March 22, 2013
The family of Setu chairs, designed for Herman Miller by Berlin-based Studio 7.5, has expanded into a full-line of seating and table options for working, meeting and relaxing. Crafted with a keen understanding that technology has changed how we work, where we work, and how we move about throughout the day, Studio 7.5 created a furniture solution that also can work anywhere, everywhere, and for any one.
The most beautiful part about Setu seating isn’t the visual decadence that transcends, but the simplicity. The instruction manual simply reads, “Sit down.” You have nothing to think about. Taking the same approach with the line of Setu tables, you are now free to carry on comfortably while working, meeting, and lounging in an effortless, enjoyable manner.
Story Behind the Design
Hear the design team’s concept for producing the Setu and the strategy behind the instant comfort, minimalist design, innovative materials, and now a family of options.
Good to Know: Innovation and Design of Setu
- Kinematic Spine bends and flexes with every move (nothing to tilt or tweak)
- Elastomeric fabric provides superior suspension and comfort while conforming to the body’s contours
- Multipurpose chair is 93 percent recyclable/45 percent recycled content
- Lounge chair and work stool are 90 percent recyclable/51 percent recycled content
- No PVS and MBDC Cradle-to-Cradle Silver, GREENGUARD, and level 2 certified
- Warranty: 12 year, 3 shift
One walk through our showroom and you’ll see the variety of ways we have used Setu, clearly making it a dynamic option for all types of workers in any space.
December 9, 2010
Herman Miller’s Chief Ergonomists, William Dowell, joined Intereum’s Sales and Design teams for an ergonomic lunch and learn earlier this week. Lured by lunch, this blogger attended. The following are some brief take-aways:
Repetitive motion injury costs have decreased by one third in the past decade. Awareness of and training on ergonomics in the workplace is attributed for this reduction. Great job to employers who are investing up front in the health of their employees!
Dual monitor arms increase productivity and are a smart way to use real estate. Here are three reasons to use monitor arms:
- Shift Work/Shared Workstations. This makes sense as focal points vary from person to person.
- As a user shifts position and posture, they will need to move their monitor arm.
- An individual’s focal point changes throughout the day – regardless of seated posture and position.
Question: What’s the recipe for healthy sitting?
Answer: A combination of sitting and standing. Studies are showing that as little as five minutes of standing per hour replenishes the sitting muscles. However, it is ideal for workhorse employees who are tied to their workstations for more than six hours to have a sit to stand workspace.
Last week, Ellen gave her audience Herman Miller Setu chairs. Another popular chair moment on Ellen.
To learn more about ergonomics, visit Herman Miller’s website. You’ll find videos, tips, tools and more!
To meet with an ergonomist, contact us at 763.417.3300 or email@example.com