As we’re hopefully nearing the end of what might have been the most sedentary period of life for some, one thing has become abundantly clear to many. A comfortable, high-quality chair is a crucial part of any work set-up, whether in an office environment or a home setting.
March 24th, 2021
The importance of performance seating has always been appreciated as part of a workplace fit-out. However, the dynamic shift towards distributed ways of working has highlighted the need for quality seating that transcends the traditional office set-up. With remote working popularising the concept of the home office, our own houses and apartments are being upgraded to feature seating solutions that can help improve both our well-being and professional performance. The result? The rapidly growing popularity of a task chair that not only reaches beyond the corporate aesthetic but also considers a wider variety of customer needs and circumstances.
With real human insight at the core of their brand and over 70 years of commitment to innovation, Herman Miller has created a collection of performance seating that seamlessly answers the need for high quality, versatile chairs for any environment.
The performance collection comprises eight different models. All are an intersection of research, science, design and ergonomics, with each one designed to cater for bespoke requirements when it comes to well-being, performance, design, sustainability and even attainability.
Aeron – one of the most coveted performance chairs globally – is, of course, a part of the collection. An instantly recognisable seating icon, Herman Miller’s signature chair accommodates a wide range of postures, activities, and body types, which is why Aeron is synonymous with iconic comfort around the world. Just as comfortable as Aeron is another task chair – Cosm. Its responsive design offers instant gratification as the chair seamlessly responds to the movements of the user, providing ultimate comfort and support throughout.
Pushing responsive design further into the area of motion, both Mirra 2 and Setu have been designed for users who are after mobility and flexibility. Mirra 2 is all about maximum movement, making this powerful performance chair the perfect choice for an agile worker continually switching between tasks and projects. Setu matches Mirra 2’s energising profile, offering dynamic flexibility in a more compact form.
If well-being is the priority, Embody is the ultimate choice. Packing the knowledge and expertise of over 30 physical health experts, this easy to adjust seat is the embodiment of wellness. And it’s been designed with longevity in mind, promising long-lasting wellness benefits for years to come.
On the other side of the spectrum sits the style icon, Sayl. With its form somewhat resembling a suspension bridge, Sayl is both about looks and support. The back design gives it a unique aesthetic whilst still offering the collection’s signature responsive support. Sayl also utilises less material and fewer parts than other chairs, demonstrating a high degree of environmental responsibility and offering a source of endless inspiration.
Echoing Sayl’s stylish quality, Verus and Lino can visually elevate any interior – but at a lower price point. Lino’s organic shape and breathable design give it a sublime yet attainable quality of comfort. Verus, on the other hand, has been created with vibrant versatility in mind. Easily adaptable, efficiently designed – and available in various material combinations, this affordable seating solution is a true chameleon of comfort.
The range offers a variety of solutions for any need, environment and aesthetic. Crafted with care and built with sustainability practices in mind, all task chairs have been designed for longevity and come with a 12-year warranty. They use recycled and recyclable materials to minimise the negative impact on the environment and provide the ultimate comfort on every level.
Head over to Herman Miller’s website to find out more about their collection and get an even better sense of which seat will suit your particular set of circumstances.
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