About Herman Miller Aeron Chairs
The Aeron Chair is one of the most iconic and well known chairs to have been produced by Herman Miller, Inc. - a Michigan-based office and home furniture manufacturer.
Founded in 1905, Herman Miller produced wooden furniture up until 1930, but started to explore alternative materials after a decline in sales caused by the Great Depression. With the company having recruited designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Bill Stumpf, Don Chadwick and Isamu Noguchi, it is unsurprising that many of their products have won awards over the years.
The Aeron Chair is an office chair that was designed by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick in 1994. The design has been praised so greatly that the chair was made a permanent feature at New York's Museum of Modern Art. This place at MoMA was not granted purely because of how the chair looks - although it does stand out from other office chairs, and has been copied a great deal as a result. The chair features an outstanding ergonomic design, adapting to any shape and size of person, and working with the movements that people make on a day to day basis while they are seated in the office.
The Aeron Chair has no cushion, but instead uses a woven seat and back that conform to the contours of the body, ensuring that pressure across all points of the body is even, and that the user keeps cool.
On top of this, the Aeron Chair is also well known for its green credentials: nearly two thirds of each chair is created from recyclable materials, and Herman Miller claim that 94% of the chair's components are able to be recycled.