About the Designer
As a kid, Jeff Weber was fascinated by the way things worked. "I was always tinkering—either building things or tearing them apart," he says. Watching his mechanical talents develop, his grandfather suggested that he consider becoming an industrial designer. Once he learned more, "I never really thought about doing anything else," recalls Weber. Today he uses his considerable talents to improve the human condition by designing products that enhance people's lives—at home and at work. "There should always be a human benefit associated with whatever it is we're designing," he explains. "It's all about the experience, stimulating a person's senses in a positive or beneficial way." While Weber's work includes a wide spectrum of products, he became interested in furniture design when he teamed up with Bill Stumpf, who worked with Herman Miller for 30 years. "Bill's design spirit will inspire all my future work," says Weber. One example is Stumpf's "uni-part" theory. "It says that all components of any given object must have a functional purpose as well as an aesthetic one," says Weber. "It's a fundamental principle we employ every day." In the studio, that philosophy means the design of an object, a building, or a service "is the connective tissue between people and the world. The quality of that design really dictates the quality of the user's experience and thus defines our existence." With an emphasis on results, an integral and important aspect in his design process is research. When designing Herman Miller's Embody chair, for example, Weber and the Herman Miller team spent nearly two years talking with experts in various fields of medicine, from specialists in upper-extremity conditions to optometrists and neurologists. It was all in an effort to gain a real understanding of what it takes "to support a body in space in a healthful way and enable motion at the same time," he says. "The human body is a constant source of inspiration for me," he continues. "Workplace demands and responsibilities may change, but the human element remains relatively the same. My challenge is always, 'How can I produce something that will actually improve that condition?' Comfort and health are like love and peace: can we ever have enough?" he ponders. Weber says the most satisfying part of his work is watching someone enjoying the final outcome of his efforts. "Seeing someone sitting in a chair and appreciating the logic and rationale behind it is very gratifying." He says he's finding this stage of his career to be especially energizing. "I've always believed that good design is a blend of art and science," he says. "To use that combination in ways that positively impact how people live and work is really exciting to me."
|Product Type: Side and guest chairs||Seating Capacity: 1|
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Terrific desk chair
nancy from Redmond, WA– Verified Buyer
This chair is light weight and scoots easily on my hardwood floor. I first saw one of these in my attorney's office. Loved it immediately. She told me the name, and I came home, searched the internet till I found it. I got the apple green one and it's delightful. I didn't want one of those heavy/clunky typical office chairs. I wanted something sleek and gracious. This one is all that and more. It's comfortable with a lumbar support. The seat is 16 inches off the floor with the front edge (where your knees go) slightly higher at around 17 inches. The arms are 26" off the floor. They offer superb support. My chiropractor says I shouldn't have chairs without arm supports and I agree. I would purchase this chair again in a flash.
LOVE THE CUSTOMIZATION
Teresa from Navarre, OH– Verified Buyer
Love the customization options of these Herman Miller chairs. There's no way you can't select the perfect color combination with all of the available options. What a bonus to receive them in the amount of time promised and THEY WERE EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE. Just what you'd expect with a Herman Miller!
E from MA– Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
I did receive and am very happy with this stacking chair. It is working out really well for me and is the size and quality that I was expecting.
Big Comfort in a molded design
Doreen from Brick, NJ– Verified Buyer
These chairs are very comfortable for a stacking design. Wheels slide nicely and the chair can be easily wiped down in case of spills.
Lynn H from Fort Wayne, IN– Verified Buyer
Were delighted with this purchase! Its a very comfortable, stylish, customizable chair thats easy on the environment. Super easy assembly.
Chris from Florence, MA– Verified Buyer
Another Herman Miller Classic in the making... well designed, well made, contemporary without the strained novelty and most importantly...very affordable. However, the Spring Green looks more like a Nuclear Winter. Looks great in virtual world of online and in swatches, not so much in real world.
Great guest chairs!
Bradley Wilson from Chicago, IL– Verified Buyer
These Herman Miller chairs are great. The options are endless and they make for the perfect guest chairs. They work in our management offices as well as our guest area. The were extremely easy to put together and are very durable.
Francisco Castellanos from Phoenix, AZ– Verified Buyer
Good quality at the right price. It was a opened-box item that looks brand new. So far no cons to report
Perfect size, nice design
Jojo from New York, NY
I live in a one bedroom nyc apartment, so as you can imagine, the amount of space that something takes up is always an issue. I was looking for a good quality desk chair that wasn't too bulky and had a nice design. This chair fit all my needs. It's also very lightweight, extremely comfortable, and rolls nicely. I definitely recommend.
Contemporary and Confortable
gwpriester from Placitas, NM
We purchased six of these chairs in 2001-2002 in yellow, blue and red. The red has faded to a dull brown and the blue is starting to oxidize. We purchased six more after being assured by Modern Furniture that this problem has been fixed.