Herman Miller wanted a totally new kind of chair. So they turned to the two designers who had produced the groundbreaking Equa chair and asked them to start with a clean slate and no assumptions. A bold challenge!
So Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf began their work of thinking about what a chair ought to do for a person by consulting people who spend a lot of time in their chairs—older people in retirement centers. In 1994 Chadwick and Stumpf came to some solid conclusions and began work on the Aeron Chair.
The Aeron chair didn't end up in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection just because it looks cool. Its looks are only the beginning. Aeron chairs accommodate both the sitter and the environment. It adapts naturally to virtually every body, and it’s 94% recyclable. So even if it’s black, it’s green. read more...
The Redefinition of a Work Chair
Imaginative design, fast-forward ergonomics and a look so distinctive that it's probably the only office chair that people can identify by name. Adaptable to all sizes and shapes and all the motions you go through every day while seated, Aeron provides healthy comfort and balanced body support with its innovative suspension and easy-to-use adjustment controls. The Aeron work chair, side chair, and stool support all kinds of office work.
Pioneering PostureFit Innovation
A modest, but fundamental, design addition, PostureFit is part of what makes Aeron so comfortable to sit in, even for hours and hours on end. PostureFit supports the way your pelvis tilts naturally forward, so that your spine stays aligned and you avoid back pain. Want to know more? Read the PostureFit design story.
Herman Miller’s Aeron Chair is serious about comfort. The high, wide, contoured back takes the pressure off your lower spine. Armrests slope slightly down in the back for the most natural and comfortable support. The "waterfall" front edge of the seat takes the pressure off your thighs, so your blood keeps circulating and you stay alert and focused. The patented Kinemat tilt mechanism lets your neck, shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles pivot naturally. The Aeron chair moves effortlessly with your whole body, as if your body were telling the chair what to do.
First Chair to Lose the Foam
Where are the cushions? A chair should conform to your contours and relieve the pressure points and heat build-up that cause the aches and pains and fatigue that people who sit all day often think are just part of the job. The Pellicle—that specially woven seat and back suspension material developed for Aeron—does what cushions can't. It conforms to your body and cradles it, keeping the pressure even across your body—and keeps you cool at the same time.
It's Got the Look
The Aeron aesthetic has been copied and copied—because, well, it's a beautiful chair. But despite its outstanding looks, it fits right in, whether your office is high-tech, casual, elegant, or a room at home that doubles as a gym. There are three different Pellicle weaves in neutral colors and a range of finish options so that you can create the Aeron you really want
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