Setu

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Based on years of research, the Setu® chair was designed to be "as simple as possible, but no simpler." Setu features an innovative Kinematic Spine that automatically adjusts to the right level of comfort and support when you sit down. No need to fine-tune with levers, buttons or handles. Equally at home in the boardroom or dining room, Setu is lightweight, 93 percent recyclable and GREENGUARD certified.

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Setu (TM) Chair in Graphite with Lyris Peacock by Herman Miller®
 
4.6

(based on 69 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (63)
  • Rolls smoothly (57)
  • Ergonomic (56)
  • Great design (56)
  • Well made (55)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (23)
  • Lacks adjustability (4)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Computer chair (59)
  • Primary work chair (40)
  • Conference chairs (7)
  • Commercial use (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern/contemporary (46), Survivalist / minimalist (23), Mid-century modern (17), Eclectic (16), Classic/traditional (8)

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5.0

Setu Chair Amazing!

By Officie furniture

from Denver, Colorado

Style Eclectic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to adjust
  • Ergonomic
  • Great design
  • Rolls smoothly
  • Well made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Primary work chair

    Customer comments about Setu® Chair Graphite with Lyris(TM) 2 Graphite by Herman Miller®:

    A great office chair to work in every day!

    • I live in a:
    • Apartment/condo
    • This product is used in my:
    • Home office

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    5.0

    GREAT

    By WinningProfile

    from Gales Ferry, Ct.

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Comfortable
    • Easy to adjust
    • Ergonomic
    • Great design
    • Rolls smoothly
    • Well made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Computer chair

      Customer comments about Setu® Chair Graphite with Lyris(TM) 2 Graphite by Herman Miller®:

      great

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      • House

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      3.0

      Looks great, feels great, but...

      By dan

      from irvine,ca

      Style Modern/contemporary

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to adjust
      • Great design
      • Rolls smoothly
      • Well made

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

        Customer comments about Setu® Chair Graphite with Lyris(TM) 2 Graphite by Herman Miller®:

        It looks great and has sophisticated lines all over. It feels great too at the first try. With the use of long hours, however, you can feel tightness around your upper thigh because it presses up that area by the fabric which soars a bit more than ordinary chair where the back rest and the seating meet.
        Over time, it surely presses my thigh and tends to disturb blood circulation, and thus, does not give comfortableness as expected.
        I returned and consider to buy Aeron Chair.

        • I live in a:
        • Townhouse
        • This product is used in my:
        • Home office

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        4.0

        Comfortable Chair

        By WDP3

        from Chicago, IL

        Style Mid-century modern

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy to adjust
        • Rolls smoothly
        • Well made

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Computer chair

        Customer comments about Setu® Chair Graphite with Lyris(TM) 2 Graphite by Herman Miller®:

        Comfortable chair with simplistic adjustments. A little over priced for what it is, but overall happy with the purchase.

        • I live in a:
        • Apartment/condo
        • This product is used in my:
        • Home office

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        4.0

        comfortable, but only without the arms

        By arambelio

        from Chicago

        Style Mid-century modern, Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

        Pros

        • Great design

        Cons

        • Lacks adjustability

        Best Uses

        • Computer chair

        Customer comments about Setu® Chair Graphite with Lyris(TM) 2 Graphite by Herman Miller®:

        I'm a furniture designer, and was immediately attracted to the clean lines of this elegant chair. After 8 months of use, I can report that it's very well made. But there are two points I'd like to add to the other reviews:

        1) If you are even moderately tall (as I am, at 6'), the seat does not provide much depth or support. This means your thighs will hang off the front edge a bit. I've adjusted, but it may not be good for everyone.

        2) The arms significantly reduce the amount of back flex, and in doing so, contribute to discomfort. A major selling point of this chair is its "automatic" adjustability (i.e. ergonomic flex), so this is important to note. I bought my chair with arms, but found the chair too rigid to sit in for more than an hour. I noticed that the arms limited its flex, so I took them off. Taking them off is somewhat complicated: you'll need to buy the arm plug kit from Herman Miller, as well as a special star driver tool.

        Now that the arms are removed, I'm much more comfortable and more happy with the chair. Too bad I needed to spend an extra $70 (arms + kit) to find that out!

        • I live in a:
        • Apartment/condo

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        2.0

        Problematic

        By customer

        from New Mexico

        Style Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Expensive
          • Lacks adjustability
          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

            Customer comments about Setu® Chair Graphite with Lyris(TM) 2 Alpine by Herman Miller®:

            Nice looking. Pricey for quality. Small.

            • I live in a:
            • House

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            5.0

            Office chair

            By Cycleflyswim

            from Sausalito, CA

            Style Mid-century modern, Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Ergonomic
            • Great design
            • Rolls smoothly
            • Well made

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Computer chair
              • Primary work chair

              Customer comments about Setu® Chair Graphite with Lyris(TM) 2 Alpine by Herman Miller®:

              I needed an office chair and after MUCH deliberation I found this chair to be the appropriate mix of style and price. It's very comfortable and looks great.

              • I live in a:
              • Apartment/condo
              • This product is used in my:
              • Home office

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              4.0

              It fits pretty well everywhere

              By Pablo

              from Silver Spring, MD

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Ergonomic
              • Great design

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Computer chair
              • Conference chairs
              • Primary work chair

              Customer comments about Setu® Chair Graphite with Lyris(TM) 2 Alpine by Herman Miller®:

              Love the texture of the fabric, the color fits pretty well with any space and furniture around the chair, it is very comfortable to write on the computer and light to roll it to the dinning room and review some documents while taking some tea. I don like the top and low borders of the fabric because after a I have been used the chair for almost two months it looks it has wrinkles on it.

              • I live in a:
              • House
              • This product is used in my:
              • Dinning Room, Home office, Studio

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Comfortable Chair

              By King Jelly

              from Los Angeles, CA

              Style Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Ergonomic
              • Rolls smoothly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Computer chair
                • Primary work chair

                Customer comments about Setu® Chair Graphite with Lyris(TM) 2 Graphite by Herman Miller®:

                Good stuff.

                • I live in a:
                • Apartment/condo
                • This product is used in my:
                • Home office

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good Cost/Benefit

                By William

                from Chicago

                Style Mid-century modern, Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Affordable
                • Comfortable

                Cons

                • Lacks adjustability

                Best Uses

                • Computer chair

                Customer comments about Setu® Chair Graphite with Lyris(TM) 2 Alpine by Herman Miller®:

                I have been using this chair for a couple months. At my office I use an Aeron chair, which is appropriate for all-day use. This chair is likely not suitable for that amount of use. I use it, on average, less than one hour each day, and I use it for no more than two hours at any time. For the price, it works very well for that usage. It also looks quite nice. It offers little adjustability, which is not as frustrating as it sounds because of the ergonomic design. The arms are hard and flimsy -- do not plan on using them. Frankly, the (unadjustable) arms are so low on the chair that I cannot get my elbows down to them. I think this is probably on purpose so that the chair can be pulled up to a desk on which you rest your hands. For me, this is the case and so it works out well. I like the mesh material used for the seat/back, as it keeps me cool.

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                • House
                • This product is used in my:
                • Home office

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                • Setu® Chair Graphite with Lyris(TM) 2 Graphite by Herman Miller®

                  Q:

                  Is it possible to buy this chair with hardwood casters?
                  Asked on 4/23/2014 by WorkingFromHome

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    The Setu Chair is available to order with Hardwood Casters. Please contact a Design Associate at 800.301.9720 for details and pricing.

                    Answered on 4/24/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Setu® Chair Graphite with Lyris(TM) 2 Graphite by Herman Miller®

                  Q:

                  i'm considering the chair for a teenage boy who plays lots of video games and wants to be able to lean back in the chair. Does this chair tilt back?
                  Asked on 12/5/2013 by Monica from New Orleans, LA

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    The Setu Chair has offers an adjustable seat height and tilt.

                    Answered on 12/6/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Setu® Armless Chair Graphite with Lyris(TM) 2 Rattan by Herman Miller®

                  Q:

                  will the carpet casters work ok on a protective floor mat? is there an option for a different color frame than graphite?
                  Asked on 10/20/2013 by Angela from Wilmette IL

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