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Aeron Chair, 1994
Herman Miller, USA

Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick

Pellicle (mesh)

W 65 cm, H 104 cm, D 40 cm


The Aeron chair is a product of Herman Miller designed in 1994 by Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf. It is an ergonomic chair that is regarded by many users as inherently very comfortable due to its wide range of fit (available in three sizes) and adjustability. Its novel design has gained it a spot in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection. The chair's exclusivity became a symbol of the dot-com bubble in the late 1990s.

The chair departs from a typical upholstery-over-cushioning-base design. Instead, the seat and back are made of a stretched, semi-transparent, and flexible mesh called Pellicle. It can be customized through modular extensions like lumbar support, sacral support (dubbed PostureFit), fixed or adjustable armrests and varied bases to accommodate diverse fields of deployment.

- 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 & BusinessWeek
- International Plastics Consumer Product Design Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers
- the 2006 Attendees' Choice Award from the National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition

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