Herman Miller launched the new Setu Chair at Neocon 2009 in Chicago this June and ever since the reviews have been pouring in. An innovative new design by Berlin’s Studio 7.5, with a kinetic spine Setu is a chair that flexes with your every move. It is also a streamlined chair that fits you upon sitting down with nothing to adjust or tweak.
The online design magazine Core77 took an in-depth look at the Setu Chair and wrote a review on their site, calling it the chair today’s worker is most likely to find themselves in. They spent a three month period using the chair throughout the offices at their magazine. The people at Core77 were impressed with how lightweight the chair is, how comfortable the fabric seat is, and the perfectly placed lumbar support.
‘ The Setu provides an economically feasible way to stock an entire office with comfortable, cutting-edge-design chairs without the sticker shock. The Setu will also make sense for consumers looking to furnish the home office on a budget.
However, what we’re really hoping is that the Setu catches on not just in offices, but in the aforementioned public spaces where we often find ourselves working these days. Studio 7.5 has put roughly five years of work into this chair, and it would be nice to see it pay dividends in years of comfortable sitting for the masses, both inside offices and out. ‘