If you're going to sit at a desk for hours on end reading the CraigShipp.com Blog you might as well be as comfortable as possible!
The result of six years of design tweaking and reportedly millions in development costs, the Embody (photo right) is due in 2009. This follow up to the Aeron (photo below right) which has earned a reported $1.5 billion in profits for Herman Miller promises to be even more comfortable if that's possible. Improvements include a new system of elastic bands that offer universal suspension, a second layer of plastic coils for additional support, and a third layer of plastic hexagons that can move independently. A mesh-fabric cover allows for air circulation, keeping the sitter cool, while seven controls adjust things like lumbar support and seat depth.
If you’re wondering about all that plastic, the chair as a whole is apparently made from 96-percent recycled materials. It’s also constructed from, or with, nothing that could pose a health or environmental risk; the same is true during customer use and final disposal.
The Herman-Miller Embody will be available to order in 2009, with a choice of 13 fabrics and three finishes. It’ll be priced at $1,595.
If you can't wait for the Embody Chair due in 2009 there's always the Herman Miller Aeron chair. Combining sleek elegance and ergonomic support, the Herman Miller designed Aeron represents the pinnacle of luxury technology. The innovative design makes the Aeron chair ideal for the office, home. Strong Pellicle suspension distributes your weight evenly over the back and seat while forming to your body.
The unique ergonomics of the Aeron relieves pressure on your back, legs, and torso. With a specially designed lumbar support, Aeron is the leader in design and comfort. Your body is ever-changing and adapting to its environment, so should your chair. (unboxing photos on flickr)
FULLY Loaded Model Aeron Chair includes:
- Fully adjustable arm rests
- Carbon color with graphite frame
- Tension control
- Height adjustment
- Lumbar support
- Forward and rear tilt locks