As a ‘frequent flyer’ at the Chiropractor for many years now, I was keen to test-drive chairs for the new building.
Most office chairs are instruments of torture, based on designs dating back to the Spanish Inquisition, and to be honest, some of those we were given to test fell into that category.
I’m sure there was a bright light and I briefly lost consciousness when the Sayl chair arrived and I was immediately drawn to it. The moment I sat in it, I knew I had to have one – it really is that good. And now that I know we will all have them when we move to the building, I am refusing to part with the one I was given to test!
The chair is the brain-child of Herman Miller Furniture, a progressive company that has been using some of the world’s greatest designers since 1905. In their own words: “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 also collaborated on the design of the $99 laptop for schools project, knew he would have to come up with something radical to meet the design brief. He found inspiration for the chair’s cutting-edge design by looking out the window of his San Francisco home – at the city’s best-known landmark: the Golden Gate Bridge. With it’s single Y-shaped pillar and ‘cable-mesh’ back-rest, the design references are obvious but there is a lot more to it than meets the eye. Every strand of mesh back is individually calibrated to deliver graduated support to complement the human body.
My chiropractor is not so impressed as I haven’t been back there since the day I got it – but I love it from the heart of my bottom!
SAYL chair for Herman Miller
SAYL By Yves Béhar
The guest article was written courtesy of: Thane Haarhoff.
Thane is a Continuous Improvement Coach at healthAlliance.