Designed by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick, 1994

When designers Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick set out to create a chair that was health-positive, cross-performing, inclusively sized and environmentally sensitive, they arrived at a design unlike the world had ever seen. Aeron demonstrated a pioneering step in ergonomics and material innovation, and provided a comfortable solution without the standard use of foam, fabric or leather. It changed people’s perception of what an office chair could be, and in doing so it soon found a place in popular culture.

Front view of black Aeron office chair, showing mesh back and seat.

Remastered by Don Chadwick, 2016

Fast forward to the present, and the same criteria serve as the foundation for a remastered Aeron. Just as iconic films and albums are updated for new mediums, standards and audiences, Aeron has been remastered based on Herman Miller’s latest research around the science of sitting, advancements in materials, manufacturing and technology, and today’s world of work.

The office of 1994 would be largely unrecognisable today. With all the changes that have occurred, it only made sense that Aeron should also change to better meet the needs of today’s work, workers and workplaces.

Product Designers Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick

“We wanted a totally new kind of chair.”

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