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Setu Stool

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As the way we work and live evolves and more of us meet in a variety of spaces and places, the Setu family of options is evolving, too.

The Setu stool encourages a variety of postures, keeping sitting and standing people eye-to-eye while supporting them with the same effortless blend of style and comfort you’d expect from Setu. Like the original Setu, it fits everyone who sits in it, making it a welcome addition everywhere it goes. Available in Lyris 2 suspension or upholstered fabrics.

The typical chair design story goes like this: Start with an idea for a chair and shape it into the world around you. But, in designing Setu, Studio 7.5 in Berlin let the world around us shape the contours and performance of the Setu chair. It’s inspiration through observation.

Together with Studio 7.5, we combined our design expertise and manufacturing excellence and studied, learned, asked questions, and relearned. The way we work and live is different now. And it takes different thinking to support it. That’s how we created Setu. 

Product Story

The function and contours of Setu were shaped by the world around us. The designers of Studio 7.5 observed the ways technology has changed how we work, where we work, and how we move throughout the day.

Designed in Response to Change

We’re working more collaboratively, in a variety of settings—but spending less time in each spot. We expect to be able to work anywhere and everywhere, and we need furniture that can do the same.

Instant Comfort for Anyone, Anywhere

While technology has changed much about the nature of work, it hasn’t changed how we all like to work: in comfort. Setu chairs are designed to deliver instant comfort from the moment you sit down.

Kinematic Spine

Material innovation gives Setu chairs their unique combination of flex and strength. The Kinematic Spine uses two types of polypropylene to control resistance and support your weight as you recline. It bends and flexes with every movement, responding to the natural ways your body moves.

Lyris 2 Suspension Seat and Back

More structural element than textile, the finely tuned Lyris 2 elastomeric material creates Setu’s one-piece seat and back. The breathable, pliable woven suspension adapts to your sitting bones, providing contouring comfort as well as aeration.

Every Molecule Counts

Setu is Studio 7.5’s solution for today’s more collaborative, less formal workspaces. From the graceful curve of its ribbon arms to the durable, uncoated H-Alloy base, every part of the Setu Chair was painstakingly shaped and reshaped to ensure that each molecule falls into the right place to deliver the desired functionality.

Less and More

The result is a dematerialized design that uses less material—only 17 pounds for the multipurpose chair—to support people of all sizes, up to 300 pounds. A range of upholstery and material options means you can customize Setu to serve as a focal point or to blend into any space where you work or live.

A Full Family of Seating

The versatility of the Kinematic Spine extends the Setu concept to a full family of seating to support a variety of postures: multipurpose chairs available with casters or glides, multipurpose stools, even a lounge chair and ottoman. With the Setu Lounge Chair, you can choose your ideal reclining position without making a single adjustment.


Brand: Herman Miller

Designer: Studio 7.5


Making of Setu

Movement


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 Herman Miller - Setu Chair Brochure