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Herman Miller & Yves Behar Unveil New Eco SAYL Chair
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On October 8, 2010 @ 10:36 am In Design,Green Furniture,Green Materials,Innovation | 2 Comments
Behar, who is the founder of fuseproject , a San Francisco-based brand and product design firm designed and built over 70 chair prototypes  in the quest to find the perfect ergonomic office chair. He started his design process by asking, “Can the same principles that are used to suspend a bridge over water be applied to a chair?” What resulted was a place to sit that offered optimum support with a minimum amount of materials.
The back of the chair, inspired by San Francisco’s  famous suspension bridge has nautical influences and from the side it resembles a sail, hence the name – SAYL. The mesh back is designed to give proper support to your spine in all the right places. Herman Miller utilized a eco-dematerialized strategy in order to minimize the amount of materials to reduce the overall footprint of the chair. In addition to being beautiful and comfortable, the chair is made from 21% recycled content .
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URLs in this post:
 eco-friendly office chair: http://inhabitat.com/2009/10/27/bel-bel-upcycle-vintage-vespas-into-office-furniture/
 Herman Miller's: http://inhabitat.com/2008/05/27/herman-miller-environment-eco-revamp-for-design-classics/
 SAYL Chair: http://www.hermanmiller.com/Products/SAYL-Chairs
 Yves Behar: http://inhabitat.com/2010/02/19/inhabitat-interview-yves-behar-talks-greener-gadgets/
 : http://inhabitat.com/herman-miller-yves-behar-unveil-new-eco-sayl-chair/sayl_6a/?extend=1
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=171274
 fuseproject: http://www.dexigner.com/directory/detail/8503.html
 70 chair prototypes: http://www.dexigner.com/news/21539
 San Francisco’s: http://inhabitat.com../sf/
 recycled content: http://inhabitat.com../recycled-materials
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