Have you seen the latest Herman Miller office chair? The office furniture manufacturer couldn’t wait until NeoCon 2013 to unveil the second generation of its beloved Mirra chair. The original was released about ten years ago, but the redesign is more than a facelift for this seating option. Instead, the design team at Studio 7.5 in Germany took a new look at every aspect of the chair.
- Discerning users will notice the new ButterflyBack first. We think the outline looks more like a flower with two leaves and a stem, but we get the idea. This new back is designed to be more firm yet flexible for today’s dynamic work styles.
- The chair as a whole has lost a few pounds, (25% of its previous weight) but can still withstand up to 350 pounds, making it anything but a lightweight when it comes to support.
- The ratio of openings to support structure and the use of a new mesh fabric in the seatback creates maximum breathability.
- The controls are easier to use. There’s no need to read a manual to figure out how the thing works or even get up to make an adjustment. You can change the settings while seated to get immediate feedback on what feels right.