Earlier this year, Maxwell over at Apartment Therapy tested out the Herman Miller Setu and gave it a glowing review. It's sort of like a moderate priced, high tech update to the classic Eames office chairs, working well for short stints behind the computer. And now the chair has been bestowed with the he Industrial Designers Society of America gold award for "Best Sustainable Design Solution"!
The Setu chair earned a prestigious Design of the Decade Gold award as "Best Sustainable Design Solution" this week.
The Industrial Designers Society of America holds the IDEA awards each year, and then a larger multi-category review at the turn of each decade. This year the jury selected Setu as the best example of sustainable design. And we are thrilled! The challenge for Herman Miller and Studio 7.5 was to support the ergonomic needs of mobile workers and at the same time wrestle with environmental demands. The result is a chair that created a new benchmark for sustainability and comfort.
The Setu appears with Method Laundry Detergent and Nike Considered Footwear to round out the top three finalists in its category. And it joins our impressive list of past Design of the Decade winners, including the Equa chair (80s) and the Aeron chair (90s).