Embody Chair Maintenance Care

Base, Frame, and Armpad Maintenance For normal cleaning, wash surface with a soft cloth soaked in mild detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use solvents or abrasive kitchen cleaners. Balance Fabric Maintenance For normal cleaning, vacuum fabric as needed. Vacuuming picks up dust and reduces the need for professional cleaning. Do not brush fabric or use a…

A Day in the Embody Chair

The Herman Miller Embody Chair is a revolution in chair technology. Born in the minds of designers Jeff Weber and Bill Stumpf, and produced at Herman Miller’s Michigan headquarters and manufacturing facilities around the world, the Embody has brilliance and taste built into its DNA. Three elements define the makeup of the Embody Chair: Comfort, Sustainability, and Design. The Herman Miller Embody Chair was…

The Herman Miller Embody Chair: an independently commissioned review

Independent Overall Rating: 10 of 10   Pros: Maybe the best office chair on the market. Comfortable, cool-looking, high performance. Cons: One of the most expensive work chairs around. But with a 12 year warranty by Herman Miller, the comfort and productivity are worth the price. Overall Rating: The Embody really is an extraordinary chair. It’s very comfortable, very chic, and well-designed and responsible. It’s…

The Embody Chair in the Office

If you are searching for a new office chair, look no further than the Herman Miller Embody. The Embody chair has been designed and created specifically for users who sit and work at computers for long periods of time every day. The inspiration for the Embody chair was the human spine itself. This chair was created with only the user in mind. No other…

Embody Chair Studies: How Embody Lowers Heart Rate

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death and morbidity in industrialized nations, accounting for about 50 percent of all deaths. Since the 1970s, the prevalence, incidence, and mortality of chronic heart failure have increased (National Institute of Health, 2005), with physical inactivity as a significant contributor to this deadly disease. (figure 1) For people increasingly seduced by computer technology—and the sedentary positions it encourages—seating solutions…

The Embody Chair: Environmentally Friendly Production

Herman Miller’s Design Protocol Herman Miller’s commitment to corporate sustainability naturally includes minimizing the environmental impact of each of their products. Their Design for the Environment team (DfE) applies environmentally sensitive design standards to both new products like the Embody Chair as well as existing products, utilizing the McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) Cradle to Cradle Design Protocol. Cradle to Cradle Design Protocol goes…

Embody Chair Video Review by Smart Furniture

Embody Chair Employee Review by Matt Hello Embody Chair shoppers! This is Matt Wood writing from Smart Furniture. I’ve been with the company for about 2 years and you may recognize me from my review of the Leap Chair. When my boss asked me to review the Embody Chair I was more than happy to do so as I’ve spent quite some time sitting in one…

Embody Chair Studies: the Embody Tilt

Biomechanical research published in the early 1970s first documented the benefits of reclined postures. Specifically, research found that reclining reduces the load on the lumbar spine and para-spinal musculature (e.g., Andersson et al., 1974) and pumps nutrients to the intervertebral discs—the soft cushions between the spinal vertebrae (Andersson, 1981). Compared to upright postures where the effects of gravity on the spine are most pronounced,…

The Embody Chair at Play

For many people, the computer has become a real conduit through which life is lived. It’s their primary tool at work. They do all of their work on a computer, answer all of their emails, and execute most communications. At home, however, the screen stays on. There is a huge online gaming community, an even larger online social networking one. With Twitter, Facebook, MySpace…

The Embody Chair and Your Circulation

Recent findings by National Institute of Health have found that cardiovascular disease accounts for nearly 50 percent of all deaths in industrialized nations. This represents a staggering increase in the last 30 years—in other words, over the same period of time in which technology and the rise of the cubicle have conspired to make working much more sedentary and less healthy for the heart….