Embody Chair by Herman Miller

I’ve been a happy and devoted Haworth Zody user for over a year and my chair is time-tested, blogger-approved — it’s a beautiful hoss.  But my other chair, the office one, is quite hobbled and needs replacing.  So when I was walking the exhibit floor at Greenbuild, the Herman Miller Embody chair caught my eye in a big way.  Depending on the color you go for, it’s a loud chair, if not flamboyant, but that’s all part of its intrinsic ambition — and probably why Embody will be the next, must-have chair for stylish office types. 

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Embody is made from 42% recycled materials, is 95% recyclable after its lifecycle, and contains no PVCs.  It’s also Cradle-to-Cradle Silver certified and GREENGUARD certified.  Additionally, the chair is made in a facility that generates an average of ~77 pounds of landfill per month, has eliminated all hazardous waste generation, and uses 100% renewable energy. 

Embody was designed to optimize the way you work at the computer, so your ability to keep task in comfort has the potential to increase.  The back of the chair mimics a human spine — it flexes and flows to your movements to provide continual back support.  I tested one at Greenbuild and was impressed.  Just like the ads say: Sitting on an Embody chair feels like you’re floating on air. 

Read more about the chair and design story.  Retail price: $1,595.

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Image credits: Herman Miller.