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…

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 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 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….

Healthy Alignment and the Embody Chair

The Embody Chair was designed to keep your spine in a natural and healthy alignment no matter what posture you assume. Most workers slouch in their chairs when they sit. The Embody, rather than combating this or forcing workers to adopt uncomfortable positions in order to be properly supported, was designed to accommodate a reclined, relaxed position, allowing generous space and flexibility for movement….

Embody Chair Adjustment Guide

4 Simple Adjustments Give You Complete Control of Your Embody Chair 1. Backfit Adjustment The Backfit adjustment is critical, allowing you to position the back of the chair to fit the curvature of your entire back, which places your head in a balanced position for alignment with your computer screen. Take your weight off the chair back. For the initial adjustment, rotate the back…

Eames Lounge Chair Warranty

The Eames Lounge Chair comes with a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty that covers all parts of the chair. When customers purchase the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, the warranty is usually secondary. They get it for its era-defining style, its comfort and luxury, its classic and historic pedigree. But when you buy from Herman Miller you always get more than you expected, and the excellent…

Aeron Chair Warranty

The Aeron Chair comes with a 12-Year Warranty What is the real value of an office chair? How can it be measured? In hours worked? Years of service? Comfort? Looks? There are myriad criteria for evaluating your office chair, and they vary—of course—from person to person. But there is one kind of value which all users can enjoy and agree on: monetary value. The…