Standard Embody Chair:
- Embody Chair with arms
- Black Rhythm Fabric
- Graphite Frame and Backing
- Graphite Base
Embody is good for you
You point. You click. You fixate on your computer screen. And you sit without moving for hours.Seduced. Mesmerized. Perfectly still.Your body screams, “Move!”—unless you’re seated in Embody, the first chair to promote healthful sitting by encouraging movement.
Embody lets you move more naturally so you can focus on your work and think more clearly. In an age of abundant choices, you have a right to good design. When it comes to sitting, why not choose a chair that’s good for your body and your mind?
Movement is key to good health
Almost all office work processes have become computer based, which means you’re tied to your computer for longer periods of time, often in strained postures. You become uncomfortable, which can distract your mind and reduce performance. Movement is key to good health. When you sit in the Embody chair, its instinctive back adjusts to your shifting positions and Pixelated Support helps keep your blood circulating. Its narrow backrest lets you move your arms freely, encouraging air movement into the lungs for more oxygen to feed your body and your brain.
Support through harmony
For superior comfort, Embody’s Backfit™ adjustment and seat conform to your unique shape and distribute your weight evenly. Embody has no hard, rigid frames so edges flex and forgive when you make contact. The tilt—designed especially to support the working recline posture—encourages you to move naturally, keeping your head aligned with your computer display, and your spine in a neutral posture. Embody creates harmony between you and your computer so you can focus on your work.
More ideas for you
What’s the value of an idea? In an economy where people get paid for their thoughts, keeping your brain at peak operating performance has never been more important. Embody is designed to support your body intuitively, allowing you to be undistracted, think more clearly, and be more creative. Through its health-positive benefits, Embody supports your body, which means your mind is free to come up with valuable ideas.
Form = Function
Designed by Jeff Weber and the late Bill Stumpf, Embody’s look
communicates its performance. Its human-inspired form, which mimics the spine, is driven by its health-positive features. Its textile—more like a skin than a covering—is not intended to cover up, but to enhance. The textile color palette includes beautiful, contemporary colors that pair with two frame colors and three base colors to simplify choice and appeal to global tastes.
Embody helps the world around you
The Embody chair supports Herman Miller's commitment to the environment.It is McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) Cradle-to-Cradle Silver certified and GREENGUARD® certified. Embody has 42 percent recycled content, is 95 percent recyclable, and contains no PVCs.
- Cradle-to-Cradle Silver Certified
- 42% Recycled Content
- 95% Recyclable
- No PVCs
- Max Width: 29 1/2 inches
- Max Height: 43 1/2 inches
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. Since then, Herman Miller has collaborated with some of the most outstanding designers in the world, including Alexander Girard, Isamu Noguchi, Bill Stumpf, Don Chadwick, Studio 7.5, Yves Béhar, Doug Ball, and many talented others.
Today, in addition to their classic pieces and new designs for the home, Herman Miller is a recognized innovator in contemporary interior furnishings for the home or office workspace. Headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, Herman Miller has manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Italy, and the United Kingdom and sales offices, dealers, licensees, and customers in over 100 countries. All of them work to design and build a better world around you.
While we might know them in a home furnishings sense, Herman Miller is also an innovator in health care environment solutions and other related technologies and services. Winning multiple awards in categories of design, environment and manufacturing, Herman Miller was named one of Fast Company magazine's "Most Innovative Companies" and was among FORTUNE magazine's "Best Companies to Work For" in 2010. Headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, Herman Miller manufacturers in the US, Italy, China and the United Kingdom. They are present in over 100 countries through licensed dealers, sales offices and customer homes.
Herman Miller values and celebrates design of the past and strives to redefine the future. Working with outstanding designers, innovative environmental policies, and standing behind their products makes them a leader in their industry and well on their way to bettering our world through good design. www.hermanmiller.com
Herman Miller Embody® Chair Standard Designed by:
- Bill Stumpf
- Jeff Weber
US, 1936 - 2006
"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." - Bill Stumpf
William Eugene "Bill" Stumpf was a designer for Herman Miller who helped design the Aeron (with Don Chadwick) and Embody chairs (with Jeff Weber). It was at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where Stumpf, working with specialists in orthopedic and vascular medicine, conducted extensive research into ergonomics, specifically in the way people sit.
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.
During his lifetime, Stumpf—a key figure in Herman Miller's transformation into a research-based, problem-solving innovator—received numerous awards for his 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.
"I've always believed that good design is a blend of art and science, to use that combination in ways that positively impact how people live and work is really exciting to me." - Jeff Weber
Since Jeff Weber was a young boy, he has always been facinated with the way things worked, and has never thought about doing anything else other than becoming an industrial designer. Today he uses his considerable talents to improve the human condition by designing products that enhance people's lives—at home and at work.
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. 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.
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."