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Setu Chair

Designers: Studio 7.5
The Setu Chair is a sophisticated office chair with an innovative Kinematic Spine that bends and flexes with your every move. The instruction manual says it all:  “Sit down.” No tweaking required.  The Lyris 2 fabric works with the chair spine to distribute your weight evenly and conform to your contours, for maximum support and ease of movement.  It also allows for air circulation to keep you cool.  It’s complexity made simple.

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Replacing Mechanisms With Mathematics

There's a height adjustment. That's it. How refreshing! Setu is such a sophisticated task chair that its movement and conformation to your body are controlled simply by your weight when you sit down.

This innovation is made possible by the simple complexity of the chair's Kinematic Spine™, designed to combine strength and a flexibility that bends and moves automatically with your every move. And by the elastomeric fabric that provides superior suspension and conforms to your contours. Simplicity created by geometry: Mathematics replaces mechanisms.

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"It's part of our job to only design products that don't use up too much material or too much energy."

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  • The Not-so-secret Secret: Polypropylene

    The Not-so-secret Secret: Polypropylene

    After testing dozens of materials, we found that the smartest solution was also the simplest—the same material used to make toothbrushes and garbage cans. It's the unique combination of two different polypropylenes—one for the spine, another for the spokes—that helps create the perfect combination of strength and flex in a lightweight and durable form.

  • Cool and Supple

    Cool and Supple

    Lyris 2 suspension material is an advance in support. Air flow keeps you cool. The material’s double interlocking weave construction adds strength and durability for a firm sit and a distinctive sheen. Working in concert with the spine, Lyris 2 distributes your weight evenly and conforms to your contours. It’s another example of elegance in the name of performance.

  • Less Is…Less Impact on the Earth

    Less Is…Less Impact on the Earth

    Setu chairs are manufactured using 100 percent green electrical energy—half from wind and half from captured landfill off-gassing. And the production produces no air or water emissions. The chair weighs only 18 pounds.

    The durable uncoated H-Alloy aluminum base is naturally anti-corrosive and requires no harmful toxins. Made with 42 percent recycled materials, Setu chairs are 93 percent recyclable.

  • Task-ready

    Task-ready

    The Setu chair has a five-star base for stability while working and casters to keep you mobile. Available with or without arms and in a wide range of colors to fit your décor.

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2009

Interior Design magazine Best of Year product award
2009

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The fabric on the Setu chair is called Lyris. Lyris can be described as a type of mesh material that was selected because of its strength, flexibility and ability to allow air to flow well through the back and seat. The Lyris fabric works together with the Setu’s spine to distribute weight evenly and conform to your body.

I’m including a link to a short video clip that shows Setu’s designers, Studio 7.5, demonstrating the chair. There are quite a few helpful views of the fabric in the video.

I would also encourage other owners of the Setu to post an answer to give more first hand accounts of how Setu feels and breathes.
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Our Lyris suspension fabric is designed for seating to bear a user's weight with the ability to recover after a user has left the chair. The material contains what is called an "elastomeric yarn," which contributes to long term comfort and support, as well as the stretch and recovery properties. It has been put through a variety of strenuous testing to ensure that the chair maintains its full support for a minimum of 12 years and does not stretch out over time. Along with the long-term durability, Lyris also provides air flow to keep you cool and works with the spine of the chair to evenly distribute your weight for comfort.
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We are not currently offering a stool version of the Setu Chair, but anything could happen in the future! In the meantime, we do offer the Aeron Chair with a stool version. You can see the Aeron Stool here:

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Setu has a height adjustment that allows you to select a seat height in the range of 15.5 - 20 inches. It does not provide specific tilt adjustments, but does allow you to comfortably tilt in the chair. The unique spine for Setu is made of a material that can also be found in toothbrushes and garbage cans. The combination of materials used for the spine and the spokes within the spine helps create strength and flexibility in a lightweight and durable form.

If you are looking for a tilt adjustment, you may also want to consider Aeron or Mirra. Both chairs allow you to order specific tilt options to give you more control over your recline.

For additional assistance, please feel free to contact Herman Miller Customer Care at 888.798.0202.
 
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The Setu Chair with 5-Star Base has an arm to floor height range of 23 to 27.5 inches. The arm to floor height will fall within that range depending on what seat height you have the chair adjusted to. Setu has a seat height adjustment range of 15.5 to 20 inches.

If there is anything else we can help you with, please feel free to contact Herman Miller Customer Care at 888.798.0202.
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Great for home office We just purchased a second Setu chair for our home office after absolutely loving our first one and getting tired of sharing it. The design is simpler than an Aeron chair: there is only one adjustment lever for height. Despite this, the chair conforms to your body and is comfortable for long stretches. You can also customize the rollers for either hardwood or carpet, a definite plus for us. April 14, 2014
Wonderful product Light and compact very comfortable and easy to sit. April 9, 2014
Worth every penny! This has to be the most comfortable office chair I've ever owned. I have had back issues my whole life so having the right chair is very important. We love this chair so much that we bought two for our home. February 3, 2014
I shopped a lot to find this nice chair. This is very nice looking for my modern home office. Visually it takes up very little space. It was extremely easy to assemble. Up and down adjustment works very well. January 13, 2014
Happy back = happy person I work from home as a medical transcriptionist and spend hours in front of the computer. It is crucial for me to have a chair that is comfortable and supports my back. This chair couldn't be more perfect. I learned about it by trying it out at a friend's house, so I knew in advance that it would work well. It's worth every penny for me to be able to maintain good ergonomics. The design is attractive, as well. January 11, 2014
I recently purchased my chair. It was super easy to put together, and seems to confirm to my positioning/seating on it I recently purchased my chair. It was super easy to put together, and seems to confirm to my positioning/seating on it August 14, 2013
Excellent product Arrived as scheduled, super easy to assemble, really comfortable. A unique sitting experience. July 29, 2013
Excellent chair in design and function. Great comfort, light weight and simple design. Small scale and good lines. May 13, 2013