A unique collaboration

Designed to meet the need for a high-performance ergonomic executive chair, Taper was the result of a collaboration between designer Mark Goetz—whose credits include the Goetz Sofa and Full Twist Chair—with Herman Miller seating innovator and PostureFit inventor Dr. Brock Walker, a former competitive skier who’s a specialist in design for human performance.

Design across disciplines

This unique collaboration resulted in a clean, simple executive chair that balances a rigorous scientific approach for supporting the human body with impeccable execution and a clean, simple silhouette.

Black leather Taper executive chair, viewed from the front.
Black leather Taper executive chair in a contemporary private office.

Leading and learning

By leveraging the depth of knowledge that Dr. Walker and Herman Miller researchers and engineers have accumulated over a generation of pioneering office chair design, Taper delivers an exceptional experience of comfort and performance with a high level of quality and craft.

“I wanted to design an incredibly comfortable chair that gives you the personal fit of a custom-tailored suit, the support of the finest ergonomic chair, and the quality feel of a high-performance automobile seat.”

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