Item No. 643788

Setu Chair

Item No. 643788

Setu Chair


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  • Continuous and breathable seat and back.
  • One adjustment for height.
  • Simple assembly: Put the base onto the chair and sit down to lock into place.
  • 38.3" H 25" W 17.25" D
Detailed Dimensions

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Designed by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller
Setu Chair
Sit in Setu — The Setu Chair defines flexibility, moving with the user, with a clean aesthetic that suits nearly any home or office space. It’s no accident that this chair is designed for a healthy back – Setu is Sanskrit for “bridge” and borrowed from the yoga pose Setu Bandhasana, a strengthening backbend.


Uniquely contoured to your spine

The Setu Chair (2009) has a patented kinematic spine that connects the back and seat into one continuous support. Inspired by nature with its spiraling nautilus shell shape and contours, this spine conforms to yours without the need for any manual adjustments or complicated lumbar supports. Its seat and back are made with Lyris elastomer, an innovative material that distributes your weight evenly by stretching in all directions. This is the authentic Setu Chair by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A.
  • Continuous and breathable seat and back.
  • One adjustment for height.
  • Simple assembly: Put the base onto the chair and sit down to lock into place.
Eco-Friendly Description: LEVEL Certified and Indoor Advantage Certified. LEVEL® by BIFMA is an evaluation and certification system for environmentally preferable and socially responsible office furniture. The LEVEL program has three performance tiers: LEVEL 1, 2, and 3. The higher the number, the more criteria considered and met across 4 key areas: materials, environmental impact, human health, and social responsibility. Indoor Advantage Gold certification is SCS Global Services’ highest level of indoor air quality performance for furniture. The certification assures that furniture products support a healthy indoor environment by meeting strict chemical emission limits for volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Herman Miller
General Dimensions
  • 38.3" H 25" W 17.25" D
Product Weight
19 lbs
Box Dimensions
  • 40.75" H 29" W 28.75" D
Comes fully assembled
DWR honors a one (1) year warranty on all products. Brand-specific warranties may extend to longer periods.
  • Eco-friendly
Setu Chair

Setu Chair

  • Height (in): 38.3
  • Width (in): 25
  • Depth (in): 17.25
  • Weight (lbs): 19
  • Seat Height (in): 20
  • Seat Height Min (in): 15.5
  • Arm Height (in): 27.5
  • Weight Capacity (lbs): 300
  • #of Wheels: 5
  • Lyris™ 2 elastomer upholstery (67% elastomer, 33% polyester)
  • Polypropylene and aluminum frame and five-star base
  • Plastic casters

Studio 7.5

The designers of Berlin-based Studio 7.5 share an attention to the smallest of details, or what they call EMC – every molecule counts. “If you ask specifically for what terms we use,” explained partner Claudia Plikat prior to her death in 2013, “there is one German word: It’s called einfach – simple, but not too simple.” It’s the concept of being on a mission to boil things down to their essence.

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Care & Maintenance

With regular care and maintenance, your Herman Miller product will provide many years of superior performance and satisfaction. To maintain quality, please follow the cleaning procedures outlined here.

The instructions for the care and maintenance of Herman Miller products are provided to you as a service. No warranty is implied since results may vary.

Polished Aluminum

For normal cleaning, apply a pre-softened paste wax to polished aluminum components following the manufacturer's instructions. In humid atmospheres near salt water, apply the wax once a month. In other areas, apply wax every three months to maintain the appearance of the aluminum.

H-Alloy Base

For normal cleaning, wash surface with a soft cloth soaked in mild detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use solvents or abrasive kitchen cleaners.


For normal cleaning, wash plastic surfaces with a soft cloth soaked in mild detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use solvents or abrasive kitchen cleaners.

Lyris 2 Suspension Material

For normal cleaning, vacuum material as needed using an upholstery attachment. Vacuuming picks up dust and reduces the need for professional cleaning. Do not brush fabric or use a vacuum attachment with a rotary brush. Brushing may permanently damage the nap or change the character of the fabric.

To spot-clean fabric, immediately soak up the stain with a soft absorbent cloth. Do not dry the stain completely or it may set. The longer a stain is allowed to remain on a fabric, the more difficult it is to remove.

For water-based stains such as coffee, soft drinks, fruit juices, or milk use a water-based cleaner (specifically made for cleaning fabric) or a solution of mild (alkaline) warm soapy water (not overly soapy) applied with a damp clean cloth or sponge. Work the cleaner into a lather or foam. Never use hot water; it will set the stain. Avoid scrubbing.

For oil-based stains such as lipstick, grease, or salad dressing use a dry cleaning solution applied with a damp clean cloth or sponge. Test the cleaning solution on a small, concealed area first. If there is no spotting, ringing, or damage to the fabric or its dyes, apply the cleaning solution to the soiled area with light, quick strokes. Begin at the outside of the stain and work toward the center, being careful not to over-saturate the fabric. K2r is also a product that can be used. See product label for complete instructions.

Do not over apply water or any liquid solution to fabric. Excessive wetting of the fabric with any liquid solution may result in permanent damage to the material.

Do not rub too vigorously or you may damage the nap of the fabric or break fibers.

Several light applications are better than one heavy application.

Soak up all remaining solution and then use another clean cloth or sponge dipped in cool water to remove any residue.

Let fabric dry thoroughly and then vacuum well before using.

If the stain resists cleaning, call a professional cleaner.

If large areas are soiled, contact a professional cleaning firm.

Questions + Answers



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Rated 5 out of 5
Great chair
Extremely comfortable and attractive. I'm completely happy.
August 24, 2020
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Home Office Stunners...
My wife and I purchased these two chairs for home office use during the obvious work-from-home situation we've found ourselves in. We couldn't be happier. From the lumbar support we both need to work long days, to the absolutely stunning design of these chairs, they've not only helped make our days a little more comfortable, but added an aesthetic that perfectly compliments our home.
August 10, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent chair
Fantastic light chair super comfy I have 20 of the same at my office
July 10, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
I couldn't be more pleased.
The Setu is a great example of beautiful, tasteful, elegant, minimalistic design. It's a functional piece of art! And it's a VERY comfortable office chair, suitable for long hours spent at a desk. The American-made build quality is immediately evident when I sit in my Setu, and it adds to the beauty of my well-appointed home office.

When I spend a significant sum of money to own a well-known, highly-regarded luxury brand, I'm rarely disappointed: a TAG Heuer watch, an Orvis fly fishing rod, a Martin guitar, a Bose sound system. My new Herman Miller Setu office chair is no exception.
June 26, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Makes working at home pleasant - finally
I purchased the Setu after 2 months of working at home while sitting on a kitchen table chair. Not only has the Setu saved my back, but I enjoy sitting at my home office desk now? I’ve had several Aerons at work and liked them, but could not justify the cost for my home office. The Setu strikes the perfect balance of cost and back support. Very pleased with my purchase — it has made my semi-permanent work at home situation so much more pleasant.
June 24, 2020
Rated 1 out of 5
Good product but can’t deliver it on time!
Didn’t deliver on the promised delivery date. And didn’t provide a new delivery. I had to have multiple follow-ups.
June 21, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Most supportive office chair I have ever used.
This chair is great. Heavy duty, well made. Classic, attractive design. Most supportive office chair I have ever used. Provides excellent low back support. Helps you sit up straight and maintain focus. Highly recommended.
June 17, 2020
Rated 2 out of 5
Not a good chair
Very small and inflexible
June 4, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Great home office chair
I bought this chair due to recent conditions forcing me to work from home. The chair is very simple and no frills but very comfortable to sit in for long periods of time. Herman Miller doesn't make the cheapest stuff but the quality is top notch and I expect to get many years of service out of the chair.
April 18, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Chair
This chair is very comfortable and extremely well looking
February 15, 2020
1 year ago