When Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick designed the Herman Miller Aeron Chair in 1994, they combined a deep knowledge of human-centered design with never-before-seen technology to create a task chair unlike any other. Now Aeron has been remastered in practically every way to create an office chair that better supports people and the types of work we do today. While its iconic form has remained largely unchanged, the Aeron Chair has been remastered from the casters up. With the help of Don Chadwick, the chair’s original co-designer, Herman Miller updated Aeron to incorporate more than 20 years of research on the science of sitting, as well as advancements in materials, manufacturing, and technology.
Some new features include:
- 8Z Pellicle™ for zonal pressure distribution and aeration
- PostureFit SL™ option for adjustable sacral and lumbar support
- Intuitive adjustments for optimal comfort and customization
- Holistic material palettes to enhance modern environments
Through hundreds of samples, tests, and iterations, Herman Miller arrived at three tightly curated, holistic material expressions:
- Graphite is the darkest, a modern rendition of the original Aeron
- Carbon offers a balanced neutral that works equally well in warm and cool environments
- Mineral is the lightest, ideal for today’s more open office environments
The "Basic" version of the Aeron Chair has the following options preselected:
- Tilt: Standard Tilt
- Arms: Stationary Arms
- Back Support: Basic Back Support
- NOTE: Every chair configuration is selectable in the "Build Your Own" version of the Aeron Chair
Designed for the Environment
- 39% recycled content, 91% recyclable
- GREENGUARD® Certified
- MBDC Cradle to Cradle® Silver certified
- Height: 98 cm / 38.5 inch
- Seat Height: 37 - 48 cm / 14.75 - 19 inch
- Width: 65 cm / 25.75 inch
- Seat Depth: 41 cm / 16 inch
- Height: 104 cm / 41 inch
- Seat Height: 41 - 52 cm / 16 - 20.5 inch
- Width: 69 cm / 27 inch
- Seat Depth: 43 cm / 16.75 inch
- Height: 109 cm / 43 inch
- Seat Height: 41 - 52 cm / 16 - 20.5 inch
- Width: 72 cm / 28.25 inch
- Seat Depth: 47 cm / 18.5 inch
- Designed by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick in 1994, Remastered by Don Chadwick in 2016
- Warranty: 12 years
By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with “modern” furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design. Since then, Herman Miller has collaborated with some of the most outstanding designers in the world, including Alexander Girard, Isamu Noguchi, Bill Stumpf, Don Chadwick, Studio 7.5, Yves Béhar, Doug Ball, and many talented others.
Today, in addition to their classic pieces and new designs for the home, Herman Miller is a recognized innovator in contemporary interior furnishings for the home or office workspace. Headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, Herman Miller has manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Italy, and the United Kingdom and sales offices, dealers, licensees, and customers in over 100 countries. All of them work to design and build a better world around you.
While we might know them in a home furnishings sense, Herman Miller is also an innovator in health care environment solutions and other related technologies and services. Winning multiple awards in categories of design, environment and manufacturing, Herman Miller was named one of Fast Company magazine's "Most Innovative Companies" and was among FORTUNE magazine's "Best Companies to Work For" in 2010. Headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, Herman Miller manufacturers in the US, Italy, China and the United Kingdom. They are present in over 100 countries through licensed dealers, sales offices and customer homes.
Herman Miller values and celebrates design of the past and strives to redefine the future. Working with outstanding designers, innovative environmental policies, and standing behind their products makes them a leader in their industry and well on their way to bettering our world through good design. www.hermanmiller.com
Herman Miller Aeron® Chair 2016 - Basic Designed by:
- Bill Stumpf
- Don Chadwick
US, 1936 - 2006
"I work best when I'm pushed to the edge. When I'm at the point where my pride is subdued, where I'm innocent again. Herman Miller knows how to push me that way, mainly because the company still believes—years after D.J. De Pree first told me—that good design isn't just good business, it's a moral obligation. Now that's pressure." - Bill Stumpf
William Eugene "Bill" Stumpf was a designer for Herman Miller who helped design the Aeron (with Don Chadwick) and Embody chairs (with Jeff Weber). It was at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where Stumpf, working with specialists in orthopedic and vascular medicine, conducted extensive research into ergonomics, specifically in the way people sit.
Stumpf's association with Herman Miller began in 1970 when he joined the staff of the Herman Miller Research Corporation. After establishing his own firm in 1972, Stumpf created the Ergon chair, the first ergonomic work chair. Later, in collaboration with Don Chadwick, he produced the groundbreaking Equa and iconic Aeron chairs. He also was principal designer for the Ethospace system.
During his lifetime, Stumpf—a key figure in Herman Miller's transformation into a research-based, problem-solving innovator—received numerous awards for his work. He was named the winner of the 2006 National Design Award in Product Design, an award presented posthumously by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Stumpf died in 2006.
Don Chadwick was born in 1936 in Los Angeles and developed an interest in furniture making from his grandfather, a cabinetmaker. He studied design at the University of California, Los Angeles. It was there that he began to focused on furniture. After hearing Charles and Ray Eames lecture, Chadwick was convinced that furniture design offered designers the chance to use materials in new, innovative ways and to make a real difference in people’s lives.
He founded his own practice in 1964 and his work includes Chadwick Modular Seating, the Spark Chair, the Equa 1 Chair and the Aeron Chair that he designed with Bill Stumpf in 1994 for Herman Miller. Stumpf and Chadwick were awarded the Industrial Designers Society of America Design of the Decade Award for the Aeron Chair in 2000. Recently, Chadwick revisited the Aeron Chair, and worked with Herman Miller for nearly two years to update almost every element of the chair.