“There’s no reason that great design can’t be something for everyone to have,” says designer Yves Béhar. With projects like One Laptop Per Child and See Better to Learn Better under his belt, Béhar’s belief in attainability rings true.
For Herman Miller, Béhar created SAYL—his answer to an attainable ergonomic work chair. To do this, Béhar challenged us to develop a technology not seen in low-cost seating: a unique frameless back, stretched into place, with ergonomic support molded into it.
SAYL proves that innovation can cost less than traditional foam and fabric construction—making great design available to more people.
Check out this excerpt of Yves Béhar’s recent interview on The Next List, CNN’s weekly profile of innovators, visionaries and agents of change.