Aeron Chair Frequently Asked Questions

Can I customize the Aeron Chair? Yes, customization is one of the hallmarks of Smart Furniture’s design ethos. While the Aeron Chair was engineered and designed by some of the furniture industry’s most advanced artistic and scientific minds, the chair was left partially unfinished, waiting for a final designer. That designer is the customer. The Aeron comes in several different sizes depending on the needs of…

Ergonomics and the Aeron Chair

One of the highest compliments an office chair can be paid is to be called “ergonomic.” It’s also, of course, one of the highest goals. The best office chairs in the world, Aeron among them, and the finest furniture houses in the world, Herman Miller among them, are in a race to build the most absolutely comfortable, supportive, clever, and ergonomic office chair on…

The Aeron Chair: Environmental Information

The Aeron Chair is one of the most popular and well-regarded chairs on the planet. It’s been feted by critics, art lovers, office workers, and design enthusiasts since the day it was released; housed in museums and major office complexes; written about in gushing tones and respectful paragraphs by leading writers and newspapers. Everyone knows about its striking design and sweeping mandate to provide…

The Aeron Chair: Symbol of the Dot-Com Era

Products typically garner for themselves a particular identity, often based on their buyers. A product usually is defined by the era in which it exists. Often it is tailored to meet the needs that exist at the time, so that the consumer has little difficulty in selecting the product as opposed to its competitors. Sometimes, however, that stereotype is reversed. When there is something…

The Aeron Chair’s Design Story

Herman Miller designers Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf wanted to design a new kind of chair. Chadwick and Stumpf’s previous collaboration had produced the groundbreaking Equa chair. Now it was time for Aeron. The two designers began this development process with no assumptions about form or material, but with strong convictions about what a chair can and ought to do. Ergonomically, the Aeron Chair ought…

The Aeron Chair’s Design Story

Herman Miller designers Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf wanted to design a new kind of chair. Chadwick and Stumpf’s previous collaboration had produced the groundbreaking Equa chair. Now it was time for Aeron. The two designers began this development process with no assumptions about form or material, but with strong convictions about what a chair can and ought to do. Ergonomically, the Aeron Chair ought…

Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf: Designers of the Aeron Chair

ASID Award for Ergon seating, 1976ID magazine “Designer of the 70s,” 1979IBD Gold Award for Equa chair, 1984IBD Gold Award for Ethospace interiors, 1985Time magazine, Design: Best of the Decade for Equa chair, 1990Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards, Product Design winner, 2006 Those are just a few of the awards groundbreaking designer Bill Stumpf, father of the Aeron Chair, won before his death in 2006. Beginning with his collegiate…

The Aeron Chair in Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink

It is undeniable that the Herman Miller Aeron Chair has become a lasting staple of industrial design over the last two decades. Without the truly groundbreaking inventiveness and verve that the chair possessed, many of the advancements in office chair technology and ergonomics that we know and love today would have been delayed, or even permanently put off. Without innovations like the PostureFit feature…

Aeron: The Best Selling Office Chair

When a chair is given the esteemed title of being the best selling office chair, you have to stop and wonder. That’s a pretty powerful designation that sets just one chair apart from the sea of office chair possibilities as the very best. And this isn’t just a popularity contest. People actually put their hard-earned money behind this one product. So many people chose…