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The Ultimate Office Chair Part 4

Welcome to the fourth blog in our series on “The Ultimate Office Chair” featuring the ever popular Herman Miller Aeron Chair. I hope you found our first three blogs on using the forward tilt lever ,seat height adjustment and lumbar support helpful! Today, I will be taking you through the fourth of five key features of the Herman Miller Aeron chair, that being, arm height adjustment.

Why is arm height on a chair important?

Correct armrest height is one of the key components of a comfortable chair. Armrests are in place to help avoid tension in the shoulders, neck and arms therefore giving you a comfortable sitting experience.

Ideally, where should my arms be when I’m sitting on my chair?

When you are seated on your chair, adjust the arm rest so that your arms are close to your side. Ensure that your shoulders are relaxed and that your forearms are supported equally.

Can the height of the armrests on an Aeron be altered and if so, how?

Yes, this aspect of the chair is fully adjustable. There are two types of levers (depending on the chair) that allow you to raise and lower the armrests – A lock in flipper lever and a rotating wheel. Both levers do the same job. When sitting on the chair, lift the lever or rotate the wheel. Hold the base of the arm support to raise or lower the height of the armrest to your desired height. In the case where you are using the flipper lever, lower the lever back into place to lock. Remember your forearms should be evenly supported and shoulders relaxed.

Where are these levers?

 The levers are found on the base of the arm support to the back of the chair.

Any other information?

Remember, for maximum comfort, your forearms should make contact with the arm pads with no lift from your shoulders.

 Until next time,

Thank you for reading!