Herman Miller Says Phooey to Financial Crisis

Still have a job? Thumb your nose at thrift with a $1600 office chair
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2008 1:25 PM CST

(Newser) – With a "bah!" to the financial crisis, furniture manufacturer Herman Miller has introduced a chair that costs $1,600—making you “all the more comfortable as you sit for eight hours staring in disbelief at your plummeting stock portfolio,” writes Stacey Higginibotham on GigaOm. The Embody, a follow-up to the popular Aeron ($949), claims to promote “health-positive sitting,” with surfaces designed to distribute weight evenly.

Purchase one, writes Higginbotham, and you'll be able to relive “the boom times of 2007 when stocks were soaring and people spent $5 on a cup of coffee and $60,000 on an all-natural horsehair mattress from Sweden.”