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Goodbye backaches. And don't bother to visit me again.

Last post 04-11-2009, 1:39 by icelava. 3 replies.
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  •  03-16-2009, 9:20 5496

    Goodbye backaches. And don't bother to visit me again.

    Ever had the experience of enjoying a deliciously sweet orange ice cream on a hot day? Quite a welcome treat to beat the scorching heat (wow, it rhymes!)

    And then attempting to drink a glass of plain water immediately after?

    When I did that as a kid, I immediately spitted the entire mouthful of liquid out of my mouth like a jet hose aiming to smack barnacles off a ship's hull. That which was supposed to be relatively tasteless became something relatively bitter and vile. Relative indeed. After you have savoured the tasty wet stuff, it is just so diffcult to go back to a staple diet of hardtack biscuits.

    That was the kind of experience when I first sat on the Herman Miller Mirra chair.

    To be honest, I have always been tolerating various areas of discomfort with my old chairs throughout the years. But once I tested the Mirra in attempt to give my body a first-hand feel, I lost the war. Sitting on a "normal" chair suddenly became literally painful. I had no choice but to open up my wallet and place an order. One that took an excrutiating three months for shipment. And now, finally, with tears of joy, get to feel daily comfort when I return home.

    Why would I spend $1400 on a silly chair? Well, for one thing, it does not hurt. It feels absolutely comfortable. Actually I cannot fathom why normal chairs "don't get it". They simply do not understand a human's back needs to be covered and supported fully to relief stress. As though everybody's spine is as flexible as a teenage gymnast. The fellas over at Herman Miller and Studio 7.5 get it. They took a good hard look at their own vertebrae, and knew that every individual's back has a different shape; a fully-adjustable lumbar support system must be in place.

    Not convinced? Why listen to only me? I have not come across any individual who indicated dislike for this chair after sitting on it.

    http://www.werty.net/2006/06/mirra-chair-review-revisited.html
    http://www.pixelsurgeon.com/reviews/review.php?id=439
    http://www.geekanoids.co.uk/2007/01/herman-miller-mirra-chair-review-sit.html
    http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001146.html

    Ok, so who am I kidding? Of course I still need exercise to keep my body trim and fit! But at least, I do not have to complain about contorting my body to fit the shape of my chair any longer. My back is worth it. And so is yours.

    UPDATE

    For those who are asking, XTRA is the Singapore distributor for Herman Miller office furniture. 12 years warranty. You do the math.

    http://www.xtra.com.sg/

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  •  03-16-2009, 11:41 5497 in reply to 5496

    Re: Goodbye backaches. And don't bother to visit me again.

    Let me test it out when I pop by your place ;)
  •  03-16-2009, 20:25 5499 in reply to 5497

    Re: Goodbye backaches. And don't bother to visit me again.

    Gibby:
    Let me test it out when I pop by your place ;)

    Head over to XTRA @ Park Mall. You can try out the three-sized Aeron chairs as well. After much fiddling around I felt that my back was getting a more intimate caress by the Mirra. I preferred the armrests of the Aeron though.

  •  04-11-2009, 1:39 5599 in reply to 5496

    Re: Goodbye backaches. And don't bother to visit me again.

    Here is an extra fact - that chair delivered last month was a temporary chair. The TriFlex back support piece was not the promised colour I originally ordered for. Well, this month they rolled in the correct colour into my room.

    Mirra AireWeave

    Mirra Triflex

    Just a tiny effort to be more green, given the carbon footprint I leave behind for my running machines.

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