Office Essentials: a chair that helps you think

Herman Miller Embody Chair

“A chair that helps you think.” Okay, sure it’s a cheesy line. To the more sceptical reader that statement sounds a touch bold, if not completely untrue. But bear with me, this chair is something special. Twenty physicians and PhDs in the fields of biomechanics, vision, physical therapy and ergonomics all put their heads together to create this beast, which uses a ‘ribcage’ based design that reportedly supports the spine in any position—after you’ve had it tuned to your back of course. According to Herman Miller, the chair’s design is so good that your productivity and cognitive ability will improve when you’re sitting in it. Hopefully it will improve enough to justify the hefty $2,000 plus price tag.