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12 weeks to get my Embody chairs (like I had to when ordering
from Herman Miller)... I got them in 3 days! Excellent transaction
in EVERY way! So happy! - Brian from SLC,
The ENVELOP DESK is a great
complementary product for this Chair.
You point. You click. You fixate on your computer screen.
And you sit still for hours. Mesmerized. Your body screams,
"Move!"--unless you're seated in Embody. Designed specifically
for people who sit at computers, Embody makes you feel
like you're floating. It promotes health-positive sitting,
creating harmony between you and your computer to help
you focus on your work and think more clearly. In fact,
it's the first work chair that supports your body and
an Aeron chair, free shipping, and it arrived in only 5 days
(CA->NJ)! The next cheapest company (probably 5 miles from
my house) wanted $70 to ship! Good job guys,
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requested a refund and ordered from you instead. For the
record, they took two weeks to finally process my refund.
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Embody is Good for You
Embody lets your body move and keeps you well supported, because
your mind works best when you move freely and stress is minimized
on your muscles, bones, and tissues. Blood circulates better,
heart rate goes down, more oxygen flows to the brain, and
there is no distracting discomfort or physical constraint.
That's critical in our idea economy where innovation drives
success and people get paid for their thoughts and creativity.
New tilt technology. Embody's rotation points are within the
seat and back, and the base of the back remains fixed relative
to the seat; this encourages the body to move naturally into
the most positive seated postures.
Consistent support. Whether you lean forward or recline, your
lower back support remains constant--no adjustments needed;
users of all sizes can easily assume and maintain a reclined
Working recline posture. Embody encourages this most healthful
posture for computer users; working recline reduces compression
of the spine and slows fluid loss from discs; plus, your head
stays in line with your computer display.
Narrow backrest. Your arms move unimpeded, adding comfort
and encouraging additional air movement into the lungs to
feed your brain.
Supporting You Naturally
Mimics the spine. The back is "alive," adapting to the shape
and movement of your spine; it automatically adjusts to your
shifting positions and supports you through the full range
of working postures.
Backfit adjustment. No matter what your spinal curvature,
this adjustment lets you achieve a neutral, balanced posture
and stay aligned with your computer display.
Gentle contact. Embody has no hard, rigid frames; edges flex
so there is no pressure on your legs and arms.
Conforming to You
Pixelated support. A matrix of pixels creates dynamic seat-and-back
surfaces that automatically conform to your every movement
and distribute your weight evenly.
Reduced stress. By fitting your form and reducing seated pressure,
Embody increases blood circulation, which improves the flow
of oxygen and decreases heart rate.
One chair size fits every body. Embody automatically adapts
to the wide variation in people's size, shape, posture, and
spinal curve; seat depth adjusts to different thigh lengths;
armrest motions fit the broadest ranges.
Form = Function
The look communicates performance. The chair's profile, which
mimics the spine, is driven by its health-positive features.
Visual contrast and balance. When viewed from the back, the
technology is exposed; when viewed from the front, you see
organic shapes and curves.
Textiles add warmth. More like a skin than a covering; textiles
are meant to enhance, not cover up; they have "loft" for a
cushy feel; light and air pass through; colors pair with two
frame colors and three base colors to simplify choice and
appeal to universal tastes.
Helps the World Around You
Strict standards. The Embody chair adheres to the McDonough
Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) Cradle to Cradle protocol
and supports Herman Miller's commitment to the environment.
Certifications. Embody is MBDC Cradle to Cradle Silver certified
and GREENGUARD certified; Embody can also provide credits
for LEED certification.
Recylable. Embody is 95 percent recyclable, has 42 percent
recycled content, and contains no PVCs.
The Embody story began in the design studio of Jeff Weber
and the late Bill Stumpf. They had an idea: 'What if a design
could go beyond just minimizing the negative effects of sitting?
What if we designed a chair that positively impacts your life
so you can work and live better?" Stumpf, designer or co-designer
of Herman Miller's Aeron, Equa, and Ergon work chairs, came
to Herman Miller with the idea and said, "I think I have one
more in me." Stumpf passed away in 2006. Working closely with
a cross-functional team from Herman Miller, Weber carried
on. As Embody's designer, Weber gave the chair its function
and form, building on Stumpf's inspiration. Their idea arose
out of their approach to design. "You can't design without
empathy," says Weber, who also designed Herman Miller's Caper
chair. "Since design has become more technology based, we've
had to sit in our chairs in front of computers for longer
periods of time--just like everyone else. We identify with
the problems people have as a result of sitting, and we identify
with their need to produce ideas." Throughout the development
of Embody, over 30 professionals contributed a range of expertise.
Physicians and PhDs in the fields of biomechanics, vision,
physical therapy, and ergonomics helped test hypotheses, review
prototypes, and conduct studies that helped guide the development
of the first health-positive chair.
In the earliest discussions with the experts, three hypotheses
were tested on them:
Office worker well-being and health can be health-positive
or therapeutic, not merely health-neutral.
Dynamic surface pressure on a chair and back will provide
more comfort, liveliness, and health-positive benefits than
non-dynamic surface pressure.
Work chairs can allow us to naturally achieve postural
equilibrium (the upright balance point when our eyes are
vertically aligned with our hips), no matter what our spinal
Expert input on these hypothesis fueled Weber and Stumpf's
early thinking about the chair and formed the basis of experiments
designed to establish if such a chair was possible. Prototypes
followed, with experts sitting in them and offering appraisals
of what was good and what wasn't. Researchers conducted laboratory
experiments involving kinematics, preferred postures, pressure
distribution, seated tasks, and metabolics. These guided the
development of Embody and confirmed its health-positive benefits.
View these videos to learn about the ergonomic adjustment
options available on Embody seating. Instructions shown
are for all possible adjustments; specific adjustments
vary according to chair model.