Designed by Yves Behar, Herman Miller's Sayl Collection balances affordability with the highly prized components Herman Miller strives to uphold; excellent design and engineering while being respectful to the environment. Drawing his inspiration from the city he calls home, San Francisco, Behar looked to the Golden Gate Bridge's suspension engineering for a means to creatively redesign the typical modern office chair while encompassing the desired features. The Sayl Office Chair came to fruition through an unframed elastomer suspension backing that offered support and greater range of motion, and adjustability around the height, armrests, and seat for comfort customization. The 3D intelligent back successfully achieves balance between support and freedom as each suspension thread varies in thickness and tension in order for the spine to maintain its natural S shape; which encourages a healthy posture and helps battle fatigue. While the backrest serves its purpose to effectively support better sitting habits, it makes for a strikingly visual aesthetic as well. Unframed and primarily reinforced by a central structure, the stretch-knit backing and the Y-Tower offers softness to the overall design of the modern task chair. All the while, the Sayl office chair adheres to being ecologically sensitive by abstaining from PVC, utilizing materials that are almost entirely recyclable, and manufacturing the modern office chair on three continents so as to reduce the distance between factory and buyer.
So why was it named Sayl instead of bridge? Although Behar was inspired by the engineering of the Golden Gate Bridge, the profile of the chair resembles a sail. Replacing i with y is a nod to the innovative use for the Y-Tower support. Like a sail boat smoothly gliding below a bridge, the Herman Miller Sayl Chair brings ease of mind with comfortable seating so you can focus on what's important.