Herman Miller presents SAYL a new family of seating by celebrated designer Yves Béhar

Herman Miller presents SAYL a new family of seating by celebrated designer Yves Béhar

Date: 20.02.2012

"It's human nature to seek life unframed," says Yves Béhar, designer of the newHerman Miller SAYL chair line. "People want to go beyond expectations. And theywant that same unframed spirit in the objects they use and how they experiencethem.

"That conviction guided him and the team at Herman Miller as they "grew" whatbecame the family of SAYL chairs. Arriving at SAYL was a process of researchand iteration. Béhar describes it as "draw, build, break, and repeat until youarrive at something unique" That process is familiar to Béhar, founder offuseproject, a San Francisco-based brand and product design firm.

Béhar, aregular collaborator with Herman Miller, is known for tackling big challenges andpushing the boundaries of technology and design in a cost efficient way. He callsthis approach attainability and human-centered design. "If a project isn't ethical,"notes Béhar, "it can't be beautiful, and if it isn't beautiful it shouldn't be at all."

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