Aeron Office Chair, 1992
Die-cast aluminum, molded glass-reinforced polyester, Hytrel polymer, polyesther, Lycra. Gift of the employee-owners of Herman Miller, Inc.. 1997-73-1
What is this?
Task chair of black mesh stretch fabric within black frame consisting of contoured back, broad contoured seat with sloping front edge, adjustment mechanism under seat; black, adjustable padded arm supports; base consisting of vertical post on five radiating feet with casters.
Why is this in our collection?
This chair was introduced to the market in November 1994—too late, unfortunately, to be included in our exhibition that fall, Good Offices and Beyond: A Laboratory of Seating. The chair represents a number of design innovations in materials and ergonomics. It has a lightweight plastic frame and comfortable fiber mesh upholstery that molds to the shape of a body when sitting but returns to its original shape when empty. The seat tilts backward or forward to accommodate specific tasks, the armrests move in four directions, and the back has a moveable lumbar support. The chair also comes in three sizes to fit different body shapes.