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.

  • designed by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller®
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Setu® Chair Graphite with Lyris(TM) 2 Graphite by Herman Miller®
 
4.6

(based on 68 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (62)
  • Rolls smoothly (56)
  • Ergonomic (55)
  • Great design (55)
  • Well made (54)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Computer chair (59)
  • Primary work chair (39)
  • Conference chairs (7)
  • Commercial use (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern/contemporary (46), Survivalist / minimalist (23), Mid-century modern (17), Eclectic (15), Classic/traditional (8)

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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

    • I live in a:
    • 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.

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

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              (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Terrible customer service.

              By City

              from NY

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

              Terrible customer service.

              Service and delivery comments:

              This is more for the service, than the chair. No follow up whatsoever. Failed to live up to repeated promises -- promises to take care of something and call back, only to never receive a follow up call. That has happened several times. If I ever receive the product, I will actually review the chair. But no way I use Room and Board again for "stock" products that take several months to arrive. I'd much rather give my business to companies that provide actual customer service.

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              • 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

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                  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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