Jeff Weber and Bill Stumpf Embody Chairs
  • Jeff Weber and Bill Stumpf Embody Chairs
  • Jeff Weber and Bill Stumpf Embody Chairs
  • Jeff Weber and Bill Stumpf Embody Chairs
  • Jeff Weber and Bill Stumpf Embody Chairs
  • Jeff Weber and Bill Stumpf Embody Chairs
  • Jeff Weber and Bill Stumpf Embody Chairs
  • Jeff Weber and Bill Stumpf Embody Chairs
  • Jeff Weber and Bill Stumpf Embody Chairs
  • Jeff Weber and Bill Stumpf Embody Chairs
  • Jeff Weber and Bill Stumpf Embody Chairs
  • Jeff Weber and Bill Stumpf Embody Chairs
What do we do every day? We sit. We sit in the office and at home. Staring at our computer screens moving nothing but our fingers. We get stiff and tired. Because sitting is bad for you. Embody is good for you. An agile chair that keeps your body and brain limber all day. Designed specifically for people who work for hours at computers, Embody is the first work chair that benefits both mind and body.

Business today depends upon innovation, creativity, ideas. So we had an idea: Design a chair that helps you innovate, create, come up with the ideas that keep your company growing—minds and bodies in motion. Because movement promotes blood and oxygen flow, which keeps the brain more focused and functional. Embody will move you.

Medical research suggests that our sedentary behaviors, especially long hours of sitting, contribute to obesity and the negative outcomes associated with it—diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and mortality [1]. Yes, we should all exercise more, but the truth is that sitting for hours every day in front of a computer is a fact of life that won't change any time soon.

The back of the chair looks like a spine? Entirely intentional. Embody's instinctive back adapts to your movement, adjusting automatically to your shifting positions, keeping your spine aligned and healthy. Whether you lean forward or recline, your lower back support remains constant—no adjustments needed.

The narrow backrest lets your arms move unimpeded, adding comfort and encouraging additional air movement into the lungs to feed your brain.

Pixelated Support—thanks to a dynamic matrix of pixels—creates seat and back surfaces that automatically conform to your every movement and distribute your weight evenly. By fitting your form and reducing seated pressure, Embody increases blood circulation, which improves the flow of oxygen and decreases heart rate.

One chair size fits every body. Embody automatically adapts to the wide variation in the sizes, shapes, postures, and spinal curves of different people. Seat depth adjusts to different thigh lengths; armrest motions fit the broadest ranges.

The technology of the Embody chair is right there, where you can see it. Its function is part of its aesthetic. From the back, you see the technology; from the front, you see organic shapes and curves.

Textiles add warmth. More like a skin than a covering; textiles are meant to enhance, not cover up. They have "loft" for a cushy feel; and light and air pass through; keeping you cool. Colors pair with two frame colors and three base colors to simplify choice and appeal to universal tastes.

Carbon footprint? From a baby shoe. The facility in which Embody chairs are made produces about one trash can of landfill waste a month, 77 pounds. None of that waste is hazardous. The facility uses nothing but renewable energy. Made of 42% recycled content, the Embody chair contains no PVCs; at the end of its lifecycle, 95% of Embody can be recycled.

The Embody chair adheres to the McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) Cradle to Cradle protocol and supports Herman Miller's commitment to the environment. Embody is MBDC Cradle to Cradle Silver certified and GREENGUARD certified, and it can provide credits for LEED certification.

Design:
Jeff Weber
Bill Stumpf

Manufacturer:
Herman Miller