People at their best live unframed, going beyond expectations
to surprise and delight us. With SAYL, we 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.
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We asked designer Yves Béhar to design a highly affordable chair
that would incorporate everything Herman Miller is known for—beautiful
design, first-class ergonomics, elegant engineering, and respect
for the environment. Béhar, who calls San Francisco home, began
by looking at designs that deliver the most with the least.
And then he took a look at his city's best-known landmark: the
Golden Gate Bridge.
3D Intelligent Suspension Technology Our work with Yves Béhar achieved a breakthrough in seating
technology. Support is molded 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
We 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, we 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
High back. All three chair sizes have a high and wide contoured
back that takes weight off the lower spine.
As affordable as it is inventive, SAYL disproves the notion
that a reasonably priced chair means offhand design and minimal
ergonomics. From the beginning, our goal was to make a high-quality,
beautifully designed, comfortable chair that lived up to our
standards and was also affordable. SAYL is that chair.