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Herman Miller ® SAYL™ Mid-Back Work Chair

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Model: Fully Adjustable Arms / Seat

Back Support: No Additional Support

Base / Y-tower Finish: Black / Black

Casters: Carpet Casters

Back Suspension Finish: Green Apple
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Armpad Finish: Black
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Seat Fabric: Crossing - Green Apple
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Herman Miller ® SAYL™ Mid-Back Work Chair

People at their best live unframed, going beyond expectations to surprise and delight us. When you settle into the frameless back of a SAYL chair, you experience unprecedented freedom of movement and beautiful support - with an extremely small environmental impact. Inspired by the principles of suspension bridges, the frameless back of the SAYL work chair encourages a full range of movement while the suspension back material keeps you cool.


  • Frameless 3D Intelligent Suspension back that allows freedom of movement
  • Upholstered seat with foam padding and passive Posturefit back support
  • Synchronous tilt provides continuous balance and lets the body recline naturally
  • 5-Star base with choice of carpet or hard floor casters
  • Chair is tested and warranted for use by persons 350 pounds and under
  • Arms can be removed in the field with no tools required
  • A support system that molds directly to your body
  • Inspired by Golden Gate - The suspension material is stretched from the Y-Tower frame just as cables are stretched from the towers of a suspension bridge
  • Varying Tension: greater in transition areas, from the thoracic to the lumbar areas and between the lumbar area and sacrum
  • ''Hinge points'' allow areas to flex and support the healthy, forward rotation of the pelvis while simultaneously giving less tension to other parts of the back to allow full range seated movement.
  • Back suspension made of Eco-Dematerialised materials and is 93% recyclable
  • Contains no PVC
  • Comprised of 10% recycled materials
  • Cradle to Cradle and GREENGUARD certified
  • Wayfair backs a 12-year manufacturer warranty if you have any problem with your SAYL chair, Herman Miller will cover the cost of fixing it
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Product Details:

  • Product Type: Task chairs
  • Style: Modern
  • Base Material: Plastic
  • Armed: Yes


  • Overall: 24.5" W x 24.5" D
  • Minimum Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 34.25"
  • Maximum Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 38.75"
  • Overall Product Weight: 38lbs

About the Designer

Yves Behar

Yves Behar  

Yves Béhar was born in 1967 in Lausanne, Switzerland to a German mother and a Turkish father.[6] He studied drawing and industrial design in both Europe and the United States. Béhar attended school in Lausanne, Switzerland and at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.[7] He holds a B.S. in Industrial Design from the Art Center College of Design, California. Yves Béhar is a designer, entrepreneur,[1] and sustainability advocate.[2] He is the founder and principal designer of Fuseproject, an award-winning industrial design and brand development firm.[3][4] He's also Chief Creative Officer of the wearable technology company Jawbone. Béhar's design work emphasizes the integration of commercial products with sustainability and social good. In 2011, the Conde Nast Innovation and Design Awards recognized him as Designer of the Year.[5] His clients have included Herman Miller, PUMA, MINI, See Better to Learn Better, General Electric, Swarovski, Samsung, Jimmyjane, and Prada.

Herman Miller ® SAYL™ Mid-Back Work Chair

Weights & Dimensions

Adjustable Seat Height

  • Minimum Seat Height: 15.5"
  • Maximum Seat Height: 20"

Additional Weights & Dimensions

  • Overall: 24.5" W x 24.5" D
  • Seat: 19.5" W
  • Minimum Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 34.25"
  • Maximum Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 38.75"
  • Chair Back Min Height: 23"
  • Overall Product Weight: 38lbs


Product Type: Task chairsStyle: Modern
Base Material: PlasticExterior Seat Material: Fabric
Back Height: Mid-backBig and Tall: Yes
Armed: YesCountry of Manufacture: United States


Product Warranty: 12 

About the Manufacturer


The SAYL™ Mid-Back Work Chair is a Modern style product. Modern style is very sleek with clean lines, and generally incorporates high gloss using whites, greys, and blacks. A focus on geometry and angular shapes is a hallmark of modern design. Glass and leather are also seen a lot with modern style. You can shop for more Modern Office Chairs in the Office Seating section of our site.

Herman Miller ® SAYL™ Mid-Back Work Chair


“Hello, what are the cleaning instructions for this chair?” asked by Calvin

"Hello Calvin, for normal cleaning, wash with a soft cloth soaked in mild detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use solvents or abrasive kitchen cleaners. For ink stains apply isopropyl alcohol to a clean, damp absorbent cloth. Start at the outside of the ink stain and work towards the center. Apply pressure but do not rub too vigorously. It is important as the cloth becomes stained, use a clean section of the dampened cloth or the stain will spread. Apply isopropyl alcohol to the cloth as needed. If ink stain persists, use acetone in place of procedure above. This procedure is not intended for normal cleaning." Erica from Wayfair


“Hi, what is the weight capacity of this chair?” asked by Cindy

"Hi Cindy, the weight capacity of this chair is 350 pounds." Levi from Wayfair

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Herman Miller - Always Worth the Investment

John Mastri from Santa Ana, CA– Verified Buyer

Four years ago I purchased two Embody chairs by Herman Miller (HM). Friends and family winced when I told them how much they were, thought as soon as they sat in them, they understood why they cost a small fortune each. That being said, our office expanded this year and we needed more chairs, and we needed them quickly. I didn't give really any thought to getting a non-HM built chair. The SAYL chair, for the money, feels amazing. Comfort and quality-wise, no issues whatsoever. The only thing I'd caution about is there are A LOT of additional options that may make customizing a bit overwhelming. If you are truly looking to save money, don't worry about the adjustable height arms or the seat angle. The lumbar support isn't a bad investment, however isn't necessary; or noticeable for people people. Also, be cautioned the fog base gets dirty fairly quickly as you naturally tend to put your feet on it while sitting. Enjoy your SAYL!

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Very comfortable chair

Lyudmila from Forest Hills, NY– Verified Buyer

The chair is is well-made, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing. It was easy to assemble, piece of cake! I bought this chair because of its modern design and the reputation of Herman Miller. In addition, it is made mostly of recyclable materials! The SAYL chair has met our expectations. I would recommend it to everyone who needs reliable ergonomic desk or computer chair.

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Sooo comfortable!

Michele from Los Angeles, CA– Verified Buyer

These were purchased for a commercial space and everyone loves them! They spend long hours sitting and the comfort of this chair is exactly what they needed.

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So Comfortable

Kristin from Austin, TX– Verified Buyer

Great product and so comfortable --- expensive, but the quality is there. I highly recommend for use in offices.

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paige from Yucaipa, CA– Verified Buyer

This chair is amazingly comfortable and has a sleek modern look. It is a great mid-size, not to big not too small. Office chairs are usually ugly and dated but not this one.

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A great chair for support, comfort, and looks

A. Mumford from North Carolina– Verified Buyer

I had an Aeron chair and loved it so thought I would like the SAYL, too. I needed a smaller scale chair of equal quality to fit into a smaller room so this one was the right one to select. It provides the support I want in a desk chair and adjusts easily for other uses. Really comfortable, too!
My only "complaint"--if you can call it that--is the adjustable arms--if you move the chair by the arms, they "click" to another height. Not a big deal because they are easy to put back in place.
I am really pleased with this chair-it was just what I wanted!

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Beautiful Ergnomic

Karisa from El Segundo, CA– Verified Buyer

Gorgeous addition to my home office- definitely adds a level of sophistication without being too-corporate looking. I got the greengreen combo and really stands out.

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Very comfy

Julia from South pasadena, CA– Verified Buyer

My husband got this chair for his office. He loves it.

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Comfortable and smart

Jessica from Long Island City– Verified Buyer

These chairs in our grey and green color combo make our space so comfortable and interesting.

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Kar from San Francisco, CA– Verified Buyer

comfortable sitting in and sleek to look at, recommended to everyone

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