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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 ready to assemble
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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sayl task chair

average rating: 4.5
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A chair is a chair, but this chair is quite rare.
, less than two months 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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I never write reviews
, more than a month ago.
Years ago I bought the Herman Miller Aeron chair for my office. It's great. For most of the pandemic I have been working remotely, so I decided I needed a decent desk chair.
I could not afford another Aeron, so I took the chance and got the less expensive Sayl. It's amazing. In fact, I think I may actually like it more than the Aeron. I feel supported and snug like it was built for me.
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Now that I've lived in it a bit
, more than a month ago.
This is a great chair. Attractive, comfortable, highly adjustable (assuming you've sunk in enough money to pay for some or all of the available extras).

This is also an expensive chair. It's largely plastic material composition leaves one wondering why the cost has to be so high.

One is left with the distinct feeling of having overpaid for this product, regardless of how great it looks or how well it performs.
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The sayl is an incredibly comfortable and elegant chair
, more than a month ago.
In our new work from home environment I realized I needed a high quality chair that would be attractive in my home. After a fair amount of research I focused on the sayl task chair - there were many positive reviews online which I had to rely upon given that I was not able to try the chair in advance. Hive offered the most options so that I was able to customize the color combination and adjustment capability of the chair to my specifications. It arrived within 5 weeks fully assembled in a giant well-packed box. All I had to do was roll it out. I am 5'7" and my son is 6'3" and we are both very comfortable in this chair.
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MY CLIENT LOVES THIS CHAIR
, more than a month ago.
We ordered all the bells and whistles. Super flexible chair that responds to your body. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
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