VDF products fair: Office furniture brand Herman Miller has updated and reissued its iconic Aeron chair designed by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick.
The updated Aeron was developed by Herman Miller in 2016 with original co-designer Chadwick in a bid to make it more responsive to different body types.
Aeron was first launched in 1994. Today it is recognised as one of the American company’s most notable products, celebrated for its pioneering ergonomic design and materiality that replaces a foam and fabric seat with a woven back.
The redesign retains the chair’s original silhouette but features a revised tilt mechanism and improved suspension system. This ensures Aeron supports different body types and responds to a user’s posture and movements more efficiently.
“Aeron demonstrated a pioneering step in ergonomics and material innovation, and provided a comfortable solution without the standard use of foam, fabric, or leather,” explained Herman Miller.
“It changed people’s perception of what an office chair could be – and in doing so it soon found a place in popular culture,” it added.
“Fast forward to the present, and the same criteria serve as the foundation for a whole new Aeron. 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 and workers.”
Aeron is available in three colours, Graphite, Carbon and Mineral. According to the brand, these were developed to “harmonise with the chair’s other components” including the satin aluminium base.