Sayl® Task Chair

Designed by Yves Béhar for Herman Miller®


Item Number: 100077501
$510.00 $433.50
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“I knew that creating a work chair is one of design’s greatest challenges, an intimidating project in every possible way,” says Swiss designer Yves Béhar. “There is no place to hide in a chair. Every part serves a structural or tactile purpose.” Béhar didn’t have to look far from his adopted home of San Francisco for the inspiration of his Sayl Task Chair (2010). The geometry of the Golden Gate Bridge suspension system can be seen in the airiness of the chair’s signature back. Its name reflects the sailboats that pass beneath the famous bridge, and replacing the “i” in “sail” with a “y” is a nod to the chair’s innovative Y-Tower™ structure, which provides ample support. The ventilated elastomer back flexes with your body and permits free air circulation, and the four-setting tilt limiter lets you adjust tension and range to your liking. Low-cost but high-concept, Sayl took almost three years to create and is Cradle to Cradle Silver Certified™ for sustainability. Although 90% recyclable, this task chair is no mere throwaway: It includes a 12-year manufacturer's warranty and is shipped as two pieces in a box that’s half the chair’s size for minimal transportation impact. To assemble, simply lock the seat into the base – no tools required. Made in U.S.A.

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Yves Béhar
Yves Béhar


“Design brings stories to life,” said Yves Béhar in 1999. Today, that idea is no longer breaking news, but Béhar was one of the first to talk about the narrative content of form and the emotional connection between person and object. In the decade since, he has become one of the heroes of the design world by performing extraordinary feats of ...

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H 34.25"-38.75" W 24.5" D 24.5"


Steel frame; elastomer back; foam seat cushion; 100%-recycled polyester seat fabric.

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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. Fabric For normal cleaning, vacuum upholstery fabric using an upholstery attachment. If further cleaning is needed, dry-clean or spot clean fabric with solvent cleaner. 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. Do not apply water or any liquid solution. Wetting the fabric with any liquid solution may result in permanent damage.

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non adjustable arm height
I cannot believe that we pay so much for a chair that is called ergonomic, but does not come with adjustable arm height ?
how come the super cheap ones have theses features but not a super fancy pricy chair ?
Bought it from EQ3 and had an unpleasant surprise.
October 18, 2019
As a chair enthusiast, this is the best chair I have ever sat in.
October 13, 2019
Seat back an amalgam of poor choices
I've been using one provided by my co-working space for the past 6 months.

The seat back has poor materials choices and is poorly designed. The back is made out of a very "grabby" rubber that pulls up your shirt when leaning back. Further, the chair is very narrow at the top leaning to very poor rotational support for the seat back. To boot, they're not even very nice looking chairs.
October 9, 2019
Adjustable arms to purchase?
Can arms be purchased separately for these Sayl chairs? I have two without arms, and I would love to add them if possible.
September 25, 2019
Arm pads not up to standard
I purchased about 20 of these chairs so far. We love the design and the look of it, unfortunately, the padding that covers the arms breaks easily. it is really thin and soft at the tip of the arm pad and it bends every time you get up. All the chairs have the same problem of the tip breaking off. I would like to purchase new pads, but I cannot find availability at Herman Miller web site.
September 4, 2019
Great chair, just be cautious if over 6 ft
I'm 6'1, got the chair and loved the design and general feel. Had to return it unfortunately though. The top of the chair angles inward at the top, increasing strain on shoulder blades and center of the upper back. This might not have been a huge issue if not for the fact that the seatback just didn't feel like it came up high enough. Giving the Aeron size C a try, see if the extra 2.5 inches of seatback height are all I needed.
August 9, 2019
Nearly Perfect...
Very comfortable chair. I ordered it online and got the Hardwood Safe Wheels, Seat Length Adjustment and Arm Height. But, the bummer is that there wasn't an option to have the Arms swivel out to the side. I wish there was ;(
July 21, 2019
The chair is great, but noisy
The fit and feel are really good. The squawks that it makes when leaning in to the arm rests or leaning back are really annoying. I should send it back.
March 23, 2019
I have had two Herman Miller Sayl Pedestal chairs for two years in my own office as an experiment. I could not be more pleased. Visitors all comment how much they love the chairs. I love the design. I love the feel. When we need more chairs we are definitely going with more of the Sayl. Keep it up Herman Miller--the leader in design for sleek function!
January 10, 2019
This chair is excellent. The arm rests are made of a plastic material, which feels rubbery. Consequently, the arm rests are very comfortable and make me feel fancy. The back is similarly comfortable because it distributes your weight in a very structurally sound way. The main event for a chair, the seat, is padded with very firm, yet comfortable material. It's an ideal firmness for a chair to work on. The levers are very intuitive; and they function well, in contrast to most chairs I have interacted with in my 27 years of life. Lastly, the wheels are good. When I go over my headphone cords, the cords do not get trapped in the wheel. Lastly, the style is simply superb. It's a beautiful chair.
March 16, 2018

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