Herman Miller Mirra Mirra Task Chair : Good chair, some flaws

Great chair, slight niggle about the armrests. . A few months ago i thought it best to get a good desk chair, seeing as though i spend so much time in it, and especially as my last generic office chair was leaning to one side and giving me back pain. I wish i’d bothered to upgrade my chair sooner, to be honest, as i’ve yet to experience any discomfort from the mirra. It fits the contours of your back very nicely (great lumbar support), and the adjustable strength of the recliner makes it easy to have it set just on the threshold of reclining when you relax, for comfortable support. It’s reassuringly heavy toobut my main problem with the chair is its armrests. Their angle is supposed to be adjustable quickly and easily — which they indeed are — but perhaps a little too much so. I keep on finding myself knocking the angle of the armrests in or out, and have learnt not to grab the chair by its arm as it’ll inevitably get knocked out of alignment. I wish there was a way to tighten them up as i seldom need to adjust them, but i can’t for the life of me find out how to do this. While i’m in a nit-picking mood, it’s also not quite as smooth in its reclining action as it could be, with a slightly ‘grainy’ and creaky movement. I’m being very picky now, but for a chair this expensive you expect it to be close to flawless.

An extremely good-looking and quite comfortable task chair, although not as great as an aeron. I had it for about 4 years now, and over that time, i had two issues: a long, about 5′ tear in the seat fabric (replaced quickly under warranty), and the (plastic) connection between the frame and the backrest broke recently. I expect it would be replaced as well, but it’s a bit of a hassle. Overall, i would probably spend some more money and get the time-tested aeron for home as well.

Herman miller mirra office chair. The chair was delivered exceptionally fast and fully assembled. Robustly constructed too with provision for many adjustments. Do look on herman miller’s web site first though, as there are a variety of chairs to choose from. Here are the specifications for the Herman Miller Mirra Mirra Task Chair:

  • 2-stage pneumatic tilt with tilt limiter and forward tilt
  • Height adjustable pivoting armrests
  • Soft Vinyl armpads
  • Size B (medium)
  • Lumbar support
  • Graphite frame and base
  • Carpet castors
  • Classic Carbon with a 10 year warranty

An extremely good-looking and quite comfortable task chair, although not as great as an aeron. I had it for about 4 years now, and over that time, i had two issues: a long, about 5′ tear in the seat fabric (replaced quickly under warranty), and the (plastic) connection between the frame and the backrest broke recently. I expect it would be replaced as well, but it’s a bit of a hassle. Overall, i would probably spend some more money and get the time-tested aeron for home as well.

The chair is good, comfy and does the job. The chair is good, comfy and does the job, there is a lot of cosmetic damage though like white paint marks and scratches and i had to clean it cause it was covered in black oil. But its all functioning and i did get it heavily discounted. Delivery was a bit dodgy, had a lot of problems and was very delayed. A had a man from a van demand he needed to be paid for delivery or he would be coming back to collect the chair, which was scary :s.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great chair, slight niggle about the armrests.
  • Absolute comfort
  • No office chair I have sat in can compare to this!

Over priced over rated and over here. There’s no denying that wellworking offer very good customer service. And so they should considering the mirra is about two hundred pounds overpriced, just the same as the aeron is here in the uk. But unless you want to keep paying one hundred pounds for chairs that fall apart with increasing regularity, in what seems like just about every ten minutes or so, there doesn’t seem to be much alternative. With its plastic back and inherent lack of distinguishing visible features it looks like any other plastic chair, so it’s difficult to see just where the money went. Although having said that, it can be adjusted in a myriad of ways, and for long periods of typing it’s superb. If you’re an s frame or even an m then you should be alright. But if you’re a l or even an xl then i reckon you’re going to struggle and you’d be much better off with a size c aeron. Which is probably what you should have bought in the first place, rather than its cheaper second cousin which you’re not going to be very happy with. Especially if you’re like me and a stickler for quality.

I’ve never sat in a more comfortable chair than this. More comfortable than the aeron (in my opinion) which i’ve had extensive experience with, it actually improves on many of the flaws in the aeron, such as the plastic bit on the front of the seat being uncomfortable on the legs. In the mirra, you can adjust the seat so that it tilts down and doesn’t come into contact with your legs.