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Herman Miller Celle Review

Are you in the lookout for a chair that not only looks great, but one which is comfortable and helps to prevent aches and pains after extended use? Well, you’re in luck – the Herman Miller Celle may be exactly what you need.

Herman Miller has a reputation for creating high-quality products and the Celle is no exception. As such, its price ($794 MSRP) is a bit higher than average, but if you need the best, you have to be prepared to pay a little more. In this review, we’ll go into greater detail about this chair so that you can decide whether it’s right for you or not.

Dimensions39.25-44. x 29.5 x 27.5”
Weight Limit350 lbs
ColorsBlack, Cerulean, Shale, Graphite


When you first look at this chair, the word “comfort” probably won’t spring to mind. It looks pretty hard and rigid, but when you actually try it out, you’ll find that the back is pretty flexible and yet provides enough support to keep you focused when working.

herman miller celle chair

The seat itself is pretty utilitarian, with minimal padding. Despite this, it’s still very comfortable, and the slight dip in the center helps redistribute your weight so that you don’t have to shift around as the hours pass. Whether you need a chair for work or just for chilling out in, the Celle can handle it.


The Celle has a unique appearance, with a transparent back and sleek, modern design. It should – it was created by designer Jerome Caruso, a man with years of experience in this field. Often, you’ll find that the brighter colors clash with your décor, but the Celle chair’s variants are actually fairly muted and all of them look great.

herman miller celle chair

Even the mechanisms are pleasing to the eye. Usually, on the underside of the seat, there’s a mess of levers and systems. However, the Celle hides these within a plastic shell, and all gears and knobs are located in easy to reach areas.


While this chair can only recline up to 28°, it’s highly customizable. Take the armrests, for instance: they’re fully adjustable and can be moved in or out as you’d prefer. It’s exceptionally sturdy too, with a weight capacity of up to 350 lbs, so you don’t have to worry about overloading it.

herman miller celle

As you’d expect, the height is adjustable. There’s also a tension controller for the recliner function and even a handle for adjusting the firmness of the back support. If you’re the kind of person that has very particular requirements for your seating, the Herman Miller Celle will allow you to meet them.

Herman Miller Celle Review
  • 8.3/10
    Overall - 8.3/10


Although it’s not the most well-padded seat around, the Herman Miller Celle offers a solid blend of comfort, customization, and functionality. Admittedly, it’s quite expensive, but if you can afford it, you’ll find that this chair does everything you’ll ever need it to while looking absolutely stunning.

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