Sayl Work Chair

Designed by
Yves Behar

Product Category:

Seating - Task Seating
Seating - Meeting/Training Room

  • Product information
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Inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sayl chair designed by Yves Behar, was briefed to design an affordable chair that would incorporate everything Herman Miller is known for - beautiful design, first class ergonomics, elegant engineering and respect for the environment.

Good design, healthy support and exceptional value are always attractive – and Sayl delivers all three. By using smart engineering to transform simple materials, we were able to make Sayl attainable for more people.

Sayl’s unframed 3D Intelligent back lets you stretch and move, striking a healthy balance between freedom and support. The elastomer strands of the suspension back vary in thickness and tension to provide greater support in the transition areas along the spine and less everywhere else to encourage a full range of seated movement.

Inspired by suspension bridges – structures that deliver the most using the least material – Yves Béhar applied the engineering principles of these amazing structures to create Sayl. The Eco-Dematerialised design of the work chair uses less material in more inventive ways to provide ergonomic support for people up to 159 kg.

The smart engineering and high style of the Sayl work chair can also be found in the Sayl stool and side chair. Work chairs, side chairs and stools feature an upholstered seat with either a suspension or upholstered back. Side chairs feature either a 4-leg design, which stacks up to 4-high, or sled base.


Suspension Back: Black; Fog; Slate Grey; Java; Studio White; Red; Green Apple and Berry Blue. 

Y Tower: Black or Studio White.

Base: Black or Fog.


625mmW x 625mmD x 895-1125mmH x seat height 420-560mmSH

Lead time
8-12 weeks
Good to know
Standard black Sayl chair (suspension black) in stock at designcraft.
Other colours on 8-12 weeks.
Sayl chair is named after the sailing vessels that pass beneath the bridges that inspired the original design. Replacing the “i” in “sail” with a “y” is a nod to the innovative Y-Tower structure of the work chair.
Sayl chair is inspired by the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco where designer Yves Behar lives.
Also available in a fully upholstered version.
Sayl chair family consists of work chair, side chair and stool.