Herman Miller Taper Chair

Uniquely different, uniquely crafted

Traditional leather executive chairs have never been able to achieve the same level of health benefits that performance-orientated task chairs do. Yet executives spend just as much time sitting throughout the work day as other workers. What’s more, their expectations for comfort are just as high, if not higher.

Taper is an executive chair that offers the same high-touch, high-comfort, high-performance experience that business leaders might enjoy while driving to work in a luxury automobile.

Empowering the body

Taper’s backrest is contoured to provide Zonal Support for musculoskeletal balance. Support is concentrated in key areas to encourage people to adopt a more powerful seated posture: hips rotated forward, spine curved in a natural S-shape, chest open, shoulders back.

What the body needs

The shape and contour of the backrest was informed by studies conducted by Dr. Walker using his proprietary MEARS technology. Using his proprietary MEARS (Medically Engineered Active Response System) technology, Dr. Walker has studied hundreds of subjects to identify what the human body needs to be strong and comfortable.

Healthful motion

The Taper Chair leverages state-of-the-art engineering to help it move in harmony with the human body. To counterbalance the weight of your body as you recline, the tilt mechanism uses a pair of adjustable carbon fibre leaf springs that control resistance. Designed to perfectly align with the geometry of the Taper Chair, the tilt is easy to adjust, ensuring a smooth, balanced ride.

Aesthetic range

With a slender profile and balanced scale, the Taper Chair is inviting for a wide range of people and spaces. Its visual expression is simple and clean, and executed with the attention to detail. Every stitch is exactly where it needs to be to help the chair welcome the body and please the eye.

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