Aeron is an office chair, originally designed in 1994, re-mastered in 2016. The resulting chair is recognisably an Aeron, but features stronger and smarter materials, better adjustment capabilities, intuitive controls, enhanced aeration, adjustable PostureFit spinal support, and groundbreaking 8Z Pellicle zoned suspension working in concert to deliver enhanced comfort while sitting.
Staying in one position while sitting reduces the natural pumping action of the muscles that deliver nutrients to the intervertebral disks. The Aeron chair’s tilt allows it to move with the body in such a natural way that people can shift from forward to reclining postures intuitively.
The new Aeron’s slimmer, updated tilt mechanism delivers an even more seamless experience of movement (and stasis) to the sitter through a smoother trajectory and optimal balance point. Aeron is designed to keep people in contact with the back of the chair and in control of their continuous movement throughout the entire range of recline.
Posture Fit technology was developed to provide back support that comfortably sustains the pelvis in its natural forward tilt—the position the body holds while standing powerfully upright. It did so by adjusting to fill the void between the contours of the sacral-pelvic area and the backrest.
By incorporating adjustable sacral and lumbar support, PostureFit SL supports the sacral region to nurture the natural S-shape of the spine, rotate the pelvis forward, and activate healthful healthful posture—all while sitting upright. A secondary pad provides comfort and support to the lumbar region of the spine. Together, they help strengthen the spine to produce what Herman Miller calls “power posture.”
New 8Z Pellicle offers unprecedented comfort through eight varied zones of tension in the seat and back.
Designed around the human anatomy to better envelop the sitter, the tightest zones provide firm support where you need it, while more compliant zones conform to the sitting bones and distribute weight evenly. Woven with nine unique shades of weft yarn, 8Z Pellicle offers a richer tonality and works seamlessly with the new Aeron’s three material palettes.
Designed to embrace the human body and enhance comfort and performance, each of 8Z Pellicle’s zones serves a specific purpose. Four tight zones engage the sitter and are the first point of contact with the suspension material to reinforce a healthful seated posture.
Two nesting zones provide a lower amount of tension to cradle the sit bones and scapulars and reduce pressure in those areas. Two zones of stabilization accommodate the key muscle groups of the sitter at a healthy angle without letting the body sink into the chair. Together, the zones deliver the preemptive support the body needs to stay active throughout the day.
Aeron’s original design made it possible to adjust the amount of recline and resistance to the sitter’s liking.
Depending on a person’s scale, this involved up to 50 turns of the tilt mechanism. The new chair offers updated user adjustments for intuitive, fine-tuning; advancements in engineering have allowed Herman Miller to scale back the amount of turning, twisting, and time spent customizing a personal fit.
Now the sitter can reach a custom recline with minimal effort. Additionally, an updated arm mechanism allows not only for up and down adjustments, as with the original Aeron Chair, but a greater degree of personalisation through front to back, and side-to-side adjustments.
With chairs, one size does not fit all people. Based on an ends-to-the-middle design approach, Aeron comes in three sizes to provide a fit that is inclusive rather than exclusive—and delivers the same comfort to the largest range of anthropometric body types of any chair.
To meet the needs of the broadest possible set of body types, Aeron was designed in three proportional sizes. This approach to inclusiveness became an integral element of Aeron’s DNA. The new Aeron Chair is available in the same, anthropometric A-B-C sizing.
Recommended sizing chart helps determine the right size for the individual.
With its dematerialised design (that includes 39 percent recycled content and up to 91 percent recyclable material), Aeron set a new bar for sustainability when it launched. With today’s update, we’ve taken another step forward by reducing the weight of the chair by 1.35 kilos, while achieving a Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver, BIFMA level 3, and GREENGUARD Gold Certified status.
With its dematerialised design (that includes 39 percent recycled content and up to 91 percent recyclable material), Aeron set a new bar for sustainability when it launched.
With today’s update, we’ve taken another step forward by reducing the weight of the chair by 1.35 kilos, while achieving a Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver, BIFMA level 3, and GREENGUARD Gold Certified status.