With its Golden Gate Bridge-inspired shape and bold color options, our SAYL chair is beautiful enough to share the spotlight with star-packed movies like the Hunger Games and buzzy TV shows such as True Blood. But how does the Yves Béhar-designed seating stack up in the every day? Take a look at how this affordable, ergonomically supportive, and ecologically responsible chair performs in a few real-world home offices.
This new SAYL recently became part of the London-based workspace of interiors stylist, writer, and publicist Kate Baxter of the blog Fabric of My Life — and its new owner was sold on its benefits right from the start. Kate explains: “…the very first time I sat down to work in it, I was the most comfortable I’ve ever been sitting at my desk.” (Photo: Kate Baxter)
“There are so many ways to adjust it that it’s quite easy to make it fit you properly,” Emma says. “You can get your back right up against the mesh for support and it’s comfortable enough to sit in all day.” The only downside? “The cat loves it too, and I occasionally have to wrestle him out of it to get my work done.” (Photo: Emma Alter / TreeHugger)
She’s a fashion model by trade, so Ruth Crilly has to have good posture to make a living. But it wasn’t until the arrival of her SAYL chair — and instruction for adjusting it to fit her — that she learned how to not slouch off the runway, too.
“With the back tilted forward but set to ‘free float’ it’s like having continuous, gentle support for your back, neck and shoulders — you’re right where you need to be, right over the desk,” she states. “But instead of slouching your back makes contact with the chair back, guiding it into a long, upright position!” It’s helped Ruth stay comfortable during long days sitting in front of a computer and writing for her website, A Model Recommends. “I can’t tell you what a difference this is making,” she says. (Photo: Ruth Crilly / A Model Recommends)
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