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Aeron Chair

Bill Stumpf
Aeron Chair

The Aeron ergonomic chair was designed by Bill Stumpf, FIDSA (1936-2006), of Stumpf, Weber + Associates; and Don Chadwick (b. 1936) of Chadwick & Associates, and was produced by Herman Miller, Inc. It departed from the traditional upholstery-over-cushioning design, and instead was made of a stretched, semi-transparent, flexible mesh called Pellicle.

The Aeron chair was available in three sizes, had adjustable armrests, varied bases and could be customized by adjustments to fit a range of body sizes and weights, or with extensions like lumbar support or sacral support.

Stumpf and Chadwick also designed the Equa 1 chair together in 1984, also made by Herman Miller, Inc.

IDSA named the design a “Design of the Decade” in 2000

100 Years of Design consists of excerpts from a book by Carroll M. Gantz, FIDSA, entitled, Design Chronicles: Significant Mass-produced Designs of the 20th Century, published August 2005 by Schiffer Publications, Ltd.