With more than 100 years of history, Herman Miller is a company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of their customers and employees. They constantly work for a better world around us by designing and developing award-winning furniture and related services and technologies that improve your environment, whether it’s an office, hospital, school, home, an entire building, or the world at large.
Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have established Herman Miller as a recognized global company. In 2010, they were again cited by FORTUNE as both the “Most Admired” in their industry and among the “100 Best Companies to Work For” while Fast Company named Herman Miller among the “Most Innovative”.
Bill Stumpf & Don Chadwick
The Embody story began in the design studio of Jeff Weber and the late Bill Stumpf, who worked with Herman Miller for 30 years on a number of products, including the Ergon® chair, Ethospace® system, and Equa® and Aeron® chairs, which he designed with Don Chadwick. Bill passed away during the development of Embody, and Jeff carried on. “Bill’s design spirit will inspire all my future work,” says Weber, whose design credits also include the Caper® chair. Stumpf and Weber also teamed up on the design of the Envelop® Desk for Herman Miller.
Buying new from an Authorized Retailer guarantees you have a full manufacturer backed 12-year warranty. When you purchase an Embody chair from a reseller or parallel importer, they may offer their own warranty from 0 to 12 years. Warranties vary from seller to seller but none are recognized by the manufacturer and servicing is dependent upon the reseller honouring it.
What can you do about a Herman Miller product you bought from a reseller that wasn’t authorized and now the product needs to be repaired?
Because XTRA can’t guarantee the condition or authenticity of the components used by unauthorized resellers, these products wouldn’t be covered by Herman Miller’s warranty. A fee of $450 will be applied for labour and transportation for services done. Parts will be charged separately.
Buying from an authorized Herman Miller retailer gives you two advantages. First is authenticity. If the product comes from an authorized retailer, you can be certain it’s the real thing. Second is warranty. Herman Miller and its authorized retailers stand behind every Herman Miller product and have the ability to make repairs, if needed.
What do you do if you need to request a repair for your Herman Miller product but it doesn’t have a manufacturing label?
If you still have the receipt or credit card statement from the original purchase, you can contact us and we will help verify the warranty coverage and will coordinate the repair or replacement.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further clarifications regarding your warranty for Herman Miller products.