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Sayl Meets Unframed Art

Herman Miller is collaborating with artists and renowned fabric companies to produce a special series of Sayl chairs.

Sayl Meets Unframed Art


August 23rd, 2012

The Sayl chair by Yves Béhar received much attention when Herman Miller first presented it in 2010 and here’s why. The frameless suspension back encourages a full range of movement and an unprecedented sense of freedom; the back also keeps you cool; and last but not least, the chair generates a very minimal environmental footprint.


Two years on, Herman Miller is initiating a new series of collaborations with artists and well-known fabric companies to produce a unique line of Sayl chairs.


It’s starting most fittingly with a collaboration based on the work of the late Minnie Pwerle, a leading Australian aboriginal artist known for creating spontaneous paintings that were executed with great freedom.


Ritual is a high performance fabric derived from Pwerle’s art, and is produced by Woven Image in partnership with Dacou Aboriginal Gallery in Australia.


Pwerle’s style was characterised by bold and vibrant colour. Two main themes ran through her work. The first was free-flowing with parallel lines in a pendulous outline, depicting body painting designs used in women’s ceremonies. The second involved circular shapes, which symbolised forms of bushfood.

The Ritual fabric comes in three colours and can be applied to the Sayl chair as full upholstery or only for the seat.

For more details on the Unframed Art series, visit Herman Miller is availabe in Singapore at XTRA.

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