Pack Matthews

Studio: 6N

Pack Matthews Founder
Phone: 573-268-6589

Hannah Halwel  Head of Operations & Media
Phone: 573 864 6533

Health By Design, LLC
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Health By Design is a small family owned and operated business located in Columbia, Missouri that designs and builds handcrafted furniture for folks that want to stay active as they work. Designer and founder, Pack Matthews, was frustrated with how conventional ergonomic chairs left him in pain and offered no options for changing position while working at the computer. Collaborating with friends, a physical therapist, yoga instructors, fine woodworkers, and industrial engineers, Pack developed Health By Design’s first product, the Soul Seat. After using his Soul Seat for a few months, Pack found he was more comfortable sitting on the floor and adding poses to his yoga practice that had eluded him for years. Customers have reported an increase in focus and energy leading to better productivity, decreased lower back pain and muscle stiffness, strengthened core muscles, and increased flexibility from using a Soul Seat regularly. With no arms or back to inhibit your movement, you can keep your focus on your work as you transition between a variety of healthy sitting positions.