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Jeff Weber Jeff Weber  

As a kid, Jeff Weber was fascinated by the way things worked. "I was always tinkering—either building things or tearing them apart," he says. Watching his mechanical talents develop, his grandfather suggested that he consider becoming an industrial designer. Once he learned more, "I never really thought about doing anything else," recalls Weber. Today he uses his considerable talents to improve the human condition by designing products that enhance people's lives—at home and at work. "There should always be a human benefit associated with whatever it is we're designing," he explains. "It's all about the experience, stimulating a person's senses in a positive or beneficial way." While Weber's work includes a wide spectrum of products, he became interested in furniture design when he teamed up with Bill Stumpf, who worked with Herman Miller for 30 years. "Bill's design spirit will inspire all my future work," says Weber. One example is Stumpf's "uni-part" theory. "It says that all components of any given object must have a functional purpose as well as an aesthetic one," says Weber. "It's a fundamental principle we employ every day." In the studio, that philosophy means the design of an object, a building, or a service "is the connective tissue between people and the world. The quality of that design really dictates the quality of the user's experience and thus defines our existence." With an emphasis on results, an integral and important aspect in his design process is research. When designing Herman Miller's Embody chair, for example, Weber and the Herman Miller team spent nearly two years talking with experts in various fields of medicine, from specialists in upper-extremity conditions to optometrists and neurologists. It was all in an effort to gain a real understanding of what it takes "to support a body in space in a healthful way and enable motion at the same time," he says. "The human body is a constant source of inspiration for me," he continues. "Workplace demands and responsibilities may change, but the human element remains relatively the same. My challenge is always, 'How can I produce something that will actually improve that condition?' Comfort and health are like love and peace: can we ever have enough?" he ponders. Weber says the most satisfying part of his work is watching someone enjoying the final outcome of his efforts. "Seeing someone sitting in a chair and appreciating the logic and rationale behind it is very gratifying." He says he's finding this stage of his career to be especially energizing. "I've always believed that good design is a blend of art and science," he says. "To use that combination in ways that positively impact how people live and work is really exciting to me."

The Caper family provides mobility, a compact footprint, and simple-to-use adjustments, comfort, and ergonomic support. ''Too much good design seems expensive,'' Weber says, ''and I wanted to break that cliche.'' Cool, colorful Caper chairs help people quickly and easily come together, move around, move apart--whatever the work requires. Both the multipurpose and stacking models are lightweight and mobile for impromptu change. They are ideal for informal, flexible spaces where reconfiguration is encouraged, smaller scale is important, and budget is a concern. The Design Research shows that an increasing number of people are doing more work in places other than their individual offices or workstations. Now people often work in spaces that can be used by a variety of people throughout the day. As a result, increasing demands for comfort, space efficiency, and ergonomic support are being placed on the secondary seating used in places like conference, project, training, and multipurpose rooms. The chairs often used in these spaces were designed for some other purpose and don't have the required capabilities, including easy mobility, light scale, compact footprint, and simple-to-use adjustments. To develop a solution for hard-working, multi-use spaces, Herman Miller built on its extensive work chair research base and applied it to secondary seating. The result is the Caper chair. Designed by Jeff Weber, of Stumpf/Weber + Associates, it uses universal design principles to create one seating product that accommodates the diversity of people, tasks, and behaviors in a multitude of work areas. Weber says the chair achieves its high level of performance and comfort by ''using standard materials in novel ways.'' It's also delivered with integrity. In keeping with Herman Miller's commitment to environmental responsibility, the Caper has a high percentage of post-consumer content and is 100 percent recyclable.
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Features:
  • Lean, Lightweight, Agile: Very mobile with caster and glider options
  • Lean, Lightweight, Agile: Weighs half as much as competitive models
  • Lean, Lightweight, Agile: Easy on floors with specific Floor Saver Glides (available on stacking version)
  • Lean, Lightweight, Agile: Designed to push dirt out of the way instead of grinding it into flooring
  • Lean, Lightweight, Agile: Compact size; efficiently utilizes floor space
  • Lean, Lightweight, Agile: Stacks up to six high
  • Lean, Lightweight, Agile: Features cut-out in back for easy handling
  • Ergonomic Support: Contoured, flexible seats and backs<sublist>
  • Ergonomic Support: Comfortable for all body frames
  • Ergonomic Support: Evenly distributes weight
  • Ergonomic Support: Minimizes pressure points
  • Ergonomic Support: Lets the user move freely</sublist>
  • Ergonomic Support: Aerated (perforated) seat and back<sublist>
  • Ergonomic Support: Keeps user cool</sublist>
  • Ergonomic Support: Seats also available in FLEXNET™<sublist>
  • Ergonomic Support: Ultra strong and breathable suspension material
  • Ergonomic Support: Enhances comfort
  • Ergonomic Support: Enhances even weight distribution</sublist>
  • Aesthetically Appealing: Light and clean
  • Aesthetically Appealing: Fits any space without dominating it
  • Aesthetically Appealing: Complete Coordinating Design<sublist>
  • Aesthetically Appealing: Visual companion to other non-traditional work chairs
  • Aesthetically Appealing: Ideal complement to the Mirra Chair</sublist>
  • Aesthetically Appealing: Fresh look<sublist>
  • Aesthetically Appealing: Subtle or sophisticated neutrals
  • Aesthetically Appealing: Saturated brights
  • Awards: Bronze Award at the Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), co-sponsored by Business Week magazine
  • Awards: Best of NeoCon, Gold Award in ''Seating Desk/Task Chairs''
  • Awards: IIDEX/NeoCon Canada, Bronze Award in ''Seating, Desk/Workstation Chairs''
  • Why Buy From Us?: This Caper® Task Chair is a Specialty Order item to accommodate complete customization.
  • Why Buy From Us?: Should you discover shortly after receiving your Caper® Task Chair that parts are either damaged or missing, please call us immediately, and we will be happy to send you replacement parts as soon as possible and at no additional cost. and Utah
  • Universal Design: Multiple uses; one chair for a variety of tasks
  • Universal Design: Meeting Rooms
  • Universal Design: Multipurpose Spaces
  • Universal Design: Workstation Guest Seating
  • Universal Design: Drop-In and Hoteling Workstations
  • Universal Design: Conference Rooms
  • Universal Design: Team Areas
  • Universal Design: Break-Out Spaces
  • Universal Design: Training Areas
  • Useful in numerous industries; the office and beyond: Office Spaces
  • Useful in numerous industries; the office and beyond: Retail Businesses
  • Useful in numerous industries; the office and beyond: Hospitality
  • Useful in numerous industries; the office and beyond: Education Facilities
  • Useful in numerous industries; the office and beyond: Health Care Facilities
  • Useful in numerous industries; the office and beyond: Recreational Facilities
  • Aesthetically Appealing: Unified color and form
  • Aesthetically Appealing: 14 original colors
  • Aesthetically Appealing: 5 color options match the Mirra Chair
  • Aesthetically Appealing: All configurations are available by Special Order (May take up to 6-8 weeks)</sublist>
  • Why Buy From Us?: Wayfair backs a 12-year warranty. Should you experience any problems with your Caper® Task Chair, Herman Miller will cover the cost of fixing it for you.

Dimensions:

  • Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 32 Inches
  • Overall Width - Side to Side: 24.25 Inches
  • Overall Depth - Front to Back: 18.5 Inches
  • Overall Product Weight: 19 Pounds
  • Seat Height: 17.5''
  • Seat Width: 21.5''
  • Seat Depth: 17.25''
  • Overall Height: 32''
  • Overall Width: 24.25''
  • Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 32 Inches
  • Overall Width - Side to Side: 24.25 Inches
  • Overall Depth - Front to Back: 18.5 Inches
  • Overall Product Weight: 19 Pounds
Product Type: Side and guest chairsSeating Capacity: 1
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Herman Miller ® Caper Stacking Chair With Arms

04/28/2014
5.0

Great

 from MA– Verified Buyer– Top 100 Reviewer

I did receive and am very happy with this stacking chair. It is working out really well for me and is the size and quality that I was expecting.

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01/03/2013
5.0

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 from Fort Wayne, IN– Verified Buyer

Were delighted with this purchase! Its a very comfortable, stylish, customizable chair thats easy on the environment. Super easy assembly.

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11/18/2012
5.0

Great guest chairs!

 from Chicago, IL– Verified Buyer

These Herman Miller chairs are great. The options are endless and they make for the perfect guest chairs. They work in our management offices as well as our guest area. The were extremely easy to put together and are very durable.

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11/18/2012
5.0

Nice chair

 from Phoenix, AZ– Verified Buyer

Good quality at the right price. It was a opened-box item that looks brand new. So far no cons to report

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01/23/2012
5.0

Thumbs Up!

 from Florence, MA– Verified Buyer

Another Herman Miller Classic in the making... well designed, well made, contemporary without the strained novelty and most importantly...very affordable. However, the Spring Green looks more like a Nuclear Winter. Looks great in virtual world of online and in swatches, not so much in real world.

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04/09/2011
4.0

Perfect size, nice design

 from New York, NY

I live in a one bedroom nyc apartment, so as you can imagine, the amount of space that something takes up is always an issue. I was looking for a good quality desk chair that wasn't too bulky and had a nice design. This chair fit all my needs. It's also very lightweight, extremely comfortable, and rolls nicely. I definitely recommend.

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08/09/2010
5.0

Another Herman Miller Winner!

 from Madison, WI– Verified Buyer

This chair blends in perfect when you have other Herman Miller products within your office. Great Style - Ergonomically Fit!

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07/12/2010
5.0

Contemporary and Confortable

 from Placitas, NM

We purchased six of these chairs in 2001-2002 in yellow, blue and red. The red has faded to a dull brown and the blue is starting to oxidize. We purchased six more after being assured by Modern Furniture that this problem has been fixed.

Modern Furniture was extremely helpful and has provided timely and excellent support. Emails were answered in hours and every effort was made to make shopping for these chairs a positive experience.

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05/11/2010
5.0

comfortable stylish desk chair

 from north east– Verified Buyer

I have not had this chair for a very long time. The space is small and the chair doesn't take up a lot of visual room. The chair is comfortable, moves easily (I got an upgrade on the wheels) and has not marked our wood floors. No complaints.

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05/01/2010
3.0

Comfortable design, but...

 from Placitas, New Mexico USA

We purchased 6 of these chairs about 9 years ago as dining room chairs. They are extremely confortable, and compact. You can sit in them for hours and not feel uncomfortable and they accomodate large persons comfortably.

We purchased two red, two blue, and two yellow.

The red plastic started to fade after a few years and now is a dull dried blood brown. The blue started to oxydize a few years ago.

I recently contacted Herman Miller who when they did get back to me, did not answer my question about whether or not the new chairs also fade. They told me to contact the company from whom we purchased the chairs.

So, in short, I would ask for some kind of assurance before I purchase these chairs again.

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Manufacturer Details
Herman Miller: The name is synonymous with innovation, design, operational excellence, smart application of technology, and social responsibility. Herman Miller, Inc. studies work and living environments and designs and delivers products and services that make these environments work better. Through problem-solving research and design, the company seeks to develop innovative solutions to real needs in working, healing, learning, and living environments.

Herman Miller began in 1923 as a manufacturer of traditional residential furniture, became a leader in "modern" furniture in the 1930s and 1940s; developed lasting ties through the 1950s with legendary industrial designers who led the company in new directions; transformed the office furniture industry with the first panel system in the 1960s; invented and refined ergonomic work seating in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s; reinvented the geometry of systems furniture in 2000, and is today the second largest office furniture company with customers and locations around the world. Their history of employee participation and ownership and technological innovation has long roots and continues to grow. They have always worked hard to be serious about both people and business. They look at their primary goal as creating great places to work.

George Nelson laid out five tenets of Herman Miller's design philosophy 50 years ago:

  • What you make is important.
  • Design is an integral part of the business.
  • The product must be honest.
  • You decide what you will make.
  • There is a market for good design.

While fashion and style have their place, the main criterion for a Herman Miller product has remained constant: Does it truly solve a problem that people care about in a way that improves upon other solutions, or pioneers a new and better answer altogether? The answer is Yes.

When you buy a Herman Miller ® Caper Stacking Chair With Arms online from AllModern, we make it as easy as possible for you to find out when your product will be delivered. You can check on a delivery estimate for the Herman Miller ® Part #: WC410P here. If you have any questions about your purchase or any other Office Chairs product for sale our customer service representatives are available to help. Whether you just want to buy a Herman Miller ® Caper Stacking Chair With Arms or shop for your entire home, AllModern has all of your design needs covered.


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