Embody Chair - In Stock (2022)

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Materials:Embody comes in a range of textile colors and a choice of frame and base finishes to allow you to personalize the look of your chair.

Narrow Upper Back Design:Embody’s narrow backrest helps your arms and shoulders move unimpeded so you can move and breathe freely.

Arm Adjustability:

  • No Arms: Armless option allows the chair to fit easily under a desk or table, and supports a variety of activities that require freedom of movement.
  • Fully Adjustable Arms: Allows you to set the height of the arms from 6.5 inches to 11.5 inches from the seat to minimize shoulder strain. Arms also adjust outward from 12 inches apart to 21 inches to support different types of work: inward for keyboarding, outward for mousing.

Pixelated Seat:Combines the performance features of suspension seating and the comfort features of foam and fabric, a key differentiator against competing chairs. The Embody seat is comprised of four different support layers—each with its own set of material properties,and each created with a different manufacturing process, all working together, orienting themselves to your shape with a degree of fidelity so high they even accommodate pockets. These layers were designed for airflow, keeping you cool andcomfortable as you sit.

Seat Depth:The seat depth can be adjusted from 15 inches to 18 inches and controlled by the front handles on the right and left sides of the seat.

Seat Height:The translucent seat height joystick, located in center of tilt tension knob, can be angled in any direction to activate. Lift weight to raise the seat height; lower the height while seated.

Balanced Recline:Embody’s tilt technology mimics your natural pivot points, lets you “dwell” comfortably in any position, and offers a unique “kicker” that lets you extend even farther back tostretch. The tilt tension is adjusted by turning the tilt tension knob, located at center right side of chair below seat.

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Backfit Adjustment:A central spine and flexible ribs align the backrest with your spine’s natural curve, so you achieve a neutral, balanced posture.

Embody Tilt:Embody’s proprietary tilt technology keeps your back at a proper angle to the seat, allowing your body to move naturally into the most healthful seated
postures while keeping your pelvis stable.

Posturefit:Embody’s PostureFit properly supportsthe base of your spine and keepsyour pelvis tilted forward, preventingslouching and decreasing musclefatigue while you sit.

Pixelated Back:Unlike any conventional back design,the Embody Pixelated back conformsto your unique spinal curvature,providing targeted support. More alongthe spine where you need it, and lessalong the edges to encourage healthy upper body movement.

Casters

  • Casters for Carpet: Designed for use on low- to medium-pile carpet, such as commercial or Berber, this 2.5-inch diameter caster has wheels of durable black nylon.
  • Casters for Hard Floor or Carpet: A versatile caster that can be used on hard surfaces such as wood, ceramic tile, vinyl tile, or carpeted floors, it is 2.5 inches in diameter and is made of durable black nylon with a soft polyurethane tread. The Soft tread gives the chair better traction and reduces noise on hard surfaces.

PRODUCT DESIGN STORY

The result of decades of painstaking design research
What if a chair could do more than just minimize the negative effects of sitting? That was the radical idea that Jeff Weber and the late Bill Stumpf had in their design studio. Could they design a chair that actually had positive effects on the body? “You can’t design without empathy,” said Weber, who also designed our Caper chair. “Since design has become more technology based, we’ve had to sit in our chairs in front of computers for longer periods, just like everyone else. We identify with the problems people have as a result of sitting.”

Could we build a health-positive chair?
Bill Stumpf, who designed our Aeron, Equa, and Ergon work chairs and worked for Herman Miller for more than three decades, brought the idea to us. Could such a chair be designed and made? Early on, we discussed the idea with the experts, testing three hypotheses: Work chairs can be health-positive or therapeutic, not merely health-neutral.
Dynamic surface pressure on a chair and back will provide more comfort, liveliness, and health-positive benefits than nondynamic surface pressure. Work chairs can let us achieve postural equilibrium (the upright balance point when our eyes are vertically aligned with our hips) naturally, no matter what our spinal curvature.

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Testing and research
Expert input on these hypotheses fueled Weber and Stumpf’s early thinking about the chair and formed the basis of experiments designed to establish whether such a chair was possible. But Bill passed away in 2006. Weber carried on. As Embody’s designer, it was he who gave the chair its function and form, building on Bill Stumpf’s inspiration.

Creating a healthy connection
Prototypes followed, with experts sitting in them and offering appraisals of what was good and what wasn’t. Researchers conducted laboratory experiments involving kinematics, preferred postures, pressure distribution, seated tasks, and metabolics. These guided the development of Embody and confirmed the benefits it offers.

DESIGNERS

Bill Stumpf

Bill Stumpf once said, “I work best when I’m pushed to the edge. When I’m at the point where my pride is subdued, where I’m innocent again. Herman Miller knows how to push me that way, mainly because the company still believes—years after D.J. De Pree first told me—that good design isn’t just good business, it’s a moral obligation. Now that's pressure.”

Stumpf’s association with Herman Miller began in 1970 when he joined the staff of the Herman Miller Research Corporation. After establishing his own firm in 1972, Stumpf created the Ergon chair, the first ergonomic work chair. Later, in collaboration with Don Chadwick, he produced the groundbreaking Equa and iconic Aeron chairs. He also was principal designer for the Ethospace system.

“I enjoy myself, and I do it through design,” Stumpf declared in an interview a few years ago. “I love beauty, and I love the availability of beautiful things and useful things immediately around me.”

When he looked around, though, too often he saw design that “denies the human spirit,” architecture that acknowledged money and not people, offices that were “hermetically sealed in artificial space.” He constantly battled against such designed indignity—a battle that began in the 1960s at the University of Wisconsin.

“Everything goes back to those days at the University of Wisconsin,” he said recently, referring to the postgraduate years he spent studying and teaching at the university’s Environmental Design Center. “Everything was about freeing up the body, designing away constraints.”

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It was there where Stumpf, working with specialists in orthopedic and vascular medicine, conducted extensive research into ways people sit—and the ways they should sit. In 1974, Herman Miller commissioned him to apply his research to office seating. Two years later, the Ergon chair was introduced.

During his lifetime, Stumpf—a key figure in Herman Miller’s transformation into a research-based, problem-solving innovator—received numerous awards for this work. He was named the winner of the 2006 National Design Award in Product Design, an award presented posthumously by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Stumpf died in 2006.

Jeff Webber

As a kid, Jeff Weber was fascinated by the way things worked. “I was always tinkering—either building things or tearing them apart,” he says. Watching his mechanical talents develop, his grandfather suggested that he consider becoming an industrial designer. Once he learned more, “I never really thought about doing anything else,” recalls Weber.

Today he uses his considerable talents to improve the human condition by designing products that enhance people’s lives—at home and at work. “There should always be a human benefit associated with whatever it is we’re designing,” he explains. “It’s all about the experience, stimulating a person’s senses in a positive or beneficial way.”

While Weber’s work includes a wide spectrum of products, he became interested in furniture design when he teamed up with Bill Stumpf, who worked with Herman Miller for 30 years. “Bill’s design spirit will inspire all my future work,” says Weber. One example is Stumpf’s “uni-part” theory. “It says that all components of any given object must have a functional purpose as well as an aesthetic one,”says Weber. “It’s a fundamental principle we employ every day.”

In the studio, that philosophy means the design of an object, a building, or a service “is the connective tissue between people and the world. The quality of that design really dictates the quality of the user’s experience and thus defines our existence.”

With an emphasis on results, an integral and important aspect in his design process is research. When designing Herman Miller’s Embody chair, for example, Weber and the Herman Miller team spent nearly two years talking with experts in various fields of medicine, from specialists in upper-extremity conditions to optometrists and neurologists. It was all in an effort to gain a real understanding of what it takes “to support a body in space in a healthful way and enable motion at the same time,” he says.

“The human body is a constant source of inspiration for me,” he continues. “Workplace demands and responsibilities may change, but the human element remains relatively the same. My challenge is always, ‘How can I produce something that will actually improve that condition?’ Comfort and health are like love and peace: can we ever have enough?” he ponders.

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Weber says the most satisfying part of his work is watching someone enjoying the final outcome of his efforts. “Seeing someone sitting in a chair and appreciating the logic and rationale behind it is very gratifying.”

He says he’s finding this stage of his career to be especially energizing. “I’ve always believed that good design is a blend of art and science,” he says. “To use that combination in ways that positively impact how people live and work is really exciting to me.”

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BRAND STORY

Herman Miller® is a pioneer in the furniture industry, an innovator whose human-centered, problem-solving approach to design has introduced new ways of living and working for over 100 years. Environmentally-friendly design, lean manufacturing, ergonomics, the open office, even American modernism itself: Herman Miller and our designers have had a hand in shaping it all. In the spirit of our founder, D.J. De Pree, who established a willingness to abandon ourselves creatively to the influence of others, we’ve partnered with the world’s leading designers for generations—from midcentury icons George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames, and Alexander Girard to Michael Anastassiades, Scholten & Baijings, Yves Béhar, and more of today’s leading design minds. Our work with them continues to explore design as a method of change, and the enriching value authenticity brings to our lives. Together, we’re shaping the new kinds of spaces where people will live and work for years to come.

Dimensions & Measurements

  • Overall Width: 29.5”
  • Back Height: 42” to 45”
  • Seat Width: 21.25”
  • Seat Height: 16” to 20.5”
  • Seat Depth: 15” to 18”

Shipping Information

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  • Packaging Dimensions:40.5” x 28” x 28.5”
  • Package Weight:63 lbs
  • Light Assembly Required:Yes. Seat back needs to be attached to base.

Specifications

Box size is 27" x 28" x 25" and the chair does come partially disassembled. You will need to assemble the back portion of the chair.

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FAQs

Is embody better than Aeron? ›

Armrest Comfort

The Embody was in the top 10 on our list with a score of 74/100 while the Aeron is currently in the top three with a score of 79/100. The arms have much different designs. The Aeron's arms are attached to the back of the chair. As you recline back in the chair, the arms come with you.

Is an embody worth it? ›

Similar to the Aeron, the Embody has one of the smoothest recline functions on the market. It's great for users that like to rock back and forth in your chair consistently or kick back and relax in your chair in general. Overall, this is one of the most comfortable recline functions that we've tested.

Are embody chairs good? ›

Our Verdict. The Herman Miller Embody scores exceptionally well in our tests and is a premium office chair. It's incredibly comfortable and you can easily sit in it for a full day. It boasts an excellent set of adjustable features, which allows it the capability to be customizable for many.

Why does the embody not have a headrest? ›

👋 The Embody Gaming Chair's ergonomic design is advanced enough that you don't need a headrest! You don't need a headrest when you're standing, and the chair's features cause your body to mimic that same posture.

How do you sit in an embody? ›

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Is embody mesh? ›

In spite of its compact design, the Embody does feature a wide seat without any outer extrusions to keep you bolted in. An important abstention for all-day comfort, I assure you. The seat is made up of a couple sprung meshes supporting a matte and foam cushion design covered in, what Herman Miller calls, Sync Fabric.

How long will an Embody chair last? ›

“The Embody is designed to last up to 12 years, with 24-hour usage during that time,” Campbell said. “We're not in the warranty business, so this isn't a marketing claim. We want to ensure that our chairs actually last that long.

How long does an embody last? ›

An Embody Chair comes with a 12 year warranty period with 24-hour coverage. Ergonomically built, these chairs provide multiple adjustment options, accommodate all body types, and their build and quality stand the test of time.

Does embody have lumbar support? ›

One thing that did surprise me with the Embody is that it did not have any lumbar adjustment. It has a natural curve and the back angle adjustment helps to make the lumbar support a bit more or less pronounced. It would be nice if there was some independent lumbar adjustment with such a high-end ergonomic chair.

Does the embody recline? ›

The innovative backrest is attached to a standard “smooth” synchro-tilt mechanism. This forces you to sit in what is essentially one position – you can recline a bit if you exert your back and thigh muscles, but the resistance rises quickly and you won't be able to hold the position for any significant length of time.

Is the Embody chair breathable? ›

Breathable seat with four support layers. Pneumatic seat lift and adjustable armrests. Models with a graphite frame have a black back, and all others have a translucent back.

Is Embody chair good for gaming? ›

Enhanced specifically for gamers' needs, the Embody Gaming Chair is engineered to encourage movement, support a range of postures (from active and upright to reclined and relaxed), eliminate pressure buildup, and even keep you cool with an extra layer of copper-infused foam.

When did Herman Miller Embody come out? ›

Herman Miller started with the base of Embody, a high-backed task chair the company released in 2008 to conform with the natural bend in your spine.

Should your office chair have neck support? ›

Reduces Pain

Office chairs with a headrest also help to protect you from neck, shoulder, and back pain which are some of the most common problems associated with using an office chair for a long period of time. Some of the best brands of chairs come with neck and back support so you can stay comfortable as you work.

Does the Embody come assembled? ›

The Embody Gaming Chair arrives fully assembled and ready to use. Inside the well-designed, very large box, you'll find the chair, a single empty box used as packing support, and several layers of plastic wrapping.

How do I make myself embody comfortable? ›

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Does embody have forward tilt? ›

Those adjust up and down, and also side-to-side. Unlike other chairs, they don't angle forward or backward. The Embody armrests are height and width adjustable.

How do you lift an Embody chair? ›

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Can you sit cross legged on Embody chair? ›

Also, YOU CAN SIT CROSS-LEGGED in the Embody, and it's very comfortable with the back supporting you in different strange positions.

What chair does shroud use? ›

So what gaming chair does Shroud use? The answer is – Logitech Herman Miller Embody. To clear things out from the start, the Logitech Embody model that Shroud is using is different from the standard Embody.

Are Aeron chairs worth it? ›

Aeron Chair Build Quality

You truly are getting one of the best built chairs on the market when you buy the Herman Miller Aeron. We've tested over 50 different office chairs and the Aeron has received the highest build quality score of any chair. Made in the USA, every component on this chair is very high-end.

How do I clean my Logitech embody? ›

BASE, FRAME, AND ARMS: Wash surface with a cloth soaked in mild detergent and warm water. Rise thoroughly and dry with a so cloth. Do not use solvents or abrasive kitchen cleaners. With regular care and maintenance, your Herman Miller Embody Chair will provide many years of superior performance and satisfaction.

Is the SAYL chair worth it? ›

The Sayl is one of Herman Miller's best-known office chairs and, particularly compared to the brand's other models, it's rather affordable. It's a strikingly comfortable and supportive chair, and if you're after something mid-range that won't break the bank, it's a fantastic option.

How big is Herman Miller Embody box? ›

Specifications. Box size is 27" x 28" x 25" and the chair does come partially disassembled.

What does Herman Miller do with returns? ›

Upon return, your item will be inspected, and exchanges, credits, or refunds will be issued for the purchase price.

Who makes Herman Miller chairs? ›

MillerKnoll
TypePublic
PredecessorStar Furniture Co. Michigan Star Furniture Co. Herman Miller Furniture Company
Founded1905 (as Star Furniture Co.)
FounderD. J. De Pree
HeadquartersZeeland, Michigan , U.S.
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How heavy is the Aeron chair? ›

Specifications
Chair SizeSmall (A)Medium (B)
Base Dimensions27”W27”W
Chair Weight40 lbs.41 lbs.
Shipping Box Dimensions41″ x 28″ x 27″41″ x 28″ x 27″
Shipping Box Weight45 lbs.46 lbs.
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What is the Embody chair made of? ›

The Embody chair's components are comprised of steel, plastic, aluminum, textile, foam, and other materials. The Embody chair is up to 95 percent recyclable at the end of its useful life. Embody is comprised of 42% recycled materials.

What is the difference between Aeron B and C? ›

The Herman Miller Aeron chair comes in 3 different sizes. Size A, size B, and size C. Size A is the smallest of the bunch, size B is the standard size chair, and the size C is the plus size model. Which size is right for you?

How does the Embody chair work? ›

Herman Miller Embody Office Chair: Is It Worth It? - YouTube

How much weight can a Herman Miller chair hold? ›

New Aeron B-, and C-size chairs are tested and warranted for use by persons 350 pounds and under. A-size chairs are tested and warranted for use by persons 300 pounds and under.

Who designed the Embody chair? ›

Making of the Embody Chair

Designer Jeff Weber tells you how the Embody chair came to be.

Is a headrest necessary for an office chair? ›

A headrest isn't essential for everyone when buying an office chair, but it does have some benefits. The main reason to use a headrest on a chair is to help neck pain and allows the user to sit in a reclined position.

How important is head rest in office chair? ›

Ergonomically designed office chairs with headrests stop you from hunching forwards. Instead, your head has something to comfortably lean on, preventing your body from falling forward. Over time, your body will adjust to staying upwards, rather than hunching and putting pressure on your back.

Are head rests necessary? ›

A properly adjusted headrest can minimize muscle sore from driving. Not only that; it also has safety benefits. This is because the headrest, or head restraint, is in fact vital to protecting our neck in an unfortunate situation of a traffic accident.

Do Aeron chairs come assembled? ›

The assembly process of the Aeron chair is a pretty quick and easy one. Every Aeron chair we sell ships mostly assembled, with the gas cylinder and casters already installed. All you have to do is attach the back of the chair with the 4 screws provided, and then install the PostureFit Lumbar.

Do Herman Millers come assembled? ›

Most of our products ship fully assembled, but some products require minimal assembly. Listed below are the assembly instructions for our products that require assembly. If you would like us to walk you through assembling your product, please give us a call at 888 798 0202.

How do you pack a Herman Miller chair? ›

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Are Aeron chairs worth it? ›

Aeron Chair Build Quality

You truly are getting one of the best built chairs on the market when you buy the Herman Miller Aeron. We've tested over 50 different office chairs and the Aeron has received the highest build quality score of any chair. Made in the USA, every component on this chair is very high-end.

Is Herman Miller Embody breathable? ›

Breathable seat with four support layers. Pneumatic seat lift and adjustable armrests.

Does the Embody chair have forward tilt? ›

In the upright position, the seat is tilted forward rather than flat, which is an unusual design.

Does the embody recline? ›

Herman Miller Embody Ergonomic Chair Review - YouTube

Why is Aeron chair so popular? ›

With its pioneering mesh support, ingenious tilt mechanism, and conspicuously engineered design, the "dotcom throne" has survived and thrived.

How long does an Aeron chair last? ›

A good office chair should be considered a long-term investment — like a home appliance or a car. Aeron is guaranteed to last 12-years but often people keep them much longer.

Is the SAYL chair worth it? ›

The Sayl is one of Herman Miller's best-known office chairs and, particularly compared to the brand's other models, it's rather affordable. It's a strikingly comfortable and supportive chair, and if you're after something mid-range that won't break the bank, it's a fantastic option.

What is a good price for a Herman Miller Embody? ›

The Embody was among the 40+ chairs we brought in to compile our best office chair list for 2022.
...
2022 Starting Price – $1,745.00 (Buy on Herman Miller)
OptionUpcharge
White/Graphite finish$145.00
Hard floor casters$50.00
Translucent casters$80.00
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Is Embody chair good for gaming? ›

Enhanced specifically for gamers' needs, the Embody Gaming Chair is engineered to encourage movement, support a range of postures (from active and upright to reclined and relaxed), eliminate pressure buildup, and even keep you cool with an extra layer of copper-infused foam.

How do I clean my Logitech embody? ›

BASE, FRAME, AND ARMS: Wash surface with a cloth soaked in mild detergent and warm water. Rise thoroughly and dry with a so cloth. Do not use solvents or abrasive kitchen cleaners. With regular care and maintenance, your Herman Miller Embody Chair will provide many years of superior performance and satisfaction.

How do I make myself embody comfortable? ›

How To Ergonomically Set Up Herman Miller Embody (Logitech G ...

How do you lift an Embody chair? ›

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How do you lock an Embody chair? ›

Lift your thigh weight from the front of the seat. Gently lift up the front handles on the right and left sides of the seat to disengage the locking seat depth adjustment. Slide seat forward or back into proper depth for use; then release downward to lock the seat.

When did Herman Miller Embody chair come out? ›

Herman Miller started with the base of Embody, a high-backed task chair the company released in 2008 to conform with the natural bend in your spine.

What does Herman Miller do with returns? ›

Upon return, your item will be inspected, and exchanges, credits, or refunds will be issued for the purchase price.

Who makes Herman Miller chairs? ›

MillerKnoll
TypePublic
PredecessorStar Furniture Co. Michigan Star Furniture Co. Herman Miller Furniture Company
Founded1905 (as Star Furniture Co.)
FounderD. J. De Pree
HeadquartersZeeland, Michigan , U.S.
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