A Day in the Embody Chair

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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,… Read More A Day in the Embody Chair

The Herman Miller Embody Chair: an independently commissioned review

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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… Read More The Herman Miller Embody Chair: an independently commissioned review

The Embody Chair in the Office

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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… Read More The Embody Chair in the Office

Embody Chair Studies: How Embody Lowers Heart Rate

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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… Read More Embody Chair Studies: How Embody Lowers Heart Rate

The Embody Chair: Environmentally Friendly Production

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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… Read More The Embody Chair: Environmentally Friendly Production

Embody Chair Studies: the Embody Tilt

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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… Read More Embody Chair Studies: the Embody Tilt

The Embody Chair at Play

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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… Read More The Embody Chair at Play