Sayl

Designed by Yves Béhar

Good design, healthy support, and exceptional value are always attractive—and Sayl delivers all three. By using smart engineering to transform simple materials, Herman Miller were able to make Sayl attainable for more people. Fewer parts and less material also mean a smaller environmental impact. Sayl designer Yves Béhar and Herman Miller development team considered and reconsidered every part of the design— and, in the end, created a full family of seating that sets the reference point in its class for quality, performance, and design.

 

Performance

Sayl’s unframed 3D Intelligent® back lets you stretch and move, striking a healthy balance between support and freedom. The elastomer strands vary in thickness and tension to provide greater support in the transition areas along the spine and less everywhere else, to encourage a full range of seated movement. The foundational shell of the upholstered work chair mimics the 3D Intelligent suspension, providing similar dynamic support in a more traditional back. An optional lumbar support is available on both work chair models and provides adjustment over a four-inch range.

 

Design

Inspired by suspension bridges—structures that deliver the most using the least material—Yves Béhar applied the engineering principles of these amazing structures to create Sayl. The Eco-Dematerialized™ design of the work chair and stool uses less material in more inventive ways to provide ergonomic support for people up to 350 pounds (159 kg). Sayl’s unframed back and Y-Tower ® support create a striking visual aesthetic that reveals both the designer’s inspiration and intent. The stretch knit back cover provides a softer, warmer aesthetic while maintaining the beauty, support, and breathability of Sayl’s signature 3-D suspension back. A fully upholstered version is also available. Both offer an expressive palette that will complement any environment.