2018 RED DOT AWARD: PRODUCT DESIGN
The Herman Miller Geiger Taper is a result of a collaboration between designer Mark Goetz and longtime Herman Miller seating advisor Dr. Brock Walker, the Taper Chair combines Herman Miller’s depth of knowledge in ergonomics with Geiger’s core strength in quality construction and craft in one clean, sophisticated design.
The Taper is an executive chair that offers the same high-touch, high comfort, high-performance experience that business leaders might enjoy while driving a luxury car.
Herman Miller and Geiger in designing Taper have achieved a chair that leverages state-of-the-art engineering to help it move in harmony with the human body. To counterbalance the weight of your body as you recline, the tilt mechanism uses a pair of adjustable carbon fiber leaf springs that control resistance. Designed to perfectly align with the geometry of the Taper Chair, the tilt is easy to adjust, ensuring a smooth, balanced ride.
Taper’s backrest is contoured to provide Zonal Support for musculoskeletal balance. Support is concentrated in key areas to encourage people to adopt a more powerful seated posture: hips rotated forward, spine curved in a natural S-shape, chest open, shoulders back.
“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.” Mark Goetz (Designer)