Embody Chair
by Herman Miller

Embody Chair by Herman Miller

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    Embody Chair

    Take your home office to a whole new level of comfort and style with the unique Embody® chair by Herman Miller®, a chair that conforms to your body like no other! Roll Embody wherever you can take your laptop and lean back — this is the new generation of total comfort, designed for people who sit for long periods of time. Perfect for the whole-house or one-room office at home, Embody allows you to move naturally into the most healthful seated postures, distributing your weight evenly to reduce pressure and increase circulation, automatically.

    A beautiful piece of functioning art, the Embody will also accommodate your home's decor: choose from 16 color options and 3 base finishes to match almost any room. Features include:

    • Breathable Rhythm or Balance polyester material
    • Fully Adjustable
    • 5-star Aluminum, Graphite,or Titanium base

    The health-positive Embody is the first chair to support both body and mind, and promote clarity and productivity.


    An Official Herman Miller Retailer

    We're an authorized Herman Miller retailer. This means we're official. We sell new factory-direct Embody chairs complete with Herman Miller's own 12-year warranty. You can purchase confidently from Office Designs knowing you'll be receiving genuine Herman Miller product.


    12-year Warranty

    Our Embody chairs come with a 12-year Herman Miller warranty.

    This warranty is a promise that Embody lives up to the highest standards in the industry. If for some reason the chair fails to live up to this standard, Herman Miller will ship and repair it at no cost to you.

    To learn more read the Herman Miller Warranty (PDF).


    Embody Chair Features

    Herman Miller Embody Chair

    The goal for the Herman Miller Embody task chair was total ergonomic comfort — it was designed to be the world's first health-positive chair. With its revolutionary flexible spine and support system, the dynamic chair back is able to bend and lean with you like no other chair, while every area of your back is comfortably supported.

    Available in a wide range of fabrics, frames and base finishes. Options include an armless model for an even greater range of motion.

    Pixelated Support™ technology
    Inspired by the form and function of the human spine, the chair back automatically conforms to your body's micro-movements, distributing your weight evenly.

    Cool, airy fabrics
    Embody uses breathable, translucent fabrics over resilient 4-layer mesh spacer and knit constructions, the kind used in sneakers, to cushion the sitter.

    Tilt with Zoned Support
    The Embody Tilt provides three zones of support that introduce a new model of kinematics that stabilizes the pelvis and supports the upper back without pressure on the thighs. This technology supports the spine through a wide range of work postures.

    Pneumatic Lift
    The seat height adjustment uses compressed air to raise or lower the seat height.

    Adjustable Arms
    The arms are easily adjustable by 6 inches horizontally or vertically.

    Tilt Tension adjustment
    Allows the user to control the resistance felt when leaning back in the chair.

    Tilt Limiter (Optional)
    The user can control and limit the tilt range.

    4 Caster choices (Optional)
    Standard Carpet, Deep Carpet, Translucent casters, Hard Floor casters.


    Video: An Introduction to Embody


    About the Designers: Jeff Weber & Bill Stumpf

    “I don’t dwell too much in the what is. I spend much more of my time thinking about what isn’t.”
    — Bill Stumpf 1936-2006

    “We did not begin by attempting to design a chair; instead we went back to school, to get a better understanding of how people were working.” — Jeff Weber

    Herman Miller designers Jeff Weber and the late Bill Stumpf had an idea: what if a chair could be designed that went beyond merely minimizing the negative effects of sitting? What if a chair could be designed to positively impact your life so you could live and work better? Ergonomic research had demonstrated that our bodies and minds work best when they’re in motion because oxygen and blood flow more freely. What was needed was a new office chair that would build upon the ergonomic success of the Aeron and Mirra chairs, but would also literally offer support for your every movement.

    The Embody chair was designed first and foremost to move with you while maintaining ergonomic support. Weber and Stumpf theorized that rather than having to make large, sudden readjustments in your chair to relieve stress, the sitter could make more and smaller natural movements as frequently as needed, leading to an overall freedom from discomfort.

    “The exoskeletal form of Embody was inspired by the human spine, so we thought, why not make the chair’s covering behave like skin?” — Materials designer Susan Lyons

    The breakthrough design of the Embody represents the rematerialization of the work chair, offering a synthesis of the finest of foam and mesh technologies, and is a showcase for Weber and Stumpf’s overall goals of providing health-positive comfort to the users of their chairs.


    About the Manufacturer: Herman Miller

    Founded in 1923 and recognized today throughout the world as an innovator in office and residential furniture design, Herman Miller has been ranked since 1986 among the top ten in Fortune Magazine’s annual list of the 500 most admired companies. Their pioneering research into producing environmentally responsible furniture has earned them GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality certification for most of their products. Aesthetically, many of Herman Miller’s iconic designs, particularly from the 1940s and 1950s, are valuable collector’s items and on permanent display in museums such as the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Smithsonian Institution.

    In 1933, new furniture designs created by Herman Miller designer Gilbert Rohde exhibiting the smooth lines and unembellished shapes of the emerging mid-century modern furniture style were exhibited at the Chicago World’s Fair. In 1944, Rohde’s successor George Nelson designed such enduring icons as the Platform bench, and was famously responsible for teaming the company with such influential design artists as Alexander Girard, Isamu Noguchi and Charles and Ray Eames. Charles Eames, widely regarded as a genius in contemporary furniture design, produced one of Herman Miller’s most successful products in 1956, the elegant Eames Lounge chair. In 1994, Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf introduced a new office chair called Aeron (derived from the word aeration, which describes how the mesh suspension promotes comfort), which became an immediate worldwide success and earned a spot in the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) as well. Today, Herman Miller continues to attract world-famous designers like Jeff Weber, Jerome Caruso, the Studio 7.5 Design Team in Berlin, Yves Béhar, Mark Goetz and many more.

    If the purpose of design is to solve problems, and the relationship between design and business is synergistic, then Herman Miller today continues to be in the vanguard of design as a fundamental part of strategic planning.


    Video: How to Adjust Your Embody


    How to Adjust Your Embody
    Embody Adjustment Guide (PDF)

    Care & Maintenance
    How to care for your Embody chair (PDF)


    Product Dimensions

    Dimensions & Measurements

    Herman Miller Embody Chair Dimensions

    • Overall Width: 29.5”
    • Back Height: 42” to 45”
    • Seat Width: 21.25”
    • Seat Height: 16” to 20.5”
    • Seat Depth: 15” to 18”