Setu Side Chair


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Setu Side Chair

Setu Side Chair

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The Setu Side Chair offers instant comfort, responding to every move you make without requiring you to touch a lever, knob, or button. The four-star base comes with adjustable glides. Available with arms or armless.
Setu Side Chair


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Packaging Dimensions:
25" x 25" x 29"
Package Weight:
23 lbs.
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User Adjustments
Total Height 36"
Seat Height 18.5"
Width 25.125"
Depth 17.25"


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Great chair  could use a couple more things:
Great quality materials. Simple, beautiful design  but I wish there was height adjustment. Especially for the price. A minimalist design should still have proper function  this chair would be perfect if it offered that height adjustment.

My desk is 29" and I'm 6'2".
December 26, 2016
Chair is Incredibly Comfortable
My law school library uses these chairs. Lets just say that although I was not fond of the incredibly high price of tuition for my three years in law school I am very grateful that they splurged for these chairs.

I spent countless hours and days sitting on these chairs and never experienced back pain or discomfort. I wish I could say that this was the case on any chair but I can most definitely tell you that that is not true. In fact, I made it a point to walk to the library just so I could study while using these chairs rather than my standard issue dorm-style desk chair at my apartment. Although the chairs were sturdy and padded (provided by my apartment buildings) they really did not compare to the Setu Side Chair.

Another reviewer mentioned that the height of the chair cannot be adjusted and that's incorrect. The only thing you can adjust with this chair is the height, there is a button on the bottom right side of the chair, which is very easy to use. I find that the chair is perfect for me and that I have no need to adjust anything other than the height on the chair.

I'm highly considering purchasing one for my "home office." Although my chair at work I'm sure is just as expensive, it has all these knobs and levers to adjust the back support and the arms and the height and I don't find that the chair is any more comfortable than the Setu... I love that the Setu chair is made out of a mesh like material, which helps it not only mold to your body shape but also provides nice air flow to keep you cool. When you sit almost all day or just get to work after getting out of public transportation in the summer it's very much appreciated not to feel like you might "stick" to your leather desk chair.

I highly recommend this chair to anyone considering it. It is a splurge, but can you really put a price on being comfortable and avoiding back pain?
May 28, 2016
A well made chair that cannot be adjusted
While I was excited about getting this chair, it was not apparent to me that there is absolutely no way to adjust the height.
April 26, 2016
Less is More
As a consultant, Ive sat on hundreds of chairs at client sites. The Setu is one of my favorite task chairs (other is the Eames Soft Pad Management Chair) in terms of design and comfort. The chairs simplicity is its best feature. The design eliminates the need for extra levers, arms, knobs, etc. I owned an Aeron Chair many years ago and could never get the right combination of adjustments for maximum comfort. There is a nice balance of support and flexibility in the back. The chair is extremely compact and light, making it perfect for smaller spaces. Quality of construction is high. The Herman Miller customer representative was knowledgeable and friendly. The chair was packaged carefully and arrived in perfect condition.
February 11, 2016

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Is it possible to purchase and add arms to an armless Setu Side Chair?
A shopper on Oct 6, 2013
Best Answer: Yes, it is possible to purchase arms for an armless Setu Side Chair. You'll need to contact the authorized dealer in your location for more details on the parts and labor.

To find the closest authorized dealer, please visit: http://www.hermanmiller.com/Store/Find-a-Location

If there is anything else we can help with, please feel free to contact Herman Miller Customer Care at 888.798.0202
does the setu side chair swivel?
A shopper on Feb 11, 2012
Best Answer: Yes, the Setu Side Chair swivels 360 degrees. If there is anything else we can help with, please give us a call at 888.798.0202.
Can I replace the fabric on a Setu chair?
A shopper on Mar 12, 2016
Best Answer: We recommend working with an Authorized Dealer to replace the fabric. To find a Dealer near you please follow this link - http://www.hermanmiller.com/where-to-buy.html

If you have any other questions, please contact 888-798-0202 or hmstore@hermanmiller.com
Setu Side Chair weight limit?

Is there a user weight limit to the Setu Side Chair with Lyris 2 fabric?
A shopper on Sep 24, 2015
Best Answer: The Setu Side Chair is tested and warranted for use by persons 300 pounds and under.

Please contact the Herman Miller Store if you have any further questions at 888-798-0202 or hmstore@hermanmiller.com.
What are the main differences between the Setu Chair and the Setu Side Chair? Do both tilt?
A shopper on Feb 27, 2014
Best Answer: The main difference between the chairs is that the Setu Chair has 5 star base with casters and the Setu Side Chair has a 4 star base with glides. The Setu Chair also has a pneumatic seat height adjustment ranging from 15.5-20 inches, while the Setu Side Chair has a fixed height of 18.5 inches.
Both Setu Chairs have an innovative Kinematic Spine that bends and flexes with every move, so there�s nothing to tilt, nothing to tweak, nothing to think about. The finely tuned elastomeric Lyris 2 fabric provides superior suspension and conforms to the body�s contours.

If you have any further questions, please contact Herman Miller Customer Care at 888.798.0202 or hmstore@hermanmiller.com.
Arm height

Does anyone happen to know the height (from the floor) of the optional arms when installed? I'd like to know whether the arms will slide underneath my desk which has 26.5" of clearance from the floor to the the underside of the desk. I don't see this information anywhere in the specs...also does this chair swivel on its base?
A shopper on Nov 12, 2013
Best Answer: The Setu Side Chair arm height from the floor is 26 1/4". The chair also swivels a full 360 degrees.

If you think 26 1/4" is cutting it too close to your desk height, consider the Setu Chair instead. It has an adjustable height instead of fixed, so the arm height from the floor ranges from 23" - 27 1/2". The chair also has the full 360 degree swivel function.

If you have additional questions, please give us a call at 888.798.0202.
How wide is the seat?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2013
Best Answer: The seat is 18.9 inches wide.
I'd like to know the weight and the dimensions of the box for two types of chair, the aeron model and the setu side chair.
A shopper on Jun 18, 2013
Best Answer: Here are the weights and the dimensions of the boxes for our Aeron Chair and our Setu Side Chair. For your convenience, this information can also be found under the "Specifications" tab of our product pages.

Aeron Chair
Packaging Dimensions:44" x 29" x 28"
Package Weight:48 lbs

Setu Side Chair
Packaging Dimensions:25" x 25" x 29"
Package Weight:23 lbs
What is the minimum and maximum seat height for the Setu Side Chair?

What is the minimum and maximum seat height for the Setu side chair?
A shopper on Aug 21, 2012
Best Answer: The Setu Side Chair has a fixed seat height of 18.5 inches. If you are looking for a seat height adjustment for Setu, you may want to consider the Setu Chair with a 5 star base:


The Setu Chair with 5-star base has a seat height adjustment range of 15.5 - 20 inches. If there is anything else we can help with, please give us a call at 888.798.0202.
can i add casters to the setu side chair?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2012
Best Answer: The Setu Side Chair is only available with glides at this time. The glides cannot be changed for casters for this chair because the base is designed to fit glides only.

If there is anything else we can help with, please give us a call at 888.798.0202.
A shopper on Nov 25, 2011
Best Answer: We now have two new base finish options available for the Setu Chair. You can now order the chair with a Graphite base and a Semi-polished Base. The new Graphite Base now gives you the option of ordering a Setu Chair with a black base:


If you have any questions, please give us a call at 888.798.0202.