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About The Manufacturer
Herman Miller is an industry leader in the integration of cutting edge technology to furniture and other household items to make everyday life more comfortable, convenient, and stylish. Herman Miller stands out at the forefront of such fields as ergonomic technologies, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, and customizable furniture items.
In addition to producing some of the most outstanding office furniture in the world, Herman Miller has also taken on the responsibility of manufacturing some of the most celebrated furniture designs by some of the world's most famous designs. These "modern classics" include works by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. Herman Miller celebrates these famous mid-century designers' works through its extraordinarily precise manufacturing techniques and industry-leading green production processes.
Herman Miller is a global company with operations, sales offices, dealers, and licensees in more than 40 countries in North America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, serving customers virtually anywhere in the world. Herman Miller is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, while manufacturing facilities are located in the U.S., China, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
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About The Designer
When considering what to look for in an office chair, a lot of things come to mind. For many customers, comfort is the number one priority. For others, good ergonomic back support is the most important thing. And, for still others, the price tag is the preeminent measure of which chair to buy. One aspect of office chair buying that is sometimes overlooked, however, is who actually makes the product. While the Mirra Chair was commissioned, produced and marketed by Herman Miller, it is Studio 7.5 who actually designed and built the chair for commercial sale and reproduction. And there are few furniture makers on earth more worthy of your trust and admiration than Studio 7.5.
Studio 7.5 is a German company dedicated to freedom of movement and design. They made the Mirra Chair in that same spirit; as a product marked by many fingerprints, suited for many purposes, many offices, and many rooms. Adaptability and well-tuned adjustment capability is one of the main qualities the finished Mirra Chair possesses, aside from exquisite comfort and unflinching support. Studio 7.5 isn't like most firms, and the chair they produced isn't like most chairs. The Herman Miller Mirra Chair is a new thing in the world, an office chair with the distinctive looks of the Aeron, the comfort of the Embody, and the adjustment capability of an Amia. It's not a Frankenstein by any means, however; it has the beauty of Generation Chair to boot. You can read more about the Mirra Chair's design story. The process that led to the creation of the chair was profound and profoundly interesting. At Studio 7.5, things are run very differently from a typical America business. They were committed not only to the idea of the chair, of the product, but also to the idea of their unique company. So committed, in fact, that they have no bosses, no owners, no employees. They're a collective of innovative designers who's original business plan was to buy a 7.5 ton truck and move their studio from place to place: thus the name.
Of course, the truck thing never really came to pass; they were too successful, too in demand, and too in need of freedom and space to work their magic on industrial design items. The Mirra Chair, while one of their finest pieces of work, is far from their only work. They have a long track record of success in creating beautiful, useful, innovative products for an international market. They are a company to be trusted when it comes to utility, aesthetic quality, and innovation. The Mirra Chair, and Studio 7.5, are entities both Herman Miller and Smart Furniture can stand behind with pride and complete trust.
So who is Studio 7.5? If there are no bosses and no owners, who makes the products? Who designs them and runs the business.
Burkhard Schmitz, Claudia Plikat, and Carola Zwick were the original members of the team, later joined by Roland Zwick. All of them had backgrounds in industrial design, and long resumes full of success, beauty, and excellent functionality. When asked about the Mirra Chair, one of their latest and greatest productions, they brighten, and can speak in depth and with intense detail about the chair. About the Mirra chair: "We define not only how the chair looks but how it performs," says Carola. "We're very involved with its physical behavior, because beauty is not only what you see, it's also what you feel." This is the philosophy that led to the paradox designs of less material and more support, less adjustments and a better fit, and high value at low cost. It also led to one of the most innovative chairs this decade, and in more ways than one. Studio 7.5 blended scientific research, ergonomic study and fashion-forward aesthetics to forge a signature chair: the Mirra.
So. Of course, when you're making a purchase on a new office chair, comfort, support, ergonomics, beauty and pedigree should be at the forefront of your mind. But don't forget to consider the actual makers of the product. The companies, sensibilities, and physical hands that built the chair. In the case of the Herman Miller Mirra Chair, built by German Studio 7.5, thinking about the designers can only improve your opinion of the chair you're looking at. Because in their capable and creative hands, Herman Miller was able to produce yet another wondrous, innovative, and even revolutionary office chair for the day to day life of working folks. With Studio 7.5, you know what you're buying; quality, hard work, beauty, and plenty of good old fashioned comfort, support, and functionality.
This is a new innovation designed to support the back in a multitude of ways; lumbar, lower spine, shoulders. These are all crucially important areas when it comes to long hours at a desk or computer. Without proper support in all of them, the quality of your seating experience goes down, which in turn effects your work, mood, and health. The TriFlex system in the Mirra chair is designed to make sure that doesn't happen, and to make sure you can sustain the quality of your health and work experience for long periods of sitting. Working in conjunction with the flexible, breathable material forming the back of the chair, the TriFlex keeps you as comfortable, and your back and spine as healthy, as possible. And, true to form, all of this happens intuitively with the Mirra chair - no adjustments necessary. The lack of reliance on personal adjustments (which can, of course, still be made) is something that really sets the Mirra apart; it allows for professional, medical, technical adjustment, rather than just personal.
Herman Miller designed the PostureFit system for the Aeron chair, their breakthrough product in ergonomic design. But for the Mirra chair they did Aeron one better, developing the Passive PostureFit. The new version is designed to support your lower spine, the part of your back below the belt, and to do it without forcing you into an uncomfortable or unsustainable position. Research has shown that most office workers sit forward in their seat when the work, slouching. Mirra's Passive PostureFit doesn't correct this posture as much as it makes it easy and healthy to maintain. Camber contour at the base of the back makes it comfortable and natural to assume your normal position at work, and at the same time relieves all the stress and unhealthy alignments and tensions from your back. So the Mirra has accomplished the dream of every teenager; healthy, comfortable, posture-maintaining slouching. The engineering behind this design feature is deeply impressive, as well as truly creative; not to eliminate bad posture by making it uncomfortable and therefore untenable, as many office chairs do, but cradle and support bad posture (which, as research shows, is actually normal posture) and convert in into comfortable, non-damaging seating. Neat trick.
Harmonic tilt uses advanced seat and spring technology to create the most comfortable and easy tilting and reclining possible. This is an under-researched and under-estimated aspect of office seating. Users of office chairs spend large portions of their time leaning, swiveling, and reclining, in several different positions and at many different stress levels. The ultimate office chair would address this little-discussed aspect of seating, and therefore improve vastly the enjoyment and comfort of the office chair. The designers and engineers behind the Mirra chair resolved to do this, and they did it in an unconventional, innovative way (no surprises there!). Mirra is designed to provide the same tension and pull when it comes to leaning in the seat no matter what type or size of user is in the seat. The ensures that the user is always in complete control of the seat. In a word, it creates harmony between the user, their desire to recline or lean, and the chair. So, rather than attempt to make the chair super-fluid or have myriad adjustments to the recline function, Mirra just made it simple, easy, and comfortable for everyone. Harmonic tilt is the unexpected answer to a little-asked question in the world of office chair design, and it improves the function and ergonomic rating of the Mirra chair immeasurably.
The seat on the Mirra chair is designed with comfort, breathability and coolness in mind. AirWeave allows air to flow through the Mirra chair, reaching the user and keeping them cool, collected, productive. The seat also has a fixed depth, at 17", which means there's never a gap between the seat and the back of the chair, keeping you comfortable and supported. It's natural, because it's yet another paradox, for the last major design feature of the Mirra to somewhat contradict the high-tech, engineering-focused features that came before. One of the best innovations used in the chair is one of the simplest, and most obvious; just make the seat breathable! Mirra is an elegant chair with a lovely aesthetic that both serve as packaging around a highly technical and complex series of engineering achievements.
Shipping & Delivery
The Mirra Chair comes with available free shipping for destinations within the contiguous United States!
Each Mirra Chair is custom-built to match your personal preferences. Stock levels change daily, so call a Smart Furniture salesperson at 888-467-6278 to check stock availability for specific models. You can also click the "See In Stock Models" link above.
- Free UPS Ground Shipping (Only available for in-stock chairs). This is our fastest and most convenient shipping method.
- Free Front Door Delivery (large truck); includes delivery appointment. Special Order chairs will ship with this shipping method.
- Inside Delivery ($74 Upcharge): Need your chair brought inside? This is the option for you! Shipper will arrange a delivery appointment with you and bring the chair inside of your residence (they'll even carry it up two flights of stairs).
- Inside Delivery + Assembly ($99 Upcharge): If you're needing the whole shebang for your delivery, go with this option. The chair will arrive to you fully assembled, and the shipper will place it in the room of your choice!
- Type: 1 box
- Box dimensions (fully assembled): 28" x 28" x 41"
- Box dimensions (ready to assemble): 28" x 26" x 25"
- Packaged weight: 58 lbs.
For additional information, please see our shipping and delivery policies page.
The Mirra chair comes with a 12 year warranty from Herman Miller, one of the most trusted names in the country when it comes to furniture.
If you purchase something from us we back up the warranty. Whether the product comes with a 1, 3, or 12 year warranty if you have a warranty issue contact us! If we can send you a part, we do. If your item needs to be completely replaced, we send you a new one. If you need servicing, we work with local dealers to have a certified repair technician come out to your location. With your proof of purchase you can also make warranty claims with any authorized seller or Herman Miller directly. We try to do whats easiest for you and are there for you down the road like you hoped we would be. Shop SmartFurniture.com and be pleasantly surprised with our customer service every time you turn around.
Do you have specific questions about what's covered under Herman Miller's warranty for this product? Give our sales team a call at 888-467-6278 to get your questions answered.
Did you purchase a piece of Herman Miller furniture that's not working as expected? Send an email to email@example.com or contact our customer service department at 888-762-7841, and we'll take care of you. We usually ask for a photo or video of the warranty issue that you're experiencing, so if you want to expedite the warranty claim process, you can e-mail us with those attachments, and we'll jump on filing the claim for you right away