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Herman Miller Store opens in Minami Aoyama! I've experienced a luxury gaming chair

南青山にハーマンミラーストアがオープン!高級ゲーミングチェアを体感してきた
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Gaming ch airs are the behind-the-scenes helpers that support gamers' bodies and allow them to enjoy gaming in comfort.
Recently, gaming chairs have become commonplace, not only during gaming, but also in offices.
With a wide variety of manufacturers now on the market, users can choose from a wide range of options to find the gaming chair that is right for them. The new chairs are available from a variety of manufacturers, and users can now choose from a wide range of options to find the gaming chair that they think is right for them.
Among these various manufacturers, the high-end office furniture manufacturer " Herman Miller " stands out from the crowd, doesn't it?
Herman Miller has introduced the " Embody Gaming Chair," a gaming chair jointly developed with Logitech International S.A., a gaming device manufacturer headquartered in Switzerland ( Logitech Inc. in Japan), and has also introduced the "Sail Chair," a standard chair with a bright, comfortable feel. The "Sail Chair Gaming Edition," a brightly colored version of the classic "Sail Chair," is sure to be a hit with many people who are excited by Herman Miller's seriousness about gaming chairs.
Herman Miller opened its first interactive store in Japan, " Herman Miller Store Aoyama, " on December 11, 2020 (Friday).
I attended a press preview held prior to the opening and was able to experience the essence of Herman Miller, so here is my report!

なんとロジクールGとハーマンミラーの共同開発!「エンボディゲーミングチェア」発売!最強ゲーミングチェアとなるか!?

Opening in the fashionable Aoyama district!

ハーマンミラーストア青山
Herman Miller Store Aoyama
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The Herman Miller Store Aoyama opened along Kotto-dori Avenue in Aoyama, where many fashionable stores are located.
On the day of our visit, even though it was a weekday, many cars were passing by, including luxury cars, sports cars, and super cars.
If we could make this area our living area, we would be in trouble... Let's go for it, let's be big.
Since the Herman Miller Store Aoyama is opening in such a fashionable town, of course it is fashionable.
Even if you are not a Herman Miller fan, you will want to stop by.

ハーマンミラーストア青山
Herman Miller Store Aoyama
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Since Christmas is coming soon, the exterior of the store was decorated in a similar fashion.
I am a person who is popular all year round, so I don't have any plans for Christmas. Hahaha. Hahahaha...

Presentation

ハーマンミラーストア青山プレス内覧会
Herman Miller Store Aoyama Press Preview
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A presentation was held in the store for the opening of Herman Miller Store Aoyama.

ハーマンミラーストア青山プレス内覧会
Herman Miller Store Aoyama Press Preview
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"Due to the spread of the new coronavirus, the number of people who were telecommuting suddenly increased from 7% to 40%.
Those who have been forced to telecommute without any preparation period are working in their home facilities, but working on a computer for long hours on a dining room chair or the floor is hard on their bodies.
We would like these people to experience Herman Miller's "Performance Chair," which lightens the burden on the body and improves work efficiency. "
said Tsutomu Matsuzaki, President of Herman Miller Japan, Inc.
Mr. Matsuzaki himself currently works from home.

ハーマンミラーストア青山プレス内覧会
Herman Miller Store Aoyama Press Preview
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During the Q&A session, funglr Games asked, " How did you come to collaborate with Logitech? " and was answered by Representative Matsuzaki.
"Herman Miller pursues performance at work through office products, and Logitech pursues performance in e-sports through devices, so there was synergy in that we have the same goals to aim for.
In addition, many professional e-sports players are young, but it is said that the period during which they can perform as a player is short.
In order to extend that period, Herman Miller and Logitech began joint development to broaden the age range of players and increase their performance by conducting research and development together. "

ハーマンミラーストア青山プレス内覧会
Herman Miller Store Aoyama Press Preview
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The presentation was followed by a presentation from the store manager of the Herman Miller Store Aoyama.
"The first thing the Herman Miller Store tells our customers is the importance of sitting posture.
Our ergonomic advis ors are here to help customers find the right sitting posture and the best performance chair for them. "

ハーマンミラーストア青山プレス内覧会
Herman Miller Store Aoyama Press Preview
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Further explanation will be given on the importance of sitting with correct posture.

ハーマンミラーストア青山プレス内覧会
Herman Miller Store Aoyama Press Preview
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He explained in an easy-to-understand manner that a good posture is one in which the spine is in the shape of an S when viewed from the side, and that incorrect posture increases the risk of herniated discs.
The author suffered a herniated disc when he was a student. I wish I had learned about Herman Miller earlier...!

I was given a lecture on proper sitting posture.

パフォーマンスチェア体験
Performance Chair Experience
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Now it's time for the fun part: the performance chair experience!
The ergonomic advisor gave me a lecture on how to operate the chair and correct sitting posture.

パフォーマンスチェア体験
Performance chair experience
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The first important thing to remember is to sit deeply.
It is important to place the buttocks at the deepest part of the seat.

パフォーマンスチェア体験
Experiencing the performance chair
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After sitting deeply, adjust the height of the chair so that the thighs do not float and the knees are bent at a 90-degree angle.
It is important to distribute the load to the thighs as well so that the load is not applied only to the hips.

パフォーマンスチェア体験
Performance chair experience
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The Herman Miller "Sail Chair" used in the funglr Games office can be adjusted by sliding the seat back and forth.
Using this feature, the chair is adjusted so that there is just enough space between the edge of the seat and the back of the knee to fit two fingers.

パフォーマンスチェア体験
Performance Chair Experience
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Then firmly place your back against the backrest! By doing so, the spine is said to form the shape of the letter S.
It is easy to bend over, but if you do, your spine will bend into a "C" shape and you will hurt yourself.
Use the backrest properly!

パフォーマンスチェア体験
Performance Chair Experience
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I was also told that there is actually a proper position for armrests (elbow rests).
The height of the armrest should be about the same as the height of the desk, and the elbows should be placed firmly on it. If you don't use the elbow rest, it puts a strain on your neck and shoulders, he said.
It is better to choose a desk height that suits you as well, because it is useless if the desk is too low or too high.

パフォーマンスチェア体験
Performance Chair Experience
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People who work with notebook computers tend to keep their eyes down, which also puts more strain on the body.
The correct height of the monitor should be adjusted so that the upper edge is at eye level, depending on the size of the monitor.
Also, the appropriate distance is about where you reach out your hand.
Hmmm... I never paid attention to the height...

パフォーマンスチェア体験
Performance Chair Experience
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"Sitting" is actually very taxing on the body. Sitting in the wrong posture puts nearly twice as much strain on the body as standing.
Even if you sit down to rest, you are actually hurting your body.
By sitting with the correct posture, you can reduce that burden to almost as much as standing. "

It's amazing how much more strain we put on our bodies when we sit than when we stand!
I now understand how important it is to reduce the strain.
What do you think of the "common" postures of office workers and gamers?

Wrong sitting posture

体を痛めるNG座り姿勢
NG sitting posture that hurts the body
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Many gamers sit cross-legged on a gaming chair, which is quite hard on the body.
The body is in a "C" shape, and the elbow rests are not working. The burden is not distributed.

体を痛めるNG座り姿勢
NG sitting posture that hurts the body
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Sitting shallow and leaning back is also a common practice. This is very hard on the body because the burden is not distributed!
In fact, when I had a herniated disc, I sat in this position while playing games...

体を痛めるNG座り姿勢
NG sitting posture that hurts the body
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This is a posture we tend to adopt at work. Your back is in a C-shape.
Lean back!

体を痛めるNG座り姿勢
NG sitting posture that hurts the body
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This is a shallow sitting posture that is common among women.
The back is in the shape of an "S," but the burden is not distributed, so sit deeply!

ゆうちゃん"いいね!ってポーズしてください!"スタッフさん"えっ?!"
Correct sitting posture
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First of all, it is important to know the correct sitting posture.
When you visit the Herman Miller Store Aoyama, I highly recommend that you not only look at the products, but actually sit down and experience the correct posture!
I immediately adjusted the sail chair in my office and am writing this article with the correct posture.
Not only is it easier, but it's also considerably more focused and immersive! I'm so glad I have the Herman Miller Sail Chair!

I sit in the chair as much as I sleep in bed!

ハーマンミラーストア青山
Herman Miller Store Aoyama
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It is often said that "you spend 6 to 8 hours a day in bed, so you should be particular about your bedding," but if you think about it, people who work at a computer actually sit in a chair for the same amount of time as they sleep in bed.
So it is only natural that you should be particular about your chair as well.
I recommend the Herman Miller Sail chair because I actually use it, but it is not the only chair from Herman Miller.
There's much more to tell you about the chairs on display at the Herman Miller Store Aoyama, including an introduction to the gaming chair experience!
More on the preview coming soon! Please look forward to it!

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