Back to the Office Essentials

Working from home was the new normal in 2020. This new normal gave us all the opportunity to reflect on work and how we do it. We were all forced to reimagine our workspaces. What were the essentials? What were the luxuries? And, how were productivity and comfort supported from the home office? As we reach the midpoint of 2021, many of us are…

The Embody Chair’s 12-Year Warranty

A 12-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty applies to all moving parts and hardware Warranty does not cover natural fading/use in fabric over time 45-Day Simply Smart Return Policy from Smart Furniture (see details here) A Quarter a Day The Embody Chair’s 12–year warranty gives you a unique opportunity to experience the full range of its benefits with almost no risk. Consider that for about $.25 a day…

The Importance of Thermal Comfort

A chair should “breathe;” its surface materials should provide comfort and allow conduction of heat and dispersion of moisture away from the surface of the sitters’ skin. A work chair should have a neutral effect on body surface temperatures, so that thermal comfort is not posture-dependent. What We Know People are more comfortable when ambient temperatures are neutral, allowing the body to maintain thermal…

First Impressions of the Embody Chair

Smart Furniture employees first parked their rumps in the Embody Chair back in February 2009. Below are some of our staff’s initial reactions to Herman Miller’s innovative creation. Here at Smart Furniture we were lucky enough to be among the first to try out the Embody Chair when we received our first model from Herman Miller. After reading initial press releases about it online and seeing…

Herman Miller Embody Chair Review

Mark Rico of Smart Furniture Spends a Week in the Embody Chair The folks here at Smart Furniture were curious about Herman Miller’s Embody Chair and how well it would affect their everyday work environment—so what better way to figure it out than to just sit in one! Mark Rico, our resident content specialist and SketchUp guru, has graciously accepted the opportunity to sit on Embody…

The Embody Chair and Pressure Distribution

The Herman Miller Embody Chair was designed to make you comfortable, healthy and productive at work. To accomplish these goals, the inventors, engineers, and artists who worked on the Embody Chair spent countless hours researching and applying several areas of ergonomic science. One of the most important, for the Embody, was the ergonomic science of pressure distribution. Pressure distribution is one of the most…

The Embody Chair in the News

The Embody Chair in the News Embody Hits the Web by Rob Kirkbride, The Monday Morning Quarterback “Herman Miller is rolling out retail sales for its Embody Chair, not only through its traditional retail channels, but through a web site that promises to change the way furniture is specified and sold. SmartFurniture.com launched the ‘3 Minute Embody,’ an online feature that empowers customers to design…

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…