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Herman Miller ® Basic Aeron® Chair

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Combining distinctive looks with pioneering ergonomics, Aeron performs like no other chair. Adaptable to all sizes and shapes and all the motions you go through every day while seated, Aeron provides healthy comfort and balanced body support with its innovative suspension and easy-to-use adjustment controls.

Learn more about the Aeron Chair:
Features & Options Basic vs. Loaded Aeron® Comparison Chart
Chair Dimensions & Size Chart Aeron Photo Gallery
How To Adjust Your Aeron Warranty
Care & Maintenance Guide View & Print All Aeron® Information

Design Story
In 1994, Herman Miller turned to renowned designers Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf with the challenge to create a totally new kind of office chair. Chadwick's and Stumpf's previous collaboration had produced the groundbreaking Equa chair, so the two designers began this development process with a clean slate, with no assumptions about function, form or material, but with some strong convictions about what a chair ought to do for a person.
Ergonomically, it ought to do more than just sit there. It should actively intercede for the health of the person who sits in it longer than she should.

Functionally, it ought to move and adjust as simply and naturally as possible. It should support a person in any position he cares to assume, at any task his office job serves up.

Anthropometrically, it ought to be more inclusive than its predecessors. It should do more than accommodate small or large people; it should really fit them.

Environmentally, it ought to be benign. It should be sparing of natural resources, durable and repairable, designed for disassembly and recycling; made largely of recycled materials, the Aeron chair is designed to last a long time, with parts that get the most wear easily replaced and recycled. It's just what you would expect in a well thought-out design.

The design that fulfilled these criteria met all expectations and shattered some of them. It wasn't upholstered. It wasn't padded. It was dimensioned in three models that looked exactly alike and that had nothing to do with their users' job titles. It didn't look like any other office chair. And its revolutionary concept incorporated more patentable ideas than any previous Herman Miller research program.

"It was a matter of deliberate design to create a 'new signature shape'," says designer Bill Stumpf. "Competitive ergonomic chairs became look-alikes. Differentiation was a huge part of the Aeron design strategy, and it remains one of, if not the most, critical aspects of Aeron's success."

With its highly adjustable features, its breathable and supportive Pellicle fabric suspension technology, and its unique back support options, the Aeron accommodates the sitter like no other office chair on the market.

The Aeron Chair remains today one of the most famous designs in the industry. Recognized for its sleek look and innovative modern design, the Aeron has become part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art.

Item: Dimensions: Weight:
Basic Aeron® Chair 42.75" H x 27" W 48

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Product Category: Office Chairs

Herman Miller ® Basic Aeron® Chair


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Perfect gift for your guy!

Kathryn from Bainbridge Island, WA– Verified Buyer

It was the perfect Christmas gift for my now-retired husband. It provides great back support (without all of the bells and whistles of the more expensive model) and encourages good posture even at the computer. He loves it! Better yet, even a mechanically-challenged person like me can assemble it.

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Not what I expected

Disapointed Consumer from New York, NY– Verified Buyer

The last time I purchased an Aeron chair was about 4-5 years ago. I own 5 of them. The price included just about everything -[$]. I just purchased what they call the basic chair, and was disapointed to find that the arm rests are not adjustable and some of the recline options are absent. Everything must be purchased a-la-carte pushing the price waaay up. Over time, most products decrease in value, not the fabled Herman Miller Aeron Chair. They have ingeniously discovered new ways to make crazy amounts of money by taking away features - kind of like making doors or a windshield options on a car. I'm disapointed this wasn't made more clear to me on the website. The only trouble I've ever had with my Aeron Chairs is the lumbar support cracking over the 5 years. It's happened on all the chairs we have at the office and we just replace that piece. Now I have an expensive 6th Aeron chair with very little adjustability at the same price. Nice.

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Good investment

Carla from Meriden, NH– Verified Buyer

My Aeron chair did not disappoint. I made the investment for my home office, knowing that I was investing in injury prevention. Compared to downtime from injury and the cost of physcial therapy, it's inexpensive! I got an open-box special and went with the Basic Aeron. Only adjustment is height. So far, that seems to be the only adjustment feature I really need. It has become the most popular chair in the household! Now to bring the rest of my office up to the same ergonomic standard.

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Home Office Chair

Jody from Dallas, TX– Verified Buyer

I purchased this chair for a client's home office that was off the family room and visible. As a lawyer, he sits in a chair all day only to come home to a few more hours at his desk. He is really enjoying this chair- very comfortable even after sitting in a different chair for most of the day.

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Saving my back

JOHN from INDIANAPOLIS, IN– Verified Buyer

For years I purchased rolling office chairs hoping to feel good after sitting in front of a desk all day. Finally I decided to get an Aeron Chair. In fact it is so comfortable, I bought two. My sister on trying the chair in my home bought three for her and her husband. Extremely happy with this purchase.

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The most comfortable chair!!!

Alery from Miami, FL– Verified Buyer

I have bought three of these chairs. I love that you don't get hot because of the mesh and that it is super supportive on your back, leg and knees. Can be easily adjusted and well worth the price for comfort. Also look beautiful in the office.

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Very good chair

Andrew from Russian Federation– Verified Buyer

This chair was too expensive in my city, so I had to order it directly from USA. AllModern's managers were very pleasant while answering all my questions about choosing the correct configuration, making an order and shipping. I have read a lot about HM's products on retail sites and forums, and I think my choice is right. The chair is really comfortable.

Thanks to AllModern!

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Great chair!

DA from HOBOKEN, NJ– Verified Buyer

I bought this as a gift for my husband, and he loves it so much! The chair is really comfortable and the quality is good.

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Really Comfortable

A from MA– Verified Buyer

I like the quality of this product and it is exactly what I expected. It is durable and looks like it will hold up well.

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Basic Aeron Chair

Mary from steens, MS– Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer

Purchased these for our Accounting Department. They love them. A good chair and regular stretching ease the confinements of a desk job.

Attractive, durable and comfortable

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