Herman Miller, the multi-billion-dollar high-end furniture giant famous for its $800 Aeron chairs, is stepping into a brand new market: the affordable one. The new Sayl chair is available for the low, low price of $399.
That's relatively close to the price of a chair at Staples -- and you won't find anything with such notable design credentials near that price point in the task-chair market.
Beginning this fall, every new airliner will feature passenger seats that are the strongest ever, and some will even come equipped with airbags. It's great for safety, but here's an interesting question: Airline seats are clunky--why aren't they more like the Aeron chair?