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Mirra 2 by Herman Miller at Milan design week

During the furniture design week in Milan the new Mirra 2 by Herman Miller was presented by the designers Studio 7.5 to La Mercanti. The Mirra 2 ergonomic chair will be available next summer 2013.

As work evolves, and we become more active, flexing from individual to collaborative work in an instant, Mirra 2 moves with you, at one with your body. When you sit, Mirra 2 adapts to you instantly. Shift and it dynamically supports even your slightest movements. By rethinking every part of a successful design, we made Mirra 2 leaner, lighter, and so responsive it supports you wherever you go. Mirra 2 advances how you sit.

Given the agile ways people work today, we found the idea of a highly individualized personal chair is still valid. So Mirra 2 follows the same principles at the original design, with advancements to virtually every aspect. By inventing a method for merging a fabric layer with polymer veins Studio 7.5 developed an intelligent support structure called the Butterfly Back that makes the chair more responsive. The new seat design increases air flow. A reinvented Harmonic tilt creates a smooth and balanced feel when moving from one posture to another.

These advancements join the athletic attitude and intuitive adjustments of the original design to make Mirra 2 reassuringly familiar. It’s the same spirit in a new, trimmer body.

Standing, sitting, reclining–changing postures is good for the body

Standing, sitting, reclining–changing postures is good for the body, and ergonomists say we should do it frequently. Movement keeps the disks in the spine hydrated and increases blood flow, pumping oxygen to the brain and improving focus and productivity. Our bodies send us reminders to move; it’s important to listen to them.

Watch our “Work Better Video” to learn more, by Herman Miller.

Training Herman Miller in Milan

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