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Sayl Task Chair

by Yves Behar, from Herman Miller ®

sayl task chair

sayl task chair

Design Yves Behar, 2010
Die-cast aluminum, fabric
Made by Herman Miller®

As affordable as it is inventive, SAYL proves our belief that a reasonably priced work chair can be well designed and include leading-edge ergonomics. Designing SAYL started with understanding the needs of people and designing an ergonomic work chair that incorporates everything that Herman Miller chairs are known for. By rethinking every part, they were able to create a better, smarter chair that sets a new reference point in its class for performance, ergonomics, quality, and appearance.

Sayl task chairs offer a variety of features that help enhance your seating experience. All chairs come with tilt limiter which allows adjustment of tilt tension and tilt range (4 settings), arms and casters. Optional features include seat angle adjustment of horizontal or 5° forward, seat depth adjustment from 16"-18", height only or fully adjustable arms and adjustable lumbar support.

People at their best live unframed, going behind expectations to surprise and delight us. When you settle into the frameless back of the Sayl chair, you experience unprecedented freedom of movement and beautiful support - with an extremely small environmental impact.

standard-height range:
24.5" w | 24.5" d | 38.7" max height
seat: 19.75" w | 15.5" - 20" h | ships fully assembled
warranty: 12 years

$535.00 + free threshold delivery in the continental U.S.
(usually ships in 20-30 business days)

Yves Behar

Yves Behar is a thinker. And one thing he thinks about a lot is the future. You can see it in his designs--from his reflective red-lacquered laptop for Toshiba to his elegant closed-toe Footprints for Birkenstock to his refined Aliph Jawbone Headset for cell phones. "I believe design's purpose is not only to show us the future, but to bring us the future," he states.
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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average rating: 4.5
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Great Chair
, less than a month ago.
We ordered with all the adjustments. As a result both myself and my wife can use the chair comfortably. The low seating height was a necessity for her.
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Love this chair!
, less than two months ago.
I love this chair! I purchased one with fully adjustable arms with a chrome base, java back, and mink seat - standard everything else. Wish I could have purchased one with more fun colors, but it just wouldn't work in my space. (I requested fabric samples first - I suggest you do the same because they were different in person to my eye.) I'm a smaller person and this chair is just right for me. It's made a huge (positive) difference in my WFH situation. I'd definitely buy it again and am happy with the purchase.
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fantastic custom build sayl
, less than two months ago.
the chair is as beautiful as the pictures, if not more architectural in person. we special ordered our sayl chair with Hive and built to our specs. the pricing was better than working with HM directly. it was processed and shipped in a timely manner. working with Hive is a dream.
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great office chair
, less than two months ago.
I had high expectations for this chair and they were all met. I work from home so I sit in it all week, and I feel much better than I did with my old office chair. The seat pad is firm but not hard, the back has adequate support (without the additional lumbar support option), and it looks amazing.
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A chair is a chair, but this chair is quite rare.
, more than a month ago.
It arrived fully assembled, ready to roll out of the box. In the following weeks the chair and I became quite familiar with each other. I was able to master the adjustable controls (which I can now forget all about) and the chair has become accustomed to the shape of me (or perhaps vice versa).

The mesh pushes back gently against my back, so I feel supported - yet not contorted. Negotiations between my bad posture and the chair are ongoing, but I feel like I'm slouching less every day.

I wouldn't recommend this chair for everyone though, it is made out of soft, light material - not great if there are large creatures in your home who might be entranced by the mysteries of the mesh or run into it accidentally. Still, it has a fantastic warranty, so I'm not too worried.

It has a great design and doesn't look too much like a fish out of water, at least in black.

Overall, it's a good chair. I look forward to completing many tasks while sitting upon my sayl.
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