Office chairs are a vital component of the work environment. They impact not just your comfort but also your health and productivity. As part of our ongoing series spotlighting remarkable office chairs, this month we turn our attention to a chair that has earned its stripes for both style and substance: the Herman Miller Sayl.

Black Herman Miller Sayl office chair

Design Excellence

The Sayl chair is an epitome of ingenuity, designed by Yves Béhar. Its design philosophy was inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge, mirroring the bridge’s suspension system. It's not just the architectural resemblance that matters; it’s the engineering concept translated into ergonomic support. The chair's Webbed back, known as the 3D Intelligent Suspension Back, is unframed, offering a balance of flexibility and support precisely where you need it.


The Herman Miller Sayl chair is synonymous with personalization. With various adjustments for seat height, tilt, and armrests, it can accommodate an array of body types and postures. A notable feature is its optional adjustable lumbar support, which can be moved up or down to align with the curve of your spine, reducing lower back strain.

Herman Miller Sayl office chairs


In today's increasingly eco-conscious market, the Sayl chair also stands out for its sustainable elements. It is made with recyclable materials and is itself 93% recyclable at the end of its useful life. Its minimalistic design also minimizes the use of raw materials without compromising on durability or comfort.


This chair doesn't restrict you to the office setting. Its aesthetic appeal and compact footprint make it equally suitable for a home office, a co-working space, or even a gaming setup. The available color options also allow it to seamlessly blend into various interior designs.

Price Point

While Herman Miller chairs are often seen as an investment, the Sayl chair is priced more affordably compared to its counterparts like the Aeron or Embody, offering a luxury experience without the luxury price tag. It is still a Herman Miller chair, so expect to pay £750-£980 depending on customisation. If you would like this chair, but without the hefty bill, check if we stock any second hand Sayls

office furniture with Herman Miller Sayl chair

Final Thoughts

The Herman Miller Sayl chair offers a comprehensive package of style, comfort, customizability, and sustainability. It's an excellent choice for those who seek an ergonomically designed chair that doesn’t compromise on aesthetics. Whether you are outfitting a new office or simply upgrading your personal workspace, the Sayl chair warrants serious consideration.

So, if you are in the market for an office chair, why not consider the Herman Miller Sayl? It might just be the chair that ticks all your boxes.