Herman Miller® Aeron® Chair
The innovative, now iconic design of the Herman Miller Aeron Chair fits you and fits into your home. Because the Aeron has a full complement of ergonomic adjustments to personalize your sit, and comes in 3 different sizes, you can bring home the chair that best conforms to your body. And with a wide range of colors, weaves and frame finishes from which to choose, you won't have to compromise on style, either. This modern design leader, which won a place in the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), features:
- Supportive mesh suspension
- 2-8 ergonomic functions
- Full adjustability
- Basic or highly adjustable models
- Also available in 2 other configurations: the Aeron Side chair with tubular sled frame and no manual adjustments; and the Aeron Work Stool, which fully loaded offers all the ergonomic manual adjustments of the task chair, plus the adjustable Fine Tune™ foot ring.
The best-selling Aeron offers superior comfort, body support and style in a design that redefines the very meaning of “work chair.” Get yours right away with our in-Stock Quick Ship selection — ships free in 1-2 business days.
Herman Miller® History
Founded in 1923 and recognized today throughout the world as an innovator in office and residential furniture design, Herman Miller has been ranked since 1986 among the top ten in Fortune Magazine’s annual list of the 500 most admired companies. Their pioneering research into producing environmentally responsible furniture has earned them GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality certification for most of their products. Aesthetically, many of Herman Miller’s iconic designs, particularly from the 1940s and 1950s, are valuable collector’s items and on permanent display in museums such as the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Smithsonian Institution.
In 1933, new furniture designs created by Herman Miller designer Gilbert Rohde exhibiting the smooth lines and unembellished shapes of the emerging mid-century modern furniture style were exhibited at the Chicago World’s Fair. In 1944, Rohde’s successor George Nelson designed such enduring icons as the Platform bench, and was famously responsible for teaming the company with such influential design artists as Alexander Girard, Isamu Noguchi and Charles and Ray Eames. Charles Eames, widely regarded as a genius in contemporary furniture design, produced one of Herman Miller’s most successful products in 1956, the elegant Eames Lounge chair. In 1994, Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf introduced a new office chair called Aeron (derived from the word aeration, which describes how the mesh suspension promotes comfort), which became an immediate worldwide success and earned a spot in the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) as well. Today, Herman Miller continues to attract world-famous designers like Jeff Weber, Jerome Caruso, the Studio 7.5 Design Team in Berlin, Yves Behar, Mark Goetz and many more.
If the purpose of design is to solve problems, and the relationship between design and business is synergistic, then Herman Miller today continues to be in the vanguard of design as a fundamental part of strategic planning.
Don Chadwick & Bill Stumpf
“We were basically told to design the next-generation office chair.”
— Don Chadwick
In the 1970s, Herman Miller was deep into research in the field of office ergonomics and work seating and challenged Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf to rethink traditional designs of office chairs. Their research produced the award-winning Ergon chair in 1976, and Equa chair in 1984. Building upon what they had learned, Stumpf and Chadwick began working in the early 1990s on a design for the world’s most comfortable office chair. Keeping in mind Charles Eames’ point that chairs should be designed for how people sit rather than how they should sit, they set about designing a chair that would: (1) Promote the health of the person sitting in it (2) Move and adjust as simply as possible (3) Support a person in any position (4) Really fit large or small people (5) Be environmentally responsible.
The resulting Aeron chair was introduced in 1994 to immediate success, and has become an icon of contemporary design. It introduced the use of a semi-transparent mesh-material called Pellicle, which allowed air to circulate against the sitter’s back, as well as conform to the shape and build of the user so that pressure on the impact areas is minimized.
The visual transparency of the Aeron chair exemplified the idea of transparent architecture and technology, a design strategy dedicated to producing objects that would be less opaque and intrusive in the environment. Far ahead of its time in that it was composed of mostly recycled materials, the Aeron was engineered to be easily disassembled and recycled. Notable among the numerous design honors given to Chadwick and Stumpf during their careers was the inclusion of their revolutionary Aeron chair in the New York Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) permanent collection.