Herman Miller Classic Gets Green Revamp


Lately, a lot of design classics are getting green makeovers. Take for example the Swag Leg chair, designed by the legendary George Nelson and released in 1958. As a part of its company-wide environmental commitment, furniture manufacturer Herman Miller is now offering this sleek throne in environmentally-sustainable recyclable polypropylene, instead of molded fiberglass. That opening between the seat and the back? Keeps air circulating, and prevents Swag Leg from sticking to you. The chair gets its name from the method used to produce its adjustable steel legs, a.k.a. swaging, or using pressure to taper and curve a metal tube. Available in white, and soon black and gray for about $380. Fabric on the seat and back can be switched up for a contrasting effect. Also green from Herman Miller: The Leaf LED light, the Eames Lounge, the Mirra chair, and the Aalto chair, among others. ::Herman Miller

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