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 unrecognizable 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.

Designers Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick

“We wanted a totally new kind of chair.”

More about Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick

  • The remastered Aeron wins "Good Design Award" in the Furniture and Lighting category by the Industrial Design Council of Australia

    2017
    The remastered Aeron wins "Good Design Award" in the Furniture and Lighting category by the Industrial Design Council of Australia
  • Aeron chair receives "Good Design Long Life Design Award" from the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

    2011
    Aeron chair receives "Good Design Long Life Design Award" from the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
  • Fast Company magazine hails Herman Miller's Aeron chair among the 15 best-designed consumer products of the past 100 years, based on its "thoughtful, integrated style and technology," affordability, accessibility and impact.

    2002
    Fast Company magazine hails Herman Miller's Aeron chair among the 15 best-designed consumer products of the past 100 years, based on its "thoughtful, integrated style and technology," affordability, accessibility and impact
  • FIRA (the Furniture Industry Research Association) awards Herman Miller's Aeron chair the Certificate for Ergonomic Excellence, the highest ergonomic award in Europe.

    2001
    FIRA (the Furniture Industry Research Association) awards Herman Miller's Aeron chair the Certificate for Ergonomic Excellence, the highest ergonomic award in Europe
  • Silver Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for the Aeron chair in the Contract Furniture category presented by the Industrial Designers Society of America

    2001
    Silver Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for the Aeron chair in the Contract Furniture category presented by the Industrial Designers Society of America
  • Gold Prize for Good Design (G-Mark), Foreign Products-Furniture and Interiors, from the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) for the Aeron chair

    2001
    Gold Prize for Good Design (G-Mark), Foreign Products-Furniture and Interiors, from the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) for the Aeron chair
  • Business Week (January 8) cited the Aeron chair among "Best Products" of 1995

    2001
    Business Week (January 8) cited the Aeron chair among "Best Products" of 1995
  • Aeron Chair named one of "Designs Greatest Hits" in Your Company magazine.

    2001
    Aeron Chair named one of "Designs Greatest Hits" in Your Company magazine
  • "Designs of the Decade" Gold Winner in "Office Furniture" from the Industrial Designers Society of America & Business Week magazine for Aeron chair

    1999
    "Designs of the Decade" Gold Winner in "Office Furniture" from the Industrial Designers Society of America & Business Week magazine for Aeron chair
  • Aeron wins the Gold Prize for "Good Design Awards" in the Office and Storage category from the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

    1996
    Aeron wins the Gold Prize for "Good Design Awards" in the Office and Storage category from the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)