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Embody Task Chair

from Herman Miller ®

embody task chair

embody task chair

Design Bill Stumpf & Jeff Webber, 2008
Die-cast aluminum, fabric
Made by Herman Miller®

"I don't dwell too much in the what is. I spend much more of my time thinking about what isn't."
- Bill Stumpf

Jeff Weber and his visionary design partner Bill Stumpf set out to create a chair that solved a problem no one else was addressing-the lack of harmony between people and their technology.

Introducing Embody™, the first chair designed to support your body and mind. Every part of the chair was designed to serve a specific, healthful purpose. Embody's Pixelated Support™ technology automatically conforms to your body's micro-movements, distributing your weight evenly. This improves blood flow, lowers resting heart rate, and eliminates discomfort and distractions. The feeling is as if you're floating in your chair.

Embody's back is inspired by the human spine. As you twist and turn in your chair, Embody moves with you. Its Backfit™ adjustment adapts to the unique curvature of your spine while you move freely and naturally. The chair's covering was made to behave like skin. Herman Miller, in collaborated with materials designer Susan Lyons, created a new textile specifically for Embody. The fabric would cushion the sitter, is breathable, translucent, and resilient.

The chair's tilt provides three zones of support, introducing a new model of kinematics that stabilizes the pelvis and supports the upper back without pressure on the thighs. Combining simple adjustments with instinctive design, Embody fits a wide assortment of body sizes, shapes, and spinal curves, in all kinds of workplaces. One size for all.

The seat depth adjusts from 15" to 18". The chair has a 5-star base and standard-height range options. Arm choices include no arms or fully adjustable arms (adjust 6" vertically and 6" horizontally). Embody is built in Michigan at Herman Miller's Greenhouse facility using 100% green energy, it uses no PVCs, is made with 42% recycled content and is 95% recyclable. Chairs with 1HA03 (medley charcoal), 1HA04 (medley cinder), 1HA15 (medley blueberry), 1HA27 (medley açaí berry), 3014 (rhythm black), 3512 (balance carbon), and 3513 (balance black) fabric and graphite frame finish, receive a back mat in graphite. For all other options, the back mat is translucent.

standard-height range:
29.5" w | 15"-18" d | 43.5" max height | seat: 21.25" w | 16" - 20.5" h
warranty: 12 years

$1,295.00 + free threshold delivery in the continental U.S.
(CURRENT LEAD-TIME ON THE EMBODY CHAIR IS APPROXIMATELY 4-6 WEEKS DUE TO HIGH DEMAND)
Herman Miller was a West Michigan businessman who helped his son-in-law, D.J. De Pree, buy the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923. De Pree had been working at the company, which opened in 1905, since he was hired in 1909 as a clerk. De Pree knew his father-in-law was a man of integrity, so he decided to rename the company after him. By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with modern furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design.

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embody task chair

average rating: 4
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Comfortable but cane damaged
, less than a week ago.
The chair has been good so far - good for back support and comfortable. However the fabric was slightly damaged upon arrival. As it took several months to get it delivered, we decided to not go through the process of returning it
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Comfortable but makes a lot of noise
, less than a month ago.
Getting used to the chair took some time but I can’t fault the chair for comfort, although a head-wrest add-on would be much appreciated. What I do have some reservations about is just how much noise the chair makes. Adjusting how you are sitting or just rolling around over small distances it makes loud creaking sounds that make it feel cheap. Also, the basic arm wrests are a bit basic in their functionality.
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Great for small people
, less than a month ago.
It take a while to get adjusted to the Embody. I've developed a bit of a neck ache in the process. You can feel it tailored for your spine. The one place if fall short are the arm rests. If you're bigger and move them out, they angle downward. Then if makes it difficult to put any weight on them as it feels like your sliding off the arm rests. You probably wouldn't have this issue if you're small. But given the cost of this thing, you'd think they'd figure that out. Honestly, not sure I'd buy it again. I might've gone with the cheaper aeron(I say as I'm typing in my $100 cheapo chair from target).
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Built like its price
, less than two months ago.
First this chair is expensive and I won't lie and say that it's like sitting in the hand of God but what I will say is that it is comfortable and you can feel that your health was taken into account during its design phase. It take a while to dial in just right but once there you can feel your posture improving and your back will thank you. The chair is sturdy with strong tolerances and little to no give in its parts.
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Worth every penny
, more than a month ago.
Build quallity and packing is impecable. I already knew it was comfy but now that I've used it for a while I am even happier. Exellent service from the Hive team!
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