The chair that still reigns supreme in 2019
The stunning ergonomic, mesh-backed Herman Miller Aeron office chair was launched in the year 1994, at a cost of more than $1,000 at the time, it quickly became a status symbol in Silicon Valley. The Aeron chair featured in countless magazines and even appeared in TV and film, which it still does to this very day!
The designers of the chair Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwich were tasked with the job of creating a chair that would suit every person sitting in any position.
Stumpf observed people in the work place. Here, he noted the variety of positions that people sit in throughout the day – leaning forward, feet up on the desk, keyboards on their lap. The two designers set about creating a chair that would be suitable for anyone – an ergonomic office chair.
In 2016, the Aeron chair was rebuilt again.
Co – designer Chadwick states that this new version of the Herman Miller Aeron has been re-worked but retains the essence of the original Aeron. A statement on the Herman Miller website reads:
“While its iconic form has remained largely unchanged, the Aeron Chair has been remastered from the casters up to meet the needs of today’s work. With the help of original co-designer, Don Chadwick, we thoughtfully updated the chair based on the latest research around the science of sitting, and advancements in materials, manufacturing, and technology.”
The New design, which took researchers, engineers and designers two years to produce, looks the same but has been altered from the ground up. It was re-designed to take into account the demands of the modern workplace. Chadwick says, “The workplace has changed radically in the past 20 years, and people require more flexibility and variety to support multiple types of activities throughout the day … we took the opportunity to step back and ask ourselves how we could apply two decades of ergonomic knowledge and advances in manufacturing and materials technology to make the chair even better.”
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