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SAYL™ from Herman Miller

Yves Béhar collaborates once again with Herman Miller to create the first fully suspension back chair.

SAYL™ from Herman Miller


October 29th, 2010

Taking inspiration from the thin elegant structure of suspension bridges, Yves Béhar’s SAYL chair for Herman Miller uses the same engineering principles in a chair that provides ergonomic support in a frameless design that has no hard edges.

The chair uses special injection moulded urethane, the chair’s trademarked 3D Intelligent Suspension back is hung from a distinctive Y-shaped structure and fixed to the undersides of the seat, pulled in varying degrees of tension which supports different areas of the back. SAYL is designed to adapt to a person’s shape and movements.

The materials used to make the SAYL chair are 21% recycled and 93% of it is recyclable. Béhar’s eco-dematerialised™ approach ensures the chair’s sustainability, setting it on target to achieve MBDC Cradle to Cradle Silver, BIFMA level 2 and GREENGUARD certifications.


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