Originally Posted by Run It
I think the Embody looks pretty sick, has anyone tried it?
Yes. We have Aerons at our office, and I have them in my home as well. They are very comfortable chairs.
The Embody chair I think is less visually attractive than the Aeron (and perhaps less iconic), but I found it to be more supportive and comfortable.
They are both extremely well made and comfortable chairs; I think you'd do fine with either. If you're going to be spending a lot of time sitting, it makes sense to spend some money on a chair to sit in.
You can't do wrong by either of these, IMHO, and some of it will boil down to personal preference. Try sitting in them both for a bit first.
For me, the Embody is enough of a difference in terms of being more comfortable long-term that it gets the nod over the Aeron. It's also more adjustable.
BTW, our local office design company stated that they are doing promos on the Embody at the moment.. and they can be had for just under $1,000... for now.