Herman Miller Mirra 2 review

We put one of Herman Miller's most popular chairs, the Mirra 2, to the test.

Herman Miller Mirra 2 in the showroom at a desk
(Image: © Future)

Our Verdict

The Herman Miller Mirra 2 is a stylish chair, and it's supremely adjustable. Once you find the right settings for your body, you'll feel supported while you work and the chair will move with you. Finding those right settings, however, can be a little frustrating and long winded, especially as no instructions are provided with the chair. But with a little persistence, you should find the Mirra 2 a good investment.

For

  • Moves with you
  • Very adjustable

Against

  • No headrest
  • Doesn't come with instructions

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The Mirra 2 is one of design giant Herman Miller's most popular office chairs. The company describes the Mirra 2 as "lean, light, and as responsive as your own shadow", but can a chair really live up to all that hype? I tested the Mirra 2 to find out.

I've been using the Mirra 2 for about six months now, and I've been sitting at it two-three days a week since then, for several hours at a time. I must say that at first, I didn't get the hype at all, but that was before I adjusted it properly. Once I'd tweaked the chair – even small adjustments made a big difference – I've found it to be supremely comfortable. Is it as comfortable as my own shadow? Perhaps not. But does it do a good job of supporting me while I work, definitely yes. Though there are a few caveats, which I'll outline below.

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The Verdict
9

out of 10

Herman Miller Mirra 2

The Herman Miller Mirra 2 is a stylish chair, and it's supremely adjustable. Once you find the right settings for your body, you'll feel supported while you work and the chair will move with you. Finding those right settings, however, can be a little frustrating and long winded, especially as no instructions are provided with the chair. But with a little persistence, you should find the Mirra 2 a good investment.

Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.