Herman Miller | Embody
Designed by Bill Stumpf and Jeff Weber
More than 20 physicians and PhDs in the fields of biomechanics, vision, physical therapy and ergonomics contributed their expertise to help guide the development of this chair. As a result, Embody has set a new benchmark for pressure distribution, natural alignment and support for healthy movement in ergonomic seating.
You feel Embody’s Pixelated Support the moment you sit down – a sense that you are floating, yet perfectly balanced. Thanks to a dynamic matrix of pixels, Embody’s seat and back surfaces automatically conform to your body’s micro-movements, distributing your weight evenly as you sit. This reduces pressure and encourages movement, both of which are key to maintaining healthy circulation and focus.
Embody’s back is designed like a human’s, with a central spine and flexible ribs. The Backfit adjustment allows you to position the backrest in line with your spine’s natural curve, so you achieve a neutral, balanced posture. Once the chair is tuned to fit you, the backrest adapts to your movement, adjusting automatically to your shifting positions. Whether you lean forward or recline, support remains constant.
After years of research, design, building and testing – and then doing it all over again (and again) – the art of design and the science of seating came together perfectly to create Embody.