Composed of five designers--Claudia Plikat, Burkhard Schmitz, Nicolai Neubert, Carola Zwick, and Roland Zwick--Studio 7.5 has been involved for over 10 years in the design and development of products that improve the way people work. They consider themselves "the grandchildren of the Eameses" and, like those pioneering designers, they are experts at observing how workers interact with their environments and finding ways to make that interaction more natural. Sharing a genuine passion for seating, they know seating as a science and work to bring it to another level. Rather than relying on any individual in the firm, Studio 7.5 works as a team, without titles or hierarchy. The Mirra chair is a product of their collective imagination, talent, and persistence--along with a willingness to break the mold in order to create a chair that sets a new standard for comfort, fit, balanced ride, and visual refinement in its price range. Studio 7.5 envisioned a chair that reacts to what people do. Part of the concept was to make the chair like a second skin, like a shadow of the sitter. From this concept, Mirra"s passive adjustability was born. From the TriFlex™ back to the AireWeave™ seat suspension to the Harmonic™ tilt, Mirra does just what Studio 7.5 worked to achieve: Just sit on it, and it fits. There are only a few adjustment controls, and they are designed to be very intuitive. Mirra features common materials applied in original ways--such as the electrometric seat suspension and moulded polymer back that are used instead of foam and fabric. The relationship between materials and technology was optimized to achieve maximum performance with minimal materials. User testing, benchmarking, focus groups, tilt performance studies, and other methods were used to ensure the chair meets customer needs and provides advanced ergonomic performance. For example, research over the years has shown that the biggest concern users have is back support. In fact, back issues account for the second highest number of work illnesses. The designers took this to heart and focused on the back as an area of differentiation. Herman Miller and Studio 7.5 also used results from the Civilian American and European Surface Anthropometry Resource (CAESAR) study, which surveyed body measurements of people aged 18-65, using the latest 3-D technology. Data from the study--the first full-body, 3-D surface anthropometry survey of the U.S. and Europe--helped ensure the chair fits people from the 5th percentile woman to the 95th percentile man.
Questions & Answers
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Mirra ® Loaded Chair
Best office chair ever
Josh from Helena, MT– Verified Buyer
So comfortable I forget I'm working. I'd recommend this chair to anyone who asks what office chair I'd recommend.
Tara from Roswell, GA– Verified Buyer
great chair...really comfortable. did a lot of research on the different hm chairs and decided to go with this one--it didn't disappoint!
Anonymous from South San Francisco, CA– Verified Buyer– Top 1000 Reviewer
This chair is truly unique and a favorite by those that know what the benefits amount to. After extended periods of activity at a desk, this minimizes the amount of disruption and wear/tear on the back. Worth the money.
Got vertebrae problems?
Dana Christensen from Woodland, CA– Verified Buyer
I have collapsing neck vertebrae and sitting in this chair makes the pain go away... love it! Setup was straight forward and the minor adjustments over the ensuing week were easy and put the chair in MY control, not what some manufacturer thought would be the "optimum" position. Has allowed me to sit at my computers for hours at a time.
Billy Johnson from Spring, TX– Verified Buyer
I love this chair. It has great back support and was easily assembled out of the box. All the features are well thought out and is truly the best computer chair I have ever used!
mirra very good!
otto silva from Harrison, NJ– Verified Buyer
easy to assembly, use into my office,pro- good and comfortable but expensive!
It's one of the best chais in the market today, and let you work relax all day long with this chair
Herman Miller Chairs are top notch
KELLY from Reston, VA– Verified Buyer
Recommend any chair by Herman Miller. This chair is very sturdy and comfortable.
Super Comfortable Chair
Debra from Sterling Heights, MI– Verified Buyer
This is the best office chair I have ever had! The lumbar support is wonderful and the overall comfort is fabulous. A great chair for the office when sitting for extended periods of time.
Ken unhappy customer from SLC, UT
The chair is great, very comfortable and supportive for all day use. No complaints on the chair at all.
Love the Loaded Mirra!
textmonkey from Waukesha County, WI
I love this chair. The options for adjustments are perfect, and this is the only chair I've tried (and I've tried many) that lowers far enough down that my feet are flat on the floor. The armrest adjustments help with avoiding soreness in my wrists from all the typing I do. Adjustable lumbar support feels heavenly on my back. I've never spent this kind of money on an office chair, but needed it to help with back problems and repetitive stress issues in arms. Totally worth the cost.
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:
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.