Some would say spending $1,600 on a Herman Miller Embody chair is crazy, but then again, I’m a pretty crazy guy. If you’re a blogger who sits in front of a computer all day, then having a comfortable chair is a necessity, not a luxury. The Embody represents the ultimate office chair. Yes, the price is pretty outrageous, but it’s a lot cheaper than getting back surgery.
What do we do every day? We sit. We sit in the office and at home. Staring at our computer screens moving nothing but our fingers. We get stiff and tired. Because sitting is bad for you. Embody is good for you. An agile chair that keeps your body and brain limber all day. Designed specifically for people who work for hours at computers, Embody is the first work chair that benefits both mind and body.
The Embody offers a magnitude of adjustments. It takes a while, but once you get everything adjusted, it’s the most comfortable office chair in the world. The Embody’s signature feature is its seating and back support system. Instead of a flat piece of form covered with leather, the Embody seat and back are a dynamic matrix of pixels that stimulates blood and oxygen flow by reducing seated pressure. The chair back adjusts instinctively to every move you make and keeps support of your lower back constant. Embody keeps you in a neutral, balanced posture as you work, so you stay relaxed and focused.
Every Herman Miller Embody is custom made to order. Want to change the color of the seating surface and add chrome legs? They can do that. Embody chairs start at $1,199 but if you go crazy with the options, you can easily push the price to over $2,000.
Is it worth it? That’s a personal question that only you can answer. My wife sat on it and said she didn’t like it. I told her it’s because it was adjusted for me. After re-adjusting the chair for her body, she fell in love with it and I’m going to have to buy another Embody chair now. Her Embody will be in white.