Long-Term Review: Herman Miller Setu Chairs

We’ve had our Herman Miller Setu Office chairs for exactly 9 months today, so I thought that may be a good enough milestone to warrant a long-term review.

When we were in the spirit of redesigning our office we ordered a pair of Setu Chairs from Smartfurniture.com in the following configuration…

  • Studio White Frame
  • Lyris Slate Grey Upholstery
  • Ribbon Arms
  • Five-star Aluminum Base
  • Translucent Casters (we have hardwood floors in the office)
  • Standard Height (we’re both about 5’8″)

Take me to your master (Master Bedroom remodel)

In our remodeling frenzy, we decided to start attacking the master bedroom.

We are throwing around a lot of ideas here, and have some big ideas for more major renovations but for now just want to take care of some of the essentials.

1. Repainting over that army / commando color scheme

2. New bedroom furniture

3. Putting up more modern curtains

Surprisingly, I don’t have a lot of pictures of our master bedroom before we started the painting phase.

But to give you an idea of what we were working with, here’s some shots of the bedroom from our viewing with the realtor…
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In Setu : New Herman Miller Office Chairs

Christy and I have been sitting in standard issue, office furniture for most of our lives.  Which is all well and good, but since we’re going to be working from home and sitting in this furniture for a good part of the day we decided it was time to get something more ergonomic and durable.

We’ve been keeping our eyes out for good seating solutions, and always seemed to be drawn to Herman Miller.

A lot of the items were out of bounds in terms of cost, but the Setu chair seemed to be reasonable as far as classic modern furniture goes.

After testing out the chair for comfort (the back support feel great and contours around you with a reassuring firmness) we placed our order on smartfurniture.com (best prices for authentic Herman Miller, and great customer service).

We settled on a gray /studio white color combo (to complement the rest of the office decor) with hardwood roller casters.

It took about 4 weeks for the chairs to finally ship, but they were worth the wait…

Office Space (Remodeling our home office)

Ahh, the office.

When Christy and I relocated to the Austin area (from frigid Rochester, MN), we technically became remote employees (our teams still centralized in Minnesota).

During the transition we both worked a lot from our offices on the Austin campus, but after about year of getting settled in we started to realize actually driving to the office wasn’t necessary.  Neither of us had coworkers in our buildings, and we were working on laptops.  So we gradually started working more and more from our home until eventually it became the norm.

There were quite a few deficiencies at home though, and we decided to address them by making a more formal and functional office space for the both of us.

When we first moved in, we just had a single small desk that we tried to fit all our equipment and things onto…

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