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Welcome to our second blog on the key features of the Herman Miller Aeron chair. In the previous blog we covered forward tilt lever and seat height lever and today we look to lumbar support.

The chair itself has five mains features

  • Forward tilt lever (covered in previous blog)
  • Seat height lever (covered in previous blog)
  • Lumbar support
  • Arm height adjustment
  • Tilt limiter

Before we discuss these features in detail, why not check out our video on the Herman Miller Chair which has now fetched over 70,000 views on YouTube.

Lumbar Support

What is lumbar support?

In short, lumbar support is a way of providing support to the muscles and skeletal structure of the lower back. Lumbar support is used to provide sufficient support to your lower back while you are sitting down.

Why is lumbar support important?

Many chairs now have a back and seat that is designed in such a way as to provide for proper alignment of the lower back and to relieve stress on muscles located in the lower back area.

How does the Aeron provide lumbar support?

The Aerons design sees a natural curve in the back of the chair that provides excellent lumbar support. An extra in the form of an additional lumbar support pad is available for those who require more support in the lower back area.

How do I adjust the height of the lumbar pad?

Place both hands on each end of the lumbar support pad. Using equal pressure lower and raise the pad to the desired position. Ensure that the pad stays within the adjustment track. The height of the pad should be so that it comfortably supports the natural curve of your spine.

Need more support from your lumbar pad? Adjust the depth of the lumbar pad

You will notice that one side of the lumbar pad is thicker than the other side. To change this around use equal pressure on each end of the pad to remove it from the adjustment track at the back of the chair. Turn the pad over to the thicker side and place it back on the adjustment track. Ensure that the pad rests comfortably and support the natural curve of your spine.

Any other information?

Chairs with lumbar support are good for individuals who spend a lot of time at a desk or working on a computer. Adequate back support is essential to not only relieve stress on muscles but for correct posture also.