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Herman Miller® Embody® Office Chair
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Creating harmony between people and their technology
Embody recognizes that people and their computers have a strained relationship. We sit and stare at our monitors for hours, motionless, clicking stuff. This lack of movement isn't health for our bodies, or our minds.
More Innovation. Less Impact.
Of all the ideas that went into the design of the Embody chair, one of the biggest was to make the smallest possible impact on the environment. Embody is made from 42% recyclable materials and is 95% recyclable after its lifecyle.
Embody is produced in a facility that generates an average of 77 pounds of landfill per month, barely enough to fill up a rubbish bin. This same facility used 100% renewable energy, including wind, and has also eliminated all hazardous waste generation.
Embody is different. Because every body is different.
Bad Backs is only licensed to sell the Herman Miller Chair range in Vic, Tas & WA.
Jeff Weber and his visionary design partner Bill Stumpf set out to create a chair that solved a problem no one else was addressing—the lack of harmony between people and their computers.
This was the design principle used in the making of Embody. Every part of the office chair was designed to serve a very specific, healthful purpose. None of its technology is hidden, but instead, is part of its aesthetic. After years of research and design, building, testing, then doing it all over again (and again), the art of design and the science of seating perfectly came together, creating a chair—and an idea—unlike any other.
That Floating Feeling
Embody’s Pixelated Support™ technology is in both the seat and chair back. It automatically conforms to your body’s micro-movements, distributing your weight evenly. This improves blood flow, lowers resting heart rate, and eliminates discomfort and distractions. The feeling is as if you’re floating in your chair.
Inspired by Human Movement
Embody’s back is inspired by the human spine. The back is alive. As you twist and turn in your chair, Embody moves with you. Its Backfit adjustment adapts to the unique curvature of your spine, holding your head in balance to your technology while you move freely and naturally.
A Exoskeletal Design
The exoskeletal form of Embody was inspired by the human spine, so why not make the chair’s covering behave like skin? Herman Miller collaborated with materials designer Susan Lyons to create new textiles specifically for Embody. Embody uses spacer and knit constructions, the kind used in sneakers and geo-textiles. They cushion the sitter, are breathable, translucent, and resilient. Every bit of material used is purposeful. Nothing is wasted or superfluous.
Embody’s frameless, narrow back allows your arms and shoulders to move more freely. This movement helps open your lungs and encourages deeper breathing, as well as more focused thinking.
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.
In the working recline, Embody shifts your weight to the chair’s back, helping your head and eyes stay perfectly aligned with your computer display.
The support continues in Embody’s maximum tilt position, allowing reflective tasks such as talking on the phone, stretching, and most importantly, thinking.
One Size, One Body
With a gas lift rated to 136kg, it can raise the user from a low position of 43cm to a maximum height of 56cm.
Seat depth can easily be extended whilst seated, from a minimum length of 38cm to a maximum of 46cm, to accommodate users with longer legs and longer thigh lengths.
The arm rests can also be adjusted vertically as well as laterally through a range of 165mm-292mm (height) and 304mm-533mm (width).
- Seat Height - 40.6cm - 52cm (16" - 20.5")
- Seat Depth - 38cm - 45.7cm (15" - 18")
- Seat Width - 53.8cm (21.2")
- Backrest Height - 61cm (24")
- Backrest Width - 32.5cm (12.8")
- Lumbar Support Height - 21.6cm (8.5")
- Overall Height (Maximum)* - 110.5cm (43.5")
- Overall Depth* - 73.7cm (29")
- Seat Tilt Range - 94° - 120°
- Back Tilt Range - 3° - 15°
- Seat Pan Angle - 3°
- Backrest-to-Seat Angle Range - 91° - 105°
- Backfit Adjustment* - 29.7cm (11.7")
- Kicker* - 10.6° Armrest Height - 16.5cm - 29cm (6.5" - 11.5")
- Armrests, Inside Measurement 30.5cm - 53.3cm (12" - 21")
- Armrests, Outside Measurement* - 50.8cm - 74.9cm (20" - 29.5")
- Base Diameter, Outside - 70.4cm (27.7")
- Weight (pounds) - 51 (46.5 - no arms)
- Weight limit 136kgs
Colours & Availability
All Embody chairs are custom ordered and are subject to approx 12 weeks delivery time from order date. Please call us on 1800-615-666 if you have any questions or need clarification.
- Choose Balance or Rhythm fabric in numerous colours - see PDF colour chart
- Choose Frame Colour - white or graphite - see PDF colour chart
- Choose Base Colour - polished aluminum, titanium or graphite - see PDF colour chart
- Choose Casters - black or transluscent - see PDF colour chart
Designed using 42 percent recycled content and being 95 percent recyclable at the end of its useful life, Embody carries the spirit of Herman Miller's Design for the Environment criteria.
Like all Herman Miller task chairs, Embody is warranted for 12 years in 24 hour use.