|Herman Miller Embody Chair Review|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Accessories|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Wednesday, 14 July 2010|
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Herman Miller Embody Options
Herman Miller Embody chair cloth textiles utilize spacer-and-knit constructions used in athletic footwear and geo-textiles. These materials are meant to enhance Embody, not simply cover up the chair. Contemporary colors paired with either of two frame colors and three base colors help to simplify choice and appeal to universal tastes.
Herman Miller offers the Embody chair in one of two different material styles: Rhythm (standard) or Balance (premium). Herman Miller Rhythm material is 100% polyester, and is familiar to other product lines. Balance is 100% polyester knit, created especially for the Embody Chair. Loft, or thickness, gives it a cushy feel. Air and light pass through it more easily, providing maximum cushion and breathability. As a note, Balance White material is not covered by warranty against discoloration. The Embody chair is available in one of fifteen standard material colors:
Herman Miller Embody Rhythm Standard Material
For an added premium (usually $200 more), the following thirteen Embody material colors are also available:
Herman Miller Embody Balance Premium Material
The Herman Miller Embody chair can be custom-configured with either black 'Graphite' or white plastic upper frame. Light colored materials receive an opaque plastic 'Pixel matrix' backing (illustrated below) and dark materials use a black plastic backing, regardless of frame color selection.
For an additional fee (usually $100), fully-adjustable arm supports are available in a matching upper frame color. Most people rest their arms on the desktop surface, which makes this upgrade unnecessary.
Embody Chair with Graphite Frame and Base
After the upper chair has been configured, the lower portion is customized to feed individual needs. Herman Miller offers the Embody chair with three different trim and base options: solid polished Aluminum (silver color), Titanium (light grey color), or Graphite (black color). All Embody chairs utilize a polished cast-aluminum seat frame. The Graphite base unit is available as an option whenever the upper portion is also configured with Graphite. While the Aluminum and Titanium base units are metal, the Graphite base is plastic. Some outlets charge an additional $200 for the polished aluminum base, while many offer it for free.
Embody Chair with Polished Aluminum Base and Translucent Casters
Embody can be configured with four different roller caster options: carpet casters, carpet or hard floor casters, carpet or hard floor braking casters (immobile chair when unseated), and premium translucent casters. Not all outlets offer the translucent caster option, while some offer it for free and others charge a $50 premium.