slip TPV material, Ballo’s symmetrical top domes are easy to clean and its compact shape makes storage simple.

  • Air-filled, non-slip dimpled domes shape to the body and provide a comfortable sitting experience

  • Firmness of domes can be adjusted to personal preference

  • Ballo is made from eco-friendly TPV material and contains no PVCs

  • Counterweighted base ensures Ballo remains upright for safe movement and convenient storage

  • Lightweight at just 6.1 kilograms (13.5 pounds)

  • Hidden hand holders for easy movement


Total Weight

13.5 lbs (6.1 kg)



Air Pump

Included in package


Users up to 300 lbs

Ideal for

  • Collaboration spaces
  • Education spaces
  • Cafeterias
  • Reception areas
  • Guest seating at workstations
  • Home offices
  • Lounge areas




Ballo and the Environment - Humanscale products are designed with a constant and genuine focus on their environmental impact at every stage of their development. For us, the best designs in the world achieve more with less, and sustainability is the natural result of this focus.
Although inspired by the exercise ball, Ballo does not contain traditionally used PVC (also known as vinyl) that can be harmful to people and the environment. Instead, Ballo employs an eco-friendly material made from Thermoplastic Vulcanizates (TPV). TPV contains no residues, no heavy metals or phthalate esters chemicals. This durable product ensures excellent flexibility, high tear resistance and long term use, ensuring hours of safe, secure and healthy movement with Ballo.

Option 1 - Color






Sky Blue


Model Ballo
Manufacturer Humanscale
Part Number Ballo
Color Black, Gray, Blue, Green, Red, Sky Blue and Yellow
Weight 13.5 lbs
Accomodates Users up to 300 lbs
Warranty 3-year
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