People at their best live unframed, going beyond expectations to surprise and delight us. With SAYL, Herman Miller set out to design and build a chair family that gives form to that spirit.
Inspired by the principles of suspension bridges, the frameless back of the SAYL work chair encourages a full range of movement while the suspension back material keeps you cool, all with an extremely small environmental impact. It is everything a Herman Miller chair should be. At a very attainable price.
3D Intelligent Suspension Technology
Herman Miller’s work with Yves Béhar achieved a breakthrough in seating technology. Support is moulded directly into the 3D Intelligent back material. The suspension material is stretched from the Y-Tower at the back of the chair just as cables are stretched from the towers of a suspension bridge.
The tension is greater in the transition areas, from the thoracic to the lumbar areas and between the lumbar area and sacrum. “Hinge points” allow these areas to flex and support the healthy, forward rotation of the pelvis. At the same time, less tension in other parts of the back encourages a full range of seated movement.
Family of Seating
Herman Miller designed a whole family of SAYL chairs, including work and side chairs. All with the same high style and innovative engineering.
Work chairs feature a 5-star base and upholstered seat with either a suspension or upholstered back. Side chairs feature either a 4 leg or cantilever base and upholstered seat with your choice of suspension, upholstered, or plastic backs.
In creating SAYL, Herman Miller used fewer materials in inventive ways to make the chair attainable for more people. Fewer parts and less material ultimately mean less cost and a smaller carbon footprint.
As affordable as it is inventive, SAYL disproves the notion that a reasonably priced chair means offhand design and minimal ergonomics. From the beginning, Herman Miller’s goal was to make a high-quality, beautifully designed, comfortable chair that lived up to their standards and was also affordable. SAYL is that chair.