Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Herman Miller’s SAYL Chair Receives IDA “Product Design of the Year”
SAYL is the first chair with a 3D Intelligent™ suspension back. This full-suspension back is literally frameless, offering no hard edges. Freed from a rigid exterior frame, the back suspends and supports much like the principles of a suspension bridge. This lets the chair adapt to a person’s unique shape and movements, giving proper support all the while.
Designed by Yves Béhar, founder of fuesproject, SAYL was inspired by his observations of the way the Golden Gate Bridge, near Béhar’s San Francisco home, carries tremendous loads. The SAYL chair is also unique for Behar’s Eco-Dematerialised™ approach, using sustainable materials in inventive ways andminimizing mass wherever possible to further reduce carbon footprint. The SAYL chair has achieved MBDC Cradle to Cradle Silver, BIFMA level 2, and GREEN GUARD certifications.
Visit www.hermanmiller.com/SAYL to learn more.