Designers and architects need not be left out of the ergonomic task chair movement: The Aeron Work Stool (2007) is for use in the home studio or anywhere a drafting table or café-height table takes the place of a desk. The Work Stool conforms not only to different body types but also to movement and the gravity of the sitter whose feet aren’t planted on the floor. A waterfall edge, where the back of the knee meets the edge of the seat, reduces pressure under the thigh so circulation isn’t restricted. The height-adjustable Fine Tune™ foot ring eliminates further pressure, this time off the back, to ensure comfort during extended sitting.
Pellicle fabric seat and adjustable back; die-cast aluminum arms, frame and base with graphite 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 >