Design by Ward Bennett, 1958. By Herman Miller. Designer Ward Bennett was inspired by the hammock-style chaise transatlantique when arriving at the Scissor Chair with Metal Frame. An early version appeared in 1964. And by 1968, Bennett had refined the design, settling on rectangular sections. Scissor is available in a wide array of metal finishes; it can be upholstered in a variety of beautiful fabric and leather upholstered options. Select from3 metal frame finishes. Then make your upholstered selection, with or without Fire Retardant upgrade.