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Top 10 Office Chairs of 2015

Six out of ten of Smart Furniture's "Top 10 Office Chairs of 2015" were Herman Miller chairs: Setu, Mirra, Mirra 2, Sayl, Embody and Aeron as #1!

March 18, 2015

#1 Herman Miller Aeron Chair
98.53% Customer Satisfaction Rating

The Aeron Chair is one of the most recognizable icons in the business world. For decades it has been a symbol of success. Aeron is so popular, it has broken all the commonly held rules when it comes to analyzing a product's life cycle. It's in a class all by itself. Interestingly enough, its largest competitor may be its own secondary market - that is, companies that buy old chairs and refurbish them. Going that route may save you some money in the short run, but the Aeron was built for 12 years of warranteed use. And as many people note, its warranty and quality are very important features. Buying a used Aeron is kind of like buying a used mattress - if it doesn't gross you out, go for it. Just don't expect any warranty coverage from a secondhand shop. The top reasons people love the Aeron Chair include its comfort, support, and one of kind styling. Those who do not like the Aeron cite its lack of a headrest and the hard edges on the perimeter of the chair's seat. The Aeron is an icon for a reason. It's comfortable, it's cool looking, and it's designed very, very well. Its slight drawbacks and flaws are more than compensated for by all the great things the chair has to offer.

#3 Herman Miller Embody Chair
97.92% Customer Satisfaction Rating

The Embody Chair is the top of the line for office chairs. For comfort, ergonomic design and performance, it cannot be beat. It's expensive, yes, but it's guaranteed for 12 years. We've done a lot of testing on this chair, and while every demographic loves it, it is really designed for people who like to work with a slight (or major) recline. While you can sit in an upright posture and still feel right at home, you get the most utility out of the Embody Chair when you're working in a reclined position. Just play with the Backfit Adjustment and Tilt Limiter and find the optimal setting for you. The haters cite the Embody's price tag as the number one negative attribute. Some customers find it uncomfortable - but an overwhelming majority say just the opposite. With nearly a 98% satisfaction rating, the Embody lovers overwhelmingly cite its ergonomic support and comfort as positive attributes. Not to mention that it makes you feel like the work you are doing is important - or at least other people think your work is important because your chair is so badass.

#5 Herman Miller Sayl Chair
97.22% Cusotmer Satisfaction Rating
The Sayl Chair comes from the mind of Yves Behar, one of the coolest people on the planet. Behar is an amazing designer, and the Sayl may be his crowning achievement. Customers who love the Sayl cite its cutting-edge, dramatic design. The Sayl earns its reputation as one of the most beautiful office chairs in Herman Miller's stable. Customers who do not love the Sayl Chair cite its lack of complete ergonomic support and comfort. However, the Sayl was not designed to be a full-time task chair. Most satisfied customers use it in conference rooms, informal settings, and limited-use home offices. If you are a big person, this is not a full-time chair for you. If you want a gorgeous chair from Herman Miller that is priced to sell, the Sayl is a good bet.

#6 Herman Miller Mirra 2 Chair
96.93% Customer Satisfaction Rating
The Mirra 2 Chair represents a rethinking of one of Herman Miller's most successful office chairs. Acclaimed by Wired.com as the best of 6 task chairs in a recent test, Mirra 2 features a redesigned back and a tilt mechanism that allows you to smoothly move from one posture to another. This beautifully engineered office chair ably responds to the needs of a workplace in motion, moving smoothly from collaborative to tasking positions as you move.

#9 Herman Miller Setu Chair
95.35% Customer Satisfaction Rating
Designed as a conference room chair instead of a traditional task chair, the Setu Chair has become extremely popular for many informal office environments as well as conference rooms. It has also become a favorite for many home office workers who do not spend more than a couple of hours a day at their desks. The Setu's beautiful design is often cited as its most favorable quality. On the negative side, if you are looking for a hardcore task chair for 6+ hours a day, and/or you are a big person, you will find that the Setu is not the best fit. The back isn't tall enough to support tall users or long term support. For its utility in conference rooms, temporary spaces, and short duration home office use, the Setu is in our customers' top 10 list.

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