Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick, two award-winning industrial designers, created the Aeron® Chair (1994), earning themselves a place in what amounts to the designers' hall of fame - the design collection of New York's MoMA. The Aeron is the apotheosis of ergonomic seating, conceived to conform not only to different human shapes and weights but also to movement. The breakthrough Kinemat® tilt enables the Aeron to smoothly move with the sitter from a forward tilt (when you reach for the phone) to a backward recline (while you contemplate what to say). The Pellicle web upholstery is yet another innovation both in concept and comfort. It evenly distributes weight over the seat and back and permits air circulation. As for durability, it will look like new long after you retire. Design doesn't get more civilized. The Aeron is made from 66% recycled materials. Chair ships with base detached; simple assembly required. This original is an authentic, fully licensed product of Herman Miller, Inc.
Multiple adjustment points provide a custom fit.
Fully ergonomic task chair.
This is a fully licensed classic.
Pellicle fabric seat and adjustable back; die-cast aluminum arms, frame and base with black or titanium finish.
Chairs are for sitting on. It sounds obvious, but there are designers who seem to miss that point. Not Don Chadwick, however, who has developed some of the best chairs on the market, including the Aeron chair whose loyal users wouldn't sit in anything else. Chadwick's chair design emphasizes the body and the fact that bodies move.
Chadwick calls his hands-on studio in Santa Monica an "experimental lab," one that contains the workman's apparatus of saws, grinders, lathes, drill presses and vises. It is not a place where design takes place by computer, by number or hypothesis. "The only way to be sure a chair is comfortable is to actually sit in it and make changes along the way," Chadwick says. "A computer can't deal with the subtleties of chair design. It's too complex." Read more >