Herman Miller Aeron Stool
It’s the most well-known ergonomic office chair ever made. With good reason. As the first to replace fabric and foam with a breathable, woven suspension membrane—its innovative Pellicle® seat and back—Aeron® distributes your weight evenly, eliminating pressure points and heat buildup. The Kinemat® tilt lets you recline fluidly, and PostureFit® puts support where you need it most while seated—at the base of your spine.
The Stool Redefined
The classic Aeron changed the way everyone thought about office chairs—from its revolutionary look to its advanced ergonomics.
Then we redefined the stool. The design of the stool provides healthy comfort and balanced body support, and an innovative footring adjustment lets you adjust the footring independently of the stool's seat height adjustment. That means you will have customized comfort and ergonomic support throughout the stool's full height range.
No Pain, Much Gain
The pioneering PostureFit mechanism and Pellicle suspension help make the Aeron stool comfortable to sit in, even for hours on end. PostureFit supports the way your pelvis tilts naturally forward, so your spine stays aligned and you avoid back pain. The Pellicle suspension conforms to your body, reduces pressure points, and provides unparalleled support.
Be One with Your Seating
The Aeron stool moves effortlessly with your whole body, as if your body were telling the seat what to do, the patented Kinemat Tilt mechanism lets your neck, shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles pivot naturally.
You can adjust the seat height, of course. You can also adjust the footring separately, so that your feet are resting at just the right height when you're seated. You don't have to climb off the stool to change the footring height either. Doesn't that feel good?
The unique, breathable Pellicle suspension dissipates the body heat that builds up while you work, so it keeps you cool and comfortable.
The high, wide, contoured back takes the pressure off your lower spine. Armrests slope slightly down in the back for the most natural and comfortable support. The "waterfall" front edge of the seat takes the pressure off your thighs, so your blood keeps circulating and you stay alert and focused.
It's Got the Look
The classic Aeron Chair has been copied because it's a beautiful and distinctive chair. It was the first office chair to find a better way than foam and upholstery to keep people comfortable at work. The stool has the same stand-out look that fits right in, whether your home office is high-tech, elegant, casual, or a room that doubles as a gym. Three Pellicle weaves in neutral colors and a range of finish options let you create the stool you really want.
"We wanted a totally new kind of chair."
Think About How We Sit
It took seven years to develop Aeron, and that development started in an unlikely way. Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick were involved in a Herman Miller research project that was investigating what older people needed in terms of long-term sitting. They discovered that one of the big problems was the heat that builds up between you and your chair when you sit in it for hours at a time. Three years later, when Stumpf and Chadwick were beginning to think about a new work chair design, that discovery about long-term sitting came into play.
Why Not Solve More Problems?
In 2006, we decided to extend the problem-solving reach of the classic Aeron Chair to a stool for people who like to—or need to—work at higher surfaces. But we didn't rest on our laurels. We didn't just plop the seat down onto a higher base. We kept all the good stuff, but we also developed a footring adjustment feature that operates independently of the seat height adjustment. So whether your legs are long or short, you can adjust the seat and footring so that the stool fits you. And you can adjust the footring while remaining seated.
They threw out all preconceived notions of what a work chair should look like.
Starting With a Clean Slate
"We wanted a totally new kind of chair," Stumpf and Chadwick said, so they decided to throw out all preconceived notions of what an ergonomic chair should look like, how it should work, what it should be. They started with a clean slate, and what they came up with revolutionized the whole idea of an office chair.
There was no upholstery or padding. The Pellicle suspension that replaced the cushions let air circulate, so bodies that sat in the chair for hours on end didn't overheat. There were no straight lines on the chair, because the human form has no straight lines. The curvilinear shape Stumpf and Chadwick developed distributed weight in a natural way that relieved pressure points and kept blood circulating. It was a democratic chair that was transparent and nonintrusive in the environment, yet had a look so distinctive that New York's Museum of Modern Art added Aeron to its permanent design collection.
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